UKCloud for Red Hat OpenShift

Efficiently refactor, rearchitect or build new portable cloud native applications

Safely deploy new digital services in the cloud

Our partnership with Red Hat combines our government-grade infrastructure with Red Hat’s award-winning open source container platform, enabling public sector organisations to efficiently modernise legacy workloads and deliver new digital services and cloud-native applications.

As a developer focussed Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering, UKCloud for Red Hat OpenShift helps to increase the agility and efficiency of your software development lifecycle – giving public sector organisations the tools they need to adopt DevOps best practice. By divorcing development and application delivery from infrastructure, IT teams can start to move their way up the technology stack and start to focus on longer-term business value and strategic projects.

Service Overview

Is UKCloud for Red Hat OpenShift is the right choice for you?

Ark Data Centres

Keep your data stored in the UK

Your data is a national asset and needs to be treated as such.

Our government-grade data centres ensure your data never leaves the UK. Keeping you ahead of the game when it comes to strict data regulations such as GDPR.

Native Access to Government Networks

Janet, RLI, HSCN and PSN

With native access to key government networks, you can move workloads to the cloud which were once restricted to hardwired, local access. Improve data interoperability and application availability in just a few clicks.

Award Winning Support

24/7 Support at No Extra Cost

All our customers benefit from an allocated Service Delivery Manager who is responsible for ensuring a world-class experience with our brands from the get-go. And with a current NPS score of +56, they’re doing a pretty good job.

Multiple Security Domains

Capable of hosting above-OFFICIAL workloads

From Elevated OFFICIAL to Above OFFICIAL, whatever your security requirements, we’ve put the necessary measures in place so you can move your most secure and sensitive systems to the cloud.

Security Cleared Staff

Your Workloads Are in Safe Hands

We take security seriously. And whilst our technical capability is one of a kind, it’s the people and processes we’ve put in place that enables us to offer a secure cloud service with multiple security domains. We offer a range of security domains for OFFICIAL, OFFICIAL SENSITIVE & Above OFFICIAL

UKCloud offers low latency connections to Crown Hosting

Quick, Reliable Access

Leverage our low latency connections to Crown Hosting and build hybrid, private or public cloud solutions that span both of our UK sovereign data centres (Farnborough and Corsham) – which are over 120km apart.

Public Access to Government Networks

Internet-enabled access to Government Networks

Aggregate and share information between multiple security domains or give secure internet-enabled access to government-grade networks. Whatever your requirements, CDSZ removes one of the biggest blockers to cloud adoption in the public sector. Aligned to NCSC’s Cloud Security Principles – you can rest easy your data is in safe hands.

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Open Source Technology

For those wanting to eliminate the risk of vendor lock-in, look no further than UKCloud for Red Hat OpenShift. UKCloud for Red Hat OpenShift combines an award-winning open source container platform with Red Hat’s enterprise-grade support, all delivered on top of our government-grade infrastructure so public sector organisations can start to realise the numerous benefits associated with open source.

Enjoy the benefits of containerisation

Docker and Kubernetes Support

UKCloud for Red Hat OpenShift leverages the open standards of Linux Containers (including Docker images) and Kubernetes, ensuring your workloads remain fully portable, be it on-premise, your cloud or public clouds. As OpenShift provides a familiar platform for those with an existing investment in containerisation, these organisations will be able to rapidly harness the benefits of OpenShift without having to reskill.

Enjoy enterprise assurance and support with UKCloud for OpenShift

Enterprise Assurance

UKCloud for Red Hat OpenShift delivers all the features and open standards of Docker and Kubernetes – backed by Red Hat –  to provide enterprise-grade security and stability.

Continuous integration and deployment

DevOps Best Practice

Adopt market best practice and use containers to shift the dynamic between application development and IT operations. Following a CI/CD mindset, will enable your organisation to deliver better services to UK citizens at speed.

Divorce applications teams from infrastructure

Serverless Infrastructure

Allow your development team to build and deploy new applications without the need for a rich understanding of the underlying infrastructure. Abstracting applications from the infrastructure allows development teams to do what they do best: write code.

Benefit from OpenShift's pod autoscaling feature

Efficient Consumption

Better utilise compute and cut back on unnecessary expense with OpenShift’s pod autoscaling feature. Not only will you be saving money, but you’ll be able to offer a better service to UK citizens in times of peak demand.

PAYG Pricing

Only pay for what you use

Whilst hardware runs 24/7, 365 days a year – it’s likely you only need to stand up the majority of your applications for a fraction of that time. Benefit from pay-as-you-go (PAYG) pricing and improved application availability as you transition to the cloud.

No Minimum Contract

No workload is too small

We’ve always encouraged public sector organisations to start small, but start today. We know all too well that seeing is believing, which is why we’re happy to migrate applications of any size to a secure, government-grade facility. A digital transformation is a marathon, not a sprint.

No hidden charges for the ingress or egress of data

Unlike many cloud service providers, UKCloud does not charge for the ingress or egress of data, or for database lookups/queries. This allows for true consumption-based billing with no hidden charges.

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Professional Services

Need help planning your digital transformation? Our team of multi-cloud experts are here to help. No matter your digital maturity we can help you mix and match the right technologies to deliver better, cheaper services to UK citizens.

Managed IT Operations

From Managed Monitoring as a Service (MMaS) to Patching as a Service – we can help remove the headache of basic IT admin.

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