Cloud Hosting

Using cloud-based virtual servers, rather than your own  infrastructure, brings significant benefits in cost and flexibility. The number of servers can change to meet your requirements, either according to planned expansions and contractions or even on-the-fly dictated by workload with no need for capital investment.  However, you may not know where your resources are stored or with whom they’re sharing datacentre space.






VMware unveils cloud-based DR service

Apr 16, 2014 Rene Millman

Allows customers to automatically replicate infrastructure in one of VMware datacentres

ElasticHosts debuts new pricing model

Apr 9, 2014 Jane McCallion

Elastic Containers auto-scale to eliminate over-provisioning and reduce costs

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Rackspace to host BAFTA Awards site

Apr 1, 2014 Jane McCallion

Cloud will help manage the peaks on awards night

Microsoft Azure chosen for blinkbox video streaming

Mar 26, 2014 Jane McCallion

Tesco-owned service to run on Microsoft’s IaaS platform

Cisco to spend $1 billion buying its way into the cloud

Mar 24, 2014 Rene Millman

Looks to shoehorn Internet of Things into world's biggest "Intercloud"


How to make sense of cloud instances

Apr 11, 2014 Adrian Bridgwater

Sometimes cloud seems designed to confuse customers - and "instance" is a term that is much misunderstood

Cheaper cloud could emerge from new research

Apr 8, 2014 Clare Hopping

Researchers at Stanford have developed a system that saves money, time and resource

How much should a small business pay for cloud?

Mar 14, 2014 Martin Courtney

How much should a small business expect to pay for public IaaS services, and how do different cloud providers compare?

How cloud is finding its place in the pharmaceutical industry

Feb 18, 2014 Billy MacInnes

Despite concerns over its regulatory environment, cloud has a role in the pharmaceutical world

Disaster recovery - why cloud is the way forward

Feb 14, 2014 David Cartwright

Thinking of moving to cloud? Disaster recovery should be the pacesetter for the rest of the business

Case Studies

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

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

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

How Kempinski Hotels used cloud to improve staff efficiency

Jan 22, 2013 Rene Millman

By opting for cloud, Kempinski Hotels freed up its IT staff to drive efficiency from applications rather than running the infrastructure

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