Cloud Backup

This is the most basic of cloud services and is offered to even the smallest user. It allows you to back-up your data over the Internet to a secure hosted data centre. This is disaster recovery for the masses – if you lose, damage or destroy your computers or files, a copy of your data is held safe for you. The service is relatively inexpensive and security is usually good – your files are encrypted before you send them.

Things to consider include: can you get access to your backups via the web, how much can you store and do you want backups automated?

News

EMC swallows up a trio of cloud firms

Oct 31, 2014 Rene Millman

Looks to drive hybrid cloud strategy with acquisition of cloud infrastructure, storage and data protection outfits

Financial sector fears cloud, survey finds

Oct 9, 2014 Rene Millman

Adoption of cloud services in the financial sector plagued by concerns of data loss

Microsoft debuts disaster recovery in the Azure cloud

Oct 7, 2014 Rene Millman

Azure Site Recovery now available to all

Netflix looks to Chaos Monkey to overcome Xen flaw reboot

Oct 6, 2014 Rene Millman

Netflix reveals how it was already prepped for Xen-induced downtime

IBM opens up Cloud Resiliency Centre

Sep 23, 2014 Rene Millman

Big Blue also plans centres in India and Turkey

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

How to use the cloud for disaster recovery

Aug 5, 2014 David Cartwright

The cloud is an ideal vehicle for keeping your business running. Here are some tips to follow

How to defend against a cloud-based DDoS combination attack

Jul 25, 2014 Davey Winder

Protecting your cloud from cyber-extortion isn't rocket science; you need a plan and a cool head

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?

Top ten cloud storage tips and tricks

Jul 2, 2014 Rene Millman

So, you want to move to a cloud-based storage service? Here's what you should bear in mind

Case Studies

Crossrail - managing complexity through the cloud

May 2, 2013 Rene Millman

Crossrail is a highly complex operation; cloud was the way to bring three separate companies together

Breaking news: how the media have been quick to adopt cloud

Dec 6, 2012 Billy MacInnes

Media organisations have been quick to adopt cloud with several firms reaping the benefits of the technology

Law firm turns to private cloud deployment to drive growth

Jun 11, 2012 Miya Knights

When law firm Taylor Vinters looked for a way to expand its growth, a cloud-based deployment was the way ahead

Choosing an... Online backup service

Feb 14, 2012

We look at online backup and synchronisation services designed to serve and protect.