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Private cloud is main stream and OpenStack is the chosen standard with 80% of senior IT professionals having moved or planning to move to OpenStack in the future.

The last quarter of 2015 saw a $7.6 billion (£5.3 billion) surge in spending on cloud infrastructure as businesses finally took the leap and went for the cloud in a big way with HP, Dell and Cisco seeing double-digit growth.

A new survey finds the digital skills gap is set to get worse in 2016 as organisations run multiple IT environments and add levels of IT complexity that they aren’t confident enough to deal with

A new HPE cloud broker tool due in 2016 promises proactive cloud management to help businesses rapidly deploy and manage a mix of traditional IT, private and public cloud environments

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 11:26

Vision RT sees the future with Adapt Habitat

Vision RT creates motion management tools for the radiotherapy market and has chosen Adapt to replace its in-house IT infrastructure with an outsourced private cloud solution.

A new private cloud facility allows Proactis to expand and grow and to offer customers faster disaster recovery solutions

HP has introduced Helion CloudSystem 9.0, the next release of its integrated enterprise cloud solution, and enhancements to HP Helion Managed Cloud Services to manage enterprise workloads in a secure hosted cloud environment.

Capita partners with Ark Data Centres to supply secure, energy efficient data centre space for the new Capita Private Cloud platform

More and more organisations deploy their own private cloud to increase data security, flexibility and efficiency but to be effective they need to get their storage infrastructure right.

On-premise and private cloud are falling out of favour as organisations in the UK, US and Canada start to switch to hybrid cloud and public cloud.

Informatica’s latest security solution provides organisations with the ability to secure data and identify potential threats across on-premise, public, private and hybrid cloud.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 12:07

HP Helion Rack private cloud in a box

HP announces a new pre-configured, pre-tested private cloud solution, based on OpenStack software and Cloud Foundry technology, to help IT departments become more agile and innovative.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 18:21

Automating private cloud deployments

Arya Barirani explains why developing a private cloud solution requires IT departments to keep control of their core network services

A global survey of enterprises finds the future for storage and compute resources is the cloud with a mixture of both private and public cloud

VMware and Rackspace have got together to help enterprises securely move workloads from their data centres to a fully managed, off-premise VMware- friendly environment.

A new SaaS OpenStack solution from Platform9 claims to make implementing private clouds as easy as spinning up a cloud on AWS

Public cloud gets a great deal or press but public cloud has its uses.  We look at five use cases that make best use of a private cloud, and explain why public cloud – in these cases - doesn’t make the cut.

New enhancements to Rackspaces OpenStack private cloud include scaling to hundreds of nodes and new DevOps automation capabilities

CenturyLink launches a new secure and easily manageable service to deliver public cloud services globally from 57 data centres worldwide

OpenStack Marketplace sees a massive rise in hosted private cloud on its vendor comparison site

Microsoft-commissioned survey highlights business interest in premium security and support options along with private and hybrid cloud solutions.

Monday, 24 February 2014 09:59

EMC cosy up to Microsoft over private clouds

A post by EMC’s Jason Hepp the GM of the Global Microsoft Solutions Business Unit has announced that EMC and Microsoft are to partner over a number of cloud projects to enable faster development of private clouds.


Technology and business journalist Graham Jarvis interviews converged cloud infrastructure expert and CTO EMEA of VCE, Nigel Moulton, and asks him whether its matters whether organisations have an open source or proprietary cloud infrastructure.

HP have enabled  Air France to automate and increase the reliability of its 1,500 Linux servers by deploying a private cloud solution based on HP Cloud Service Automation (CSA) software to accelerate deployment times for physical and virtual infrastructures.


HP have enabled  Air France to automate and increase the reliability of its 1,500 Linux servers by deploying a private cloud solution based on HP Cloud Service Automation (CSA) software to accelerate deployment times for physical and virtual infrastructures.


Alex Ball, UK & Ireland Manager of virtualisation data protection business Veeam looks at strategies for backing up and more importantly restoring your data with a private cloud infrastructure


Red Hat’s Havana-based Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0 is aimed at simplifying the building and management of private and public clouds and includes full support for Red Hats CloudForms Cloud Management Platform as well as a stacks of other features.

Abiquo are making it easier to create fast secure connections between private cloud, hosted virtual data centres, and public cloud infrastructures with the addition of CohesiveFT’s VNS3 Software Defined Networking in to their infrastructure as a service product.


Natalie Stewart, Product Manager, Node4 looks at why businesses need a close relationship with their cloud service provider to create, flexible bespoke cloud solutions, rather than rely solely on off-the-shelf solutions

New cloud marketplace from TeleCityGroup offers businesses the ability to chop and change between cloud suppliers with guaranteed availability and data sovereignty.

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