Cloud Web Services

Cloud web services are a way for businesses to communicate with each other and their client which allows them to share data. It is a standardised way of integrating web-based software online, or in the cloud, and is a means to share business logic, processes and data. The data can be shared without interfering with each other’s IT systems beyond the firewalls.


Microsoft's SQL Server 2016 and Live Encoding released

May 29, 2015 Clare Hopping

SQL Server 2016 features on-application encryption, real-time analytics and stretch database

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

NHS thrown co-location lifeline by new framework lot

Aug 1, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative framework announces winners of co-location lot bids

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Amazon picks up live streaming firm Twitch for $970m

Aug 26, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Reports suggesting Google had acquired online gaming broadcaster Twitch were wide of the mark, it seems

Azzurri adds Icon Connect to its cloud tool suite

Jul 22, 2014 Rene Millman

Company aims to improve reliability of network-based cloud services


Web hosting in the cloud: what the SMB needs to know

Oct 4, 2012 Mark Newton

Cloud offers an alternative to companies looking for an alternative web hosting option. What should they look out for?

12 cloud predictions of Christmas: Evolution of enterprise architecture

Jan 6, 2012 Chris Harding

Chris Harding, director, Cloud Computing Work Group at The Open Group tells us what he thinks will happen in cloud in 2012

Does onset of cloud computing mean ditching SOA?

Aug 9, 2011 Manek Dubash

If cloud is the next big thing, then SOA was the last next big thing - but they're not just compatible, they complement each other too

Azure versus Amazon - weighing up the options

Mar 23, 2011 David Cartwright

When it comes to cloud platforms, two names dominate: Microsoft and Amazon. We assess their pros and cons.