Kainos offers Enterprise Compute Cloud, in partnership with UKCloud, providing a trusted, connected and flexible cloud platform combined with access to Kainos' DevOps and Managed Service capability. Self-provision, and scale, secure UK OFFICAL environments rapidly, connected to the Internet, PSN and N3 networks utilising Service Levels up to 99.99%.
- On demand - billed by the hour for resources used.
- Build and configure VMs via secure self-service portal & API.
- A range of service levels, VM sizes and licencing options.
- 24/7 service desk included as standard with SLA response times.
- Platform spans two UK data centres separated by over 100km.
- Cross-domain functionality: controlled access between internet and Elevated domains.
- Assured; UK hosted by SC and NPPV cleared personnel.
- Aligned with NCSC Cloud Security Principles.
- Connect over the PSN, PNN or RLI.
- Access to Kainos' DevOps and Managed Service capability.
- Enabling cost savings by controlling VM power states.
- Get the resources you need, when you need them.
- Configure the solution that is right for your application.
- Drive better outcomes through access to Kainos' DevOps expertise.
- Architect solutions with confidence that applications and services remain available.
- Make compelling citizen facing services, whilst ensuring data remains safe.
- Have confidence in who has access to your data.
- Solutions on a cloud that aligns with NCSC best practice.
- Choose the right network to connect your solution to.
- Use known technologies to de-risk your cloud transition.
£0.02 per virtual machine per month
Kainos Software Ltd
028 9057 1100
Customers must prove compliance with the access requirements of private networks.
Planned maintenance windows are identified in the service description.
Emergency maintenance windows are identified in the service description.
|System requirements||Modern browsers supporting flash and the downloading of JAVA applets.|
|Email or online ticketing support||Email or online ticketing|
|Support response times||Our partner, UKCloud, respond to tickets on a priority basis. UKCloud aim to respond to ALL initial questions within 15 minutes during normal business hours and High Severity tickets will be answered 24/7.|
|User can manage status and priority of support tickets||Yes|
|Online ticketing support accessibility||None or don’t know|
|Phone support availability||24 hours, 7 days a week|
|Web chat support||No|
|Onsite support||Yes, at extra cost|
|Support levels||Our partner, UKCloud's standard support includes Customer Success Managers, Technical Account Managers, support engineers and a 24/7 Network Operations Centre. UKCloud aim to respond to all incidents within 15 minutes between 08:00-20:00 every weekday, and high severity tickets 24/7.|
|Support available to third parties||Yes|
Onboarding and offboarding
|Getting started||All new customers are assigned a UKCloud Customer Success Manager that will provide proactive support and advise for the first 90 days. This also includes the assistance from UKCloud devops and cloud architects to ensure the right solution is provisioned and maximised for the workloads, along with a range of user guides.|
|Other documentation formats||Video and podcasts|
|End-of-contract data extraction||The customer has complete autonomy of how data is stored and managed within their virtual environment. Data can be extracted either from within the VM (for example, copying data over virtual networks), or the entire VM (for example, exporting as a VMDK or OVF).|
|End-of-contract process||Kainos applies UKCloud's terms and conditions including those for end of contract. Kainos can offer additional assistance on a T&M basis.|
Using the service
|Web browser interface||Yes|
|Using the web interface||Our partner UKCloud provides a control panel allowing users to provision, manage and decommission various aspects of this service. It also allows users to interface with the UKCloud service management system including raising tickets and requests. The web interface also provides access to a comprehensive set of documentation and videos; launch, manage and delete virtual network, compute and storage resources; display network topology; manage images including creation and recover of backups; control access and security including key pairs, API access and floating IPs; manage load balancers.|
|Web interface accessibility standard||None or don’t know|
|How the web interface is accessible||The web interface is accessible using the most common web browsers and is delivered over various public and private networks including the internet, PSN, N3/HSCN and Janet. The web interface is protected by standards-based encryption, two-factor authentication and optionally IP address restrictions. The web interface is entirely HTML5 and does not require any auxilary plug-ins, therefore the web interface is accessible by any modern day desktop or mobile internet browser able to support secure HTTPS connections.|
|Web interface accessibility testing||None|
