IaaS

Instead of purchasing servers, software, network equipment or data centre storage space, Virtual Cloudsviders can supply IaaS to clients as a fully out-sourced service and be subsequently billed only according to what they have used. This means the Virtual Cloudsvider owns and maintains the housing, running and maintaining of all the equipment, not the end-user. This also gives the end-user the flexibility to use more or less storage, as required, (called scalability), which is attractive to businesses which might otherwise have needed to have maintained large amounts of storage space even at off-peak times.

Aviation connectivity firm Gogo takes to the cloud with AWS infrastructure shift

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14 Mar, 2019
Clare Hopping

The inflight entertainment firm will be able to service more airlines with its robust infrastructure

Microsoft opens first Africa Azure data centre

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7 Mar, 2019
Clare Hopping

New regions in Cape Town and Johannesburg capitalise on surging cloud demand

Majority of UK police forces lagging behind on cloud

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7 Mar, 2019
Clare Hopping

FOI data shows 75% of policing data is still held on legacy infrastructure

Huawei cloud

Huawei moves into Russian cloud market with third-party data centre support

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6 Mar, 2019
Clare Hopping

The company will have 500 servers up and running by the end of the year

Sauce Labs doubles down on EU growth with Frankfurt data centre

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27 Feb, 2019
Clare Hopping

The company's rapid workforce growth means a Lonndon office expansion is on the horizon

Cloud Services Platform

Google introduces hybrid cloud platform for flexible environments

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22 Feb, 2019
Clare Hopping

The platform will enable highly regulated industries to use Google's cloud services on their own servers

Amazon building

AWS launches five new bare metal instances to give customers greater cloud control

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15 Feb, 2019
Clare Hopping

The have been designed for running data-intense applications via virtualisation secured containers

Lenovo TruScale bundles data centre hardware into a cloud-like model

News
14 Feb, 2019
Clare Hopping

The service is more flexible for businesses that lack the capital to pay upfront

IBM and Smart Energy Water

IBM scores a major cloud win with multi-million dollar deal

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8 Feb, 2019
Clare Hopping

The five-year partnership with Smart Energy Water will help energy companies provide better user experiences for customers

Cloud spending surpasses traditional infrastructure expenditure for the first time

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15 Jan, 2019
Clare Hopping

IDC thinks cloud-related IT spending will start to slow over the next year though

Azure cloud logo

Microsoft Azure recovers from outage

News
11 Jan, 2019
Clare Hopping

Tech giant's south storage region was affected but is now back up and running

AWS launches DocumentDB in a blow to open source

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10 Jan, 2019
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

AWS claims MongoDB's complexities means it's difficult for customers to scale their apps

Huawe Kunpeng 920 launch

Huawei pushes for cloud top spot with next-gen server chips

News
8 Jan, 2019
Clare Hopping

The 7nm Kunpeng 920 chipset will power the company's new TaiShan server

Samsung data centre Korea

Samsung is building a data centre in Korea's DMZ to challenge Azure and AWS

News
30 Nov, 2018
Clare Hopping

Although it's a risky strategy, the company will save significant costs on cooling its servers

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

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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

Nvidia T4 GPU

Google becomes the first Virtual Cloudsvider to use Nvidia's Turing T4 tech

News
14 Nov, 2018
Clare Hopping

However, it's already available in 57 separate server designs, making it the most popular GPU yet

AMD EPYC server chip

AMD launches on AWS and instantly undercuts Intel by 10%

News
7 Nov, 2018
Tim Danton

AMD pulls an EPYC move on Intel cloud server costs

Green cloud data centre power

Fujitsu contributes to near-zero emission data centre

News
7 Nov, 2018
Clare Hopping

Its servers and storage will be used in WestfalenWIND IT's wind turbine-powered data centre

Corporate data at greater risk in the cloud than thought, report warns

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1 Nov, 2018
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

Grim picture painted for security landscape with businesses suffering 14 misconfiguration incidents at any one time

Amazon building

Amazon to launch its first AWS African data centres in 2020

News
26 Oct, 2018
Clare Hopping

The decision to open up three availability zones in Cape Town has been led by business demand in the country