Cloud Computing

Everything you need to know about… Cloud computing

Updated May 2018 with our latest coverage…


Cloud is pretty well ubiquitous from platforms like AWS and Azure to private clouds, hybrid variants, applications and beyond, even if security, latency and networking issues mean that cloud will never be 100 per cent of the computing world. 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

Beyond the hype: A more nuanced look at cloud adoption

Why keeping business applications on-premise is not necessarily flying in the face of reason, or even prevailing IT trends.


Eight big problems with cloud computing

For a contrary point of view on cloud, we asked our regular rant author and cynic.


Microsoft Azure vs. Amazon AWS: Which is better?

Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS are the two giants in public cloud… but how do you make a decision on which is better for your organisation? This IT Central Station report is based on real users’ feedback on each solution.


Industry interviews

Cloud risks have a big upside for Skyhigh Networks CEO

Rajiv Gupta, the CEO of cloud access security broker pioneer Skyhigh Networks, is riding high on the back of cloud security.

Druva CEO sees ‘data search’ issues ahead of GDPR

Jaspreet Singh explains why cloud search and analysis will prove big for storage in the coming months.


Rackspace president seeks focus in a frenzied cloud market

Incoming Rackspace president Jeff Cotten sees service, international sales and application focus as keys to growth.


Syncplicity CEO syncs plans to beat sync/share leaders

Jon Huberman, CEO of Syncplicity, offers buyers an on-cloud/off-cloud alternative to Box and other collaboration leaders.


Dropbox CEO banks on a viral dynamic to drive profits

Drew Houston of Dropbox sees scale, UXP and viral demand driving the company’s astonishing growth to turn into money.


Cloud around the world

Why do Latin Americans pay more for cloud computing?

A recent study suggests that cloud computing is not democratising access to IT around the world.


In Bristol, Oracle cosies up to cloud startups

Database giant Oracle is attempting to feed off innovative newcomers via accelerator programme in Bristol, England.


Mexico: Cloud growth despite physical security challenges

Cloud and data centre growth continues in Mexico amid some unusual threats.


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