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

Chromebook buyers to get 1TB of free Google cloud storage

Nov 25, 2014 Rene Millman

Search giant ups ante in war with Microsoft and other cloud storage rivals

Intel Haswell to power new super-fast AWS EC2 instance

Nov 13, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Cloud giant claims tech tie-up has created fastest Amazon EC2 instance to date

AWS Lambda preview release to aid deployment of cloud apps

Nov 13, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

AWS unveils yet another new service to help developers speed up cloud app deployments

AWS hails cloud as the "new normal" for business IT

Nov 13, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

More firms are deploying apps to the cloud by default than ever before, AWS claims

AWS throws developers cloud app deployment lifeline

Nov 12, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

AWS has unveiled a trio of complementary tools to speed up deployment of apps within its cloud

Advice

Private Cloud

How to securely migrate data to a private cloud

Oct 29, 2014 Davey Winder

Ditch the assumptions over security in private cloud, they may leave data open to compromise

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

How to secure the bare metal cloud

Oct 28, 2014 Davey Winder

It may not have a hypervisor, but does it make for a more secure cloud?

Bring IT out of the shadows

Oct 10, 2014 Lesley Meall

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

Coping with the perils of virtualisation licensing

Sep 16, 2014 David Cartwright

Virtualisation is the backbone of cloud deployment but CIOs have to make sure their licensing is right

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