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2017 eNewsletters
May - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Welcome to the May issue of our eNewsletter, which includes a report from a recent round table event discussing the effectiveness ...
DR: Test and test again
A recent roundtable gathered business leaders to debate the findings of iland's 'State of IT Disaster Recovery Amongst UK Businesses' survey; Monica Brink, EMEA Marketing Director, summarises the conversation.
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February - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Welcome to the February issue of our eNewsletter, which will probably land in your inboxes just as you are planning the details of your visit to Cloud Expo...
Forging the right links
Two-thirds of European IT departments do not fully understand the needs of their organisations, and IT leaders must forge closer links across the business.
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January - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Welcome to the January issue of our eNewsletter. One of the main news stories in this issue revolves around Amazon’s announcement of its Europe (London) region...
Risky business
Priya Kanduri, Head of Risk and Compliance Practice at digital transformation specialist Happiest Minds, asks if governance and risk issues...
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2016 eNewsletters
November - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Welcome to the November issue of our eNewsletter. We have had a couple of weeks now to recover from the first ever Cloud Hosting magazine Awards night...
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...
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October - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Welcome to the October issue of our eNewsletter, which includes a news story about UK companies moving their systems to Microsoft's recently announced UK data centres. ...
Hybrid to the rescue for the SME sector
Hybrid Cloud architecture has been a while maturing, but now offers businesses unparalleled flexibility...
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September - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Welcome to the September issue of our eNewsletter, which looks at the potential impact of Brexit. Concerns are raised by various industry experts around topics as diverse as the cost of power...
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...
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August - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Welcome to the August issue of the Cloud Hosting eNewsletter, which includes a thought-provoking piece from Pulsant looking at business’ changing requirements of cloud offerings.
Storage wars
How does Cloud storage really compare to more traditional physical storage? Kong Yang of SolarWinds explores the advantages and disadvantages...
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July - Featuring
Editor's Comment: Welcome to the July issue of our Cloud Hosting eNewsletter – if you’re not out enjoying the rare moments of sunshine, hopefully some of our content will brighten your day instead!...
A symbiotic relationship
Darren Watkins, Managing Director at VIRTUS Data Centres, examines the relationship...
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June - Featuring
Editor's Comment: I wanted to use my column in this edition of our eNewsletter to remind readers again about our brand new Cloud Hosting Awards. Nominations are open right now and close on August 3rd...
Keeping track of cloud services
It is becoming increasingly critical for organisations to get a handle on the type and number...
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May - Featuring
Editor's Comment:As mentioned a few weeks ago, we can now announce that Cloud Hosting is to hold its own industry awards event, with categories carefully selected to reflect what our readers have told us matter most to them...
Flash to the rescue for SaaS providers
Flash technologies could turn out to be key to the future success - or otherwise - of SaaS...
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April - Featuring
Editor's Comment:This issue of the Cloud Hosting e-newsletter includes a thought-provoking piece from Dave Taylor of Impartner, which focuses on how innovative cloud technologies can...
Flirting with disaster
Peter Groucutt of Databarracks asks if you might be wasting money on disaster recovery...
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March - Featuring
Editor's Comment:I'm thrilled to be announcing a coming event which has everyone in the office very excited: 2016 will see the launch of the Cloud Hosting Awards...
Keeping an eye on your cloud data
It is increasingly vital to make sure you are talking about security with your Cloud provider...
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February - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Welcome to our February e-newsletter, which as well as all the usual news and views also includes a fascinating round-up of industry experts' views on what 2016 will bring...
Futurology: what does 2016 hold for the Cloud sector?
An expert panel of industry leaders and technology visionaries offer us their insights...
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January - Featuring
Editor's Comment:This issue of our e-newsletter includes new research from Hitachi Solutions that suggests a significant rise in the uptake of cloud for ERP implementations...
The three step plan to cloud security
Chris Pace, head of product marketing at Wallix, suggests three security questions...
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2015 eNewsletters
December - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Our last e-newsletter for 2015 includes a news story from Microsoft about its increased emphasis on cloud business in Europe, and specifically the company's plans to open UK data centres...
Elastic fantastic
Everywhere you look these days cloud vendors are promoting elasticity...
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November - Featuring
Editor's Comment:This issue of our e-newsletter includes an eminently readable analysis of some recent research from cloud service provider Redcentric, in which they suggest...
A picture of health?
From big data to wearable devices, Jack Bedell-Pearce, Managing Director of 4D-DC...
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October - Featuring
Editor's Comment:As this issue of our e-Newsletter goes out the Cloud Hosting team has just returned from two exhausting days at IP Expo Europe. This year the organisers boasted of the event...
CIO: Changing from gatekeeper to enabler
The rise of 'shadow IT' means that CIOs must develop a hybrid cloud infrastructure...
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September - Featuring
Editor's Comment:This issue of our e-newsletter includes a highly contentious - but eminently readable - article from Suse's Jason Phippen, who firmly believes that 'the strategy...
Left to your own devices
Eran Kinsbruner of Perfecto Mobile explains why businesses need a hybrid cloud for testing mobile apps
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August - Featuring
Editor's Comment:For better or worse, we live these days in an increasingly surveillance-oriented society - the UK has more CCTV cameras per head of population than any other Western country. So it is not really any surprise...
