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OpenStack: on the right track
Mirantis' David Ogden compares new cloud data centres to the development from the silent films of yesteryear to those of today...


Flirting with disaster?
Peter Groucutt of Databarracks asks if you might be wasting money on disaster recovery technologies, simply because you don't have the appropriate practices in place around them...

Defying Data Gravity
When embracing the cloud, enterprises need to reassess their data storage platforms to ensure that they do not suffer the effects of "Data Gravity", and instead, work to achieve a Data Fabric that facilitates the handling of data, argues Martin Warren, Cloud Solutions Marketing Manager, NetApp...

Sensor and sensibility
With the growth of the Internet of Things, it is expected that the next generation of internet users will be machines not people. Adam Chapman, global Director of Marketing at Fluenta, a company that measures and monitors liquids and gases for the oil and gas industry, argues that the cloud will play a critical role in the collection, management and distribution of billions of new data points...

Elastic fantastic?
Everywhere you look these days cloud vendors are promoting elasticity. Tim Pat Dufficy, Director of Products and Services for iomart, explains exactly what it means and how your business can benefit from it...

Flashing the cash
Laurence James, Product Alliances and Solutions Marketing Manager, NetApp, discusses the potential financial benefits of flash technology in cloud environments....

Left to your own devices
Eran Kinsbruner of Perfecto Mobile explains why businesses need a hybrid cloud for testing mobile apps...

Redefining the WAN with broadband
A software-defined WAN approach can help organisations to improve business agility and reduce their dependency on Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)...

Restoring faith
The backup and recovery industry is developing rapidly - and it's moving to the cloud, says Martin Warren, Cloud Solutions Marketing Manager at NetApp...

Watching brief
We live an increasingly surveillance-heavy society, which brings with it challenges to storage technology providers, explains Nick Spittle, General Manager, Storage Products Division at Toshiba Electronics Europe...

Hitting the hard drive 'sweet spot'
As the data centre evolves, so must the disk drives that populate it, explains Matt Rutledge, senior vice president of storage technology, WD...

Under lock and key?
For businesses worried about data security in the cloud, encryption is part of the answer - but without crypto management data is still at risk, argues Ed Kidson, product manager at Wick Hill...

End of the road?
The announcement that support and security updates for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 are to end this year provides the impetus for change, argues Dave Leyland, head of Architecture Data Centre and Cloud at Dimension Data...

A software-defined future
Tim Bury, Managing Director EMEA at Masergy, discusses the real-world applications and benefits of Software-Defined Networking...

Taking IT to the wire
ExtraHop's Owen Cole explains why ‘wire data’ offers the IT operational intelligence needed for the emerging Application-Centric Infrastructure...

Transforming the enterprise - one tier at a time
Ken Oberman, VP of EMEA commercial sales at SanDisk, looks at the growth of flash in the data centre....

WAN-way traffic
Jae Lee, director of cloud product management at Silver Peak discusses the potential impact on network performance of the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) model....

Top billing
Cloud billing can make the difference between success and failure for a subscription based business, explains Louis Hall, CEO, Cerillion Technologies. ...

Opportunity knocks for SSD
John Scaramuzzo, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Storage Solutions at SanDisk, argues that Cloud and Hyperscale environments offer a variety of applications that are highly suitable for SSD technologies...

Death of the dedicated server?
With the growth of cloud hosting, services such as utility computing and VPS are changing the way that administrators provision servers. But does this mean we can finally say goodbye to dedicated servers? David Barker of 4D Hosting looks at what the future holds. ...

A day like no other
UCAS needed to address a unique scaling issue: for just one day in the year they have to manage nearly 300 logins a second (almost 1.5 million logins during that one day), while the rest of the year required nowhere near that processing capacity...


Just the ticket
Yorkshire-based hosting company Millennia Computer Services has overhauled the disaster recovery capabilities of its data centre to support the mission critical systems of its leisure and theatre ticketing customers...

