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

Oracle launches data-as-a-service

Jul 24, 2014 Rene Millman

Cloud-based service could help organisations gain insight in to their customers

VMware opens second UK cloud datacentre

Jul 23, 2014 Rene Millman

Chessington joins Slough as VMware looks to boost vCloud Hybrid Service

Microsoft signs green energy deal to power datacentres

Jul 16, 2014 Rene Millman

Largest wind energy investment for firm so far

Rackspace shakes up offering with managed cloud services

Jul 15, 2014 Maxwell Cooter

Rackspace looks to attract companies struggling with full cloud deployments

IBM & Microsoft join Google Kubernetes cloud container project

Jul 14, 2014 Rene Millman

Containerisation could prevent vendor lock-in

Advice

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.

What's the one thing you should know when moving to the cloud?

Jul 11, 2014

Our panel considers the number one criterion when it comes to opting for cloud

How to change cloud providers

Jul 11, 2014 David Cartwright

If you've signed up for a cloud provider, then there's no guarantee you'll stay forever - what do you when you want to move?

How to connect to cloud services

Jul 8, 2014 Steve Cassidy

It's not enough to have your ISP: are you sure it can handle your cloud demands?

Case Studies

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

Cloud is a hit with Anchorfan

Oct 15, 2013 Rene Millman

Social sports website uses cloud to handle spikes in traffic caused by major sporting events