This is what a lot of people think of when the term ‘cloud computing’ is used. The cheapest and easiest solution, a public cloud allows you to have almost all IT functions hosted off-site and managed by a third party. All you need in-house is a browser and an internet connection. You will share facilities with many others, providing economies of scale.

Solutions tend to be simple and standard, allowing you to get up and running fast – a popular option for start-ups or small businesses that want to save on IT investment.




Azure customers hit by multiple outages

Aug 18, 2014 Rene Millman

Customers around the world unable to access Microsoft cloud

Gatwick Airport using cloud to boost ground services collaboration

Aug 6, 2014 Rene Millman

Airport aims to improve customer experience as well with cloud testing

EC touts standardised cloud SLAs for European businesses

Jun 27, 2014 Alex Hamilton

EU guidelines will provide a silver-lining for those struggling to migrate cloudwards

Outage cripples Creative Cloud

May 16, 2014 Rene Millman

Adobe users hit by worldwide cloud failure

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


How to help your workforce make the change to the cloud

Aug 19, 2014 Mark Samuels

What happens when the upheaval is just that bit too drastic?

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

Where should your cloud datacentre be located?

Aug 7, 2014 Davey Winder

What are the factors you should take into account when it comes to locating datacentres?

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 write a cloud security policy

Jul 17, 2014 Davey Winder

Your old policy may cover the basics but it may not be appropriate for services in the cloud: time for a rethink

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

The future is hybrid says CA's head of cloud

Nov 18, 2011 Maggie Holland

Bilhar Mann, senior VP of CA Technologies' cloud business unit spoke to sister title IT Pro about the challenges of cloud