Hybrid Cloud

Some organisations are happy to put some IT functions into a public cloud but prefer to keep higher-risk or more bespoke functions in a private cloud or even in-house. This is a hybrid cloud solution. You don’t have to go the whole hog, for example some organisations use cloud services for archiving old data but keep operational data close.

Data centre

Oracle to put its own hardware in customer data centres

News
9 Jul, 2020
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

CEO Larry Ellison parks his tanks on Amazon’s lawn, claiming Oracle will offer 50 on-prem cloud services against AWS Outposts’ four

Rackspace rebrands for major multi-cloud push

News
9 Jun, 2020
Bobby Hellard

New services include cloud optimisation, security, cloud-native enablement and data modernisation

database

Dell teams up with Google Cloud to simplify massive data migrations

News
20 May, 2020
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

The partnership forms Dell Technologies OneFS for Google Cloud to help customers simplify private and public cloud storage

VMware to acquire Kubernetes security firm Octarine

News
14 May, 2020
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

The technology will be bundled into Carbon Black as part of the company’s long-term security vision

IBM CEO: Every company will be an AI company

News
6 May, 2020
Bobby Hellard

Arvind Krishna wants to arm businesses with AI and hybrid cloud for the post-coronavirus world

Azure Arc now supports Red Hat customers

News
29 Apr, 2020
Bobby Hellard

Microsoft reveals Linux and Kubernetes capabilities during the Red Hat Summit 2020

Google is reportedly in talks to snap up Kubernetes startup D2iQ

News
28 Apr, 2020
Bobby Hellard

D2iQ could be the third major acquisition of the year for the tech giant's cloud business

Cisco and Google Cloud join forces to improve SD-WAN integration

News
22 Apr, 2020
Carly Page

Firms develop the "industry's first" application-centric multi-cloud networking fabric

IBM cloud revenues up despite coronavirus uncertainty

News
21 Apr, 2020
Bobby Hellard

The tech giant withdraws full-year guidance and will reassess position for final quarter of 2020

Elon Musk's SpaceX bans Zoom over security fears

News
2 Apr, 2020
Sabina Weston

The ban follows FBI warnings about the threat of "Zoom-bombing"

Five obstacles holding your hybrid cloud strategy back

Advice
31 Mar, 2020
Zach Cooper Esther Kezia Thorpe

Overcoming these challenges is key to a successful cloud migration strategy

Oracle cloud courses are free during coronavirus lockdown

News
31 Mar, 2020
Bobby Hellard

Oracle offers free access to an online learning course and certification until 15 May

Is the best cloud a small cloud?

In-depth
13 Mar, 2020
David Howell

As your business’ use of hosted services matures, a ‘boutique cloud’ could be an ideal service platform

Google Cloud snaps up multi-cloud analytics platform for $2.6bn

News
13 Feb, 2020
Bobby Hellard

Deal greenlit by UK's markets watchdog as it won't adversely impact competition, according to reports

HPE

HPE snaps up edge-to-cloud security startup Scytale

News
4 Feb, 2020
Bobby Hellard

San Francisco-based startup boasts a heavyweight workforce of ex-AWS, Google and Okta employees

NHS

NHS shifts two national services to the cloud

News
28 Jan, 2020
Nicole Kobie

Appointment service and NHS 111 directory are the first major services to make the move

FireEye expands cloud security with Cloudvisory acquisition

News
22 Jan, 2020
Nicole Kobie

FireEye picks up cloud visibility firm Cloudvisory and unveils two new Mandiant security products

IBM Logo

Cloud fuels IBM’s first quarter of growth since 2018

News
22 Jan, 2020
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

Year-on-year revenue creeps up by 0.1% to $21.8 billion while Red Hat growth ballooned by 24%

How the enterprise can embrace hybrid cloud

In-depth
15 Jan, 2020
Zach Cooper Esther Kezia Thorpe Grace Halverson

Hybrid cloud has much to offer organisations of all sizes, but enterprises in particular stand to gain so much

Illustration of a code cloud raining over a city

Our 5-minute guide to enterprise cloud computing

In-depth
15 Jan, 2020
Esther Kezia Thorpe Grace Halverson

What is enterprise cloud computing, how is it used, and what are the business benefits?