Cloud Essentials

Cloud Computing has had a multiplicity of definitions but essentially a means by which organisations or individual users can access computer services or data, even though that data is not stored within that organisation but elsewhere.  We’re used to cloud computing services such as Gmail, You Tube, Facebook and Twitter, even though we may not use such terminology, an indication of the differing types of cloud services.

The nearest thing to a standard definition is the one from the US National Institute of Standards and Technology in which cloud is defined as “a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (for example, networks, servers, storage, applications and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction”.

EMC reveals container-focused open source projects at EMC World 2016

News
4 May, 2016
Jane McCallion

New Polly project and REX-Ray update are available on GitHub now

New secret hacks for Netflix

Tutorials
28 Apr, 2016
Robert Irvine

Looking to get even more from Netflix? We run down some of Netflix's best kept secret hacks...

Microsoft baits Azure hook with free cloud kits for IT pros

News
21 Apr, 2016
Adam Shepherd

Redmond offers free Azure credits to tempt IT managers onto cloud platform

Box explores alternatives to Privacy Shield to transfer EU data to US

News
12 Apr, 2016
Joe Curtis

Box says it will soon announce new ways to transfer your data securely

Huawei: Why enterprises must move completely into the cloud

News
11 Apr, 2016
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Telcos and businesses 'must migrate all their infrastructure into the cloud to be successful'

Q&A: Jan Mietle, partner technology strategist, Microsoft

In-depth
6 Apr, 2016
Cloud Pro

We chat to one of our UK Cloud Awards sponsors about why they're involved in the event and industry trends in general

Build 2016: Microsoft simplifies IoT with starter kits

News
1 Apr, 2016
Mary Branscombe

Redmond also unveils AWS Lambda competitor, Azure Functions

UK Cloud Awards 2016 shortlist unveiled

Opinion
30 Mar, 2016
Maxwell Cooter

Have you been shortlisted for one of our cloud accolades? Read on to find out...

Google to introduce machine learning into cloud platform

News
24 Mar, 2016
Caroline Preece

Cloud Machine Learning will let developers build smarter apps

Google renews cloud push, announcing 12 new datacentres

News
23 Mar, 2016
Joe Curtis

Tech giant also signs deal with Home Depot as it seeks to close ground on AWS

HPE unveils "VM vending machine" for SMBs

News
18 Mar, 2016
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Hyper Converged 380 can set up virtual machines in 15 minutes, company says

Clouds grow better together – four challenges to address

Opinion
18 Mar, 2016
Channel Pro

When it comes to cloud, the new world order will be collaboration, says Ash Patel

Hundreds of firms move on-premise databases into AWS cloud

News
16 Mar, 2016
Joe Curtis

Amazon sees customers swap their legacy database environments for its own cloud alternatives

Cloud Native Computing Foundation picks Kubernetes as its first container

News
11 Mar, 2016
Joe Curtis

Linux Foundation-supported CNCF wants to spur adoption of more open source cloud apps

Best Raspberry Pi cloud projects

In-depth
8 Mar, 2016
Adam Shepherd

Learn how your Pi can stream music and act as your personal cloud server

Hortonworks and HPE collaborate on Apache Spark upgrades

News
2 Mar, 2016
Joe Curtis

Firms release code to boost Spark performance at scale

Data protection concerns make EU cloud services 20% more expensive

News
1 Mar, 2016
Joe Curtis

Cloud providers hike up datacentre prices in response to Safe Harbour confusion

Dell unveils cloud-based backup and recovery service

News
26 Feb, 2016
Rene Millman

Vendor issues a raft of data protection initiatives to protect hybrid cloud infrastructures

MWC 2016: Huawei builds cloud migration platform

News
24 Feb, 2016
Joe Curtis

Chinese vendor makes a slew of enterprise announcements in Barcelona

Red Hat lets customers burst storage into Google Cloud Platform

News
19 Feb, 2016
Joe Curtis

Gluster Storage can be deployed on-premise and in Google to improve scale and disaster recovery