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UKCloud for OpenStack

Powered by OpenStack®, UKCloud for OpenStack provides a full suite of modern, highly scalable and flexible IaaS services that address the needs of DevOps and WebOps communities. OpenStack has established itself as the open standard cloud platform on which developers are able to build agile and elastic digital solutions that are not locked into any single cloud service provider, unlike most multi-national public cloud services.

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UKCloud for OpenStack is engineered specifically for organisations embracing digital transformation and delivering true cloud-native applications; facilitating the creation of elastic infrastructure as code, which can be built once and run anywhere at any time to take full advantage of the benefits of cloud. OpenStack’s ease of use and openness enable delivery of Digital by Default services and solutions on an assured, hyperscale cloud platform.

Our UKCloud for OpenStack service perfectly complements our UKCloud for VMware service, by extending our proven, highly resilient cloud solutions to offer a platform that meets the requirements of digital, cloud-native applications, yet provides all the security, assurance and connectivity benefits synonymous with UKCloud.

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Features and benefits

We deliver an open source based solution that leverages the mature and trusted cloud platform that UKCloud is known for.

Globally backed cloud platform

the most widely adopted and understood open source cloud platform, providing you with a familiar service and an active open source community

Truly open, vendor neutral

supports the UK public sector’s desire to avoid vendor lock-in, allowing you to switch vendor per your needs without substantial switching costs

Access to a vast catalogue of free open source tools

helping you accelerate cloud development to improve workload efficiency and reduce costs through sharing code

Public sector focus

focused on the UK public sector and 100% UK sovereign – the company, the staff and the data centres

Cloud Native compatibility

compatible with popular continuous integration and delivery pipeline tools, as well as full support for containerisation including Docker and Kubernetes

Optimised service

UKCloud for OpenStack has been optimised for OFFICIAL and OFFICIAL-SENSITIVE data, as well as for dynamic and self-healing workloads

Span your infrastructure

this can be spanned across on-premises, private cloud and Crown Hosting to support your hybrid and multi-cloud strategies, as well as mitigating risk through geo-resilience

Highly resilient

create solutions spanning multiple geographically dispersed UK sites to increase resiliency of your solution. This also allows a secondary site to be utilised as a Disaster Recovery region

24/7 service desk included as standard with SLA response times

feel supported to get the best from your application

Platform spans two UK data centres separated by over 100km

architect solutions with confidence that applications and services remain available

Cross-domain functionality: controlled access between internet and Elevated domains

make compelling citizen facing services, whilst ensuring data remains safe

Assured; UK hosted by SC and NPPV cleared personnel

have confidence in who has access to your data

Aligned with NCSC Cloud Security Principles

solutions on a cloud that aligns with NCSC best practice

Connect over the internet, PSN, HSCN, Janet or RLI

choose the right network to connect your solution to

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