UKCloud for VMware

Rehost enterprise applications with known and familiar technology.

Start your digital transformation today

Rehosting legacy applications is the most important step when it comes to a sustainable transformation. By removing the burden of having to maintain your own data centre, you and your team can start to focus on more strategic projects. And for applications where VMware is a critical component, UKCloud offers a secure, government-grade platform for you to transition to the cloud.

Known and trusted Technology

UKCloud for VMware is a trusted, connected and flexible VMware cloud; providing customers with an interface that replicates the experience they already know and love. We provide self-service provisioning of Virtual Data Centres (VDCs), Virtual Machines (VMs), storage and networking. And with native backup and DR, performant storage, and government-network connectivity – you will have all the tools you need to start your digital transformation.

Service Overview

Is UKCloud for VMware 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 military-grade data centres ensure your data never leaves the UK. Keeping you ahead of the game when it comes to strict data regulations such a GDPR and Schrems II.

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 Tier-2 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. Pan Government Accreditation to IL3 (IL4 by aggregation), UKCloud is the first High Assurance cloud for above OFFICIAL workloads.

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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Secure remote access to PSN protected

Remote access to PSN Protected workloads

Secure Remote Access uses NCSC-approved internet Virtual Private Network (VPN) technologies and a ‘Walled Garden’ architectural pattern so you can securely connect to the UKCloud Elevated Official Cloud Platform.

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VMware Portal Preview

Familiar VMware Interface

If you’re familiar with the VMware, then you can quickly get up and running with the VMware HTML 5 portal. The native HTML5 portal provides full self-service capability to manage VMs, Storage, and Networking, with additional options related to the assurance and connectivity options you may wish to deploy.

Rehost enterprise applications

Start your digital transformation with legacy.

Quickly replicate on-premise application environments so you can lift and shift legacy applications into the cloud. UKCloud for VMware offers the same features and functionality as your on-premise solutions so you can rehost enterprise workloads with ease.

UKCloud for VMware provides extensive API enabled self-service provisioning of VDCs, VMs, storage and networking.

Build virtual machines without needing to stand up equipment

On-demand and evergreen

Whilst traditional VMs allow organisations to better utilise the compute that is available from within their existing data centres, by migrating these workloads to the cloud – you no longer need to invest huge sums in keeping the underlying infrastructure healthy. Better still, now you only need to pay for what you use.

UKCloud for VMware offers flexible VM options to deliver the right balance of CPU and RAM to support your workloads.

Group workloads and applications

Group workloads with VDCs

Utilise compute by grouping applications and similar Virtual Machines (VMs) within the same Virtual Data Centre (VDC). VMs in the same VDC will share the same workload characteristics and have access to the same resources, such as networking infrastructure, storage and external connectivity.

UKCloud for VMware comes with advanced monitoring

Keep critical applications online

vROPs enables deeper monitoring of your environments, with pro-active performance monitoring, capacity planning and right-sizing workloads.

UKCloud for VMware comes with Backup and DR

Build digitally resilient IT services

Deliver the right level of resilience for your workloads with on-demand backup and disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) options. Realise the benefits of VMware data protection options, combining cost-effective cloud storage with self-service management for IT resiliency at scale.

Create granular secure zones with micro-segmentation technology

Micro-Segmentation Technology

Advanced networking option utilise micro-segmentation technology to create increasingly granular secure zones which isolate each individual workload and secure it separately. UKCloud enable this with Distributed Firewalls and Distributed Logical Router features.

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.

VMWare Licensing Model (VLS) Now Available

UKCloud are the only UK organisation that has productised the VMware Licence Service (VLS) capability. Discuss with our sales team how you can reduce costs by up to 25% by switching to the VLS subscription model.

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.

Managed IT Operations

From Managed Monitoring as a Services (MMaaS) to Patching as a Service – we can take away the headache of basic IT operations.

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