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.

HPE to help build Europe’s first regional data innovation centre

News
31 Jul, 2020
Sabina Weston

The Edinburgh International Data Facility (EIDF) has the capacity to help 1,000 businesses in a deal worth over £95 million

Data centre

Oracle to put its own hardware in customer data centres

News
9 Jul, 2020
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

CEO Larry Ellison parks his tanks on Amazon’s lawn, claiming Oracle will offer 50 on-prem cloud services against AWS Outposts’ four

NetApp acquires virtual desktop firm CloudJumper

News
30 Apr, 2020
Sabina Weston

NetApp's Virtual Desktop Service is the first product to emerge from the acquisition

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

HPE

HPE reveals text book-sized micro server

News
12 Mar, 2020
Daniel Todd

The system provides "industry-leading" capabilities to help SMBs drive growth and digital transformation

Thales strikes key cloud partnership to support Fujitsu services

News
12 Feb, 2020
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

The security firm’s tech will help Fujitsu launch a new PKI management platform

Hosting online banking in the public cloud a 'source of systemic risk' amid rising IT failures

News
28 Oct, 2019
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

MP select committee blasts ‘unacceptable’ rise in online banking failures

AWS letters

AWS servers hit by sustained DDoS attack

News
23 Oct, 2019
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

Outages lasted for a full working day as the Route 53 DNS system was disrupted

Commvault CEO Sanjay Mirchandani addressing delegates at its annual GO conference

Commvault sounds warning for multi-cloud “new world order”

News
16 Oct, 2019
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

CEO Sanjay Mirchandani draws from the "scars of being a CIO" to promote his roadmap for the company

Datacentre server room

Data centre M&As surge as companies turn to Virtual Cloudsviders

News
15 Aug, 2019
Dale Walker

Figures show organisations increasingly don't want to own or operate their own facilities

IaaS

Global IaaS market increased by 31.3% in 2018 to $32.4bn

News
30 Jul, 2019
Daniel Todd

Gartner notes that cloud growth favours the dominant players as smaller firms lose market share

Microsoft Azure review: Competitive cloud pricing takes a bite out of AWS

Reviews
19 Jul, 2019
K.G. Orphanides

A clear and cost-effective path for deploying your Microsoft office network in the cloud

UK's first green data centre for AI launches in Cornwall

News
15 Jul, 2019
Bobby Hellard

Goonhilly Earth Station to deploy a liquid immersion cooling system to support HPC

Equinix ploughs $1bn into building xScale data centres across Europe

News
2 Jul, 2019
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

The hyperscale infrastructure will be targeted at massive cloud players like AWS and Microsoft Azure

Intel adds cloud support for Unite collaboration platform

News
10 Jun, 2019
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

Company reduces barriers to entry and expands integration of apps like Cisco's Webex and Skype

Data centre and servers in the cloud with a technology overlay

Nvidia launches edge platform to ramp up AI and IoT data processing

News
28 May, 2019
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

The firm says its continuous, real-time and proximal data processing will improve operations in a host of industries

Equinix extends European cloud footprint by buying AM11 data centre

News
24 Apr, 2019
Clare Hopping

The company will interconnect its newest data centre with another of its facilities in Amsterdam

Fortem migrates away from legacy tech

Case Studies
12 Apr, 2019
Clare Hopping

The company has started its digital transformation journey for its communications and disaster recovery functions

Nvidia delivers cutting-edge graphics rendering to any Google Cloud device

News
10 Apr, 2019
Connor Jones

After a widely publicised beta stage, the RTX platform will be available by the end of April

Google Cloud Next 2019 press conference announcing Cloud Run

Google Cloud Next: Cloud Run ushers in new age of serverless containers

News
9 Apr, 2019
Connor Jones

The cloud environment aims to provider greater developer choice without the vendor lock-in