Platform as a Service

PaaS refers to the provision of a computing platform and the provision and deployment of the associated set of software applications (called a solution stack) to an enterprise by a cloud provider. PaaS makes deployment of applications possible across your entire network while negating the need for you to buy or maintain hardware or software, basically because it is all owned and maintained by the cloud provider. The provider can customise, integrate or develop from scratch, applications needed by the enterprise, which the client can then access via the internet.

News

Microsoft opens up Azure to Packer & OpenNebula

Jul 23, 2014 Rene Millman

New open source tools land on Azure

Azzurri adds Icon Connect to its cloud tool suite

Jul 22, 2014 Rene Millman

Company aims to improve reliability of network-based cloud services

BBC puts local radio stations in the cloud

Jul 4, 2014 Rene Millman

Four stations in pilot that could save costs by sharing infrastructure and reducing upgrade times

Home Office looks to G-Cloud for future IT

Jul 2, 2014 Alex Hamilton

The Home Office has announced it will be the next department to cut large contracts and head to the G-Cloud

Horizon 6 release beefs up VMware's end user computing ambitions

Jun 30, 2014 Alex Hamilton

VMware looking to help companies manage a scaleable fleet of virtual machines

Advice

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.

What's the one thing you should know when moving to the cloud?

Jul 11, 2014

Our panel considers the number one criterion when it comes to opting for cloud

Should I move to cloud or stick to outsourced services?

Jun 26, 2014

Outsourcing has been around for years: our panel considers if this continues to be the best option

How to get return on investment from the cloud

May 9, 2014 Clare Hopping

The cost of public cloud is dropping fast, so how can you make sure you're getting value for money?

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

Case Studies

Q&A: Justin Sheehy, CTO, Basho

Nov 28, 2013 Jane McCallion

Basho, creator of Riak, an open source distributed database, is making great strides. We talk to the company CTO

VMware hybrid cloud eases path to integration

Oct 25, 2013 Maxwell Cooter

Catalogue company Biomni adopts VCHS to improve flexibility of service offerings

PaaS implementation makes great story for Movellas

Aug 8, 2013 Rene Millman

Short story company Movellas doesn't run its own servers as CloudBees' PaaS gives flexibility it needs

Fighting dementia; the Alzheimer's Society takes the cloud route

Sep 21, 2012 Adrian Bridgwater

It's Alzheimer's Awareness Day today and the Alzheimer's Society is making full use of the cloud to spread its message

Sunderland cloud implementation points the way for local councils

May 4, 2012 Maxwell Cooter

Forget any notion that all councils are conservative when it comes to IT, Sunderland is set to be a pace-setter for some time