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.


VMware eyes up telcos with network virtualisation tool

Mar 3, 2015 Clare Hopping

The new vCloud for NFV tool will be targeted at mobile networks, with Vodafone a key client

Ericsson demonstrates NFV proof-of-concept with NTT Docomo

Oct 16, 2014 Rene Millman

Multi-vendor NFV architecture put through paces

OpenStack adds hosted private cloud category to Marketplace

Aug 14, 2014 Rene Millman

Organisation says new option underscores interest from enterprises for different cloud models

UK cloud customers confused by choice

Jun 26, 2014 Alex Hamilton

Too many clouds spoil the adoption, according to a global survey of IT professionals

Unused cloud capacity costs firms £1bn a year

Jun 19, 2014 Alex Hamilton

Linux-based cloud users are overpaying by as much as 50 per cent for their IaaS , it is claimed


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

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 accommodate IP addresses in the cloud

Jun 23, 2014 David Cartwright

Moving to the cloud can play havoc with your IP address allocation. Here's how to fix things

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?

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

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