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The G-Cloud Framework

G-Cloud is a government initiative designed to make it easier for government departments and public sector organisations to access cloud technology and services. Through G-Cloud, public sector organisations have access to a digital marketplace of cloud vendors that have been cleared to provide their services to government and the public sector. IT teams can browse potential suppliers safe in the knowledge that every company listed has met a base standard set out by the UK government.

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What is G-Cloud 8?

How it works

All services listed under the G-Cloud framework have already been approved through the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) process, providing significant time and cost savings for public sector IT buyers compared to the traditional procurement process.

In summary, the G-Cloud Digital Marketplace allows you to be smarter, clearer and more efficient when selecting cloud solutions and services.

How to buy

Buying through the Digital Marketplace is as simple as search and select. Services are split into 4 lots: Platform as a Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS) and Specialist Cloud Services (SCS).

All services listed include a Service Definition document and a pricing guide to make the selection process as clear and simple as possible. Our cloud experts are always on-hand to answer any additional questions you might have about UKFast solutions and services during the selection process.

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We're G-Cloud Approved

Our cloud services and solutions are government approved through the G-Cloud 8 framework, enabling public sector departments to purchase our hosting solutions with ease, speed and confidence. With fully-owned UK data centres and over 16 years' experience in public sector hosting, our range of secure cloud solutions and services are ideally suited to accelerate efficiency within government and the public sector.

  • ISO-accredited, IL4 UK-based data centres
  • Cutting-edge technology and enterprise-grade platforms
  • Highly-secure solutions certified to the strictest government standards
  • Certified for the handling of OFFICIAL and OFFICIAL-SENSITIVE data
  • Expert UK-based support available 24/7/365
  • Support provided by level 3 certified, SC-cleared technicians
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Cloud Solutions & Services

Platform as a Service (PaaS)

Our PaaS solutions provide a secure, enterprise-level cloud platform without the complexity involved in the build and maintenance of the underlying infrastructure.

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Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

With IaaS, you benefit from our secure, enterprise-grade cloud infrastructure, combined with flexibility and control of the infrastructure at the hypervisor level.

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Specialist Cloud Services (SCS)

Our specialist cloud services complement our eCloud solutions and are designed to enhance the adoption, integration and security of your chosen cloud technology.

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Cloud Delivery Models

eCloud is a revolutionary cloud hosting portfolio, built upon the market-leading virtualisation platforms VMware ESXi and OpenStack, and incorporating advanced technologies from the world's leading IT companies including EMC, 3PAR and Cisco.

eCloud Public combines world-class technology with 24/7 support to give you instant access to the most flexible, pay-as-you-go cloud hosted in the UK. Combining dedicated virtual machines with shared hardware nodes, eCloud Public provides a secure environment that's up and running within seconds.

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eCloud Public

Dedicated entirely to you, eCloud Private is our most secure, high-performance cloud platform, built layer by layer to meet your exact needs. With single-tenant storage infrastructure and dedicated Cisco blade UCS architecture, eCloud Private provides reliability, high availability and redundancy.

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eCloud Private

eCloud Hybrid combines the benefits of both shared (Public) and dedicated (Private) cloud hosting; shared enterprise-grade 3PAR SAN storage offers flexibility and cost-efficiencies, whilst dedicated Cisco UCS hardware nodes provide exceptional performance, enhanced security and redundancy.

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eCloud Hybrid

Certifications and Industry Compliance

Your solution is only ever housed in our IL4 and ISO-accredited, ultra-secure data centres. And, as an exclusively UK-based company, hosting with UKFast offers guaranteed data sovereignty.

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