UKCloud Limited (“UKC”) and Virtual Infrastructure Group Limited (“VIG”) (together “the Companies”) – in Compulsory Liquidation

On 25 October 2022, the Companies were placed into Liquidation with the Official Receiver appointed as Liquidator and J Robinson and A M Hudson simultaneously appointed as Special Managers to manage the liquidation process on behalf of the Official Receiver.

Further information regarding the Liquidations can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/virtual-infrastructure-group-limited-and-ukcloud-limited-information-for-creditors-and-interested-parties

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UKCloud for Kubernetes powered by VMware Tanzu

Any app, every cloud, one modular platform. Innovate on your own terms.

Why Containerisation?

Containers have limitless scalability and are more resource efficient when compared to and equivalent virtual machines (VMs), maximising the return on your hardware investment. ‘Day 2’ operational tasks are greatly simplified, as task such as port-deployment configuration, patching and recovering from faults are handled automatically by Kubernetes. As Containers are portable across platforms, organisations can finally leverage the benefits hybrid & multi-cloud strategies offer with minimal to no reengineering. Containers are best placed to deliver true cloud-native applications, allowing individual elements of a service to be updated, maintained or even fail without affecting the availability of the overall service.

Why Tanzu?

VMware Tanzu is a portfolio of Kubernetes related products to help you to build, run, and manage modern apps on-premises or on any cloud.

Tanzu increases developer velocity and enables infrastructure and operations teams to centrally manage clouds, clusters, and app delivery—uniting application developers and operations teams around the shared goal of fast release cycles.

Why UKCloud?

With over 10 years’ experience of delivering cloud service, we understand cloud native technologies. With products ranging from physical hosting, virtual machines and now containers, all coupled with our range of transformation DevSecOps professional services, we are uniquely placed to offer the right service and assistance for your current and future cloud strategies.

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Is UKCloud for Tanzu 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.

No workload is too big or small

As a fundamental requirement for Cloud hosting, UKCloud constantly monitors the platform usage down to specific cloud technologies. Our capacity management process takes into account organic growth, forecasted growth by customers, and suitable reserved capacity for unexpected usage.

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.

This is an optional extra. More information is available here.

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.

This is an optional extra. More information is available here.

Modular, flexible cloud native application platform

VMware Tanzu is a modular cloud native application platform that can be relevant to you wherever you are on your modern app journey. It helps you to make sense of the vast cloud native landscape—with templates, best practices, and integrated tooling—and provides flexibility to incorporate solutions you already have in place. 

Consistent developer experience

VMware Tanzu is focused on enabling developers to be more productive, delivering more value into the hands of their customers all the time. It offers a streamlined, self-service developer experience for any Kubernetes that fits a development team’s preferred practices and workflows, all while automating the toil of infrastructure, packaging, and security

Built-in security, end to end

VMware Tanzu is a key platform for executing a DevSecOps approach to application delivery. It improves your security posture by securing the contents of container images, their path to production, and how containers interact in production across clusters and clouds. You also can work with UKCloud experts to enhance the speed and security of your app delivery value stream—from development to production—enabling a true DevSecOps approach for your organisation. 

Cloud neutrality: Any public cloud, private cloud, and multi-cloud

VMware Tanzu helps organisations standardise their cloud native operations and abstract away the complexity of deploying to cloud infrastructure with templates, automation, and role-based UIs. It offers a centralised, automated, and secure operating model for modern apps and Kubernetes on private and public clouds, including a consistent, productive developer experience for any Kubernetes. The VMware Tanzu model enables organisations to choose the best landing zones for their apps and get more value from their public cloud strategies. 

Trusted partner for modern apps and Kubernetes

VMware’s been the market leader in software-defined data centres for over a quarter of a century. VMware Tanzu extends traditional virtualisation technologies from your infrastructure to your apps, bringing together decades of experience in cloud native development, open source software, and agile transformation. Tanzu guides your development teams to fundamentally change the way they build software, and help your operations teams learn modern platform engineering skills. VMware Tanzu is your fast path to build and modernise apps and run them with any Kubernetes on any cloud.

Open source leadership and enablement

We have chosen to work with VMware based upon their commitment to the open source community. Open source software is a key component of any modernisation strategy, with VMware being an active leader and consistently in the top three of contributors to the Kubernetes open source project, as well as numerous other cloud native projects that bring innovation to modern apps, including Carvel, Knative, Harbor, and Spring. VMware Tanzu enables your organisation to leverage open source software more efficiently while improving your security posture.

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.

Loyalty is rewarded

Customers commit to spending a specific minimum amount each month for a minimum of 12 months. The discount level attained is based on the total spend committed for the 12 months and can range from 9% (minimum spend of £250,000) to 19% (minimum spend of £1,500,000). More information is available via the pricing guide.

Reduce standard rates with an annual subscription

This discount system is aimed at customers who consistently utilise a number of VMs that are running 24/7 throughout the year. Customers can gain a discount off the standard rates by subscribing to pay for VMs for a minimum 12-month period, and UKCloud will take the discount off the annualised hourly cost of the VM which is payable in 12 equal monthly payments, regardless of actual usage. A standard discount rate of 9% is available over 12 months of committed usage.

Upcoming Webinar

Register here to join our webinar to hear how the combination of UKCloud and VMware Tanzu delivers the leading secure, stable and supported Kubernetes container orchestration platform, making Kubernetes Enterprise ready. 

Find out how Kubernetes clusters deployed in different private and public clouds provide uniform environments and identical principles of operation, reducing the learning curve and risk of Operator error associated with managing a multi-cloud environment. 

In addition find out how to:

  • eliminate the need to manage application dependencies at the infrastructure level 
  • Deliver infrastructure in a more cloud-like way   
  • Run an application on almost any infrastructure—on-premises or in the cloud 
  • Move applications easily between environments in response to need or cost

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