Banking? It's kids' stuff
goHenry, a 'fully digital family banking solution designed to help young people manage their money', has achieved 470 percent annual growth with help from the VMware Managed Virtualisation offering from Rackspace ...

Cutting edge
A Big Data solution has helped a US organ transplant organisation to reduce critical process times from 18 hours to around 3 ...

Voice activated
Oxfordshire-based medical device manufacturer Penlon has transformed the way it does business since implementing a cloud hosted communications platform...

Balancing the books
CPI, a major European book printing specialist, has chosen to host its customer platform, 'Highway' in Interoute's Cloud. It will also switch the wide area network that supports the Highway platform to Interoute's pan-European network ...

Share and share alike
Children's charity Lumos, founded by author J. K. Rowling, has improved its global collaboration using Microsoft's public cloud services...

Movies on demand
Vue Entertainment, one of the top cinema groups in the UK and Ireland, is using the VMware Managed Virtualisation offering from Rackspace to support the unprecedented demand for tickets that's being generated by blockbuster films such as 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' and 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'...

Datto's gone to Iceland
With its geothermal and hydroelectric renewable energy sources, stable power grid and year around cool temperatures, Verne Global's data centre campus in Iceland was the optimal location to offer Datto a secure secondary level of protection for its EMEA customers...

Capital gains
Private equity specialist Coller Capital is undergoing a 'Cloud transformation' with the assistance of CenturyLink...

Building for the future
Construction firm replaces its traditional on-premise Data Protection strategy with a 'Cloud-native' approach...

Big data takes flight
A private cloud-based big data solution is helping Gulf Air understand how passengers feel about its products and services, as well as enhancing customer loyalty by delivering offers and promotions ...

Connecting 'islands of storage'
A Cloud platform solution means that newly Oscar-winning VFX business Milk is able to treat its Cardiff facility as 'another floor to our London offices'...

Building 'hyper loyalty'
Digital promotions specialist Eagle Eye has used Rackspace DevOps Automation Services to manage the spike of transactions it received over the busy Christmas and January sales periods ...

Leveraging the cloud to target cancer
US-based biomedicine pioneers H3 are making vital genomics data more easily accessible via the Cloud - allowing them to explore multiple scientific approaches to developing new drugs...

ERP backup all wrapped up
International Greetings has found a better way to backup its ERP and other business data in the Cloud, and now enjoys shorter backup windows and reduced bandwidth requirements as well as improved risk management and DR planning...

OpenStack comes of age
Knowing the benefits of OpenStack cloud technology - but recognising that few businesses have the in-house skills or knowledge to access these benefits - Finnish-based CSP Datalounges used the SUSE OpenStack Cloud 5 platform to build a managed cloud services environment for companies of all sizes...

Learning support
A new cloud-based service desk deployment at the University of Oxford will play an important role in the evolution of the University's central IT department....

A different breed of partner
Network provider Virtual 1 selected Abiquo to provide a cloud orchestration layer that allowed multiple customer brands on the same platform...

Beating the squeeze
A fully managed service has relieved the print burden at Aylesbury Vale District Council despite significant cuts to funding...

Disaster Recovery for the digital age
Matthew Parker, MD of Backup Technology - the specialist backup division of UK Cloud hosting solutions provider iomart - speaks to Cloud Hosting magazine editor David Tyler about the company's recently launched ClouDRaaS service ...


Unstructured data is what slows down backup
Cloud Hosting magazine editor David Tyler speaks to Quantum's Christo Conidaris about the importance of having the right technology at the right time...

Disruption ahead
In an increasingly cloud-centric world, resellers who are still focused on just 'selling boxes' will be left behind, as Sol-Tec Sales Director Lee Cox explains to Cloud Hosting editor David Tyler....

Problem solver
Storage magazine catches up with Andy Hardy, who recently took charge of EMEA operations for data governance experts Code42 ...

Disruption ahead
In an increasingly cloud-centric world, resellers who are still focused on just 'selling boxes' will be left behind, as Sol-Tec Sales Director Lee Cox explains to Storage magazine editor David Tyler....

