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.

News

Bristol City Council moves IT infrastructure to the cloud

Sep 1, 2014 Rene Millman

£1.5 million deal over two years with Eduserv via G-Cloud

Microsoft updates Android app to unify personal & work files

Aug 29, 2014 Rene Millman

Users can switch between personal and professional accounts

Azure SQL database prices cut by Microsoft

Aug 28, 2014 Rene Millman

Autumn price cuts, price plans rearranged and improved service levels touted

Softlayer debuts bare metal servers for hire by the hour service

Aug 27, 2014 Rene Millman

IBM-owned firm offers customers hourly billing for cloud services

virtualised servers

VMware launches own OpenStack distribution

Aug 26, 2014 Rene Millman

Virtualisation giant also announces Docker capabilities and EVO hardware

Advice

How to stop cloud costs escalating

Aug 12, 2014 David Cartwright

Going to cloud should help save money, just as long as you start on the right track and plan carefully

How to get the timing right for a move to cloud

Aug 7, 2014 David Cartwright

What's the best way to plan for a move to cloud? Preparation is everything

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

How to get the most out of your cloud’s user interface

Jul 18, 2014 David Cartwright

If you can’t use your provider’s GUI, you can’t use its cloud. What’s the best way to get to grips with a cloud’s control panel?

How to prepare for the cloud

Jul 15, 2014 Rene Millman

Are you ready for cloud? It pays to look at what your organisation does and what it needs.

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

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

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

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

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