There they can store their servers and data off-site in a public domain that can be accessed by users through the internet. Public clouds are computer services offered on the public internet by third-party providers to be sold on demand or offered for free in some cases. These services come in a one-size-fits-all model and are easily accessible to anyone who wishes to purchase them. The alternative private clouds require higher investment and management as well as hardware and application infrastructure maintenance, but in exchange provide higher security and, of course, fewer risks. At first glance, public clouds appear to be the more affordable and accessible alternative to the more complex and expensive private cloud. However, after factoring in the potential risks and damages, investing in private clouds could help minimise security concerns and possible cloud outages that can easily cost more in damages in the long run. In view of these disconcerting … [Read more...] about Business told to use private clouds to minimise losses
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According to new research, there is a big gap when it comes to cloud adoption in the different areas in the public sector. Despite cloud-first policies being adopted in theory, the reality is different for some organisations.As the Public Sector Cloud Adoption Report by Eduserv and SOCITM shows, universities and public bodies are further ahead in their cloud adoption journey, with the former storing 36 per cent of their data in the cloud and the latter storing 29 per cent. Meanwhile, local authorities and emergency services have some catching up to do, with 21 per cent and 13 per cent of cloud usage, respectively.With predictions that cloud computing will virtually replace traditional data centres within three years, this new study raises concerns that the public sector is lagging behind private sector counterparts and struggling to keep pace with the UK Government’s Cloud First strategy.Taking into account the growth in usage of Internet of Things (IoT) applications in the last … [Read more...] about Public sector cloud adoption: What can latecomers learn from the leaders?
IBM’s Watson artificial intelligence systems can now be used on Google Cloud Platform, AWS, Microsoft’s Azure, and other cloud providers through an integration with IBM Cloud Private for Data. The approach can also be used to bring Watson to private clouds or on-premise servers. Services like Watson Studio for building AI, Watson Assistant, and AI OpenScale were previously only available through IBM’s public cloud. The move was made, IBM Data and AI Group general manager Rob Thomas told VentureBeat in a phone interview, to help organizations save money and time and apply AI wherever they store their data. “What’s unique about what we’re doing and I’m not sure if people will follow suit because I don’t think it’s their strategy,” Thomas said. “We are saying we are going to use open-source Kubernetes, enable portability, and for most of the public cloud providers, portability is not in their interest, so I think … [Read more...] about IBM opens Watson AI to public and private clouds
The public cloud has had a major impact on how organisations of all sizes receive IT services. Some organisations use private clouds, either on-premises or outsourced to a service provider. But with public clouds enjoying widespread adoption, when would you use a private cloud, and are there any advantages in doing so? Can the private cloud keep up with the public cloud providers to offer the kinds of services, security and scale you need? Let’s take a look at cloud evolution and considerations for the future.The first generation of public cloudElasticity and self-service were huge benefits of the first-generation public clouds, which emerged in 2006. Developers could spin up a new application by themselves, quickly and with very little expense on the public cloud. If the application drew more demand, they could scale up the service automatically. The first set of workloads developed for the public cloud were consumer applications such as Netflix and Dropbox.It’s difficult … [Read more...] about Private v. public cloud: Can the private cloud keep up?
Cloud Access Software supports virtual machine entitlements, enabling flexible infrastructure strategies for enterprise organizations BURNABY, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–December 4, 2018– Teradici®, the creator of industry-leading PCoIP® technology and Cloud Access Software, today announced expanded support for multicloud environments. Users of Teradici Cloud Access Software can now manage virtual machines deployed from public clouds, private data centers or any combination of the two via a newly updated Cloud Access Manager. With the introduction of multicloud entitlements, companies can now create and manage these virtual environments on AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure or via their on-premise infrastructure, benefiting from the flexibility and agility that a multicloud strategy enables. “Teradici is committed to supporting our customers and their multicloud … [Read more...] about Teradici Expands Support for Multicloud Environments; Enables Companies to Use Any Public, Private or Hybrid Clouds to Build Secure Remote Virtual Workstations