Keeping customers on the rails
Cloud Hosting editor David Tyler speaks to Phil Worms, Director of Corporate Communications at iomart Group plc...

Staying a step ahead
Storage magazine Editor David Tyler speaks to Stephane Estevez, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Quantum about the realities of cloud backup and the continuing importance of SLAs ...

Towards the future-proof office
Following the review of their new imageFORMULA P-208 ultra-portable wireless scanner in our last issue, DM Editor David Tyler speaks to Tim Brosnihan, Marketing Manager for Document Scanning Solutions, Canon Europe ...

Up Close and Personal with...
Larry Ponemon is iterviewd by Ray Smyth, editor of Network Computing Magazine....

Up Close and Personal with...
Nigel Pink from Ipanema is interviewed by Ray Smyth, editor of Network Computing Magazine....

Up Close and Personal with...
Adrian Brookes, VP Strategy and Technology Office at Siemens Enterprise Communications...

Compliance: the buck stops here
Monica Brink of iland looks at why compliance and security are still the main blockers to cloud adoption, and how nine out of ten security professionals worry about cloud security...


Brexit's impact on GDPR: what do UK businesses do now?
By Jack Bedell-Pearce, Managing Director, 4D...

Three steps to cloud security: protecting connected manufacturing
You wouldn’t allow an intruder to spend 229 days in your house undetected, so why would you do that with your manufacturing facility? As incredible as that sounds, the average time between a cyber security breach and its detection is 229 days. Manufacturing facilities are leading the list of potential targets for cyber espionage, denial of service (DoS) and web-application attacks. Here, Martyn Williams, Managing Director of industrial automation software supplier, COPA-DATA UK, discusses three steps manufacturers should take to stay safe in the cloud....

Hybrid to the rescue for SME sector
Hybrid Cloud architecture has been a while maturing, but now offers businesses unparalleled flexibility, ROI and scalability. Andrew Stuart, MD for EMEA at Datto, argues that the smaller the business, the more vital these traits are - making hybrid Cloud the number one choice for SMEs in 2016...

Keeping up the standard
Frank Krieger, Director of Compliance at iland, looks at ISO compliance in the Cloud and why it is important for Cloud Service Providers and their clients...

Understanding your Disaster Recovery readiness
By Monica Brink, EMEA Marketing Director at iland...

DR in the Cloud: read all about it
It is more important than ever that businesses understand the difference between DRaaS and backup, argues Lilac Schoenbeck, VP, Product Marketing & Product Management at iland Cloud Infrastructure...

Private functions
Mark Smith, senior marketing manager of cloud solutions at SUSE, looks at some of the key drivers behind the trend toward private cloud...

A Symbiotic Relationship
Darren Watkins, Managing Director at VIRTUS Data Centres, examines the relationship between Cloud and colocation....

50 Shades of PaaS and why it remains at an early stage of adoption
The dividing lines between Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) are blurring. But according to Phil Brindley, CTO, The Bunker, the dominance of the latter belies the importance of the former in the Cloud Computing arena and there are several reasons why both will remain as distinct layers and product sets....

In-house, In-cloud, In-data-centre or hybrid – a range of choices
By Roger Keenan, managing director of London data centre, City Lifeline....

May Cloud security be with you
Three 'top tips to protect against the dark side', from Robert Arandjelovic, Director of Security Strategy at Blue Coat...

Why Cloud security is more important than ever
By Monica Brink, Director EMEA Marketing at iland...

The cloud needn't be grey
Mark Hall, public sector director at Redcentric explains why the transition to the cloud can be the most important phase of a cloud computing strategy...

Take your partners
Innovative use of cloud technology can transform your partner relationships, argues Dave Taylor, CMO of Impartner ...

Re-think your approach to Data Management
The challenges of Big Data and digital business could be best addressed by a Data-as-a-Service approach, suggests Andrew Griffiths of Q Associates...

Seeding the public sector cloud
Leading IT lawyer Richard Kemp looks at how the public sector is lagging behind with cloud technology adoption and the risks this will create for security in the near future...

