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December 14, 2017  10:51 AM

G-Cloud 10 delayed: The pros and cons for public sector cloud users

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
Cloud Computing, G-Cloud, Public sector

In this guest post, Rob Anderson, principal analyst for central government at market watcher GlobalData, takes a look at the implications of delaying the launch of G-Cloud 10 by up to a year. Making in-roads into the public sector can be a...

December 8, 2017  12:00 PM

Cloud bursting: Examining the enterprise use cases and benefits

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
cloud, Cloud bursting, IaaS, Infrastructure, SaaS

In this guest blog post, Naser Ali, head of solutions marketing for EMEA at Hitachi Vantara, explores the use cases and benefits for using cloud bursting in the enterprise. When NASA needed to process petabytes of data from its Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2 (OCO-2), it...


December 4, 2017  8:34 AM

AWS Re:Invent 2017 reviewed: The four product announcements tech teams need to know about

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
Amazon, AWS, Cloud Computing

In this guest post, Jon Topper, CTO of DevOps consultancy, The Scale Factory, flags his four favourite announcements from Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) week-long Re:Invent partner and customer conference, which took place last week in Las Vegas.


November 17, 2017  2:31 PM

Cloud AI in the enterprise: Making the security case

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
Artificial intelligence, cloud, Cloud Security

In this guest post, Ross Brewer, managing director and vice president for Europe, Middle East and Africa at cybersecurity software supplier LogRhythm, makes the enterprise case for using artificial intelligence (AI) in the...


November 13, 2017  7:48 AM

Cloud in healthcare: What is holding up adoption?

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
cloud, Cloud adoption, NHS, Public sector

In this guest post, Darren Turner, general manager at healthcare-focused hosting provider Carelink, takes a look at why the healthcare sector has been slow to adopt cloud, and how NHS Digital’s burgeoning Health and...


October 30, 2017  3:08 PM

Halloween horrors: When a datacentre migration takes a dark turn

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
Cloud migration, Cloud Security, datacentre, Troubleshooting

In this guest post, Drew Nielsen, chief trust officer at cloud-based backup provider Druva, shares a scary and hairy tale about how shortfalls in any company's...


May 24, 2017  12:00 PM

All eyes on Etsy as investors push public cloud to cut costs

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
Cloud Computing, DevOps, Etsy, Private Cloud, Public Cloud, Strategy

Online marketplace Etsy is under growing investor pressure, following a drop in share price, to cut costs. But will embracing public cloud do the trick? Etsy is one of a handful of household names enterprises regularly name-check whenever you quiz them...


May 15, 2017  1:55 PM

How OpenStack is coming of age and tackling its growing pains head-on

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
IT trends, OpenStack, Private Cloud, Public Cloud, trends

The OpenStack community of users and contributors are united in their belief in the enterprise-readiness of the open source platform, but accelerating its adoption requires some back-to-basics thinking, finds Ahead In the Clouds. One of the downsides of growing up is...


March 6, 2017  12:54 PM

Amazon S3 outage: Acknowledging the role humans play in keeping the cloud going

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
amazon s3, AWS, Cloud outages

The Amazon cloud storage outage provides a neat reminder about the role humans continue to play in the delivery of online services, but - when things go wrong - end-user sympathy for the plight of the engineers involved is often in short supply, writes Caroline...


December 9, 2016  1:17 PM

Enterprise evolution: How the cloud conversation is changing

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
AWS, CIO, cloud

As 2016 draws to a close, Ahead in the Clouds looks at how enterprise attitudes to cloud have changed over the last 12 months. At the first Amazon Web Services...

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