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.

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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

Cloud too expensive for the "vast majority", claims Zuckerberg

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11 Oct, 2019
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Facebook CEO makes a playful dig at Jeff Bezos during Chan Zuckerberg Initiative debate

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Gap in cloud skills doubles in three years

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20 Sep, 2019
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As the breadth of cloud options grow, more and more businesses are turning to managed service providers to meet demand

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Disney takes to the cloud with five-year Microsoft Azure deal

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17 Sep, 2019
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The two companies will use Azure to accelerate content production

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Advice
13 Sep, 2019
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Five decisions IT teams should consider before migrating to the cloud

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Our 5-minute guide to enterprise cloud computing

In-depth
11 Sep, 2019
Esther Kezia Thorpe Grace Halverson

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

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Microsoft revs up connected car cloud service with TomTom

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9 Sep, 2019
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Microsoft and TomTom fortify their existing partnership to strengthen connected car data insights

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NHS launches new Virtual Cloudscurement framework

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5 Sep, 2019
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Simplified structure offers 24 suppliers to public sector organisations

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Microsoft snaps up cloud migration specialist

News
5 Sep, 2019
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Seattle-based Movere becomes the third cloud company to join Azure since July

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Google to shut down Hire service from 2020

News
28 Aug, 2019
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Closure announced just six months after the recruitment service launched the UK

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Microsoft and Oracle bring multicloud alliance to the UK

News
28 Aug, 2019
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Collaboration means UK customers can interconnect Azure and Oracle Cloud in the London region

What to look for in a secure cloud system

In-depth
27 Aug, 2019
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Not all cloud solutions support the same level of security, so what should organisations look out for when choosing a solution?

Microsoft slammed over changes to cloud licensing

News
9 Aug, 2019
Bobby Hellard

Top executives from AWS and Google Cloud accuse Microsoft of vendor lock-in and old school tactics

Amazon Web Services review: AWS packs in more features than any other cloud service provider

Reviews
2 Aug, 2019
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Amazon's one cloud service provider to rule them all isn't always the most economical option for SMEs

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IBM goes cloud-native with Red Hat OpenShift

News
1 Aug, 2019
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IT giant uses its latest acquisition to lever open the public cloud

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VMware strikes public cloud partnership with Google Cloud

News
30 Jul, 2019
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

Enterprise customers seeking ways to adopt hybrid configurations will have greater flexibility

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AWS and Azure take up half of the cloud market

News
26 Jul, 2019
Bobby Hellard

Overall cloud sales heading for $100 billion per year as the market continues to grow

LinkedIn finally migrates to Azure

News
24 Jul, 2019
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The move to Microsoft's public cloud will take 'multiple years' according to the business platform

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Microsoft's $1bn OpenAI partnership underpinned with closer Azure ties

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23 Jul, 2019
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Efforts to create generalised AI are "the most important technological development" in history

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Azure revenue surpasses Windows for the first time

News
19 Jul, 2019
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Microsoft's cloud division drives up revenues in its Q4 finacial results despite YoY slowdown