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

IDC: Cloud spend jumps as firms prepare for IoT

Apr 20, 2015 Adam Shepherd

IDC sees cloud spend claim 30% of companies' infrastructure outlay

Datacentre colocation market to increase 58% by 2017

Apr 17, 2015 Clare Hopping

Annual revenues will shoot to $36 billion in the next two years, with the biggest growth in Asia Pacific

Hybrid cloud not the destination, says AWS CTO

Apr 16, 2015 Rene Millman

Cloud giant says public cloud inevitable for organisations

HP denies public cloud exit, but admits it can't compete on IaaS

Apr 9, 2015 Joe Curtis

HP will keep running its public OpenStack cloud, but only to support hybrid strategy

Microsoft reduces price of backups in Azure

Apr 2, 2015 Clare Hopping

The company has changed how it bills customers, adding Block Blob storage-based plans and location choices

Advice

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...

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

Bring IT out of the shadows

Oct 10, 2014 Lesley Meall

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

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

How to implement a BYOD policy in your workplace

Sep 2, 2014 David Cartwright

What should a CIO do to allow employees to bring their own devices to the workplace?

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