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

VMware partners with Dell & HP on software-defined datacentres

Aug 27, 2014 Rene Millman

Virtualisation giant to work with partners to deliver on software-defined networking vision

virtualised servers

VMware launches own OpenStack distribution

Aug 26, 2014 Rene Millman

Virtualisation giant also announces Docker capabilities and EVO hardware

VMware rebrands vCHS to VMware vCloud Air

Aug 22, 2014 Rene Millman

Virtualisation giant also rebrands service provider partner programme to vCloud Air Network

CenturyLink launches global private cloud service

Aug 21, 2014 Rene Millman

Goes live in 57 datacentres, aims for public cloud capability

Microsoft sheds light on in-house cloud migration plans

Aug 19, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Software giant plans to eat own dog food with push to adopt a hybrid approach to cloud

Advice

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

How to cost hybrid IT

Aug 5, 2014 Jane McCallion

What up-front costs SMBs are likely to face when migrating to the cloud, and when they can you expect to see a return on investment.

Five common cloud problems – and how to fix them

Jul 29, 2014 Nick Booth

Success has many fathers, but failures are orphans. Here we name the main progenitors of the cloud’s problem children

Case Studies

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

Northern Ireland education turns to the cloud

Jul 30, 2012 Billy MacInnes

One of the largest cloud education projects in the UK is in Northern Ireland, where monthly billing has smoothed the path to acceptance