Pulling together
Nigel Moulton, EMEA CTO at converged infrastructure specialists VCE, discusses the increasing need to carefully manage the potential risks of cloud collaboration in today's business environment ...

Managing the risks of cloud collaboration in business today
Nigel Moulton, EMEA CTO at VCE...

A picture of health?
From big data to wearable devices, Jack Bedell-Pearce, Managing Director of 4D-DC, summarises the key drivers - and top tips - for cloud adoption in the health sector...

Microsoft Cloud is here
Multiple UK data centres announced...


Enfield picks Civica
For digital transformation of housing services...

Channel struggles to capitalise on Cloud
Vendors must help more, says research...

Mining the Cloud
Coal Authority moves purchasing online...

Free Spiceworks tool helps track and manage Cloud spending
Cloud Cost Monitor is a new free online tool that connects to IT professionals' Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services accounts to analyse and report on organisations' infrastructure as a service (IaaS) costs and utilised resources. ...

Nutanix acquisitions
Nutanix has executed a definitive agreement to acquire PernixData, a pioneer in scale-out data acceleration and analytics...

Private, fully managed OpenStack cloud solution
QTS and Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, the leading operating system for container Cloud, scale out, and hyperscale computing, have announced a private, fully managed OpenStack Cloud solution available from any of QTS' geographically diverse and highly secure data centers in mid-September...

Rubrik Firefly takes off
Rubrik has released what the company describes as the world's first Cloud Data Management platform - Rubrik Firefly...

Bluestone adopts Cloud-first strategy with iland
Bluestone Group is leveraging iland's Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) with advanced security to ensure IT resiliency as it transitions to a 'Cloud-first' strategy...

Zerto virtual replication heads to IBM cloud
Zerto's flagship product, Zerto Virtual Replication, is now available to protect workloads running on the IBM Cloud...

Free Tool helps Track and Manage Cloud Spending
Cloud Cost Monitor is a new free online tool that connects to IT professionals' Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services accounts to analyse and report on organisations' infrastructure as a service (IaaS) costs and utilised resources...

Ovation for HGST cloud
Ovation Data Services has selected the joint HGST Active Archive System and Versity Storage Manager solution to build a private storage cloud for media and entertainment and oil and gas industries, as these organisations require fast and frequent access to their current and historical file-based data assets...

K5 platform goes live
Hosted in the UK from two Tier III/List X data centres in Greater London, Fujitsu Cloud Service K5 provides UK/EU data residency for Infrastructure as a Service and Platform as a Service, creating a high performance, fully resilient and secure platform service to meet the needs of customers wishing to run line-of-business applications in the Cloud while also developing and deploying native Cloud applications...

Netskope report reveals 43.7 per cent of Cloud-based malware delivers ransomware
Netskope has released its September 2016 Netskope Cloud Report on enterprise cloud app usage and trends. In response to the growing threat of ransomware across enterprises, the report took a closer look at the prevalence of ransomware and how it spreads through cloud apps within an organisation. ...

CISPE unveils its data protection Code of Conduct
Cloud Infrastructure Services Providers in Europe (CISPE), a newly formed coalition of more than 20 cloud infrastructure providers operating in Europe, has launched the first-ever data protection code of conduct requiring cloud infrastructure services providers to offer their customers the ability to exclusively process and store data within the EU/EEA territories. ...

CIF launches three-tier membership
Reflects 'broadening cloud ecosystem'...

We Are Cloud: "We are Tintri users"
For simplified management of hosted cloud services...

Nottingham Uni goes with ANS
Deploys new private cloud architecture across all campuses...

More cloud fails on the way
Digital skill shortage 'could lead to increased security risks and failed cloud migrations'...

Managed cloud hosting from 1&1
Container technology means maximun flexibility, security and performance...

Cloud Security from iSheriff
The uptake of cloud-based security services across SMBs and enterprises is growing exponentially and it's easy to see why, as they are so much simpler to deploy and manage than on-premise solutions...


