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.


  1. VMware kills cloud app latency with hybrid approach

    Aug 31, 2015 Joe Curtis

    Virtualisation giant says it has solved public cloud puzzle

  2. Microsoft improves Azure latency by deploying custom NICs

    Aug 24, 2015 Clare Hopping

    The hardware will help offload SDN demand for extra flexibility

  3. AWS targets London start-ups with pop-up loft

    Aug 20, 2015 Joe Curtis

    Public cloud giant seeks to convert more UK entrepreneurs into customers

  4. Google’s data centre partially wiped after lightning strike

    Aug 20, 2015 Clare Hopping

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

  5. Netflix to scrap on-premise datacentres in two months

    Aug 17, 2015 Clare Hopping

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


  1. Google learns lightning does strike twice (or four times)

    Aug 24, 2015 Steve Cassidy

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

  2. What is public cloud?

    Jan 21, 2015 Barry Collins

    Public cloud: What is it and is it right for your business needs? Read on to find out...

  3. Best free cloud apps for business

    Oct 29, 2014 Clare Hopping

    Mobility is key for enterprises and that’s why it’s important to ensure you have the mobile cloud apps to access files wherever you are

  4. Bring IT out of the shadows

    Oct 10, 2014 Lesley Meall

    There's no point battling against users, embracing shadow IT is the key

  5. How to run an IT department as a cloud-aware business

    Sep 9, 2014 Lesley Meall

    The advent of cloud has changed things for CIOs - they must present a different face to business units

Case Studies

  1. 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

  2. SportPursuit takes flexible approach to drive sales

    Jul 8, 2014 Rene Millman

    Retail organisation turns to the cloud to ensure companies can handle fluctuating amount of traffic

  3. Andy Burton: Cloud Q&A with the new Zynstra exec

    Apr 2, 2014 Christine Horton

    Former chairman of the Cloud Industry Forum, and new Zynstra exec, Andy Burton discusses the take-up of cloud in the channel

  4. Dell looks to seize the public sector opportunity

    Nov 14, 2013 Davey Winder

    Reports of Dell's death as a public cloud provider have been premature, its future is as a partner

  5. Channel 4 uses cloud to make more sense of data

    Nov 13, 2013 Maxwell Cooter

    The TV company is already a cloud user but is now looking to beef up its analytics capability