Enterprise and Private Sector

Enabling UK businesses to achieve new levels of agility

There is no one-size-fits-all solution

We help private sector organisations modernise legacy technology whilst building transformative digital services, using our safe and trusted multi-cloud platform that delivers unrivalled choice and flexibility. Organisations in regulated industries recognise the value of our UK sovereignty and ‘government-grade’ services

We have helped organisations of all sizes and types to take control of their entire IT environment. From legacy to cloud-native. Our multi-cloud platform has you covered. Whether you need to refresh your existing data centres, adopt software-as-a-service solutions or get better insights from your data – we’re here to help.

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Carry forward your investments with multi-cloud

Markets are changing at an exponential rate. You need a flexible IT platform that enables your business to deploy new solutions at speed. The cloud is the answer.

But what about the systems and skills that you’ve invested that pre-date the cloud? With multi-cloud, you can carry forward these investments – modernising your existing systems (such as VMware and Oracle), whilst simultaneously building new skills and capabilities in global cloud platforms like Azure and OpenStack.

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Reduce the risk of transformation

Doing nothing is not an option.  You need to keep pace with the expectations of your customers, partners and users. You need to control the risks of ‘shadow IT’. And you need to deliver cheaper, faster, better solutions.

Whilst the task at hand is a daunting one, we have a proven public cloud platform that operates at scale and complies with the most stringent security and availability requirements. And we have a large community of SaaS providers that give your users a legitimate alternative to shadow IT – helping you to remove the shackles of legacy hardware whilst demonstrating immediate value through products like Disaster Recovery, Cloud Storage and our pay-as-you-go compute environments.

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Specialist features for the Enterprise & Private Sector

We support improved and secure collaboration across the private sector

  • Unparalleled choice
  • Higher assurance
  • Exceptional value and support
  • One platform
  • Unparalleled choice

    Our multi-cloud platform brings together open-source cloud native technologies (such as Docker and Kubernetes) with a leading public cloud platform (Microsoft Azure) and the most ubiquitious enterprise technology from VMware, Oracle and Red Hat.

    Customers are able to leverage the skills, tools and applications that they already have, whilst developing modern cloud capabilities at their own pace.

    Higher assurance

    Especially important to organisations in regulated industries or those that handle sensitive data, our cloud platform is designed from the ground up to deliver government-grade security, privacy and assurance.

    Our approach extends across our people (security cleared), processes (independently audited), premises (secure UK sites) and technologies to deliver end-to-end assurance. We’re a UK sovereign and GDPR compliant cloud service provider that is trusted for sensitive and regulated requirements.

    Exceptional value and support

    We help you avoid the cost and distraction of running datacentres and infrastructure – so you can focus on value creation and we remove the waste and inefficiency of traditionally siloed/on-premises IT systems by enabling you to rationalise these onto a secure, flexible cloud platform.

    We are a local cloud provider that is big enough to cope, but small enough to care. Every customer has access to expert resources which help with everything from the initial design, approach to risk management in the cloud, on-boarding and orientation through to in-life operations and service delivery.

    One platform

    Now that private sector customers are able to use our platform, our partners can simplify their propositions and operations and extend their proven capability for public sector into Enterprise and Private Sector customers.

    “Working with UKCloud, we’ve pioneered the definition and development of a computing environment that can deal with the scale and complexity of genomics sequencing data — something most hospital data centres would struggle to support.”
    Dave Brown
    Head of Infrastructure, Genomics England

    UKCloud for Openstack

    UKCloud for OpenStack is the perfect platform for organisations who want to build their digital transformation around open source. By hosting your applications on UKCloud for OpenStack, you can start to deliver a true cloud-native experience and can begin to enjoy the benefits of elastic infrastructure as code and rapid deployment times.

    Powered by Red Hat’s OpenStack Platform, this service provides a full suite of modern, highly scalable and flexible IaaS services that address the needs of DevOps and WebOps communities.

    UKCloud Azure Stack Hub

    Is Microsoft Azure your organisation’s endgame? If so, then UKCloud Stack Hub Azure offers the perfect opportunity to apply these emerging skillsets to legacy workloads.

