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.

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RAC chooses Getronics as cloud-based IT provider

Case Studies 23 Nov, 2015 Clare Hopping

Getronics will provide the motoring services provider with IaaS and DRaaS solutions on Microsoft's Azure services

Aviva puts cloud at the heart of its digital strategy

Case Studies 18 Nov, 2015 Rene Millman

Insurance business moves on-premise infrastructure into AWS

Amazon sets up new AWS region in UK

News 6 Nov, 2015 Rene Millman

Third cloud region in EU opens up in Britain

Capgemini and Oracle launch cloud-based telco solution

News 23 Oct, 2015 Clare Hopping

Based on the Oracle Communications Rapid Offer Design and Order Delivery solution, the product will speed up telco customer service delivery

Cloud Industry Forum and Bloor help you navigate your cloud route

News 19 Oct, 2015 Joe Curtis

The partnership aims to help business users migrate to the cloud in a risk-free way

Oracle CEO denies the company is in trouble

News 15 Oct, 2015 Clare Hopping

Depite increasing competition in the cloud arena, Mark Hurd has high hopes for the company's future

AWS outage cuts off Netflix, Medium, Reddit and others

News 21 Sep, 2015 Rene Millman

Sunday morning disruption impacts host of sites

Microsoft reveals its Linux distribution for Azure

News 18 Sep, 2015 Rene Millman

Redmond turns to open source to power networking in the cloud

Huawei wants the future to be industry-specific clouds

News 18 Sep, 2015 Jane McCallion

One cloud does not fit all, claims president of enterprise business group

Oracle’s latest cloud growth fails to convince

News 17 Sep, 2015 Joe Curtis

Can the database giant fill the gap in its declining legacy revenue with cloud?

HP overtakes Cisco in cloud infrastructure equipment market

News 10 Sep, 2015 Rene Millman

Hewlett-Packard knocks networking giant off top spot for the first time

Google releases Container Engine for Docker

News 27 Aug, 2015 Clare Hopping

The service is now available for all developers to use and is offering 99.5 per cent uptime SLA

Memset rolls out pre-installed Docker Virtual Machines

News 10 Aug, 2015 Clare Hopping

The new service will enable developers to experiment with Docker without long-term commitment

SMB cloud usage grows 15% in UK

News 3 Aug, 2015 Joe Curtis

Small companies are using the cloud to access new resources and work more flexibly

Alibaba throws $1bn to grow cloud outside China

News 30 Jul, 2015 Clare Hopping

The company will use the funds to extend its cloud service to new territories

Red Hat overhauls cloud service certification offering

News 14 Jul, 2015 Clare Hopping

The certified programme has been launched globally to replace Red Hat's existing Certified Cloud Provider programme

Rackspace to roll out Azure as managed service

News 14 Jul, 2015 Joe Curtis

Customers can run Azure public cloud alongside Rackspace’s private offering

AWS partner programme boosts SaaS offering

News 13 Jul, 2015 Clare Hopping

The programme will add tools for partners to build their own apps on AWS cloud