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.

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

UKFast CEO: ClearCloud venture offers public cloud without the unknown costs

News
18 Jul, 2018
Bobby Hellard

British firm's new cloud hosting business claims to make public cloud workloads manageable

Walmart and Microsoft ink cloud deal in fight against Amazon

News
18 Jul, 2018
Clare Hopping

Azure is now Walmart's strategic Virtual Cloudsvider, uniting Amazon rivals

Is AWS about to start selling network switches?

News
17 Jul, 2018
Clare Hopping

Public cloud player is toying with hybrid cloud approach that would undermine Cisco - report

Netskope acquires Sift to boost Netskope Security Cloud

News
13 Jul, 2018
Clare Hopping

Sift's Cloud Hunter will be integrated into Netskope's security offering

G-Cloud 10 arrives with 3,500 suppliers

News
3 Jul, 2018
Joe Curtis

The framework's latest iteration adds 649 new vendors

Slack outage: Slack gets knocked down, but gets up again

News
28 Jun, 2018
Joe Curtis

Workers everywhere forced to use email, or even walking over to someone's desk