Digital Workplace

Deliver safe, secure and compliant solutions to enable organisations to operate in dispersed working environments.

The Market has Evolved

Although the global pandemic has hastened the cause, organisations were already making strides towards a new, digital future. Employees want it but there’s an army of business benefits too. Whether that be a reduction in staff turnover, the ability to attract the best talent, increased productivity – or even more tangible results like downsizing your office or reducing variable costs like gas and electricity.

The reasons are long and growing, but how realistic is this dream for the defence sector?

Well, thanks to UKCloudX’s unique government-grade infrastructure and unparalleled assurance options – this reality might be closer than you think. We’re partnered with various organisations so you can adopt solutions that were once reserved for the private sector. Whilst native access to government networks and defence-specific features like High Assurance, empower your organisation to deliver new and existing services in the cloud.

Solutions across the stack

 

Remote Desktop

Mobilise your workforce

Our remote desktop solution – powered by VMware Horizon – enables your workforce to access desktops and apps from their corporate and personal devices. Working in parallel with our unique connectivity and assurance options, your employees can access the information they need most.

Collaborate with trusted apps

As a Gold Microsoft Partner, and qualified multitenant hoster (QMTH), we can host your most collaborative apps in the cloud. Including, Office 365 ProPlus, Project Online Professional, Visio Pro for Office 365, and qualified Windows 10.

Switch between internet and government access

Switch between internet and government networks

Our Cross Domain Security Zone (CDSZ) feature allows public sector organisations to deploy applications with public access to government networks. Whether that’s so you can give employees access to data whilst they’re on the go, or to build public-facing services with intermittent access to government networks. More information about CDSZ is available here.

Deliver new or existing services in the cloud

With native access to Restricted LAN Interconnect (RLI)  – you can deliver new and existing applications in the cloud. This hardwired access means your digital services will benefit from low latency and improved availability. Will a distributed workforce, you can afford for key digital services to slow or shutdown.

ROC Technologies

Roc Technologies and UKCloud work together to deliver and deploy technology-led managed end-to-end workplace solutions that are tailored to your requirements. Find out more on our partner community page.

L3 Harris

L3Harris and UKCloud make it easy for organisations to connect to their endpoint devices securely across multiple service tiers. Find out more on our partner community page.

How to Future-Proof Your Remote Working Solution

In the first episode of our digital workplace webinar series, we explain why remote working is here to stay and explore how public sector organisations future-proof their digital solutions.

How to deliver secure and compliant remote working solutions

In the second episode of our digital workplace webinar series, James Maynard, UKCloud’s Solutions Director, explains how public sector organisation can harness the potential of innovation that is typically reserved for the private sector market.

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.

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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 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.