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

Hybrid cloud is order of day for IBM as it details raft of new tools and services

Feb 24, 2015 Maggie Holland

Big Blue continues to focus investment and resources on helping firms realise potential of hybrid cloud

AWS beats Microsoft in public cloud adoption stakes

Feb 20, 2015 Caroline Donnelly

Latest RightScale survey highlights growing appetite for hybrid cloud in the enterprise and beyond

Cloud in a shopping trolley

Shop Direct takes flight in IBM's hybrid cloud

Feb 10, 2015 Caroline Donnelly

Online retail giant taps up IBM for hybrid cloud-based customer care improvement drive

Azure introduces personalised search to power CRM

Feb 9, 2015 Joe Curtis

Microsoft also rolls out new hybrid cloud test environments

SAP hopes to hook new cloud customers with S/4 HANA

Feb 4, 2015 Joe Curtis

Latest release of SAP’s enterprise tools places them all on the HANA database platform

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