|What users can and can't do using the API||You can use API calls to create, manage and monitor Service Requests and view information about the components of your environment. We provide native access to underlying APIs such as vCloud and OpenStack. These are compatible with tools such as Terraform and platforms such as AWS S3.|
|API automation tools||
|Other API automation tools||Jenkins|
|API documentation formats||
|Command line interface||Yes|
|Command line interface compatibility||
|Using the command line interface||Customers can fully manage their virtual infrastructure resources including compute, storage and networking, including management of virtual images, programmatically or manually via the CLI.|
|Independence of resources||Tbc by UKCloud|
|Infrastructure or application metrics||Yes|
|Supplier type||Reseller providing extra features and support|
|Organisation whose services are being resold||UKCloud|
|Staff security clearance||Conforms to BS7858:2012|
|Government security clearance||Up to Developed Vetting (DV)|
|Knowledge of data storage and processing locations||Yes|
|Data storage and processing locations||United Kingdom|
|User control over data storage and processing locations||Yes|
|Datacentre security standards||Complies with a recognised standard (for example CSA CCM version 3.0)|
|Penetration testing frequency||At least every 6 months|
|Penetration testing approach||‘IT Health Check’ performed by a CHECK service provider|
|Protecting data at rest||
|Data sanitisation process||Yes|
|Data sanitisation type||
|Equipment disposal approach||A third-party destruction service|
Backup and recovery
|Backup and recovery||Yes|
|What’s backed up||Virtual machines and associated data.|
|Backup controls||Depending on the backup or replication service that the customer chooses, this can be done either via the API or the UKCloud portal.|
|Datacentre setup||Multiple datacentres with disaster recovery|
|Scheduling backups||Users schedule backups through a web interface|
|Backup recovery||Users can recover backups themselves, for example through a web interface|
|Data protection between buyer and supplier networks||
|Data protection within supplier network||TLS (version 1.2 or above)|
Availability and resilience
|Guaranteed availability||99.95% - 99.99% depending on Service Level chosen|
|Approach to resilience||The service is deployed across a number of sites, regions and zones. Each zone is designed to eliminate single points of failure (such as power, network and hardware). Customers are encouraged to ensure their solution spans multiple sites, regions or zones to ensure service continuity should a failure occur.|
|Outage reporting||All outages will be reported via the Service Status page and the notifications service within the UKCloud Portal. Outages are identified as Planned maintenance, Emergency maintenance, and platform issues. In addition, the designated Technical Account Manager will proactively contact customers as appropriate.|
Identity and authentication
|Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels||For online systems (e.g. Customer Portal & API interfaces), all users are required to have a unique username, password and memorable word combination. Customers may also use 2FA authentication tokens.|
|Access restriction testing frequency||At least every 6 months|
|Management access authentication||2-factor authentication|
|Devices users manage the service through||
Audit information for users
|Access to user activity audit information||Users contact the support team to get audit information|
|How long user audit data is stored for||Between 1 month and 6 months|
|Access to supplier activity audit information||Users contact the support team to get audit information|
|How long supplier audit data is stored for||Between 1 month and 6 months|
|How long system logs are stored for||Between 1 month and 6 months|
Standards and certifications
|ISO/IEC 27001 certification||Yes|
|Who accredited the ISO/IEC 27001||LRQA|
|ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation date||08/05/2012|
|What the ISO/IEC 27001 doesn’t cover||Nothing|
|ISO 28000:2007 certification||No|
|CSA STAR certification||Yes|
|CSA STAR accreditation date||28/10/2016|
|CSA STAR certification level||Level 1: CSA STAR Self-Assessment|
|What the CSA STAR doesn’t cover||Nothing|
|Other security accreditations||Yes|
|Any other security accreditations||
|Named board-level person responsible for service security||Yes|
|Security governance accreditation||Yes|
|Security governance standards||
|Other security governance standards||In addition to CSA STAR, ISO27001, ISO27018 and ISO20000, this service has been formally accredited by a National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) Pan Government Accreditor (PGA) for the services provided to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)|
