Virtualization

Virtualisation makes large centralised infrasrtuctures appear to be small, dedicated – even custom – resources at the user end. Almost anything can be virtualised: servers, storage, networks, even desktops. Since large infrastructures are cheaper to build and maintain, the cost of a small ‘slice’ is much lower than the equivalent dedicated system.

News

VMware unveils cloud-based DR service

Apr 16, 2014 Rene Millman

Allows customers to automatically replicate infrastructure in one of VMware datacentres

Tech start-up helps SMBs move to the cloud

Mar 28, 2014 James Stirling

Companies can fire up remote desktops in two clicks, claims provider

NVIDIA brings graphics-rich environments to VMware Horizon DaaS

Mar 26, 2014 Jane McCallion

Demanding software can now be used on any device, claim companies

TDAzlan to offer Flip IT virtual desktop services

Mar 24, 2014 Rene Millman

Cisco-powered cloud-based VDI aimed at SMBs

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"

Advice

Cloud fails to make the grade for banking industry

Jan 28, 2014 Rene Millman

Why are so many financial institutions reluctant to embrace the public cloud? And what could help?

KVM: should it be ignored as a hypervisor alternative?

Feb 12, 2013 Ian Murphy

Virtualisation is often the first step towards cloud and the hypervisor is the starting point: is it time for KVM to be given a fair shake?

Implementing virtualisation through Hyper-V

Jan 23, 2013 Ben Regis

Virtualisation is the first step towards the cloud and recent changes to Windows Server 2012 make it an easier move

Desktop as a service - the new battleground for supremacy

Jan 16, 2013 Adrian Bridgwater

There's trouble brewing over the nature of desktop as a service as firms debate the nature of Microsoft licensing -it could all turn nasty

Making a go of your startup: how cloud is the answer

Jan 2, 2013 Adrian Bridgwater

It's new year, the time when many people start thinking of setting up on their own: for them, cloud is the only option

Case Studies

VMware hybrid cloud eases path to integration

Oct 25, 2013 Maxwell Cooter

Catalogue company Biomni adopts VCHS to improve flexibility of service offerings

Napthen's solicitors migrate to a VDI to overcome inflexible infrastructure

May 30, 2013 Rene Millman

Messy infrastructure of PCs and thin clients replaced with VDI

Porting desktops to the cloud to cut public sector spending

Jan 30, 2013 Rene Millman

Suffolk County Council has ported its desktops to the cloud and saved millions of pounds

Saving money: Coventry University cuts £1m through virtualisation

Nov 19, 2012 Rene Millman

Coventry University has cut its computing costs by using Hyper-V to put business ciritcal apps in a private cloud

Northern Ireland education turns to the cloud

Jul 30, 2012 Billy MacInnes

One of the largest cloud education projects in the UK is in Northern Ireland, where monthly billing has smoothed the path to acceptance