Defence Cloud

Our multi-cloud offering is housed within our military-grade data centres and is further protected by a dedicated cybersecurity operations centre. Assessed and accredited to the highest standards, we undergo regular audits to ensure our defence cloud offering maintains its High Assurance status.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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)

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.

Connect to RLI and SLI networks

Our defence cloud platform has achieved Pan Government Accreditation to IL3 (IL4 by aggregation) and is capable of securely connecting MoD networks such as the RLI.

Uncompromising Security and Integrity

Our military-grade data centres ensure your data never leaves the UK and is kept ahead of the game when it comes to the latest data privacy and protection laws. Whilst our security-cleared staff adhere to the latest governance and IT standards to ensure your data is kept out of harm’s way.

The right cloud for every workload

Our multi-cloud has something to offer for everyone. Rehost enterprise systems with VMware, or deploy new, cloud-native solutions with open source. No matter your digital maturity, our security-cleared staff are here to help.

Go public or private

We know that defence organisations will do everything they can to keep their data safe. No matter how small the gain, every detail matters when it comes to keeping our nation safe. That’s why defence organisations often ask us about private cloud deployments rather than a multi-tenant alternative. And of course, we’re happy to oblige.

It helps with budgets too. It’s often easier to push through IT projects as a capital expense (CAPEX) rather than an operating (OPEX) one. Whatever your preferred method, our security-cleared staff will help you build a cloud unique to your requirements.

Cross Domain Security Zone

Share intelligence between departments and government bodies by aggregating and correlating data across multiple security tiers.

CDSZ gives secure, internet-enabled access to data stored on RLI and SLI networks so you and your teams can access mission-critical data with ease. Every second matters when it comes to defence. Aligned to NCSC’s Cloud Security Principles and protected by our cybersecurity operations centre, you can rest easy that your data is in safe hands.

Data Sovereignty

The cyber threats by organised crime, nation-states and opportunists is at an all-time high. Whilst data regulations such as GDPR and Schrems II is putting pressure on organisations to know exactly when and where their data resides.

Your mission-critical data belongs in the UK. So why store it anywhere else? Host mission-critical data in our military-grade data centres to ensure your data never leaves the UK.

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Create a seamless experience for users moving between different operational activities and locations and give admins maximum control over device configuration and organisational data at multiple security tiers.

Collaboration

Break down data silos by building collaboration platforms to allow data sharing within and between organisations in a controlled and auditable manner – from project planning and component design to information sharing between departments, within or between security domains.

Containers

Plan for portability by building container-based applications and then leverage infrastructure-as-code to allow for quick deployments across multiple sites within the UK and further afield in support of UK interests overseas.

Uncompromising security and assurance

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Accredited to the highest standards

Information Security Management (ISO27001)

UKCloud’s ISO27001 certified Information Security Management System (ISMS) is based upon a robust framework of information security policies and procedures, aligned with the UKCloud Risk Assessment Methodology. This methodology constantly assesses for a wide variety of threats and vulnerabilities that, if left unchecked, may compromise information assets or the supporting assets upon which they depend for their security.

Security Controls for Cloud Services (ISO27017)

Enhancing the framework of existing security controls provided by ISO27001, the ISO27017 standard provides a more focused approach to managing the risks associated with the selection and use of cloud computing environments, both from the perspective of the cloud service provider and also the cloud consumer. UKCloud was one of the first organisations to achieve external certification against the ISO27017 standard.

JOSCAR: JOINT SUPPLY CHAIN ACCREDITATION REGISTER

JOSCAR helps the defence industry meet the growing and diverse nature of regulatory requirements when it comes to managing third party risk in the supply chain.

As a registered supplier, UKCloudX provides data for JOSCAR to be the single repository for pre-qualification and compliance information – reducing the time and effort needed for procurement.

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