Bill has always been a strong advocate for open source software and in particular the open source cloud operating system OpenStack. Following a campaign that Bill devised and implemented, UKCloud was shortlisted for the highest global award within the OpenStack community – the SuperUser Award.
Then in May 2017 at the Boston OpenStack Summit, Bill and the UKCloud team were delighted to discover that they the joint winner of the OpenStack Superuser Award along with Paddy Power Betfair. The video shows Bill and Charles Llewellyn joining the team from Paddy Power Betfair on stage to accept the award.
The OpenStack Superuser Awards launched in 2014 to recognise organisations that have used OpenStack to meaningfully improve their business while contributing back to the community. Previous winners include multi-billion pound global organisations such as AT&T, CERN, Comcast and NTT Group.
UKCloud successfully competes with generalist hyperscale providers by delivering specialist features, such as comprehensive assurance, that are cost-effective and relevant to the UK public sector. The company works closely with a strategic partner, Red Hat, to innovate the OpenStack platform by developing industry-leading security features, including two-factor authentication, secure networking and IP whitelisting. The company’s OpenStack platform is optimised for cloud native applications requiring the elasticity of a genuine public cloud platform coupled with the unique layers of assurance, sovereignty and secure government connectivity inherent to the UKCloud service.
For more information go to: https://ukcloud.com/news-resources/news/recent-press-releases/ukcloud-wins-openstack-superuser-award