Infrastructure as a Service

Instead of purchasing servers, software, network equipment or data centre storage space, cloud providers can supply IaaS to clients as a fully out-sourced service and be subsequently billed only according to what they have used. This means the cloud provider owns and maintains the housing, running and maintaining of all the equipment, not the end-user. This also gives the end-user the flexibility to use more or less storage, as required, (called scalability), which is attractive to businesses which might otherwise have needed to have maintained large amounts of storage space even at off-peak times.

News

Softlayer debuts bare metal servers for hire by the hour service

Aug 27, 2014 Rene Millman

IBM-owned firm offers customers hourly billing for cloud services

Google Drive for Work customer base growing by 1,800 a week

Aug 22, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Search giant cheers take-up of unlimited cloud storage offering for business users

Zetta.net offers appliance-free server backup to the cloud

Aug 19, 2014

Physical and virtual server images backed up and recovered direct from the cloud

Azure customers hit by multiple outages

Aug 18, 2014 Rene Millman

Customers around the world unable to access Microsoft cloud

Silver Peak looks to integrate networking with cloud

Aug 15, 2014 Maxwell Cooter

Unity designed to speed up SaaS applications and provide greater visibility for IT departments

Advice

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 use the cloud for disaster recovery

Aug 5, 2014 David Cartwright

The cloud is an ideal vehicle for keeping your business running. Here are some tips to follow

How to find most cost-effective way to use cloud storage

Aug 1, 2014 Clare Hopping

Calculating how much storage you need in the cloud can be a challenge; especially with so many payment models

How to defend against a cloud-based DDoS combination attack

Jul 25, 2014 Davey Winder

Protecting your cloud from cyber-extortion isn't rocket science; you need a plan and a cool head

Cloud IT management

How to work with bare metal cloud services

Jul 22, 2014 David Cartwright

When virtualised infrastructure won't cut it, is bare metal the answer?

Case Studies

Cloudhelix shows how to scale - without losing performance

Jun 27, 2014 Rene Millman

Scaling up SANs can cause a lack of performance, Cloudhelix found a way round the issue

BBC: Making use of the cloud to transcode video and reduce costs

Mar 17, 2014 Rene Millman

Broadcaster uses cloud to aid flexibility and boost Winter Olympics coverage

UCAS clears admission problems with move to the cloud

Jan 2, 2014 Rene Millman

Mix of Azure and AWS helps UCAS students into university places

VMware hybrid cloud eases path to integration

Oct 25, 2013 Maxwell Cooter

Catalogue company Biomni adopts VCHS to improve flexibility of service offerings

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