The last quarter of 2015 saw a $7.6 billion (£5.3 billion) surge in spending on cloud infrastructure as businesses finally took the leap and went for the cloud in a big way with HP, Dell and Cisco seeing double-digit growth.
Verizon has added IBM SoftLayer as the latest partner to its Secure Cloud Interconnect service to enable businesses to transfer workloads between a choice of clouds, data centre providers and on-premise systems.
Public cloud gets a great deal or press but public cloud has its uses. We look at five use cases that make best use of a private cloud, and explain why public cloud – in these cases - doesn’t make the cut.
Technology and business journalist Graham Jarvis interviews converged cloud infrastructure expert and CTO EMEA of VCE, Nigel Moulton, and asks him whether its matters whether organisations have an open source or proprietary cloud infrastructure.
Red Hat’s Havana-based Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0 is aimed at simplifying the building and management of private and public clouds and includes full support for Red Hats CloudForms Cloud Management Platform as well as a stacks of other features.
Abiquo are making it easier to create fast secure connections between private cloud, hosted virtual data centres, and public cloud infrastructures with the addition of CohesiveFT’s VNS3 Software Defined Networking in to their infrastructure as a service product.
Natalie Stewart, Product Manager, Node4 looks at why businesses need a close relationship with their cloud service provider to create, flexible bespoke cloud solutions, rather than rely solely on off-the-shelf solutions