Everything you need to know about… Cloud computing

Our roundup of the most important industry insight and expertise on cloud computing.

Cloud is pretty well ubiquitous from platforms like AWS and Azure to private clouds, hybrid variants, applications and beyond. Cloud might be just the latest platform used to deploy IT but, like the mainframe and client/server architectures before, it is also the basis for a generation of new companies who can quickly build the necessary infrastructure and services to meet the needs of flexible, global, always-on businesses.

Here's everything you need to know. 

Cloud Basics

Why observability is a key metric for the cloud era

The abstract virtual world of cloud computing can be more directly and accurately controlled if the right observability and visibility tools are applied to as-a-Service applications and services.

Cloud management is no job for humans

What role will AI and machine learning play in managing the cloud in the near future?

How to elevate a database to the cloud

How should you move your database structures to the cloud?

Can we conquer cloud complexity?

Why is cloud so complicated?

Cloud native - the successes so far and the challenges ahead

How has Kubernetes become the go to framework? We look at the trail map of projects, the industries embracing it and why.

Training and certification for a cloud native world

Kubernetes and Cloud Native is a fast-growing area -- who should be getting training, how can certification help companies, and what skills should be focused on?

Are we any closer to hybrid cloud nirvana?

Hybrid cloud was supposed to mean the freedom to run workloads where you want.

Industry interviews

Cloud FinOps: Should you outsource or train someone in-house?

Arup CIO Rob Greig's former PA now manages cloud finances for the firm, but Sooraj Shah discovers that firms are taking different approaches to FinOps.

Cloud native data warehouses: are they enterprise-ready?

Data warehouses from cloud platform providers are applying resourcing to match incumbents brand loyalty.

Rocket to the cloud: AWS on migration strategy and serverless architectures

With public cloud adoption beyond fever-pitch, we sat down with AWS Global Executive Advisory Mario Thomas to discuss modern-day cloud migration strategies.

Talend CEO joins dots of the new cloud order

The future looks bright for Talend as cloud growth continues. 

Cloud around the world

Cloud growth outweighs Covid effect in APAC

One sector which has been booming during the Covid-19 pandemic is cloud computing: and this is at least as true in Asia as it is elsewhere.

Asia reaches to embrace the cloud – but needs to step up the pace

Cloud spending is increasing in businesses across APAC, but foundational gaps are slowing adoption and impeding growth.

Clouds over LatAm: The digital giants jostle for position

As Google announces it expects to triple its "customer workforce" we look at what's happening in Latin America's Cloud scene.

Amazon cloud looms over China: Bezos enters Alibaba home ground

As AWS enters in Hong Kong new figures show that Alibaba is streets ahead. Can Bezos wrestle control from China's own Alibaba?

Why are the world's cloud giants flocking to Northern Europe?

With Microsoft announcing plans for two new data centres in Norway, and the opening of Google's first cloud platform region in Scandinavia, why are the big cloud companies relocating?