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.

UK cloud adoption outpacing the EU average

News
17 Dec, 2018
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

British organisations represent the sixth greatest European cloud users, 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

Pentagon building from above

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

Las Vegas sign, with city in background

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

Pure Storage adds new AWS integrations to support hybrid cloud

News
19 Nov, 2018
Adam Shepherd

New backup, dedupe and block storage features announced

Blockchain

Microsoft launches Azure-based blockchain development kit

News
19 Nov, 2018
Connor Jones

Another blockchain project has been announced by Microsoft which aims to integrate blockchain and its cloud services

Cisco defies market shift to cloud with rising hardware sales

News
15 Nov, 2018
Connor Jones

Software and security bets also pay off as revenues exceed analyst expectations

Google Transfer Appliance

Google creates Transfer Appliance to help EU companies shift cloud data

News
13 Nov, 2018
Clare Hopping

The high-capacity server will help businesses move their apps to the cloud

Avis business car hire

Avis chooses AWS for connected car analysis

News
2 Nov, 2018
Clare Hopping

Using the scalable platform will ensure cars can be rented out to customers in the best possible condition

AWS services under the magnifying glass

Amazon cloud revenues up by nearly a half in third quarter

News
26 Oct, 2018
Rene Millman

AWS records a 46% increase in revenues with $2.1 billion in profit

Illustration of a code cloud raining over a city

Our 5-minute guide to enterprise cloud computing

In-depth
22 Oct, 2018
Esther Kezia Thorpe

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

Google Cloud will power Atos London AI lab

News
16 Oct, 2018
Clare Hopping

Businesses using the Atos AI Lab will be advised to build their apps on Google Cloud

finger print identification

Google to offer G Suite cloud identification tool separately to developers

News
15 Oct, 2018
Clare Hopping

Businesses apparently want access to highly secure agile, mobile work environments

Huawei to sell servers powered by own chips

News
10 Oct, 2018
Rene Millman

Hisilicon semiconductor arm to provide processors to cloud business

AWS services under the magnifying glass

AWS targets SAP HANA customers with high memory instances

News
1 Oct, 2018
Clare Hopping

Amazon's EC2 High Memory Instances offer up to 12TB of memory