Hybrid Cloud

Some organisations are happy to put some IT functions into a public cloud but prefer to keep higher-risk or more bespoke functions in a private cloud or even in-house. This is a hybrid cloud solution. You don’t have to go the whole hog, for example some organisations use cloud services for archiving old data but keep operational data close.

News

SAP records mega cloud growth, but profits suffer

Jul 21, 2015 Joe Curtis

Tech giant still has growing pains as it makes transition into cloud business

Tata hooks customers up to Salesforce cloud

Jul 20, 2015 Joe Curtis

CRM giant is the latest partner of Tata’s IZO platform, which connects users to various cloud services

CenturyLink and HP team up for hybrid cloud

Jul 20, 2015 Clare Hopping

HP will sell CenturyLink's full portfolio to its customer and add new companies to its user base

Google signs up to sponsor OpenStack Foundation

Jul 17, 2015 Clare Hopping

The search giant will provide Linux container resources to the project

Rackspace to roll out Azure as managed service

Jul 14, 2015 Joe Curtis

Customers can run Azure public cloud alongside Rackspace’s private offering

Advice

What is hybrid cloud?

Jan 21, 2015 Barry Collins

Hybrid cloud: What is it and does it really offer the best of both private and public cloud? Read on to find out...

Where next for cloud in 2015?

Dec 31, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

What will 2015 hold for the cloud and its users? Our experts share their thoughts and predictions

How can you set up a hybrid cloud system with Amazon

Aug 26, 2014 Rene Millman

Rene Millman shows how it is possible to have the best of both cloud worlds

End of Windows Server 2003: a perfect time to go hybrid

Aug 5, 2014 Maggie Holland

There's never been a better opportunity to go hybrid - time to seize the chance

Managing hybrid cloud migration

Aug 5, 2014 Maxwell Cooter

Does moving to hybrid mean a management headache? Absolutely not

Case Studies

Citygate car dealership ditches legacy telephony for cloud

Jan 15, 2015 Rene Millman

Volkswagen shop gets new car dealership branches up and running within 24 hours with cloud partner Node4

Q&A with David Cartwright

Jul 31, 2014 David Cartwright

The latest member of our expert panel to sit in the editor's hot seat is David Cartwright, who reflects on a varied career

Cloudhelix shows how to scale - without losing performance

Jun 27, 2014 Rene Millman

Scaling up SANs can cause a lack of performance, Cloudhelix found a way round the issue

VMware hybrid cloud eases path to integration

Oct 25, 2013 Maxwell Cooter

Catalogue company Biomni adopts VCHS to improve flexibility of service offerings

Action for Children moves into cloud with Rackspace

May 8, 2013 Rene Millman

New hybrid infrastructure helps cope with celebrity tweets and Big Data to target and increase donations