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

Google offers free cloud resources for startups

Sep 16, 2014 Rene Millman

Search giant hopes to lure new firms onto its cloud platform with free access for a year

Microsoft OneDrive file size limits increased to 10GB

Sep 15, 2014 Rene Millman

Microsoft has also tripled sync speeds and added other enhancements to OneDrive

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Dropbox opens 249 accounts to US government spy agencies

Sep 15, 2014 Rene Millman

Four in five information requests came with gagging orders

IBM secures Softlayer cloud with Intel’s chip security

Sep 9, 2014 Rene Millman

Softlayer users will be able to select trusted servers to secure workloads from chip to the OS layer

HP offers help to companies moving to OpenStack

Sep 8, 2014 Maxwell Cooter

Professional services for firms wanting to make the move

Advice

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?

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

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