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.

Cloud spending surpasses traditional infrastructure expenditure for the first time

News
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

News
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

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

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

News
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

Cloudflare allies with Microsoft, IBM to cut bandwidth costs

News
27 Sep, 2018
Clare Hopping

The Bandwidth Alliance promises to make it cheaper to use provider networks, although it still needs to convince AWS

Datacentre server room

Western Digital unveils OpenFlex architecture to power big data

News
9 Aug, 2018
Clare Hopping

OpenFlex and Western Digital's Kingfish API will significantly reduce total cost of ownership

Oracle CEO: 'It's kind of embarrassing when Amazon uses Oracle'

News
8 Aug, 2018
Bobby Hellard

Larry Ellison continues spat with Amazon by claiming it would struggle without them

Starbucks to use Alibaba to froth up presence in China

News
2 Aug, 2018
Bobby Hellard

Seattle coffee company agrees partnership with Chinese cloud firm to expand delivery services across the country

Cloud spending now swallows 20% of IT budgets

News
1 Aug, 2018
Bobby Hellard

The IaaS market grew 30% in 2017, as the big four players fight for market share

UKFast weighs up IPO to fund future acquisitions

News
31 Jul, 2018
Bobby Hellard

Cloud hosting firm wants to be able to buy companies currently 'out of reach'

Google Cloud CEO: We defied analyst predictions on enterprise readiness

Analysis
25 Jul, 2018
Dale Walker

But the cloud giant still has a problem communicating with CIOs

Sundar Pichai: Google Cloud Platform is "gaining traction" in the enterprise

News
24 Jul, 2018
Joe Curtis

CEO cites growing momentum ahead of Google Cloud Next 18

Three things we learned from SAP's latest cloud growth figures

Analysis
23 Jul, 2018
Joe Curtis

SAP hails financial success, but there are challenges ahead