Ahead in the Clouds:

February, 2018


February 28, 2018  4:45 PM

Price caps: Keeping public cloud costs under control

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly

In this guest post, Richard Blanford, managing director of cloud services provider Fordway, shares his top tips on what IT departments can do to curb public cloud overspend. As the costs of public cloud services continue to fall, moving services off-premise increasingly...

February 22, 2018  9:20 AM

Cryptocurrency and colocation: Breaking down the Bitcoin mining barriers

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
Bitcoin, Colocation

In this guest post, Jack Bedell-Pearce, managing director of service provider 4D Data Centres, shares his thoughts on the role colocation can play in helping cryptocurrency miners boost their profits.   Despite recent fluctuations and a downturn in value, Bitcoin...


February 20, 2018  1:32 PM

Next-generation cloud: Is serverless the answer?

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
cloud, containers

In this guest post, Naveen Kumar, vice president of innovation, enterprise software and consumer at global design and engineering company Aricent, makes the case for serverless computing. As far as technology concepts go,


February 15, 2018  11:05 AM

The Field of (Cloud) Dreams: if you build it, will they come?

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
cloud, Cloud adoption, Cloud strategy

In this guest post, Allan Brearley, cloud practice lead at IT services consultancy ECS and Tesco Bank’s former head of transformation, draws inspiration from a 1989 Kevin Costner movie to advise enterprises on how best to approach their move to the cloud... Using...


February 2, 2018  12:21 PM

Cloud billing: Cutting through the complexity

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
AWS, cloud, Google, IaaS

In this guest post, Kat Lee, data analyst at service provider Cloudreach, shares some best practice on cloud billing to help enterprises cut costs. IT cost control and management is a hot topic of debate in enterprises, seeking to drive down the cost of operational...


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