Cloud Optimisation from UKCloud Service Definition
What is Cloud Optimisation from UKCloud?
As organisations start to embrace cloud technologies, with the efficiencies and agility they bring, they need to ensure that poor cloud hygiene and a lack of visibility of cloud resources don't lead to an uncontrolled spread of cloud instances, or cloud sprawl.
Cloud Optimisation from UKCloud draws on our expertise in optimising and managing large scale cloud implementations to help you avoid cloud sprawl by realising value and optimising cloud spend, eliminating unused or underused resources and improving security and compliance stance. UKCloud are confident that this service can achieve initial savings of up to 30% on cloud spend.
UKCloud utilises CloudHealth®, the leading cloud management platform, to provide an initial fixed price assessment of your cloud. We'll then present back our findings and high-level recommendations, including options for how UKCloud can help you optimise your environment. The service supports Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.
UKCloud has two delivery options for CloudHealth:
CloudHealth for UKCloud - Software Only
Is customer managed
Provides customer access to the CloudHealth platform
Requires training, delivered as a Professional Services engagement
UKCloud Managed Health Check Service
Provides cost savings by identifying unused services, identifying rightsizing opportunities and Reserved Instance recommendations
Provides ongoing reporting and optimisation analysis
Identifies performance metrics and their impact on instance utilisation efficiency and rightsizing
Delivered by UKCloud security-cleared Cloud Architects with further optimisation recommendations, utilising their in-depth knowledge of hyperscale cloud and the CloudHealth platform
Also included in your UKCloud Managed Health Check Service, in addition to the tailored recommendations described above, are the following monthly deliverables:
Health check detailed report – This includes detailed analysis, reports, recommendations and action items, including projected savings and any costs where applicable. This report is intended for distribution to key stakeholders within your organization.
Health check executive review presentation – This formal presentation is provided to you each month. It includes a summary of the detailed report and highlights the key results and recommendations. This presentation is aimed for a senior leadership audience and provides an explanation of recommended actions and the expected outcomes.
Service plan – This plan identifies the key areas that will be addressed over the next 30, 60, and 90 days. This document is a roadmap to track both short-term and long-term progress against your goals and objectives.
Pricing and packaging
Full pricing is available in the UKCloud Pricing Guide.
Accreditation and information assurance
The security of our platform is our number one priority. We've always been committed to adhering to exacting standards, frameworks and best practice. Everything we do is subject to regular independent validation by government accreditors, sector auditors and management system assessors. Details are available on the UKCloud website.
UKCloud provides one of the best-connected cloud platforms for the UK Public Sector. We enable access to our secure platform by DDoS-protected internet, PSN, Janet, HSCN, RLI and your own leased lines via our HybridConnect or CrownConnect services. The full range of flexible connectivity options is detailed in the UKCloud Pricing Guide.
The small print
For full terms and conditions, including onboarding and responsibilities, refer to the Terms and conditions documents.
UKCloud is dedicated to the digital transformation of our nation's public services through our flexible, secure and cost-effective multi-cloud platform and the expertise of our people and partners. We believe that diversity of technology drives value and innovation and so we bring together different cloud technologies, with different deployment models spanning on-premises (private cloud), on-campus (Government's Crown Campus) and off-campus global public cloud services. This enables you to choose the right cloud for creating new workloads or migrating or replacing existing applications to the cloud with specialist SaaS solutions.
We recognise the importance of public services to UK citizens and businesses, which is why we include the highest level of support to all our customers at no extra cost. This includes dedicated 24/7 UK support, a Network Operations Centre (NOC), utilising protective and proactive monitoring tools, and access to UKCloud's experts. UKCloud can also provide outcome-based professional services or managed services to help you with digital transformation.
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