Education

Specialist cloud solutions

Delivering hybrid learning

In a rapidly changing educational environment, being able to deliver a safe and seamless hybrid learning structure has become paramount. As the pace of transformation accelerates, our experience and expertise enables us to respond rapidly. For instance, we created a full Secure Virtual Classroom Platform for the MoD’s Defence Academy in just a couple of weeks.

Supporting digital transformation

UKFast works with schools, colleges and multi-academy trusts to help them deliver a truly digital curriculum. We support many eLearning hosted environments and have developed an optimised Moodle Hosting solution to help teachers create great online resources.

Outstanding for education

We have in-house fully trained ex-teachers who run an extensive outreach programme to help schools and young people achieve their full potential. Our £5million academy, rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, is helping us bring through new talent from all backgrounds.

University Research Projects

We work with many different universities to help with specific research projects, providing them with secure, scalable and cost-effective cloud solutions. Aided by our flexibility and support, many become independent commercial entities.

UKFast for Education

UKFast has built and managed dedicated private and public cloud solutions, designed specifically for education providers and their partners for over 20 years. With in-house qualified teaching staff and our own Ofsted rated academy, we truly understand the needs of the education sector.

  • Academy Partner with leading vendors such as Cisco, AWS, CompTIA, LPI, Microsoft
  • Moodle optimised infrastructure
  • On-premise Pearson Vue testing centre
  • Multi-homed Internet Connectivity and VPNs
  • Compliance with NCSC Cloud Security Principles to protect student data

Certifications and Compliance

Your solution is only ever housed in our government and ISO-certified, secure data centres managed by security-cleared personnel. As a UK-based company, hosting with UKFast offers guaranteed data sovereignty.

We are a Crown Commercial Service approved supplier through the G-Cloud 12 framework and RM3825 dynamic purchasing system, certified to the required standards to work with the government including: Cyber Essentials Plus, ISO 27001, ISO 27017, ISO 27018, ISO 9001, ISO 22301 and ISO 14001. We are also on the NHS SBS Cloud Services framework.

UKFast is one of the Crown Commercial Service’s exclusive hyperscale computing partners, and we are the first 100% carbon neutral hosting company in the UK, having achieved PAS 2060. We share and support your environmental and Corporate Social Responsibility values.

Compliance, not compromise

With over 20 years’ experience of building bespoke solutions for public sector clients, we can ensure that your cloud-led transformation is fast and efficient, maintaining compliance with no compromise on quality or speed.

Educate

Our experience enables organisations to understand the need to evolve their information security and IT strategies, and to implement change through secure cloud-led digital transformation.

Navigate

We help organisations understand and meet their compliance obligations, seamlessly steering them through the most demanding regulatory environments.

Build

We design bespoke secure cloud and IT solutions to meet each client’s specific needs, from local bodies through to central government.

Support

UKFast’s specialist support teams deliver fast and accurate solutions to keep our clients’ infrastructures safely and securely maintained and operational, 24/7/365.

Future-proof

We evolve our clients’ infrastructure as markets change, accelerating their digital transformation journey to ensure that it always meets the latest regulatory and end user requirements.

Industry partners

Long standing, deep relations with the industry’s leading tech vendors, means that we base our solutions on the best tech available and are constantly up to date.