A £25m investment boost from Cisco-linked Digital Alpha Advisors will scale up UKCloud's operations across the public sector while giving Cisco a new route to market through joint sales and marketing activities.
Cisco already underpins much of UKCloud's data centre technology, enabling the multi-cloud platform provider to bring together its particular blend of hyperscale cloud technologies and traditional enterprise tech on a single platform.
Digital Alpha Managing Partner Rick Shrotri said: “UKCloud has established itself in a market ripe for rapid growth due to the low levels of cloud penetration across the UK public sector.
"Its multi-cloud platform is engineered to achieve Government-grade assurance and native connectivity which creates significant opportunities for digital transformation in defence, national intelligence and other new sectors.
"Our additional capital will help UKCloud scale its team and shape new product lines that are pre-packaged with Cisco's multi-cloud offering."
Cisco UK&I Chief Executive Scot Gardner noted: “In collaborating with UKCloud we have the ability to help enable real transformation of essential Government services.”
UKCloud CEO Simon Hansford (pictured) added: “The investment gives us tremendous potential to scale and accelerate growth in the public sector, saving taxpayer money and driving better insights for decades to come.
"Our alignment with Cisco is a force multiplier, enabling us to accelerate our investment in product development, sales, marketing, customer experience and new markets.”