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UKCloud Limited (“UKC”) and Virtual Infrastructure Group Limited (“VIG”) (together “the Companies”) – in Compulsory Liquidation

On 25 October 2022, the Companies were placed into Liquidation with the Official Receiver appointed as Liquidator and J Robinson and A M Hudson simultaneously appointed as Special Managers to manage the liquidation process on behalf of the Official Receiver.

Further information regarding the Liquidations can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/virtual-infrastructure-group-limited-and-ukcloud-limited-information-for-creditors-and-interested-parties

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For any general queries relating to the Liquidations please email ukcloud@uk.ey.com
For customer related queries please email ukcloudcustomers@uk.ey.com
For supplier related queries please email ukcloudsuppliers@uk.ey.com

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Safely deploy new, digital services in the cloud

As part of the Azure Stack portfolio, Azure Stack Hub lets you run applications in UKCloud’s UK sovereign data centres. As organisations race to digitally transform, many have found that they can move faster by using public cloud services that allow them to utilise modern architectures and next-gen tooling. Many workloads, however, must remain on-premises – for example, due to technological and regulatory obstacles. However, UKCloud can deliver a fully managed Azure hybrid cloud solution that enables you to unlock the potential of the cloud. For all workloads regardless of location.

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  • Focus on value not infrastructure

  • Government-grade assurance options

  • Follow DevOps best practice

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Keep your data stored in the UK

Your data is a national asset and needs to be treated as such.

Our military-grade data centres ensure your data never leaves the UK. Keeping you ahead of the game when it comes to strict data regulations such a GDPR and Schrems II.

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Janet, RLI, HSCN and PSN

With native access to key government networks, you can move workloads to the cloud which were once restricted to hardwired, local access. Improve data interoperability and application availability in just a few clicks.

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24/7 Support at No Extra Cost

All our customers benefit from an allocated Service Delivery Manager who is responsible for ensuring a world-class experience with our brands from the get-go. And with a current NPS score of +56, they’re doing a pretty good job.

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Capable of hosting Above OFFICIAL workloads

From Elevated OFFICIAL to Above OFFICIAL, whatever your security requirements, we’ve put the necessary measures in place so you can move your most secure and sensitive systems to the cloud.

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Your workloads are in safe hands

We take security seriously. And whilst our Tier-2 technical capability is one of a kind, it’s the people and processes we’ve put in place that enables us to offer a secure cloud service with multiple security domains. Pan Government Accreditation to IL3 (IL4 by aggregation), UKCloud is the first High Assurance cloud for above OFFICIAL workloads.

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Quick, Reliable Access

Leverage our low latency connections to Crown Hosting and build hybrid, private or public cloud solutions that span both of our UK sovereign data centres (Farnborough and Corsham) – which are over 120km apart.

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No workload is too big or small

As a fundamental requirement for Cloud hosting, UKCloud constantly monitors the platform usage down to specific cloud technologies. Our capacity management process takes into account organic growth, forecasted growth by customers, and suitable reserved capacity for unexpected usage.

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Internet-enabled access to Government Networks

Aggregate and share information between multiple security domains or give secure internet-enabled access to government-grade networks. Whatever your requirements, CDSZ removes one of the biggest blockers to cloud adoption in the public sector. Aligned to NCSC’s Cloud Security Principles – you can rest easy your data is in safe hands.

This is an optional extra. More information is availablehere.

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Remote access to PSN Protected workloads

Secure Remote Access uses NCSC-approved internet Virtual Private Network (VPN) technologies and a ‘Walled Garden’ architectural pattern so you can securely connect to the UKCloud Elevated Official Cloud Platform.

This is an optional extra. More information is availablehere.

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Cloud-Native Tooling

Easily provision Kubernetes clusters on Azure Stack Hub using Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) engine to automate the creation, update, and scaling of Kubernetes clusters. Whilst Event Hubs on Azure Stack Hub allows you to realise hybrid cloud scenarios. Streaming and event-based solutions are supported, for both on-premises and Azure cloud processing.

Ability to use consistent tools, experiences and app models  and easily transfer them between Azure and Azure Stack Hub.

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Edge Applications and Disconnected Solutions

Address latency and connectivity requirements by processing data locally in Azure Stack Hub and then aggregating it in Azure for further analytics, with common app logic across both. You can even deploy Azure Stack Hub whilst disconnected from the Internet and from Azure.

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Cloud Apps that Meet Regulations

Develop and deploy apps in Azure whilst maintaining full flexibility to deploy on-premises to help meet regulatory or policy requirements. No code changes are needed.

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Flexible delivery

UKCloudcan deploy and manage Azure Stack Hubin your data centre or hosted in one of our UK government-grade data centres. Use Azure services, containers, serverless and microservice architectures to update and extend existing apps or build new ones. Use consistent DevOps processes across Azure in the cloud and Azure Stack Hub to quickly modernise your mission-critical apps.

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Only pay for what you use

Benefit from pay-as-you-go (PAYG) licencing for Private Azure Stack Hub workloads.

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Customised Configurations

Although we have pre-set options, we understand that every hybrid cloud solution using single tenant cloud resources is different. Our Cloud Architects can work with you to provision the right solution to match your requirements.

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Billed as CAPEX or OPEX

Our Private Azure Stack Hub solution is designed to remove traditional barriers to entry when it comes to the cloud. From scale to budget – you can build a private cloud storage solution unique to you and your business. That means it can be billed as CAPEX or an ongoing operational expense.

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No hidden charges for the ingress or egress of data

Unlike many cloud service providers, UKCloud does not charge for the ingress or egress of data, or for database lookups/queries. This allows for true consumption-based billing with no hidden charges.

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Loyalty is rewarded

Customers commit to spending a specific minimum amount each month for a minimum of 12 months. The discount level attained is based on the total spend committed for the 12 months and can range from 9% (minimum spend of £250,000) to 19% (minimum spend of £1,500,000). More information is available via the pricing guide.

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Reduce standard rates with an annual subscription

This discount system is aimed at customers who consistently utilise a number of VMs that are running 24/7 throughout the year. Customers can gain a discount off the standard rates by subscribing to pay for VMs for a minimum 12-month period, and UKCloud will take the discount off the annualised hourly cost of the VM which is payable in 12 equal monthly payments, regardless of actual usage. A standard discount rate of 9% is available over 12 months of committed usage.

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