Infrastructure as a Service

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
  • 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)

Our IaaS solutions have been designed to align with NIST definition of IaaS and so offer:

  • On-demand self-service
  • Broad network access (connectivity options)
  • Resource pooling
  • Rapid elasticity or expansion
  • Measured service

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)

UKCloud provides the following IaaS cloud solutions:

COMPUTE

UKCloud Enterprise Compute Cloud provides you with the trusted, connected and flexible cloud platform you need to deliver your critical enterprise and cloud-native applications.

Whether driven to overcome financial or operational constraints, or a desire to innovate, develop or evolve existing services – Enterprise Compute Cloud is designed to help you achieve your business objectives.

We also provide other compute solutions, including Cloud Native Infrastructure (powered by OpenStack) and Enterprise Compute Cloud for Oracle, allowing us to deliver a suite of services to meet all your needs.
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ENTERPRISE COMPUTE CLOUD

UKCloud’s Enterprise Compute Cloud provides you with the trusted, connected and flexible cloud platform you need to deliver your critical enterprise applications.
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ENTERPRISE COMPUTE CLOUD FOR ORACLE

Enterprise Compute Cloud for Oracle can help you achieve the business goals at the centre of your strategy, without risking your operational ability to execute.
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CLOUD NATIVE INFRASTRUCTURE

Powered by OpenStack, UKCloud’s Cloud Native Infrastructure 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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PRIVATE CLOUD – COMPUTE

Our Private Cloud – Compute product provides single-tenant Compute as a Service, where your compute needs are hosted either in one of our data centres, to gain the benefits of our Assured and Elevated cloud platforms; or in your Crown Hosting Data Centre (CHDC).

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COMPUTE INTENSIVE INFRASTRUCTURE

The inherent scale and elasticity of cloud makes it an ideal environment for large-scale compute-intensive workloads such as Grid Engines, High Performance/Throughput Compute (HPC/HTC) and Massively Parallel Processing (MPP).

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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, that can improve organisational resilience with a
cost-effective disaster recovery (DR) solution that lets you pay only for what you
use.

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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 GiB consumed basis – not on reserved capacity; it can increase your data availability, RTOs and durability, whilst removing the costs associated with offsite tape backups, purchase of additional hardware and the management and maintenance of equipment.

CLOUD STORAGE

Cloud Storage from UKCloud is a secure next-generation storage platform designed to address a wide variety of use cases. It’s based on object storage technology which is natively optimised for cloud storage in terms of scale, resilience and accessibility.
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PRIVATE CLOUD – STORAGE

Traditionally buying or expanding existing NAS/SAN filers is not a viable solution to managing explosive unstructured content growth as one ends up with dozens of expensive Tier 1 filers or clusters, hundreds of file systems.
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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 to implement online.

CROSS DOMAIN SECURITY ZONE

The UKCloud Cross Domain Security Zone enables consumers to securely transfer data between the UKCloud Assured OFFICIAL cloud platform and the UKCloud Elevated OFFICIAL 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 cloud platform using NCSC-approved internet virtual private network (VPN) technologies and the ‘Walled Garden’ architectural pattern.
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