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UKCloud Dedicated Compute v2 Service Definition
Provides an overview of what is provided by the UKCloud Dedicated Compute v2 service
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UKCloud Dedicated Compute v2 Service Definition

What is UKCloud Dedicated Compute v2?

Dedicated Compute v2 is a flexible solution designed for when you need guaranteed performance. This service delivers exceptional performance through dedicated compute hosts and meets your security obligations by addressing compliance and regulatory requirements through physical separation of workloads.

Hosts are assigned for your sole use and are enabled for granular configuration to meet your workload requirements. Dedicated Compute v2 utilises our public VMware storage, providing on-demand flexibility, with either Tier 1 or Tier 2 options available.

What the service can help you achieve

  • Workload isolation. Designed for the exclusive use of each customer, providing the highest levels of separation and isolation from other customers within a trusted community.

  • Predictable performance and flexible configuration. Guaranteed performance - manage custom workloads, with full-control of VM sizing, CPU and RAM allocations.

  • Use your existing software licenses. Utilise existing licenses on the UKCloud platform, including Microsoft licences, and other licences that are bound to the host (some restrictions apply such as Microsoft Server licences).

  • Prove the concept. Your own dedicated cloud infrastructure without the long-term commitment.

  • Meets compliance and regulatory requirements. The UKCloud platform is regularly CHECK-tested and undergoes regular independent assessments to ensure data security.

  • Automation. Delivered as a cloud service through high levels of automation, enabling self-service via the UKCloud Portal.

Product options

The service is designed to be flexible and allows you to choose from the list below to match your requirements.

Dedicated Compute v2 product options

Pricing and packaging

Dedicated Compute v2 pricing can be as low as £4,200 per/month/host (specification: CISCO UCS B200 M5 – 2 x 18 Core 512 GiB RAM). Full pricing with all options, including licensing and connectivity, is available in the UKCloud Pricing Guide.

Accreditation and information assurance

The security of our platform is our number one priority. We've always been committed to adhering to exacting standards, frameworks and best practice. Everything we do is subject to regular independent validation by government accreditors, sector auditors and management system assessors. Details are available on the UKCloud website.

Connectivity options

UKCloud provides one of the best-connected cloud platforms for the UK Public Sector. We enable access to our secure platform by DDoS-protected internet, PSN, Janet, HSCN, RLI and your own leased lines via our HybridConnect or CrownConnect services. The full range of flexible connectivity options is detailed in the UKCloud Pricing Guide.

An SLA you can trust

We understand that enterprise workloads need a dependable service that underpins the reliability of the application to users and other systems, which is why we offer one of the best SLAs on G-Cloud. For full details on the service SLA, including measurements and service credits, see the SLA definition article.

The small print

For full terms and conditions, including onboarding and responsibilities, refer to the Terms and conditions documents.

For more information about this service, see the Service Scope.

Why UKCloud?

UKCloud is dedicated to the digital transformation of our nation's public services through our flexible, secure and cost-effective multi-cloud platform and the expertise of our people and partners. We believe that diversity of technology drives value and innovation and so we bring together different cloud technologies, with different deployment models spanning on-premises (private cloud), on-campus (Government's Crown Campus) and off-campus global public cloud services. This enables you to choose the right cloud for creating new workloads or migrating or replacing existing applications to the cloud with specialist SaaS solutions.

UKCloud services

We recognise the importance of public services to UK citizens and businesses, which is why we include the highest level of support to all our customers at no extra cost. This includes dedicated 24/7 UK support, a Network Operations Centre (NOC), utilising protective and proactive monitoring tools, and access to UKCloud's experts. UKCloud can also provide outcome-based professional services or managed services to help you with digital transformation.


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