Public Cloud

Public cloud is a term used to describe the common cloud computing model whereby a service provider makes resources like software or data storage available over the internet. While the public cloud is big business and attracts the world’s largest providers, like Amazon Web Services and IBM, access to the public cloud itself is often inexpensive or free to establish and users are often, but not always, smaller scale enterprises or individuals. The public cloud is sometimes regarded as less secure than private clouds.

Microsoft cloud

Exclusive: European Microsoft 365 outage sent Department for Education’s IT into “meltdown”

News
6 Feb, 2019
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

Crisis meetings were held as more than 6,000 employees were locked out of email, according to a source

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Our 5-minute guide to enterprise cloud computing

In-depth
4 Feb, 2019
Esther Kezia Thorpe Grace Halverson

What is enterprise cloud computing, how is it used, and what are the business benefits?

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Four ways to keep cloud costs under control

In-depth
30 Jan, 2019
Esther Kezia Thorpe Grace Halverson

Individual cloud costs may look manageable, but can quickly spiral out of control. Read our tips to get a grip on cloud spending

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Global Microsoft outage leaves users unable to login

News
30 Jan, 2019
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

US government services and Skype among platforms that suffered from an authentication issue

What to look for in a secure cloud system

In-depth
24 Jan, 2019
Esther Kezia Thorpe Grace Halverson

Not all cloud solutions support the same level of security, so what should organisations look out for when choosing a solution?

Dropbox Business Advanced review: First-rate filesharing

Reviews
22 Jan, 2019
Dave Mitchell

A great all-round business service with unlimited storage, smart collaboration tools and tight security

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Our 5-minute guide to virtual private cloud

In-depth
21 Jan, 2019
Virtual Clouds Esther Kezia Thorpe

Learn about the benefits and limitations of a virtual private cloud, and how it can be used in your business

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Cloud security products uninstalled by mutating malware

News
18 Jan, 2019
Connor Jones

The malware is associated with a prolific cyber crime group and use cryptojacking vectors against the servers

Bug hunting

Microsoft launches $20,000 Azure DevOps bug bounty programme

News
18 Jan, 2019
Adam Shepherd

Critical remote code execution flaws are the highest-paid, while denial-of-service attacks earn nothing

Box cloud storage

Box launches UK-specific Box Zone with data centres in London and Cardiff

News
17 Jan, 2019
Connor Jones

The new data centres makes the UK Box's eighth zone globally

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Reports: Netflix to hire Activision Blizzard CFO

News
2 Jan, 2019
Adam Shepherd

Spencer Neumann reportedly focusing on overseeing production finance

UK cloud adoption outpacing the EU average

News
17 Dec, 2018
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

British firms are the sixth biggest consumers of cloud in the EU, with Scandinavian nations leading the pack

Google cloud platform

Google Cloud says it won't sell general facial recognition software

News
17 Dec, 2018
Connor Jones

The announcement follows concerns around bias and calls for tighter regulation

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Fears mount over Russian influence in Pentagon cloud data contract

News
12 Dec, 2018
Connor Jones

Microsoft and Oracle have criticised the Pentagon’s cloud contract but reports now indicate Russia has a hand in more private US business

CIO strategies for moving to a cloud-first business

In-depth
11 Dec, 2018
Mark Samuels

IT leaders describe barriers to adoption, and why on-premise will have a role for many years to come

A retrospective on Diane Greene's tenure as Google Cloud CEO

In-depth
4 Dec, 2018
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

We look at Google Cloud under Greene's leadership and what the future holds for the company

HPE hails 'major leap in storage' with memory-driven flash

News
28 Nov, 2018
Dale Walker

The company also reveals InfoSight platform enhancements and an expansion to its Cloud Volumes service

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What to expect: AWS re:Invent 2018

Opinion
26 Nov, 2018
Bobby Hellard

The leader in cloud is in Las Vegas again, ready to roll the dice on new capabilities

How Hive keeps the lights on with VMware and AWS

In-depth
22 Nov, 2018
Adam Shepherd

Head of SRE explains how constant IT reinvention helps keep the company growing

Microsoft Office 365 and Azure users locked out of accounts due to MFA issues

News
20 Nov, 2018
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

The MFA issue which lasted all-day Monday is the latest in a string of Microsoft cloud service outages