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 opens second UK cloud datacentre

Jul 23, 2014 Rene Millman

Chessington joins Slough as VMware looks to boost vCloud Hybrid Service

Microsoft Azure bags security boost through Barracuda partnership

Jul 18, 2014 Rene Millman

Redmond also does deals with NetApp, Equnix and EMC

IBM & Microsoft join Google Kubernetes cloud container project

Jul 14, 2014 Rene Millman

Containerisation could prevent vendor lock-in

Azure users supported by new StorSimple storage arrays

Jul 10, 2014 Alex Hamilton

Microsoft set to release new arrays to boost hybrid cloud support on Azure

EMC introduces VMAX platform to aid hybrid cloud adoption

Jul 9, 2014 Alex Hamilton

EMC releases new VMAX 3 suite to give enterprise customers hybrid solutions

Advice

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

Should I move to cloud or stick to outsourced services?

Jun 26, 2014

Outsourcing has been around for years: our panel considers if this continues to be the best option

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

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