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Two years ago UCAS decided to migrate most of its systems to Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) public cloud and to redevelop two of its core applications to run on Microsoft’s Azure platform-as-a service (PaaS).


  • UCAS has so far been satisfied with the nature and quality of the public cloud services it uses, as well as with the level of support it has received from public cloud service providers (CSPs).

Features and Benefits

  • Gain practical advice on how to deal with public clouds based on UCAS's experience.
  • Help understand why, how, and to what extent public cloud services can help UK organizations.

Key questions answered

  • What is UCAS? Why has UCAS turned to AWS and Microsoft public clouds?
  • What are the main issues that UCAS has encountered? How successful has UCAS been? What comes next for UCAS?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Key findings
  • Ovum view

Recommendations for enterprises

  • Relevance
  • Key lessons learnt

Solution selection

  • Background
  • Solution Criteria

Solution analysis

  • Solution deployment
  • Outcomes

Data sheet

  • Key facts about the solution


  • Methodology
  • Author

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