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Oracle Cloud for UK Government & Defence

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.

How our customers experience Oracle’s UK Government & Defence Cloud

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SSCL migrates on-premises Oracle E-Business Suite to the cloud as a shared service for UK Government, enabling cost savings, improved agility, and enhanced security

Supporting mission-critical workloads and improving business agility

Reinvent workflows to accommodate new realities

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.

Reduce security risks by limiting the attack surface

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.

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Ensure business continuity with a disaster recovery plan

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

Invest in automation and focus on more critical functions

Governments have an increasingly diverse set of data sources that consume significant amounts of storage and risk exceeding the capacity of existing systems. This data is often locked away in silos preventing teams from gaining valuable insights. Consolidate 10s-1000s of databases on a unified service leveraging autonomous services to automate patching and performance tuning of the operating system and the database. Use Oracle Analytics Cloud for data preparation, machine learning, visualization, reporting, and augmented analysis on all types of data—in the cloud, on-premises, or in a hybrid deployment.

“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.”

Steve Holborow

Deputy Director, Architecture and Information Assurance, Government Shared Services, UK Cabinet Office

OCI: A complete cloud infrastructure platform for every workload

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure has all the services you need to migrate, build, and run all your IT, from existing enterprise workloads to new cloud native applications and data platforms.

Developer Services

Developer Services

Build, deploy, and manage modern cloud applications using developer-friendly tools and services.

Containers and Functions

Containers and Functions

Deploy microservices applications on high-performance, managed, open source Docker, Kubernetes, and Fn Functions services.

Application Integration

Application Integration Services

Integrate SaaS, cloud, and on-premises workloads with prebuilt or custom connectivity. Make all your data more accessible with APIs.

Analytics and BI

Analytics and BI

Gain comprehensive business intelligence with augmented analytics to help your organization grow through unique insights.

Machine Learning and AI

Machine Learning and AI

Easily add intelligence to your applications and workloads with prebuilt perception and decision models and out-of-the-box chatbots, or build and train your own models with our data science services.

Data Lakehouse

Data Lakehouse

Gain new insights across all of your data with our comprehensive platform of managed Spark, Hadoop, Elasticsearch, and Kafka-compatible services, combined with best-in-class data warehouse and data management services.

Compute

Compute

Secure and elastic compute capacity in the cloud that ranges from flexible virtual machines (Flex VMs) and high-performance bare metal servers to HPC and GPUs.

Storage

Storage

Address key use cases with on-demand local, object, file, block, and archive storage.

Networking

Networking

Connect securely to a customizable, isolated virtual cloud network (VCN) as the heart of your cloud deployment. Move data at 25% of the cost of other cloud providers.

Oracle Databases

Oracle Databases

Run cost-optimized, high-performance, and autonomous versions of Oracle Database, the world's leading converged, multimodel database management system in the cloud.

Open Source Databases

Open Source Databases

MySQL HeatWave is a fully managed database service, powered by the integrated HeatWave in-memory query accelerator. It’s the only cloud database service that combines transactions, analytics, and machine learning services in one MySQL Database, delivering real-time, secure analytics without the complexity, latency, and cost of ETL duplication.

Security, Observability and Management, Compliance

Security, Observability and Management, Compliance

Protect your most valuable data in the cloud with Oracle’s security-first approach and comprehensive compliance programs. Oracle provides visibility and machine-learning–driven insights to ease management across all layers of the stack deployed on any technology, anywhere.

Global Cloud Datacenter Infrastructure
37 Commercial and Government Regions | Cloud@Customer | Dedicated Regions | Edge Devices

Global Cloud Datacenter Infrastructure

Global, secure, high-performance environments to move, build, and run all your workloads. Hybrid and edge offerings provide specialized deployment, disconnected and intermittently connected operation, low latency and high performance, as well as data locality and security.

Run your most critical applications securely

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.

Three ways the intelligence community benefits from choosing Oracle Cloud

Rand Waldron, Vice President, Program Management

Oracle offers everything, everywhere, and here’s what it means for intelligence community (IC) customers: All Oracle services are made available in every service region for a complete, sustainable, and innovative cloud solution.

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Why Governments are choosing OCI

By rethinking core engineering and systems design for cloud computing, we created innovations that solve problems that Governments and their agencies have with existing public clouds. There are six key reasons for choosing Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) for all your relevant cloud workloads.

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Modernise your capabilities seamlessly on OCI

OCI Cloud Adoption Framework guides fast-growth businesses from Governments to enterprise organisations, offering a collection of cloud resources, best practices, tutorials, and enablement tools. This framework helps organisations define a robust cloud strategy, plan for successful workload migration, and ensure complete manageability of cloud environments.

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Simplify your migration to the cloud

The Oracle Architecture Centre provides the platform topology and recommendations for best practices including availability, performance, security, and costs. Create the infrastructure using a validated reference architecture.

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