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

Government cloud

SMBs gain most as G-Cloud sales hit £154 million

Apr 17, 2014 Rene Millman

Small businesses bag most government cloud deals

Confusion reigns over cloud SLAs

Apr 16, 2014 Rene Millman

Nearly two-thirds of IT decision makers don’t know what constitutes cloud service failure

SoftLayer to offer IBM security and disaster recovery cloud services

Apr 15, 2014 Rene Millman

Customers get access to virtualised server recovery

BT and Microsoft team up to deliver private Azure connectivity

Apr 14, 2014 Rene Millman

Telco will provide VPN links to Microsoft's cloud

Government digital plans in danger of going astray

Apr 4, 2014 Maxwell Cooter

Government losing its way on digital transformation warns adviser

Advice

How do I get started in the cloud?

Apr 3, 2014 Cloud Pro Staff

Our Cloud Pro expert panel kicks off with a question on how to take the first steps

Skills shortage? how to spot the cowboy training companies

Mar 28, 2014 Nick Booth

There's a shortage of cloud skills, so it’s time for dodgy trainers to cash in. How do you spot the bad boys?

Cloud First policy: a way forward for enterprises too

Mar 24, 2014 Mark Samuels

It's not just public bodies who should think cloud first, businesses should think that way too

How to run databases in the cloud and not feel pain

Mar 7, 2014 David Cartwright

What are the problems of running your business's databases in the cloud? Not as many as you'd expect

Public cloud migration: go for easy wins first

Feb 25, 2014 Rene Millman

Which services should be put into the cloud first? Find the low-hanging fruit and go from there

Case Studies

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

Windsor and Maidenhead setting the cloud standard

Aug 19, 2013 Maxwell Cooter

Local authorities have not been the fastest to adopt cloud, but one council hopes to be the pace-setter