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

Bitcasa drops unlimited cloud storage over abuse concerns

Oct 24, 2014 Rene Millman

Bitcasa claims service not used much except for a few customers storing "impossible" amounts of data

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HP boosts Helion Openstack with dev tools & secure storage

Oct 24, 2014 Rene Millman

Hardware giant makes good on promises it made earlier in the year

EMC acquires large stake of VCE from Cisco

Oct 23, 2014 Rene Millman

Leaves Cisco with 10 per stake in joint venture

Ericsson demonstrates NFV proof-of-concept with NTT Docomo

Oct 16, 2014 Rene Millman

Multi-vendor NFV architecture put through paces

Oxfam boosts mobile collaboration with Box

Oct 15, 2014 Rene Millman

Will allow central organisation to cooperate with affiliates in 90 countries more closely

Advice

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

What to do when your cloud implementation goes wrong

Sep 12, 2014 Clare Hopping

All companies want their cloud deployments to proceed smoothly but what if things go wrong: what are the options?

How to run an IT department as a cloud-aware business

Sep 9, 2014 Lesley Meall

The advent of cloud has changed things for CIOs - they must present a different face to business units

How to implement a BYOD policy in your workplace

Sep 2, 2014 David Cartwright

What should a CIO do to allow employees to bring their own devices to the workplace?

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