Choosing the right Cloud
SCC works with customers to understand their Cloud adoption rate and determine the best Cloud and application strategy moving forward. SCC offers advice on the right Cloud, whether that’s Public Cloud, Private Cloud or a hybrid model. With exceptional experience in delivering Cloud services to our customers, SCC has built, delivered and continues to manage the ﬁrst PAN Government Accredited Cloud for storing Public Sector data.
SCC has two established cloud platforms operating across three SCC data centre sites in the UK, providing our customers excellent redundancy and high availability options.
Cloud+ provides fully managed options to a varied customer base. In addition to hosting customers’ services, SCC offers full monitoring, management, patching and capacity reporting services for servers hosted on Cloud+. Our monitoring service provides alerts into our 24/7 service desk, who can feed into your own support channels. Our managed service takes this a stage further providing a full monitoring, alerting and break ﬁx service up to and including the operating system.
Our patching service ensures that your server is kept up to date with the latest security releases for your server’s operating system and our capacity reporting service provides monthly reporting for the capacity of your servers and growth trending analysis to help highlight any future capacity constraints. Sentinel is SCC’s pan-government accredited, Public Sector Cloud. This offers all of the above, but in a Cloud which has additional security measures and been certiﬁed for use for sensitive data. SCC developed the ﬁrst UK Government approved cloud, allowing us to host and store Public Sector data on behalf of our customers. With SCC Communications connectivity we also have points of presence in up to 60 data centres in the UK, providing even more redundancy to our customers.
SCC provide an IBM POWER Cloud – not available from Public Cloud providers. This helps customers on their journey to the beneﬁts of cloud based solutions – the flexibility of a consumption based model and an SLA to suit their business allowing them to rapidly deploy scalable services in an enterprise data centre environment without the large capital investment usually associated with such environments.
All SCC cloud offerings are housed within SCC owned Tier 3 UK data centres. Built with resiliency at all levels of the infrastructure, it provides a stable, reliable infrastructure IaaS platform. In order to provide additional levels of availability and redundancy, SCC provide options for dual site replication at a second data centre for customer services.