Product Review: Backup Everything
In a world where we are all creating large volumes of data - at sometimes alarming speeds - it is more important than ever to make backup as automatic and 'idiot-proof' as possible, or else people simply won't do it. ...

Acunetix Online Vulnerability Scanner
In today's competitive global markets, SMBs need to protect their web sites from hackers just as much as enterprises do, but few have the financial resources to ensure they are totally secure...

Gemalto SafeNet ProtectV 2.0
The cost benefits alone make moving virtualised data centres into the cloud a no-brainer, but concerns about security are still a major stumbling block...

The sky’s the limit!
Vectorworks Cloud Services keeps drawings synchronised on and off-site....

Cloud Management Suite from Verismic Software
There are plenty of endpoint management products available, but over time many have become unwieldy to use, expensive to own and time consuming to deploy. Verismic Software offers a more elegant solution as its Cloud Management Suite (CMS) is proactively managed from the cloud using a web browser. ...

Ahead in the Cloud
GRAPHISOFT's BIMcloud gets a head start in BIM collaboration via the cloud thanks to its tried and tested BIM Server utility. David Chadwick reports....

GFI WirelessSentry
GFI's WirelessSentry (WiSe) takes the expense out of wireless network monitoring by uniquely offering it as a cloud service...

Hebridean Energy Technology
GreenspaceLive, based in Stornoway, develops software that helps architects and engineers simulate future energy use of buildings...

Snagging issues
Snagging comes of age with the growing preponderance of mobile computing devices - and the need to respond rapidly to construction site problems...

Cloud Application Manager from SaaSID
The bring your own device (BYOD) trend is reaching epic proportions as users faced with outdated or inadequate corporate IT equipment are turning to personal devices for their jobs....

MailDistiller
Cloud email security offers so much more than on-premises solutions, as businesses can make big savings in time and money. As a result, there are a wide range of choices, but MailDistiller is one of the few providers to have developed their own solution. ...

AccessIQ from SailPoint
As enterprises join what appears to be an inexorable move to the cloud, many are expressing grave concerns about their data security....

Brand and Sign from The Email Laundry
Email represents a tremendous opportunity for sales and marketing campaigns and yet all too often it remains a vast untapped resource. It's a real business opportunity that simply has to be exploited and if managed properly it can deliver an unbeatable return on investment...

Is your storage strategy just window dressing?
Daniel Gilfix of Red Hat Storage debunks the 'emperor's new clothes' approach to IT, as he shares the findings of a recent study examining the challenges of traditional and legacy storage solutions...


Ahead in the Cloud
Cloud storage and how to manage it effectively is a key challenge for many businesses, explains Jack Bedell-Pearce, Managing Director, 4D...

Cloud printing: the write stuff?
Printing via the Cloud has significant business benefits to offer when done correctly: but complex infrastructures and security concerns can mean that organisations are simply replacing one problem with another, argues Arron Fu, CTO of UniPrint...

Seven common cloud data loss prevention mistakes...
…and how to avoid them, thanks to this handy 'cheat sheet', courtesy of Skyhigh Networks...

CIO: changing from gatekeeper to enabler
The rise of 'shadow IT' means that CIOs must develop a hybrid cloud infrastructure that meets the needs of their business before the business itself beats them to it, suggests Ian Finlay, Chief Operating Officer at Abiquo...

Must big data mean big risk?
As companies deploy Hadoop for big data, they open critical information to compromise. Tom Kemp of Centrify discusses some of the solutions that exist to solve the problem...

Flexibility is the key
Martin Warren, Cloud Solutions Marketing Manager at NetApp argues that a hybrid cloud approach offers the ideal solution for enterprises looking for agility, flexibility and cost effectiveness ...

How to navigate an increasingly complex IT landscape
IT leaders are facing new levels of complexity as they seek to address business needs, says Neil Thomas, Product Director at Claranet...

Understanding the colocation advantage
With recent industry experts declaring the demise of colocation Rowland Kinch, CEO of Custodian Data Centres, explains why he believes that colocation is still the best solution for many organisations ...

