What we do

What we do

UKCloud have developed a range of services that are designed specifically for the UK Public Sector, the combination of consumption-based pricing and on-demand resources can significantly improve inefficiencies and time to release.

Our services are easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave to ensure that our customers remain in complete control with minimum risk.

We were one of the first G-Cloud providers to achieve Pan Government Accreditation (PGA) up to Elevated OFFICIAL, and our services continue to achieve formal UK Government accreditation which make them suitable for all data at OFFICIAL (including OFFICIAL-SENSITIVE). UKCloud services are connected to government networks including the Public Services Network (PSN), the N3/HSCN health network, Janet the research and education network and others.

All our services are hosted in either (or both) of our highly-resilient, UK data centres and benefit from Protective Monitoring solution (security domain dependent).

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) – UKCloud are market leaders in the provision of assured IaaS cloud solutions to the UK Public Sector. We have made significant investment in designing IaaS solutions tailored to the UK Public Sector – solutions which are:

  • Accredited and certified for OFFICIAL and OFFICIAL SENSITIVE data (formerly IL0-IL4)
  • Available via the Digital Marketplace on the G-Cloud framework
  • Scalable and resilient with connectivity to the Internet, PSN, N3/HSCN, RLI and Janet
  • Hosted in highly-secure and highly-resilient UK data centres (your data never leaves the UK)

The NIST definition of IaaS:
The capability provided to the consumer is to provision processing, storage, networks, and other fundamental computing resources where the consumer is able to deploy and run arbitrary software, which can include operating systems and applications. The consumer does not manage or control the underlying cloud infrastructure but has control over operating systems, storage, deployed applications, and possibly limited control of select networking components (e.g., host firewalls). (Source: NIST CC Definition)

COMPUTE

UKCloud’s compute solutions provide you with the trusted, connected and flexible cloud platform you need to deliver your critical enterprise and cloud-native applications.

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STORAGE

Centralise your data and storage requirements without the huge capital expenditure of buying and maintaining traditional storage solutions. This service is billed on a per GB consumed basis – not on reserved capacity; it can increase your data availability, RTOs and durability, whilst removing the costs.
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DISASTER RECOVERY TO THE CLOUD

 Disaster Recovery to the Cloud (powered by Zerto) is a powerful, self-service replication and recovery tool.
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Supporting services

We offer two services to support our IaaS  solutions. These have been designed specifically to support public sector organisations implement online services securely.

CROSS DOMAIN SECURITY ZONE

The UKCloud Cross Domain Security Zone enables consumers to securely transfer data between the UKCloud Assured OFFICIAL (formerly IL0-IL2) cloud platform and the UKCloud Elevated OFFICIAL (formerly IL3) cloud platform using NCSC approved cross domain security patterns.
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SECURE REMOTE ACCESS

The UKCloud Secure Remote Access service enables customers to securely connect to the UKCloud Elevated OFFICIAL (formerly IL3) cloud platform using NCSC-approved internet virtual private network (VPN) technologies and the ‘walled garden’ architectural pattern.
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Platform as a Service (PaaS)

The definition of PaaS:
The capability provided to the consumer is to deploy onto the cloud infrastructure consumer-created or acquired applications created using programming languages and tools supported by the provider. The consumer does not manage or control the underlying cloud infrastructure including network, servers, operating systems, or storage, but has control over the deployed applications and possibly application hosting environment configurations. (Source: NIST CC Definition)

A scalable and easily managed service environment of data services, programming language frameworks and libraries that enable applications to easily be hosted on a cloud service.

Cloud foundry - platform as a service

CLOUD NATIVE APPLICATION PLATFORM

UKCloud’s Cloud Native Application Platform powered by Red Hat OpenShift and Cloud Foundry helps organisations develop,
deploy, and manage existing and container-based applications seamlessly
across local physical or virtual environments, with full portability to and from UKCloud.
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HADOOP IN THE CLOUD

Hadoop in the Cloud is UKCloud’s big data platform built on a dedicated and optimised infrastructure within UKCloud’s secure, assured environments. Provides the highest levels of performance and security, without sacrificing the commercial benefits or flexibility of the cloud.
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Software as a Service (SaaS)

UKCloud provides SaaS solutions both directly (e.g. Email and Collaboration as a Service) and via our broad selection of ISV partners who have chosen to deliver their SaaS applications via the UKCloud platform.

The definition of SaaS:
The capability provided to the consumer is to use the provider’s applications running on a cloud infrastructure. The applications are accessible from various client devices through a thin client interface such as a web browser (e.g., web-based email). The consumer does not manage or control the underlying cloud infrastructure including network, servers, operating systems, storage, or even individual application capabilities, with the possible exception of limited user-specific application configuration settings. (Source: NIST CC Definition)

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EMAIL & COLLABORATION

UKCloud’s Email & Collaboration service provides a centrally hosted solution that offers Enterprise Class communication and collaboration for organisations wanting significant cost savings, feature-rich technology and a guarantee on service availability – all at per user per month pricing model.
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