Public Cloud

Public cloud is a term used to describe the common cloud computing model whereby a service provider makes resources like software or data storage available over the internet. While the public cloud is big business and attracts the world’s largest providers, like Amazon Web Services and IBM, access to the public cloud itself is often inexpensive or free to establish and users are often, but not always, smaller scale enterprises or individuals. The public cloud is sometimes regarded as less secure than private clouds.

US blasts EU criticism of Safe Harbour

News 29 Sep, 2015 Nicole Kobie Joe Curtis

America says EU data is protected despite PRISM programme

AWS outage cuts off Netflix, Medium, Reddit and others

News 21 Sep, 2015 Rene Millman

Sunday morning disruption impacts host of sites

Microsoft reveals its Linux distribution for Azure

News 18 Sep, 2015 Rene Millman

Redmond turns to open source to power networking in the cloud

Oracle’s latest cloud growth fails to convince

News 17 Sep, 2015 Joe Curtis

Can the database giant fill the gap in its declining legacy revenue with cloud?

Public cloud now generating over $20 billion in revenue

News 17 Sep, 2015 Adam Shepherd

IaaS, PaaS and SaaS among the most profitable areas, analysts say

AWS opens London cloud space to target start-ups

News 14 Sep, 2015 Clare Hopping

The initiative, called Amazon Web Services (AWS) Pop-up Loft, is open till the end of October

HP overtakes Cisco in cloud infrastructure equipment market

News 10 Sep, 2015 Rene Millman

Hewlett-Packard knocks networking giant off top spot for the first time

SugarSync for Business review

Reviews 9 Sep, 2015 Kat Orphanides

Cloud storage that almost hits the sweet spot

VMware: Developers don’t want VMs anymore

News 8 Sep, 2015 Joe Curtis

Why devs are moving away from virtual machines to focus on speedy containers

Personal cloud market set to reach $90 bn by 2020

News 7 Sep, 2015 Rene Millman

Market set to increase by a third over next five years

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Google Apps upgraded with voice to text, Research & Explore

News 4 Sep, 2015 Jane McCallion

New functions are aimed at education, but available to all

VMware kills cloud app latency with hybrid approach

News 31 Aug, 2015 Joe Curtis

Virtualisation giant says it has solved public cloud puzzle

Google learns lightning does strike twice (or four times)

Advice 24 Aug, 2015 Steve Cassidy

The public cloud giant discovers design by theory doesn't cover every eventuality

Microsoft improves Azure latency by deploying custom NICs

News 24 Aug, 2015 Clare Hopping

The hardware will help offload SDN demand for extra flexibility

AWS targets London start-ups with pop-up loft

News 20 Aug, 2015 Joe Curtis

Public cloud giant seeks to convert more UK entrepreneurs into customers

Google’s data centre partially wiped after lightning strike

News 20 Aug, 2015 Clare Hopping

The data centre was hit four times and resulted in some people losing the data forever

Netflix to scrap on-premise datacentres in two months

News 17 Aug, 2015 Clare Hopping

The company is streamlining its data strategy and that means moving everything to the public cloud

Europe suffers Google cloud black-out

News 17 Aug, 2015 Clare Hopping

The service is mostly back up and running with only 0.05 per cent of users now affected

Rackspace announces plans for AWS Fanatical Support

News 17 Aug, 2015 Clare Hopping

The company says the new addition forms part of its plans to focus on managed services

85% of public sector 'are now using public cloud'

News 7 Aug, 2015 Clare Hopping

Both backup and recovery and hosting internal applications are the most popular use cases