UKCloud, the multi-cloud experts dedicated to digital transformation across the UK public sector, has strengthened its collaboration with VMware, a leading provider of multi-cloud services.
By expanding its support for the next generation of VMware multi-cloud services, UKCloud cements its commitment to providing innovative, first-class sovereign cloud environments, the company said in a statement. The recent approval of the new investment in UKCloud under the National Security and Investments Act has paved the way for the expansion of its product portfolio, including significant enhancements to its platform and services.
UK’s Digital Future
The success of the UK’s digital future will be driven by the ability of organisations to leverage the latest technology and tooling across an increasingly diverse digital estate. Today, most organisations have adopted a multi-cloud strategy and use almost four cloud environments or suppliers to meet their digital needs. It is therefore vital that industry leaders like UKCloud continue to embrace the most advanced and robust multi-cloud technologies, which can drive dynamic innovations in the nation’s digital capabilities.
UKCloud is embracing the newest evolutions from VMware in its core platform. These will support a service rooted in simplicity and ease of use, and will further benefit UKCloud’s core client base of market leaders, like GSA, who use the Sovereign cloud platform to provide software solutions for regulatory bodies. Utilising agnostic VMware multi-cloud and app modernisation solutions, UKCloud’s “VMware Anywhere” approach delivers a multi-classification, multi-cloud platform available in public cloud or on-premises through to the latest hybrid and edge deployment.
Simon Hansford, CEO, UKCloud said:
“Following the recent investment in UKCloud today’s announcement is the first of several we expect to make as we consolidate our position as the UK’s leading sovereign cloud infrastructure provider.”
Through the adoption of the latest VMware multi-cloud and app modernisation solutions, UKCloud will help ensure organisations can operate cloud in a consistent way from any location and use the latest innovative tooling to gain insight and value. Increasingly, organisations need the ability to migrate legacy systems using a familiar technology and also operate across a hybrid cloud environment, encompassing everything from edge, private and hosted, through to hyperscale environments. Geoff Smith, Managing Director, GSA said:
“As a SaaS supplier to both the public and private sector, UKCloud have provided GSA with an assured, agile and value for money proven platform with their VMware Sovereign cloud. This provides choice and flexibility which is a prerequisite when you need to support your distinct capabilities, skills and tools, without compromise but also conforms to customers internal and regulatory requirements. Hence, providing GSA and our customers with the confidence that we are supported by a secure, yet easy and simple data sovereign cloud infrastructure, where the staff at GSA have great confidence in the skills and expertise of UKCloud.”
UKCloud is an active member of the VMware Sovereign Cloud initiative, as it recognises the increasingly crucial requirement to maintain the UK’s core digital capability. As the geopolitical landscape becomes increasingly fraught and complex, data sovereignty and the role cloud services play in supporting it, are more crucial than ever. Developing expertise and sovereign cloud capability has critical national security implications.
Laurent Allard, Head of Sovereign Cloud EMEA, VMware commented:
“By supporting VMware’s latest multi-cloud and app modernisation innovations and capabilities in its core platform, UKCloud customers are empowered to implement lasting digital improvements, manage digital sovereignty requirements, and make significant cost savings to public sector services. All whilst simultaneously balancing their strategic goals of protecting citizen data, increasing choice and fostering their own home-grown digital and data economies.”