UK Government Public Cloud Provider UKCloud Offers Customers Red Hat

October 25, 2016
UK Government Public Cloud Provider UKCloud Offers Customers Red Hat
UKCloud, a public cloud provider to UK government bodies, is offering its customers a new Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud platform (IaaS) cloud platform. UKCloud, which has headquarters in Farnborough, United Kingdom, has complemented its existing enterprise platform with Open Source (OS) solutions powered by Red Hat, Inc. (Red Hat). The company’s objective is to lead its public sector customers “through their digital transformation journey” by leveraging a Red Hat OpenStack Platform standardized with Red Hat Ceph Storage that is designed to offer scalability and security.

Red Hat, which has headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States, was established in 1993. The company’s technologies are proven to provide “secure, production-ready platforms” for business. UKCloud initially worked with Red Hat to develop a platform “for a select group” of customers”. The platform though quickly addressed UKCloud’s customers’ performance, scalability and security requirements and was included in G-Cloud – the British government’s procurement process initiative for public sector entities using cloud computing.

“Our continued focus is to enable our public sector customers to offer intuitive, reliable and trusted services to UK citizens,” explained UKCloud’s CEO Simon Hansford. “Our adoption of Red Hat OpenStack Platform as a highly scalable and open platform is a direct response to our customers’ need to deliver digital cloud native applications which comply with the U.K. government’s strategy of embracing open source and open standards rather than proprietary platforms. We were confident that Red Hat’s extensive open-source capability and expertise would enable us to deliver a proven, highly secure and massively scalable platform.”

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