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.

 

 

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News

Rackspace opens latest energy-efficient data centre

Apr 23, 2015 Joe Curtis

Managed cloud provider cuts energy usage by 80 per cent with Crawley site

HP's cost-effective Cloudline servers target cloud providers

Mar 11, 2015 Clare Hopping

The company hopes to take on white box rivals with new server range

DWP extends HP hosting deal under Accord contract

Feb 19, 2015 Joe Curtis

Department is experiencing issues transitioning IT to another hosting service, analyst claims

Rackspace improves managed private cloud offering

Sep 25, 2014 Rene Millman

Cloud firm offering customers 99.99 per cent uptime guarantee on OpenStack cloud

Canonical unveils Bootstack managed cloud offering

Sep 3, 2014 Rene Millman

Linux firm offers to manage Openstack environments for $15 per server per day

Advice

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 stop cloud costs escalating

Aug 12, 2014 David Cartwright

Going to cloud should help save money, just as long as you start on the right track and plan carefully

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

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?

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.

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