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Demystifying Cloud 'aaS Models

Cloud technology is often provided under the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) or Software as a Service (SaaS) models. In each case, the underlying hardware is rented; the service difference lies in the extent to which a customer wants, needs or is required to have ‘ownership’ and control of their systems.

Posted by on Mon, 1 Jul 2013
tags: cloud hosting.

Cloud Servers: 'Persistence' May NOT Mean High-Availability

This blog investigates the pseudo-technical marketing term: Persistence. What does the term mean to different cloud server vendors and how does it relate to the notion of high-availability in the cloud?

Posted by on Mon, 3 Jun 2013
tags: cloud hosting.

Is Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) the answer?

With the growth of the modern computer centric office and the need for flexibility surrounding users and desktop computing, increasing interest is being paid to the potential for remotely hosting user desktops in the data centre cloud through the technology of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). In this blog, we take a brief look at the technology behind and benefits of VDI.

Posted by on Fri, 24 May 2013
tags: cloud hosting.

What is Cloud Computing?

What exactly is the cloud and how does it work? Our infographic aims to clarify some of the questions surrounding cloud computing and virtual servers.

Posted by on Fri, 10 May 2013
tags: cloud hosting.

Cellular/Wifi bigger polluter than cloud computing

A recent study by CEET (The Centre for Energy-Efficient Telecommunications) titled The Power of Wireless Cloud: An analysis of the energy consumption of wireless cloud has caused a stir amongst telecoms providers and cloud operators. The study claims that the majority of power consumption, up to 90% at a conservative estimate, used when accessing cloud services is spent on the final wireless link to the user device, either through cellular or wifi connectivity.

Posted by on Fri, 26 Apr 2013
tags: cloud hosting, data centres.

Global Cloud Providers vs. EU Regulation

The debate surrounding the new EU Data Protection Regulation looks set to continue. Lobbyists from large US tech companies, including Amazon, have stepped up their pressure in seeking amendments to the proposed legislation. This blog takes a look at some of the key positions and players and suggests strategies for web service providers who target the EU market and who need to find ways of managing the ongoing uncertainty.

Posted by on Wed, 27 Feb 2013
tags: cloud hosting, legal compliance.

What is The Cloud?

Confused by The Cloud? What does all that jargon mean? How can a business benefit from this model of data centre services? This blog article answers those questions, starting with the core motivations for building Cloud infrastructure.

Posted by on Mon, 14 Jan 2013
tags: cloud hosting.

Data Storage in Saas, Paas and IaaS Cloud Hosting

A survey of IT risk management respondents showed that companies trust PaaS and IaaS more than SaaS (Software as a Service) for storing both sensitive and mission critical data. This article draws conclusions based on the statistics presented.

Posted by on Wed, 29 Aug 2012
tags: cloud hosting.