Cloud News of the Week

Cloud News of the Week – February 7

Hybrid cloud strategy offers best of both worlds

Computer Weekly

By Cliff Saran

More and more businesses are adopting a hybrid cloud strategy for their datacentre needs. Computer Weekly looks at what’s on offer.
According to an IDC report commissioned by Cisco, published in September 2016, cloud adoption continues to grow, but few companies have mature cloud strategies in place. Hybrid cloud is a significant part of the mix, with 73% of organizations surveyed saying they are pursuing a hybrid cloud strategy, subscribing to multiple external cloud providers, and using a mix of cloud and dedicated (on-premise) IT resources.

Can Containers Rescue the Hybrid Cloud?


By Arthur Cole

The enterprise may still have high hopes for the hybrid cloud, but technology challenges are preventing many organizations from gaining all the benefits they had originally expected – particularly the ability to burst data and extend applications across local and distributed infrastructure.
But while many firms are gravitating toward all-public platforms for their data needs, is the solution to the hybrid’s problems right around the corner?

The year of the cloud: flexible, agile and scalable

Information Age

By Nick Ismail

The cloud is a tool that offers organisations flexibility, agility and scalability in an increasingly connected world.The amount of data being processed by organisations is growing dramatically and the cloud – in all its forms – provides a haven to store, communicate and utilise the increasingly vast amount of data being generated.

Savings in the cloud: How to find them and when to make your move


By Aaron Rall

The Cloud has undoubtedly changed the way modern business operates, and in today’s digital economy there’s little room for error. Yet, with high stakes also comes a wealth of opportunity for the UK economy.
2016 saw many dynamic, political and socio-economic shifts, which will play out over the course of the next few years. But ultimately the game changer remains the same: businesses are realising the significance of flexibility and choice when it comes to data and the cloud, and how this can help their business to accelerate growth, be successful, and stave off future competition.

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