Archive for the “Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)” Category

Decision-time: Manage IT resources on-premise or leverage managed hosting services?

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Building an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) model in-house is daunting, if not unreachable, for the vast majority of SMEs and ISVs that seek true business agility minus the technical complexity and costs associated with this ambitious IT rollout. While there is a natural tendency for IT leaders to exercise maximum control over their hardware,  software and application…

We’ve Been Selected To Provide Cloud Hosting Services For The UK Government In G-Cloud iii

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We’ve once again been selected to provide Cloud Servers, Private Cloud and Hybrid Cloud to UK Government bodies through the third release of the CloudStore in the G-Cloud iii Framework. The UK Government G-Cloud is an initiative targeted at easing the procurement by public sector bodies of commodity IT services that are cloud-based. A series…

Dell to Release New Services

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Dell has launched its new Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) private cloud platform in order to build upon its very successful public and hybrid cloud hosting offerings. The new Dell Cloud Dedicated service has been designed specifically to meet regulatory requirements of hosting highly sensitive data in the cloud. This is done by assigning individual servers to each…

ISVs eye Recovery-as-a-Service (RaaS) on IaaS platforms

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Email backup and recovery services, collectively grouped under Recovery-as-a-Service (RaaS) may be one of the rising stars inside the broader cloud computing revolution. According to a recent vendor report, small- and mid-size businesses (SMBs) spent $11 billion on Cloud Computing in 2011 worldwide with further predictions that Cloud-based storage services will grow at a compound…

Breaking Through The Cloud

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Cloud computing is a revolutionary technology that is changing the way we interact with data and files, however, due to the fact that it is such a fresh technology, a lot of the terms and jargon involved can be quite hard to understand for those that may not have a huge amount of experience on…

Deep dive into cloud computing issues and benefits

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A recent special report on cloud computing in iWeek outlined some of the key challenges and benefits attached to cloud computing. They are worth reviewing as they give an ‘unclouded’ view of virtualization technologies which are reshaping the way web hosting companies deliver IT resources to SMEs and SMBs over the Internet. Generally, a company…

Cloud Hosting Concept Explained

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Cloud computing, and cloud hosting in particular, is perhaps one of the biggest developments in the technology sector since the invention of the Internet in the latter part of the 20th Century. Many analysts predict that within 10 years, 80% of all computing, storage, and e-commerce done worldwide may take place in the cloud. The term…

Global cloud adoption driven by SMBs and hunger for Virtual Private Servers (VPS)

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While Virtual Internet is regarded as one of the most powerful ENTEPRISE Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Cloud players in the UK and United States, it has also spent considerable time fine-tuning its platform for small businesses (SMBs). While heavy-duty cloud software from VMware (referred to as virtual machines or hypervisors) drives customer enterprise IT, VI also offers…

Virtual Internet Chosen to Deliver Cloud Services to UK Government on G-Cloud

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Virtual Internet has been selected to join the UK Government’s G-Cloud Framework following the completion of the formal bid process.  Our Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions are now listed in the Government’s CloudStore for purchase by public sector bodies. CloudStore offers UK Government organisations to purchase cloud services from suppliers that have already undergone the demanding approval…

A few tips to consider when migrating to a Virtual Data Centre

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According to a recent VMware whitepaper, there are a few key considerations and pitfalls to heed when automating data centres with virtualization: RECOMMENDED STEPS Proceed incrementally: Examine all manual tasks and consider whether these workloads can be migrated to a Virtual Data Centre. Think cross-silo: Virtualization rollout works across server storage, desktop and application teams….

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