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

Office 365 integration & unlimited storage coming to Box users

Jul 17, 2014 Rene Millman

Cloud storage firm talks up platforms instead of storage as it tries to woo the enterprise

Rackspace shakes up offering with managed cloud services

Jul 15, 2014 Maxwell Cooter

Rackspace looks to attract companies struggling with full cloud deployments

2/3 SMBs use cloud-based storage for disaster recovery

Jul 15, 2014 Rene Millman

Western Europe and UK lagging US on cloud-based storage, according to report

IBM & Microsoft join Google Kubernetes cloud container project

Jul 14, 2014 Rene Millman

Containerisation could prevent vendor lock-in

Amazon launches new enterprise storage service Zocalo

Jul 11, 2014 Alex Hamilton

Amazon says Zocalo is an answer to "overly complex" storage market old guard

Advice

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? Will managed services solve problems the average cloud can't?

How to prepare for the cloud

Jul 15, 2014 Rene Millman

Are you ready for cloud? It pays to look at what your organisation does and what it needs.

What's the one thing you should know when moving to the cloud?

Jul 11, 2014

Our panel considers the number one criterion when it comes to opting for cloud

How to change cloud providers

Jul 11, 2014 David Cartwright

If you've signed up for a cloud provider, then there's no guarantee you'll stay forever - what do you when you want to move?

How to connect to cloud services

Jul 8, 2014 Steve Cassidy

It's not enough to have your ISP: are you sure it can handle your cloud demands?

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