Watching brief
We live an increasingly surveillance-heavy society, which brings with it challenges to storage technology...
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July - Featuring
Editor's Comment:This issue of our e-newsletter includes a look at BT's recent 'Cloud of clouds' announcement - a statement of intent that the telecoms giant aims to be seen as the world's 'cloud services integrator of choice'...
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...
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June - Featuring
Editor's Comment:It is generally accepted by analysts and consultants that the hybrid cloud market is maturing, with 2015 set to be a pivotal year for the technology. Even so, hybrid has its limitations - because the majority of enterprises...
Escaping the 'print trap'
KYOCERA Document Solutions' Cloud Evangelist, Eddie Ginja, analyses the business benefits of the...
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May - Featuring
Editor's Comment:According to a recent report from the digital skills committee of the House of Lords, digital technology is changing our lives, work, society and politics, but the UK risks...
Understanding the colocation advantage
With recent industry experts declaring the demise of colocation Rowland Kinch, CEO of Custodian Data Centres...
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April - Featuring
Editor's Comment:As ever, this issue of the Cloud Hosting e-newsletter is packed to the gills with entertaining and informative news and views from industry leaders, not least in our piece from Claranet's Neil Thomas on the new levels of...
Storing up trouble?
Everett Dolgner, director of replication product management at Silver Peak, explains what you
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March - Featuring
Editor's Comment:This issue of the Cloud Hosting e-newsletter should be arriving in your inbox just as you start to plan for your visit to London's ExCel for Cloud Expo Europe 2015. This event, running alongside Data Centre World...
Transforming the data centre - one tier at a time
Ken Oberman, VP of EMEA commercial sales at SanDisk, looks at the growth of flash in the data centre
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February - Featuring
Editor's Comment:In our Cloud Hosting eNewsletter for February we look ahead to 2015 from a number of perspectives: a host of industry luminaries offer their insights into what will be...
Forward thinking
At the start 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
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January - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Welcome to the first Cloud Hosting eNewsletter of 2015 - and many thanks to the many readers who took the time to contact us after our last edition with their thoughts on the direction...
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.
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2014 eNewsletters
December - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Welcome to the December issue of the Cloud Hosting eNewsletter, our last in the magazine's first year of publication. The newest title from publishers BTC has seen a very successful 12 months...
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.
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November - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Welcome to the November issue of the Cloud Hosting eNewsletter, one that includes some unmissable feature content...
Show me the money
Jamie Longmuir of SafeNet describes how different approaches to software monetization can drive incremental revenue for ISVs via the Cloud
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October - Featuring
Editor's Comment:This issue of the Cloud Hosting e-newsletter coincides rather nicely with one of the largest IT events in the UK calendar...
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...
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September - Featuring
Editor's Comment:This issue of the Cloud Hosting eNewsletter raises a host (pardon the pun) of interesting questions, not least of which, covered in more than...
Opportunity knocks for SSD
John Scaramuzzo, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Storage Solutions at SanDisk, argues that Cloud and Hyperscale environments...
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August - Featuring
Editor's Comment:This issue of the Cloud Hosting eNewsletter includes an interesting news piece via Outsourcery which argues the need for Cloud Service Providers....
The customer is king
Phil Worms, Director of Marketing for UK cloud company iomart, explains why the customer should be at the heart of how data centres deliver services
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July - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Last month saw the Cloud Hosting team at Cloud World Forum in London, mingling with the thousands of visitors and 300-plus speakers converging on Olympia....
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...
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June - Featuring
Editor's Comment:In our last e-newsletter we touched on businesses’ lack of faith in cloud services providers, and particularly in how SLAs are put together. ...
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...
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May - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Cloud Hosting, in both its print form and this newsletter, continue to go from strength to strength, so I must begin by thanking you, our readers, for supporting our new title as it 'finds its feet' in the marketplace..
Securing the Mobility Age through the Cloud
Employee mobility will be the rule rather than the exception in the cloud-connected enterprise, bringing with it a whole new raft of security concerns, argues Michael Sutton, VP of security research at Zscaler.
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April - Featuring
Editor's Comment:The second issue of the Cloud Hosting enewsletter coincides with a flurry of news activity around growth in the marketplace, especially in the public sector....
Controlled chaos
Lee Fisher from Abiquo explains how poorly planned out cloud adoption can undermine the benefits on offer and frustrate the journey to the cloud....
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March - Featuring
Editor's Comment: Welcome to the very first e-Newsletter from Cloud Hosting magazine, the latest specialist IT title from BTC Publishing, the people behind Network Computing, Storage, and many other long-established and respected publications...
Building trust in the cloud
Wherever your business is in its 'cloud journey', you need to create a cloud services environment that is Secure, Trusted and Audit-Ready (STAR), argues Ken Allan, Global Information Security Leader , Ernst & Young...
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2013 eNewsletters
December - Featuring
Editor's Comment: We lift off this issue with an article by Campbell Williams of Six Degrees Group on why NASA’s cloud strategy has been brought down to earth with a bump by the space agency’s own auditor...
Is NASA's data lost in space?
A recent report has revealed that it’s not just the cloud over Cape Canaveral that’s been troubling NASA of late, writes Campbell Williams, group strategy and marketing director, Six Degrees Group...
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