Levelling the playing field
Steven Harrison, Lead Technologist at Exponential-e looks at the role of the Cloud as an equaliser for UK businesses...

Securing the perimeter
The enterprise perimeter does not exist anymore and a much more proactive approach to security is needed, says Bill Strain, CTO of cloud company iomart....

Data recovery: where do you start?
When you consider an ever-changing network infrastructure, it can be all too easy to overlook the data. Russel Ridgley, head of cloud services at Pulsant shares his thoughts...

When the cloud breaks
All data centres have outages, says Roger Keenan MD of City Lifeline: the important thing for users is to understand what plans they have in place for when the inevitable happens...

The new cost of doing business
Despite the much-heralded benefits, there are a number of unexpected potential obstacles for businesses moving towards public cloud-based IaaS platforms, argues Lilac Schoenbeck, VP of Product Management & Marketing, iland...

Stop acting on impulse
To meet business goals for agility, innovation, and growth, says Lynda Stadtmueller, Vice President, Cloud Services, Stratecast | Frost & Sullivan, enterprises must look for cloud providers that offer a range of services that meet today's needs and can grow with the business....

Show me the money!
Jamie Longmuir of SafeNet describes how different approaches to software monetization can drive incremental revenue for ISVs via the Cloud....

Don't confuse price with value
When it comes to cloud-based infrastructure services, some potential buyers seem to know the price of everything but the value of nothing, argues Flaviu Radulescu, CEO of bare metal cloud provider Bigstep ...

Mind your own business
Kate Baker of Custodian Data Centre offers 'a colocation perspective' on efficiencies and the role of Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM)...

Mind your own business
Kate Baker of Custodian Data Centre offers 'a colocation perspective' on efficiencies and the role of Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM)....

From the ethereal to the physical
Arron Fu, VP of Software Development, UniPrint, discusses ways to remove the diverse obstacles to enterprise printing via the cloud...

Analyse this
Analysing your complete Cloud data can benefit your overall business strategy, explains Josh Howard, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Alteryx...


Building a security plan using the Cloud
Sean McAvan, Managing Director of NaviSite Europe, discusses the considerations for securing a business in an increasingly connected world...

Hybrid helps to manage the load
Managing servers and applications in a hybrid environment brings a number of challenges for the IT professional, says Gerardo Dada, Vice President of Product Marketing, SolarWinds...

Brexit: what happens next?
In the aftermath of the recent EU referendum, we find ourselves in the midst of a historic moment for the UK, with plenty of uncertainty in the air. So what does leaving the European Union mean for the cloud/data centre sector? Cloud Hosting magazine gathers opinion from across the industry...

Risky business
Priya Kanduri, Head of Risk and Compliance Practice at digital transformation specialist Happiest Minds, asks if governance and risk issues are standing in the way of enterprise cloud adoption...

A new dawn for service delivery
Martin Hill, Vice President Marketing, Epicor International, presents nine reasons for moving ERP into the cloud...

A natural migration
Bill Strain, CTO at iomart, describes some common sense considerations for any business looking at a data migration exercise....

Storage wars
How does Cloud storage really compare to more traditional physical storage? Kong Yang of SolarWinds explores the advantages and disadvantages of both, looking at how each can affect business processes and strategy...

From measurement to management
Adam Chapman, Director of Global Marketing at Fluenta, explains how Cloud-based data can enable organisations to control risk more effectively...

Flash to the rescue for SaaS providers
Flash technologies could turn out to be key to the future success - or otherwise - of SaaS vendors, suggests Tom O'Neill, CTO EMEA at Kaminario...

Keeping track of Cloud services
It is becoming increasingly critical for organisations to get a handle on the type and number of Cloud services and applications they use, says Chris Rogers, director of Cloud solutions at Silver Peak...

Cloud orchestration
Alina Stancu of Titania shares some thoughts on how orchestration works in the cloud and with security...

Cloud cover
Paul Lipman, CEO at iSheriff, puts the case for cloud based security services as an alternative to the traditional premise based approach...

