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.

The Microsoft Azure logo displayed on a smartphone

Microsoft prioritises extra Azure capacity for 'key customers'

News
23 Mar, 2020
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

Emergency services and critical infrastructure given top billing should Azure face capacity constraints

Microsoft Teams goes down at start of mass remote working

News
16 Mar, 2020
Bobby Hellard

Two-hour outage stopped users logging into the comms platform and disrupted the new post-office era

Pentagon requests time to reconsider Microsoft JEDI bid

News
13 Mar, 2020
Bobby Hellard

DoD wants to re-evaluate a price scenario proposed by the tech giant

AWS "likely to succeed" in JEDI appeal

News
9 Mar, 2020
Bobby Hellard

The judge responsible for halting the project says that Microsoft's price scenario was not "technically feasible"

Oracle expected to slash 1,000-plus jobs in Europe

News
5 Mar, 2020
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

Restructuring plans reportedly underway with job losses expected in Ireland, Amsterdam and Malaga

Google Cloud HQ

Google adds migration tools with Cornerstone acquisition

News
20 Feb, 2020
Bobby Hellard

Dutch firm that provides hands-on mainframe migration services is the latest addition to the GCP

3M goes all-in on AWS cloud migration

News
18 Feb, 2020
Bobby Hellard

Another big organisation partners with the cloud giant for a digital transformation push

Pentagon building from above

US judge pauses JEDI contract work following Amazon lawsuit

News
14 Feb, 2020
Sabina Weston

Tech giant claims the contract was wrongfully awarded to Microsoft

Microsoft celebrates 62% Azure revenue growth

News
5 Feb, 2020
Thomas Dougherty

The company continues to make gains on rival Amazon Web Services

Google-parent Alphabet now worth $1 trillion

News
17 Jan, 2020
Bobby Hellard

Company reaches four comma club thanks to cloud revenue and recent leadership shakeup

Data centre and servers in the cloud with a technology overlay

Cloud hardware sales slide, but still dominates wider IT market

News
16 Jan, 2020
Nicole Kobie

IDC predicts cloud infrastructure will overtake traditional hardware sales this year

Illustration of a code cloud raining over a city

Our 5-minute guide to enterprise cloud computing

In-depth
15 Jan, 2020
Esther Kezia Thorpe Grace Halverson

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

Microsoft has an edge on AWS, according to IT executives

News
8 Jan, 2020
Bobby Hellard

Goldman Sachs survey suggests IT executives see Microsoft winning the cloud wars over the next three years

Google Transfer Service launched for those handling enormous data migrations

News
13 Dec, 2019
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

Enterprise customers can transfer billions of files at once with the firm's latest tool

Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin step down from Alphabet management

News
4 Dec, 2019
Connor Jones

The famous silicon valley pair will remain board members with Sundar Pichai now CEO of both Google and Alphabet

HPE takes on public cloud with GreenLake Central

News
3 Dec, 2019
Jane McCallion

New platform provides a "central portal" and improved user experience for GreenLake

What to expect from AWS Re:Invent 2019

Opinion
2 Dec, 2019
Bobby Hellard

Clouds descend on Las Vegas for Amazon Web Services' giant annual conference

AT&T and Microsoft launch edge computing network

News
27 Nov, 2019
Bobby Hellard

The two companies have created a "virtualised 5G core" that can deploy Azure services

Cloud services

Surge in multi-cloud adoption reveals wider challenges

News
20 Nov, 2019
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

Businesses are most occupied with security and ensuring they have the right expertise in managing emerging cloud environments

Google Cloud and Vodafone mockup

Vodafone launches 'Neuron' platform with Google Cloud

News
20 Nov, 2019
Bobby Hellard

The cloud giant has built a big data platform for the telecoms giant with a 'data ocean'