    Our private Azure Stack Hub service is delivered from within our award-winning government-grade platform – addressing the service, connectivity and diversity requirements of UK Public Sector organisations. UKCloud can also support your deployments on Azure public as a Tier 1 Cloud Service Provider (CSP), providing a hybrid solution for your Microsoft Azure environments.

    UKCloud for Red Hat OpenShift

    Refactor, rearchitect or rebuild legacy applications with UKCloud for Red Hat OpenShift.

    We offer a secure, private deployment of Red Hat’s OpenShift container platform so you can develop and deploy your applications with government-grade assurance. Allowing your developers to divorce themselves from physical hardware and package applications so they can be deployed anytime, anywhere. Focus your team on delivering value further up the stack with the rapid delivery of quality-controlled code.

    UKCloud for VMware

    A trusted, connected and flexible VMware cloud, we provide our customers with an interface that replicates the experience they already know and love. UKCloud for VMware provides self-service provisioning of Virtual Data Centres (VDCs), Virtual Machines (VMs), storage and networking.

    And with native backup and disaster recovery solutions, performant storage options and government-network connectivity – you have all the tools you need to rehost enterprise applications in the cloud.

    Public Services Network

    Owned by the government, the PSN serves as a high-performance network for all public sector organisations. Helping increase interoperability amongst departments and reducing repeat work. 

    At UKCloud, our native connectivity provides access to most central, local and devolved government organisations. Cleared to carry both Assured and Elevated workloads  now even your most sensitive systems can move to the cloud. 

    To use this network, your organisation must have a PSN compliance certificate. 

    Restricted LAN Interconnect (RLI)

    RLI is a high-security network with pre-approved connection options for the defence community and industry partners.

    Available as part of our multi-cloud offering, defence organisations can quickly access the critical information they need to deliver new and existing services in the cloud. Not only will your data be hosted in our state-of-the-art facilities – but you’ll also benefit from direct access to one of the UK’s most secure networks.

    Connection to RLI is subject to vetting and approval from the MoD.

    Health and Social Care Network (HSCN)

    HSCN is a high-speed data network dedicated to health and care – replacing the previously used N3 network. As with PSN, RLI, and Janet – this network was launched with the hope to improve interoperability amongst its incumbents.

    Built on the crown campus, UKCloud offers native access to HSCN – providing healthcare organisations with the opportunity to take applications with dependencies to this network and deliver them in the cloud.


    Janet – owned by Jisc – is a high-speed network for the UK research and education sector. Janet currently serves over 18 million users and is the most active National Research and Education Network in Europe – carrying 1.5 petabytes worth of data each year. 

    Built on the Crown Campus, UKCloud offers direct access to the Janet network so the education industry can access the data and resources they need to deliver new and existing services in the cloud. 

    Assured Official

    The UKCloud Assured OFFICIAL cloud platform previously achieved CESG Pan Government Accreditation (PGA) and is PSN accredited to host OFFICIAL data (including OFFICIAL SENSITIVE) which is accessible via native connectivity to DDoS protected internet, PSN, HSCN and Janet networks dependent on relevant accreditation. You can also connect private connections, and the platform undergoes regular audits and CHECK tests.

    Elevated Official

    The UKCloud Elevated OFFICAL cloud platform previously achieved CESG Pan Government Accreditation (PGA) and is PSN accredited to host OFFICIAL data (including OFFICIAL SENSITIVE) which is accessible via native connectivity to PSN, RLI and other secure or/and encrypted government networks dependant on relevant accreditation.

    You can also connect private connections, and the platform undergoes regular audits and CHECK tests. This isolated platform allows UK public sector organisations to create highly secure workloads in the cloud, whilst segregating data and compute functions into either the Assured or Elevated platforms to ensure data is secure.

    Above Official

    UKCloud offers uncompromising security and integrity.

    As the only UK sovereign Strategic Cloud Provider with government-approved secure facilities and security-cleared staff, we bring the power of the cloud into the most secure and sensitive environments. Making it easy to connect and share information between security domains.

    Your mission-critical systems operating at Tier 2 or SECRET require the highest levels of integrity and availability – and our platform is ready to deliver superior levels of resilience.

    We're proud to offer carbon neutral cloud solutions

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