Busting some cloud myths
Brandon Tanner of nationwide managed services firm IT Specialists (ITS) argues that a number of ‘myths’ around cloud technologies could be preventing financial institutions from enjoying the benefits of cloud services...

IT Equality
Hans O'Sullivan, CEO & Co-Founder of StorMagic, explains why marginalising IT resources in the remote and branch office is a massive mistake that need not be made....

Are you losing it?
Bryan Forrester, Senior Vice President of Sales at eFolder, describes the top five sources of cloud data loss, and offers some advice on how to protect critical data....

Cloud gets personal
IBM has patented the design for a data privacy engine that can help businesses protect personal data as it is shared between countries, including across private clouds....

Twixt core and edge: the metro cloud
Chris Champion, Senior VP EMEA at Infinera explains the opportunity offered by the Metro Cloud and why, for once, the SME is getting noticed...

Cloud Expo Europe and Data Centre World 2015
ExCeL London - 11th and 12th March 2015...

Plotting a safe journey
Andrew Carr, CEO of Bull Information Systems, offers a selection of Top Tips for 'getting there with Hybrid Cloud Storage'....

Growing appetite for hybrid I.T.
Demand for Cloud computing is continuing to increase while colocation looks set to decline, according to new research from Pulsant...


Reliability trumps price for Cloud players
WD's annual survey suggests that reliability is far more important than cost when it comes to IT buying decisions. It also reveals that the UK is worryingly slow to move data to the Cloud compared to other countries. Cloud Hosting magazine takes a closer look at the numbers...

'Cloud first' isn't enough any more
We take a closer look at Verizon's recently published 'State of the Market: Enterprise Cloud 2016' report...

Futurology: what does 2016 hold for the Cloud sector?
An expert panel of industry leaders and technology visionaries offer us their insights on the year ahead for the Cloud...

World in motion
New research puts UK SMEs ahead of the game when it comes to cloud uptake: Cloud Hosting magazine investigates...

Racing ahead
The rate of cloud adoption is accelerating faster than anyone expected, says Jennifer Brenner, Senior Vice President Marketing, iland...

World in motion
New research puts UK SMEs ahead of the game when it comes to cloud uptake: Cloud Hosting magazine investigates...

‘Hard yards ahead’ for UK IT managers
New research from CSP Redcentric suggests five ‘cloud personas’ among IT managers....

Good call
Cloud adoption is now a strategic business decision for contact centres, argues Keith Wilkinson, VP Cloud EMEA, Genesys...

BT stakes its claim in cloud IT
BT is aiming to be the world's 'cloud services integrator of choice' with its new Cloud of Clouds vision. Cloud Hosting magazine takes a closer look...

Forward thinking
At the end of every year, the IT industry feels the need to channel Mystic Meg and predict what will come in the next 12 months. Cloud Hosting summarises the likely highlights and low points. ...

Where next for ERP?
Conflicting research reports suggest that ERP, while critical to business performance, is not delivering in ways that user organisations require in an increasingly cloud-oriented market. Cloud Hosting magazine investigates....

Are we losing the battle for security in the cloud?
More than 40% of corporate data stored in the cloud is not managed by corporate IT functions, according to a new research study. Cloud Hosting magazine investigates the implications....

Cloud at the crossroads
No one group has all the expertise needed to create a perfect cloud environment - it needs expertise in application behaviour, data centre design, network and machine virtualisation, wide area networking and so much more. Getting this all working together calls for collaboration, and the CloudEthernet Forum can help to do it, says CEF President, James Walker....

G-Cloud: hitting the spot?
Public Sector ICT is a 14 billion GBP market, yet a recent report from the OFT suggests that there are still significant barriers to entry, particularly for SMBs. Can the much-vaunted G-Cloud approach work if it remains a 'closed shop' open only to a chosen few big suppliers?...

Best of both worlds?
Hybrid IT would appear to be the prevailing deployment model for the foreseeable future, says research from the Cloud Industry Forum - Cloud Hosting Magazine takes a closer look...