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

Government cloud

SMBs gain most as G-Cloud sales hit £154 million

Apr 17, 2014 Rene Millman

Small businesses bag most government cloud deals

SoftLayer to offer IBM security and disaster recovery cloud services

Apr 15, 2014 Rene Millman

Customers get access to virtualised server recovery

BT and Microsoft team up to deliver private Azure connectivity

Apr 14, 2014 Rene Millman

Telco will provide VPN links to Microsoft's cloud

Oracle continues cloud expansion with launch of database and storage cloud services

Apr 14, 2014 Rene Millman

Services could help customer move critical apps and data between on-premise and cloud

Cisco to spend $1 billion buying its way into the cloud

Mar 24, 2014 Rene Millman

Looks to shoehorn Internet of Things into world's biggest "Intercloud"

Advice

Skills shortage? how to spot the cowboy training companies

Mar 28, 2014 Nick Booth

There's a shortage of cloud skills, so it’s time for dodgy trainers to cash in. How do you spot the bad boys?

Cloud brokers - a helping hand to cloud deployment?

Feb 21, 2014 Rene Millman

As more cloud products come out every week, finding the right one can be a job in itself – enter the cloud broker

How cloud is finding its place in the pharmaceutical industry

Feb 18, 2014 Billy MacInnes

Despite concerns over its regulatory environment, cloud has a role in the pharmaceutical world

Do you speak cloud? Why you may need to learn a new lingo

Jan 31, 2014 Rene Millman

Moving to cloud is not just about a new technology, it's about mastering a new jargon too. Are you prepared?

Five ways to spot your cloud deployment is going wrong

Aug 20, 2013 Nick Booth

It’s hard to admit you’ve got a problem, but admitting it is the first stage

Case Studies

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

The future is hybrid says CA's head of cloud

Nov 18, 2011 Maggie Holland

Bilhar Mann, senior VP of CA Technologies' cloud business unit spoke to sister title IT Pro about the challenges of cloud

Fasttrack your private cloud development

Jul 19, 2011

What's the best way for a company to move forward to deploy clouds - this paper offers advice on the best path ahead