Platform as a Service (PaaS)

CiCloud's Platform as a Service is a user-defined, turnkey microservice environment designed to help you develop and run your applications more efficiently. With PaaS, you can eliminate the hassle of managing the underlying infrastructure, so you can focus on what matters most - developing and improving your applications.

Our PaaS solution is built on open standards architecture, giving you the freedom to choose the operating system and database that best suits your needs, without worrying about vendor lock-in.

Whether you're looking to improve scalability, reduce costs, or increase efficiency, CiCloud's PaaS solution is the perfect way to take your cloud experience to new heights.

Benefits of PaaS

No vendor

Our PaaS is based on an open standards architecture, ensuring users are not locked into a specific vendor. This gives organisations the flexibility to switch platforms or providers without facing compatibility or integration challenges.

Operating system

CiCloud PaaS allows users to select their preferred version of the database and operating system, including Unix and Windows, enabling them to align their application environment with their specific requirements and preferences.

Secure UK data centre

CiCloud’s Platform as a Service is hosted in a government-approved UK Data Centre, providing users with a high level of security and compliance. This ensures that data is protected and meets the necessary regulatory standards.

Enhanced performance

With CiCloud PaaS, users can leverage load balancers to increase application performance and capacity. This enables efficient distribution of traffic across multiple servers, ensuring optimal performance and scalability.

Rich marketplace

Our PaaS offers a comprehensive marketplace with a wide range of preconfigured applications. This includes cloud-native microservices and legacy applications, providing users with a diverse set of options to meet their specific application requirements.

Automatic scaling

CiCloud Platform as a Service provides automatic vertical and horizontal scaling, allowing applications to adapt to changing workload demands. This ensures optimal resource allocation and enables seamless performance even during peak usage periods.

Measures consumption

Our platform offers hourly measures of cloudlet consumption, enabling users to monitor resource usage and optimise their cloud resources accordingly. With detailed insights into resource allocation, users can make informed decisions to fine-tune their infrastructure.

VMware and KVM hypervisors

CiCloud PaaS utilises both VMware and KVM hypervisors for virtualisation. This ensures compatibility and flexibility for organisations using different virtualisation technologies, allowing them to leverage their preferred hypervisor for their applications and workloads.


What does CiCloud PaaS offer?


Based on open standards architecture, which means no vendor lock-in – users can off-board their applications and data as easily as they can on-board.

Guaranteed UK data residency

CiCloud PaaS is hosted at the Ark Data Centre and Newport Data Centre in Wales, which are the preferred data centres for the UK public sector.


Operating systems include Unix and Windows, as well as VMware and KVM hypervisors.

Staying in control

Offers freedom of choice over the type and version of operating system and database - remain in control of your application roadmap and do not be forced to up-version an application because of a forced upgrade to the operating system.

Simple billing

Billing is simple, transparent, and predictable, with no hidden costs, making it easier for you to budget and procure.

Be more strategic

Refrain from stretching your valuable resources with change requests when they could be focused on delivering real business value.


Managed Kubernetes

We provide a range of features to help you manage your Kubernetes infrastructure, including automated upgrades, scaling, monitoring, and logging. Whether you are deploying a single application or managing multiple clusters, we provide a seamless and hassle-free experience.

With our Platform as a Service (PaaS), you can run your applications in a highly secure, resilient, and scalable Kubernetes environment, without worrying about the complexities of managing the infrastructure.

Here are the four benefits of a Kubernetes platform:


Kubernetes provides an easy and efficient way to scale containerised applications, by allowing users to easily increase or decrease the number of containers running within a cluster.


Kubernetes is a platform-agnostic technology that can be run on any infrastructure, whether it's on-premises, in the cloud, or in a hybrid environment.


Kubernetes provides self-healing capabilities, which means that in the event of a failure, Kubernetes can automatically restart or reschedule containers.


Kubernetes provides a powerful set of automation features that allow users to automate many of the tasks associated with managing containerised applications.