Oracle Cloud is the first and only sovereign, dedicated dual-region cloud for UK Government and Defence customers. Designed in collaboration with multiple UK Government and Defence ministries, the dual-region consists of two geographically separate sites – London and Newport, Wales – connected by a private high-speed network backbone, isolated from other Hyperscale commercial Oracle Cloud regions. Government Organisations and their key partners can meet data sovereignty requirements, and access a complete cloud infrastructure platform, with the services needed to build and run applications in a highly secure, compliant, scalable and private community cloud.
A complete sovereign model for UK Government, citizens and Defence.
Citizens have rising expectations for convenience, meaning governments must now create a more resilient, scalable architecture to meet their demands. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is the first major cloud vendor to support Layer 2 (L2) network virtualization, offering compatibility for databases, network appliances, and virtualization environments. Governments can migrate their mission-critical applications without re-architecting or sacrificing control and visibility.
Security and risk management are very important government considerations, and they require a secure cloud infrastructure based on least privileged access. Secure by design, zero trust as its mandate, OCI prevents threats from gaining access to customer data by isolating network virtualization. This greatly reduces the risk from hypervisor-based attacks and provides superior tenant isolation compared to earlier public cloud designs.Learn about zero trust security with OCI
Governments must be resilient even when faced with natural disasters, public safety concerns, or national security threats. If a large-scale outage affects production applications, governments need the ability to restore the workloads quickly. Oracle’s unique dual-region cloud strategy enables UK governments to deploy applications in multiple geographically separated locations and protect—without having sensitive data leave the country. From high-bandwidth file synchronization to backup/restore and detailed database failover options, Oracle Cloud offers extremely cost-effective resiliency and disaster recovery (DR) solutions.Setup a distributed architecture
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“Oracle Cloud offered increased security compared to our existing infrastructure. Oracle builds security into the architecture from the bottom up, which reduces concerns of persistent threats and helps protect our workloads.”
Deputy Director, Architecture and Information Assurance, Government Shared Services, UK Cabinet Office
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Designed in collaboration with multiple UK Government and Defence ministries, Oracle’s dual region adheres to the security principles outlined by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and is built upon the parameters necessary to store OFFICIAL SENSITIVE data. Transactional data is always stored on UK soil and, unless otherwise agreed, the Oracle personnel accessing such data are UK citizens that hold SC Level Security Clearance.
Site visits were conducted by a PASF-qualified assessor, and Oracle Cloud UK Government data centers in London and Newport have been found to meet the established PASF requirements. These sites can now host law enforcement workloads and critical data.Read the complete post
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