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UKCloud releases public sector adoption report: Multi-cloud on the rise

UKCloud, the multi-cloud experts dedicated to making transformation happen across UK public sector, has announced the results of a survey of more than 300 senior IT professionals and business leaders that reveals the key challenges and issues that are affecting cloud adoption.

Download the report here

Also listen to the report being discussed in this webinar, with Leighton James, CTO, UKCloud and Louise Fellows, Director, Public Sector UK&I, VMware.

The vast majority of public sector IT remains in traditional, non-cloud environments.

So, to find out why, UKCloud surveyed more than 300 public sector organisations, large and small and asked them about the common issues and challenges that are impeding broader adoption of cloud.

The results are emphatic. First and foremost, there remains a universal desire to move IT environments into the Cloud, with almost 9 out of 10 respondents stating that if a ‘perfect solution’ existed, they would move all their IT into the cloud. Yet, cloud adoption in the public sector remains patchy.

Key findings include:

  • Security – 85.2% of those surveyed believe that their organisation is reluctant to move workloads to the cloud due to risk and security concerns.
  • Skills – 78.3% of respondents confirmed they lacked the skills and resources, such as DevOps and automation, to build and operate cloud-native applications.


More than 85% agreed that they would prefer ‘multi-cloud’, as a means to avoid being tied to one provider.

78% of respondents expressed a fear of vendor lock-in and a similar number agreed that the risk of “over reliance on a sole provider” is inhibiting their cloud adoption.

These concerns aren’t exclusive to the UK, last year Angela Merkel spoke of Gaia-X to help the EU avoid becoming over-reliant on US based cloud providers.

About UKCloud

Built for the UK public sector, UKCloud’s multi-cloud platform supports hundreds of organisations, from central government to local councils, from healthcare trusts  to police constabularies, bringing together technology stacks from Cisco, Dell EMC, Microsoft, Oracle, Red Hat and VMware.

UK Sovereignty

Their data centres are based in the UK, meaning all your data is protected by UK laws, and so are they –  UKCloud is the most prominent cloud provider on the Crown Campus, with all their staff security cleared.

Their services are available to buy from multiple public sector frameworks.

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