UKCloud is a major force within IT for the UK public sector. It has 20% of the G-Cloud IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) market and has been involved in more than 200 transformation projects.

Its client, a high-profile government department, planned to move to a fully-managed cloud environment in three years. However, its current hardware was end-of-life — and so a new platform was needed fast. Huge amounts of sensitive records also had to be migrated safely and with zero disruption.

UKCloud was happy to host a new platform but the government department didn’t wish to own any hardware.

Both organisations needed a trusted IT specialist to step in with a bold and flexible solution. CAE were up for the challenge.

What was the challenge?

  • Government department planned to switch to a fully-serviced cloud environment in three years
  • But its existing hardware was end-of-life and a stop-gap solution was required right away
  • Vast amounts of sensitive records needed moving safely to a new platform — but the department didn’t wish to own any hardware


  • CAE uses its Unstructured Data Solutions (UDS) expertise to design a robust, bespoke private cloud.
  • CAE’s commercial innovation and flexibility sees it becoming a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) provider for the first time.
  • Government client gets what it wanted: An on-premise platform with cloud-like consumption and billing.
  • Migration of petabytes of sensitive data is completed successfully

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