Ahead in the Clouds:


August 21, 2018  8:35 AM

Cloud security: Weighing up the risk to enterprises

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly

In this guest post, Chris Hodson, chief information security officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at internet security firm Zscaler, takes a closer look at why cloud security remains such an enduring barrier to adoption for so many enterprises.  Cloud...

July 24, 2018  12:29 PM

Google Cloud Next ’18: What datacentre operators can learn from how Google SRE teams operate

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly

To coincide with the first day of the Google Cloud Next 2018 conference (taking place from 24-26 July) in San Francisco, John Jainschigg, content strategy lead at enterprise systems monitoring software provider Opsview shares his views on what datacentre operators can learn from the...


July 13, 2018  3:17 PM

Disaster recovery and business continuity: A best practice guide

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly

In this guest post Paul Timms, managing director of IT support provider MCSA, shares his thoughts on why enterprises can ill-afford to overlook the importance of business continuity and disaster...


June 22, 2018  3:23 PM

Why next-generation IaaS is likely to be open source

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly

In this guest post, Chip Childers, CTO of open source platform-as-a-service Cloud Foundry, makes the case for why the future of public cloud and IaaS won't be proprietary. Once upon a time, ‘Infrastructure-as-a-Service’ basically meant services provided by the...


June 18, 2018  11:24 AM

SaaS vs IaaS vs on-premise: What if moving to the cloud is not the answer?

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly

In this guest post, Richard Blanford, managing director of G-cloud-listed IT services provider Fordway, advises companies to weigh up the pros and cons of using SaaS and IaaS before going all-in on the cloud. For many organisations, moving to the cloud makes complete...


June 8, 2018  9:32 AM

With big data comes big responsibility

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly

In this guest post, Darren Watkins, managing director at colocation provider VIRTUS Data Centres, on how to help organisations take back control over their big data. When the story broke in March that 50 million Facebook profiles were harvested for British research firm...


May 14, 2018  12:28 PM

Kubecon 2018: The rise and rise of Kubernetes

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly

In this guest post, Jon Topper, CTO of DevOps and cloud infrastructure consultancy The Scale Factory, on how the growing maturity of Kubernetes dominated this year’s Kubecon. KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe, a three day,...


April 10, 2018  9:04 AM

Using cloud to help public transport operators put passengers first

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly

In this guest post, Craig Stewart, vice president of product management at cloud integration provider SnapLogic, spells out why the more traditional transport operators need to take a leaf out of their cloud-native competitors' books to stay relevant and in-touch with changing customer...


April 4, 2018  2:59 PM

Multi-cloud: What enterprises need to know

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly

In this guest post, Allan Brearley, cloud practice lead at IT services consultancy ECS, takes a look at what enterprises need to bear in mind before they take the plunge on multi-cloud. There’s no doubt that enterprise interest in multi-cloud deployments is on the...


March 28, 2018  3:17 PM

Better cloud management: the Ops team vs. machines

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly

In this guest post, Steve Lowe, CTO of student accommodation finder Student.com, weighs up the risks and benefits of relying on machines to carry out Ops jobs within cloud infrastructures. The “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mantra is firmly ingrained in the...


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