Public Sector Cloud

Hosted in Ark Data Centres, our Public Sector Cloud is aligned to the exacting standards of the UK public sector and other high compliance industries that handle highly sensitive data.

Why Invest in Public Sector Cloud?

Virtualise traditional non-cloud native workloads. 

Hosting your workloads in the most appropriate location is essential to ensure they are as secure and performant as possible while being efficient in their provisioning and management. For many cloud native workloads, public cloud is an optimal location – but what about your traditional non-cloud native workloads that aren’t ready for public cloud? 

The Six Degrees Public Sector Cloud is an IaaS platform that enables you to virtualise traditional non-cloud native workloads either permanently or as part of a phased transition to public cloud. Hosted in Ark Data Centres, it is aligned to the exacting standards of the UK public sector and other high compliance industries that handle highly sensitive data. 

Your Cloud Challenges

Here are some of the key cloud challenges we hear from organisations. 

Data centre hosting costs and modernisation

Many organisations are stuck in legacy data centre hosting arrangements that are costly and inflexible.

Data centre exits

With commercial space being at a premium, IT departments are under immense pressure to return space back to the organisation or not renew data centre rentals.

Protecting sensitive data

When sensitive data is being stored, the upmost care must be taken to ensure it is not at risk of data breach.

Data sovereignty

Many organisations operate under strict data sovereignty requirements, needing to remain within the UK both for storage and management.

Cost predictability

Cloud storage can compromise cost predictability if it is not carefully managed.

CAPEX model

Many organisations operate within a CAPEX model which isn’t suitable for the OPEX model most public cloud providers offer.

Network Connectivity

Many public sector organisations need to connect to the Public Service Network and Health and Social Care Network so their applications can talk natively to them.

Introducing Public Sector Cloud from Six Degrees

Unlock the cloud for your organisation.

The Six Degrees Public Sector Cloud will unlock the cloud for your organisation by providing the ideal location for you to virtualise traditional non-cloud native workloads. The Public Sector Cloud is fully owned and operated in UK data centres by Six Degrees, and it is managed by UK-based, SC-cleared engineers. 

We are one of the most highly connected cloud providers in the UK, and our Public Sector Cloud is highly secure. It has security baked into its DNA, and it can also integrate directly with our Managed SOC/SIEM service – giving you peace of mind that your data is secure, monitored, and protected. 

Features of Public Sector Cloud

UK sovereign IaaS hosting. 

Sensitive and sovereign workloads

The Public Sector Cloud is hosted from UK data centres and approved to host ‘Official’ classified data, engineered for scale but with tight security controls, and all of our operatives are UK-based and SC-cleared.

Oracle workloads

The Public Sector Cloud is built to host Oracle workloads – one of the few UK-based cloud platforms that can do so.

Ark Data Centres

The Public Sector Cloud is hosted from Ark Data Centres, providers of Crown Hosting Data Centres.

Crown Hosting Data

Benefits of Working with Six Degrees

Overcome your cloud challenges when you partner with Six Degrees. 

Data centre hosting costs

The Public Sector Cloud offers a route out of your legacy data centre hosting arrangements to an optimised, flexible cloud platform.

Protecting sensitive data

The Public Sector Cloud is highly secure, ensuring your sensitive data is protected at all times.

Data sovereignty

The management and hosting of the Public Sector Cloud is entirely UK sovereign.

Cost predictability

The Public Sector Cloud offers cost predictability relative to other cloud platforms.

CAPEX model

Our flexible commercial models open up the cloud to CAPEX-centric organisations.

Network Connectivity

The Public Sector Cloud connects to the Public Service Network and Health and Social Care Network.

Why Six Degrees?

Six Degrees is best placed to deliver hybrid cloud services to your organisation. 

Our Microsoft credentials

One of the first Microsoft Azure Expert MSPs in the UK.

VMware Certified Cloud Provider

We are a VMware Certified Cloud Provider.

G-Cloud Approved supplier

Allowing simplified cloud procurement by public sector bodies.

We know cloud

Having built and operated cloud platforms for over a decade, we truly are your trusted advisor on all things cloud.

Connectivity options

We offer a wide range of connectivity options between your sites, our data centres, and Azure.

Security is in our DNA

We own and operate a 24x7 UK-based Security Operations Centre (SOC), and all our products are designed around security first principles.

“Our secure cloud credentials are unrivalled – that’s why organisations including central government departments and leading financial services firms trust us with their mission-critical technology.”

James Donovan Practice Director – Cloud
“Our secure cloud credentials are unrivalled – that’s why organisations including central government departments and leading financial services firms trust us with their mission-critical technology.”

James Donovan
Practice Director – Cloud

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