UKCloud overview

UKCloud provides a true public cloud for the exclusive use of UK Public Sector organisations. We are dedicated to helping our customers gain value from the agility and cost savings of using a sovereign, assured cloud platform.

Focusing solely on Public Sector customers, we are able to provide a leading cloud proposition that delivers outstanding value and capability. This ultimately benefits the UK taxpayer, citizens and businesses by enabling Public Sector organisations to deliver better services through technology.

Here’s how:

  • We’re focused on cloud. Delivering a true cloud platform that is massively scalable, flexible, assured and cost-effective – and customers only pay for what they use.
  • We’re open. You are never locked in. Using industry standards and open source software our platform gives customers the flexibility and choice to transition and transform their applications and deploy across multiple cloud solutions.
  • Dedicated to the UK Public Sector. Our business is designed specifically to serve and understand the needs of public sector organisations, and is UK sovereign, with UK cleared staff and we pay UK taxes.
  • We develop communities. We bring together communities of users that are able to share datasets, reuse code, test ideas and solve problems that enhance services and benefit the UK citizen.
  • Customer engagement. We will only be successful if our customers are successful. We embody this in the promise: Easy to adopt. Easy to use. Easy to leave.

Our connectivity options include; DDoS-protected internet access, government network connections such as Janet, N3/HSCN, PSN Assured and Protected, as well as customised connections such as RLI which utilises our HybridConnect service.

Supporting both cloud native and enterprise applications – based on VMware, OpenStack and Oracle stacks – the platform is used extensively to host both citizen web applications, and internal facing applications only available through secure government networks.

Our industry-leading platform is built on the unique and cutting-edge technologies of the UKCloud Cloud Alliance — QinetiQ, VMware, Cisco, Dell EMC and Ark Data Centres — which continually drives innovation and product development, at the lowest price to meet the needs of the UK Public Sector.

Additional information about UKCloud can be found on this website, or by following us on Twitter at @ukcloudltd

UKCloud. The power behind public sector technology.