Software to Service

Take your product to new audiences by removing traditional barriers to entry

Easier to consume, easier to purchase

Enterprise IT teams are stretched. They don’t have the time or resource to stand up new equipment for your product. And it’s a shame. Because they really want what you’re selling.

You’ve invested a lot of time and capital taking your business to market, but you’re leaving money on the table by forcing public sector organisations to find space for your solution in their already maxed out data centres. Instead, add extra value and remove these traditional barriers to entry by taking ownership of the underlying infrastructure. The world of SaaS is closer than you think. New business models await.

Our unique connectivity options mean you can take network dependencies with you on your journey to the cloud. And as we’re cleared to host data of the highest classification – you can extend our security benefits to your own customers. Find out more below.

Native Access to Government Networks

Enjoy native connectivity to HSCN, Janet, PSN and RLI.

Introduce SaaS-based business models

Make your product easier to purchase by introducing subscription-based pricing.

Include our security benefits in your pitch

Data sovereignty, the latest hardware, a world-class NOC – plus much, much more

“UKCloud has all the security credentials and capabilities we — and our police customers — need, in order to feel confident about moving services away from a police environment and into the cloud.”
Mike Isherwood
Managing Director, APD

We’re champions on innovation in the public sector

In this short two-minute video our CTO, Leighton James, runs through the top-level benefits of our software-to-service proposition and explains how we’ve helped hundreds of specialist ISVs take their product to market in the public sector.

Why build when you can buy? That’s exactly the message we’ve been telling our customers as they embark on their journey to the cloud.

Win more business in the cloud

Capture the imagination of your target audience with subscription-based pricing and reduce average sales cycles by removing the headache of having to stand up new equipment.

The cloud doesn’t just improve application stability, it also opens up a world of new business opportunity too. The reality is simple. How much more business do you think your organisation would have won if prospects could access your solution online?

Add an extra layer to your sales pitch

Not only will you be able to extend the medicinal benefits of the cloud to your customers – evergreen IT hardware, reduced carbon footprint, distributed workloads – but by partnering with UKCloud, you can include our own USPs as part of your pitch.

Native access to government networks, capable of hosting Above OFFICIAL workloads, data sovereignty and more. By hosting your workloads in our High Assurance data centres, you’re buying into something much bigger.

Professional Services

Do you need help unpacking your vision and replacing it with clear, incremental steps?

Our professional services team uses a unique methodology that has helped numerous public sector organisations kick-start their journey to the cloud.

5 ways to kick-start your journey to the cloud

Whilst digital transformation grabs all the headlines, 80% of IT budgets do little more than help keep the lights on. Read this blog to find out why public sector organisations need to explore solutions across the stack to achieve sustainable success.

Are your applications cloud-ready?

Take this short quiz to discover which of your applications could benefit from a cloud-based facelift, which should be replaced, and which should be rebuilt from the ground up.

Our platform

Is our multi-cloud platform the right fit? An overview of available technologies is available below.

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 Azure Stack Hub 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 (PSN)

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 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

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.