Public Cloud

Public cloud is a term used to describe the common cloud computing model whereby a service provider makes resources like software or data storage available over the internet. While the public cloud is big business and attracts the world’s largest providers, like Amazon Web Services and IBM, access to the public cloud itself is often inexpensive or free to establish and users are often, but not always, smaller scale enterprises or individuals. The public cloud is sometimes regarded as less secure than private clouds.

Google-parent Alphabet now worth $1 trillion

News
17 Jan, 2020
Bobby Hellard

Company reaches four comma club thanks to cloud revenue and recent leadership shakeup

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Cloud hardware sales slide, but still dominates wider IT market

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16 Jan, 2020
Nicole Kobie

IDC predicts cloud infrastructure will overtake traditional hardware sales this year

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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?

Microsoft has an edge on AWS, according to IT executives

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8 Jan, 2020
Bobby Hellard

Goldman Sachs survey suggests IT executives see Microsoft winning the cloud wars over the next three years

Google Transfer Service launched for those handling enormous data migrations

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13 Dec, 2019
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

Enterprise customers can transfer billions of files at once with the firm's latest tool

Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin step down from Alphabet management

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4 Dec, 2019
Connor Jones

The famous silicon valley pair will remain board members with Sundar Pichai now CEO of both Google and Alphabet

HPE takes on public cloud with GreenLake Central

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3 Dec, 2019
Jane McCallion

New platform provides a "central portal" and improved user experience for GreenLake

What to expect from AWS Re:Invent 2019

Opinion
2 Dec, 2019
Bobby Hellard

Clouds descend on Las Vegas for Amazon Web Services' giant annual conference

AT&T and Microsoft launch edge computing network

News
27 Nov, 2019
Bobby Hellard

The two companies have created a "virtualised 5G core" that can deploy Azure services

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Surge in multi-cloud adoption reveals wider challenges

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20 Nov, 2019
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

Businesses are most occupied with security and ensuring they have the right expertise in managing emerging cloud environments

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Vodafone launches 'Neuron' platform with Google Cloud

News
20 Nov, 2019
Bobby Hellard

The cloud giant has built a big data platform for the telecoms giant with a 'data ocean'

Department for Transport turns to Google to be cloud-first by 2020

News
19 Nov, 2019
Bobby Hellard

The organisation has been working with Google Cloud to migrate over 100TBs of application data

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What to expect from Dreamforce 2019

Opinion
18 Nov, 2019
Maggie Holland

We take a look at what the week ahead has in store on the eve of Salesforce’s big annual event in San Francisco

Google Stadia controller

Can Google Stadia finally bring success to cloud gaming?

Analysis
18 Nov, 2019
Connor Jones

It’s the first attempt to get game streaming right in years, but ISPs could be its undoing

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AWS to appeal 'biased' JEDI contract ruling

News
15 Nov, 2019
Bobby Hellard

Cloud giant suggests "political influence" led the Pentagon to award the $10bn contract to Microsoft

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IBM to develop public cloud banking platform

News
6 Nov, 2019
Bobby Hellard

In collaboration with the Bank of America, the public cloud service will set a compliance framework for vendors and software providers

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Google Cloud investments dent Alphabet's earnings

News
29 Oct, 2019
Bobby Hellard

"In many of these areas we are the new entrant," says CEO Sundar Pichai

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AWS servers hit by sustained DDoS attack

News
23 Oct, 2019
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

Outages lasted for a full working day as the Route 53 DNS system was disrupted

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Microsoft acquires Mover to ease cloud-based data migration

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22 Oct, 2019
Bobby Hellard

Canada-based startup adds to tech giant's growing acquisition list of cloud specialists

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Commvault launches ‘Metallic’ SaaS backup suite

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15 Oct, 2019
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

The sub-brand, built on Azure, launches with Office 365 compatibility