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June 12, 2019  8:30 AM

Cloud migration: A step-by-step guide

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly

In this guest post, Paul Mercina, director of product management, at datacentre hardware and maintenance provider ParkPlace Technologies offers a step-by-step guide about how, what and when to move to the cloud.  The benefits of using cloud...

May 28, 2019  10:58 AM

The people vs. Amazon: Weighing the risks of its stance on facial recognition and climate change

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly

Amazon's annual shareholder meeting appears to have highlighted a disconnect between what its staff and senior management think its stance on facial recognition tech and climate change should be. When in need of a steer on what the business priorities are for any...


May 9, 2019  3:39 PM

Has the UK government’s cloud-first policy served its purpose?

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly

The government has confirmed its long-standing public cloud-first policy is under review, and that it is seeking to launch an alternative procurement framework to G-Cloud. But why? It is hard not to read too much into all the change occurring in the public sector cloud...


April 5, 2019  8:41 AM

Curbing cloud sprawl to keep IT costs down

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly

In this guest post from Henrik Nilsson, vice president for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at machine learning-based IT cost optimisation software supplier Apptio, offers...

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March 20, 2019  12:32 PM

What the Myspace data loss debacle tells us about how the internet values creative content

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly

The news that Myspace lost 12 years of user-generated content during a botched server migration has prompted a lot of debate this week, which Caroline Donnelly picks over here.  When


March 1, 2019  3:28 PM

Kubernetes management made easier for enterprises

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly

In this guest post, Rob Greenwood, CTO at Manchester-based cloud and DevOps consultancy, Steamhaus, sets out why the emergence of Amazon's managed Kubernetes service is such good news for the enterprise.  In just four years since its conception, Kubernetes has become...


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...


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