|Information security policies and processes||UKCloud has a number of inter-connected governance frameworks in place which control both how the Company operates and the manner in which it delivers cloud services to its customers. These have been independently assessed and certified against ISO20000, ISO27001 and ISO27018 by LRQA, a UKAS accredited audit body. The Company is governed by an integrated suite of information security policies. Under the top level Information Security Policy itself are second-level documents with specific focus on Acceptable Use, Antivirus Protection, Asset Management, Business Continuity Management, Data Protection, Password Management, Personnel Management, Supply Chain Management and many others.|
|Configuration and change management standard||Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402|
|Configuration and change management approach||UKCloud has documented configuration and change management policies and processes, which have been implemented, maintained and assessed in accordance with the guidance from ITIL v.3 and the current ISO20000 standard. Formal configuration management activities, including record management and asset reporting, are monitored and validated constantly, and any identified discrepancies promptly escalated for investigation. A robust, established process for the formal submission of change requests is mandated prior to review and approval of the daily Change Advisory Board, which is attended by a quorum of operational and technical management personnel.|
|Vulnerability management type||Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402|
|Vulnerability management approach||UKCloud has a documented vulnerability management policy and process, which have been implemented, maintained and assessed in accordance with the guidance from ITIL v.3 and the current ISO20000 and ISO27001 standards. Where technically possible, real-time updates and status reports are identified and sourced from credible vendor sources, which cover a significant proportion of UKCloud’s asset population. For other systems and software, assigned personnel have responsibility for regularly reviewing technical forums and specialist groups to promptly identify and evaluate any emerging patches or updates which require our attention.|
|Protective monitoring type||Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402|
|Protective monitoring approach||Following best practice from the National Cyber Security Centre, UKCloud protects both its Assured and Elevated platforms with enhanced protective monitoring services (SIEM), at the hypervisor level and below. Our approach to protective monitoring continues to align with the Protective Monitoring Controls (PMC 1-12) outlined in CESG document GPG13 (Protective Monitoring for HMG ICT Systems). It includes checks on time sources, cross-boundary traffic, suspicious activities at a boundary, network connections and the status of backups, amongst many others. All alerts are immediately notified to the UKCloud NOC for prompt investigation.|
|Incident management type||Conforms to a recognised standard, for example, CSA CCM v3.0 or ISO/IEC 27035:2011 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402|
|Incident management approach||UKCloud has a documented incident management policy and process, which have been implemented, maintained and assessed in accordance with the guidance from ITIL v.3 and the current ISO20000 and ISO27001 standards. This activity is responsible for the progression of alerts generated by automated monitoring systems, issues identified by UKCloud personnel, and incidents identified and reported to UKCloud by its customers and partners. All incidents are promptly reported into a central ticketing system, which ensures that each is promptly assigned to an appropriate resource, and its progress tracked (and escalated, as required) to resolution.|
|Approach to secure software development best practice||Independent review of processes (for example CESG CPA Build Standard, ISO/IEC 27034, ISO/IEC 27001 or CSA CCM v3.0)|
Separation between users
|Virtualisation technology used to keep applications and users sharing the same infrastructure apart||Yes|
|Who implements virtualisation||Supplier|
|Virtualisation technologies used||VMware|
|How shared infrastructure is kept separate||At the compute/storage layer, consumers are separated via robust hypervisor controls based on VMware vSphere technology. This solution has been previously been validated by the NCSC PGA and the implementation is regularly tested via by regular PGA scoped independent IT Security Health Checks conducted by a CHECK service provider.|
|Price||£0.02 per virtual machine per month|
|Discount for educational organisations||No|
|Free trial available||Yes|
|Description of free trial||https://ukcloud.com/free-trial-sign-up|
|Link to free trial||https://ukcloud.com/free-trial-sign-up|
|Pricing document||View uploaded document|
|Skills Framework for the Information Age rate card||View uploaded document|
|Service definition document||View uploaded document|
|Terms and conditions document||View uploaded document|