IaaS

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

OneDrive and OneDrive for Business review

Apr 1, 2015 Barry Collins

It's tied into the Microsoft ecosystem but can it ever rival Dropbox?

Cheap cloud storage wars intensify as new kid on block ProfitBricks offers lower-cost IaaS than market leaders

Mar 27, 2015 Clare Hopping

ProfitBricks claims its offering works out cheaper than Amazon, Google and Microsoft

Amazon unveils unlimited cloud storage for under $5 a month

Mar 26, 2015 Adam Shepherd

Two-tier pricing plan lets users store either unlimited data or just unlimited photos for flat annual fee

HP reveals three new territories in the STORM Clouds project

Mar 25, 2015 Clare Hopping

The company wil help get three new local authorities in Europe using the cloud for key services

Amazon bulks out its Elastic Block Store offering

Mar 20, 2015 Rene Millman

Faster, larger, more consistent volumes now available in every region

Advice

What is IaaS?

Jan 29, 2015 Barry Collins

What is Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and what benefits are on offer?

Cloud storage providers: Guide to who's who

Feb 22, 2015 Rene Millman

We run down the key cloud storage providers so you can make the right choice for your business

Tales from the world of cloud storage...

Dec 18, 2014 Steve Cassidy

Steve Cassidy found more than he bargained for at a recent cloud storage event...

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

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