UKCloud for OpenStack Service Definition
What is UKCloud for OpenStack?
UKCloud for OpenStack is engineered specifically for organisations embracing digital transformation and delivering true cloud-native applications; facilitating the creation of elastic infrastructure as code, which can be built once and run anywhere at any time to take full advantage of the benefits of cloud. Powered by Red Hat's OpenStack Platform, this service provides a full suite of modern, highly scalable and flexible IaaS services that address the needs of DevOps and WebOps communities. OpenStack's ease of use and openness enables delivery of Digital by Default services and solutions.
What the service can help you achieve
Deliver digital transformation projects with high levels of trust and assurance, combined with flexibility and scalability
Develop agile and innovative cloud-native applications in line with the Twelve-Factor Application architecture on a cloud platform built specifically supporting the GDS Service Design Manual
Meet the increasing data flood demands from IoT and edge devices using a rapidly horizontally scaling, elastic platform
Support your hybrid and multi-cloud cloud strategies; span across on-premises, private cloud and Crown Hosting environments
Reduce the risk of vendor lock-in – build your environment once and run it anywhere that supports OpenStack
Test and deploy emerging technologies such as big data analytics and containerisation natively on a cloud platform
The service is designed to be flexible and enables you to mix and match from a range of pre-defined options for each instance and change them when required.
Pricing and packaging
UKCloud for OpenStack instance pricing can be as low as 1p per hour. Full pricing with all options, including licensing and connectivity, 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.
An SLA you can trust
We understand that enterprise workloads need a dependable service that underpins the reliability of the application to users and other systems, which is why we offer one of the best SLAs on G-Cloud. For full details on the service SLA, including measurements and service credits, see the SLA definition.
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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