The UKCloud Alliance

The UKCloud Alliance partners; QinetiQ, VMware, Cisco, EMC and Ark Data Centres bring together an end to end cloud solution which is UKCloud. This Alliance also provides a collaborative resource which drives innovation and our technical product development programme.


QinetiQ is a FTSE250 company and one of the top 10 largest UK employers of science and engineering graduates. QinetiQ is at the heart of UKCloud and uses its domain knowledge to provide technical advice to clients in the global aerospace, defence and security markets. QinetiQ’s unique position enables it to be a trusted partner to government organisations, predominantly in the UK and the US, including defence departments, intelligence services and security agencies, where its world leading cyber security capabilities raise awareness of and deliver solutions for hacking and malware.


VMware is the global leader in virtualisation and cloud infrastructure with 2015 revenues of $6.6 billion and more than 500,000 clients worldwide. Their technology is the most widely deployed foundation for cloud computing, and provides a cloud model that addresses modern day requirements. UKCloud is a VMware vCloud AirTM Network service provider and one of their first vCloud Powered partners worldwide.


Cisco designs and sells consumer electronics, networking, voice, and communications technology and services and is arguably the company that has enabled and is at the heart of the internet and cloud computing revolution. Their networking technologies are at the centre of connectivity to the many and variable public sector and private networks.


EMC is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver Information Technology as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. EMC ranks 113 in the Fortune 500 based on total consolidated revenue of $24.7 billion in 2016. Through innovative products and services, EMC technology & services work alongside UKCloud to store, manage, protect and analyse our customer’s data in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. UKCloud has Preferred Partner status in the Service Provider Programme.

Ark Data Centres

Ark Data Centres is a leader in the provision of secure, resilient and sustainable data centres supporting mission critical infrastructure in Europe. Their data centres are accredited to the highest Impact level and security accreditation standards and they occupy secure, multiple locations across the UK. Their infrastructure technology boasts the lowest PUE rating in the Industry.