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Sovereign cloud transforms data by enhancing its value, without compromising national security

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Protect data as a national asset 

92% of western data is currently stored or processed by US cloud providers. Data that Foreign Intelligence Agencies can access with relative ease thanks to legislation such as the U.S. CLOUD Act and the invalidation of the EU-US Privacy Shield by the European Courts of Justice.

And whilst hyperscaler technologies can provide their customers with assurances around data residency, these assurances can’t be extended to data jurisdiction. To be sure your data is subjected to local data law you need a sovereign cloud provider to sit alongside your existing technology stack.

 

Enhance the Value of Data

Data is the new oil. The potential value that can be extracted from this data is almost limitless. However, without secure, reliable access to data, next-generation solutions and products simply won’t reach their full potential. This is why we’re seeing initiatives around data sovereignty and the standardisation of data infrastructure pick up pace. Read more in our 2021 State of Digital and Data Report 

Working with a UK sovereign cloud provider gives you the chance to – not only improve the fluidity of your own data – but help accelerate our nation’s digital capability.

Transform legacy or build innovative new apps

The UKCloud platform incorporates technology stacks from a variety of established vendors so you can extend the benefits of the cloud to your entire application portfolio. Breathe life into legacy systems using VMware or build new, digital services with Azure or Red Hat. No matter your digital maturity, we have the technologies and people in place that can help you get to where you want to be. View our Product Portfolio.

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Data sovereignty is of critical importance

Moving forward the importance of sovereignty and data sovereignty is crucial. It now goes far beyond data residency with data needing to be protected from foreign jurisdiction laws and surveillance

Guy Bartram, Director of Product Marketing, VMware Cloud Provider Solutions

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The cloud market has evolved significantly in recent years and no longer does sovereignty and independence mean the same as it did before, so organisations must now view sovereignty through multiple lenses. There is now a much wider need for not only National independence but also Operational and Location Independence:

A Sovereign Cloud provides the resilient and scalable digital backbone for British organisations and government organisations to unlock the value of their data to drive sustainable innovation. In the UK, this supports the government’s plan to “build back better” and drive post-pandemic economic recovery through a technology-led strategy. Digital technologies such as Smart ‘Things’, 5G, Artificial Intelligence, and Automation create the opportunity for a new generation of jobs, skills, businesses and industries that will transform our national capability.
UKCloud’s contribution to the transformation of our national digital capability has been independently validated via the award of the Social Value Quality Mark (Level 2)  which found that for every £1 spent with UKCloud, £1.43 of value to the nation was created. Imagine the multiplier affect of creating an ecosystem of similar digital businesses.

In contrast to depending entirely on the convenience of foreign cloud services, a Sovereign Cloud delivers operational independence helping to enhance the security, assurance, and resilience of critical digital services. Sovereign Cloud’s can be harnessed alongside global cloud solutions to provide the ideal combination of capabilities provide the benefits of cloud, without the compromise.
UKCloud operates a Sovereign mulit-cloud platform that has been engineered to meet the uncompromising security, connectivity and regulatory requirements of critical and sensitive systems used across government, healthcare and defence. These benefits extend across multiple cloud technology stacks (VMware, Microsoft and Red Hat), and across different cloud deployment types (Edge Cloud, Private Cloud and Public Cloud).

We believe that choice and competition breeds innovation, and so nurturing an ecosystem of specialist UK-based technology providers is the most sustainable way to drive innovation. The success of this ecosystems depends on the nation’s ability to harvest and nurture the valuable datasets that fuel innovation and drive the digital outcomes of the future.
UKCloud provides a Sovereign Cloud platform that provides the digital backbone that facilitates and accelerates innovation through a growing ecosystem of more than 300 specialist technology partners. UKCloud works with leading cloud technology providers including VMware to deliver next generation capabilities such as Edge Cloud, Robotic Process Automation and Artificial Intelligence, whilst maintaining integrity and assurance in dispersed cloud environments.

Another key benefit of a sovereign cloud is the national independence it enables, giving organisations and governments the ability to manage data sovereignty, maintain jurisdictional control, and protect key systems from foreign surveillance activities. This goes far beyond having cloud services in national data centres (data residency), as the risks of foreign control companies and unvetted cloud operatives have the potential to undermine key systems such as critical national infrastructure, healthcare solutions, and other public services.
UKCloud delivers a UK sovereign capability, maintained and managed by UK security vetted staff and under the jurisdiction of UK laws. We provide multiple platforms to support the different classification levels across government, including native connectivity to secure and private networks. UKCloud is the only UK sovereign Strategic Cloud Provider to the UK government.

Data is increasingly recognised as an asset that has a transformative impact on the outcomes and services that businesses and government organisations deliver. It is essential that organisations first understand the value of their data, where the data is, and how it can be unlocked through new jobs, skills and industries that are emerging to specialise in this area.
UKCloud provides the secure and scalable cloud services, across multiple classification levels, that provide the ideal environment for data to be protected and nurtured. We support your full lifecycle, from initial assessment and discovery, through to using cross-domain security zones that allow the movement of data whilst maintaining security and integrity no matter its level of sensitivity. As we work with an ecosystem of specialist partners that can support you on everything from Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence, to Digital Twins – and everything in between

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Support included as standard

Our customers are at the heart of everything we do which is why our award-winning support is included as standard within our simple pricing model. At UKCloud, customer experience is personal, human, and authentic with a world-class NPS of +50 across our service and our support teams running at +88.

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