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Cloud Takes Over Traditional IT

It’s finally happened – although many of us in the cloud industry won’t necessarily be surprised. A recent study by 451 Research has indicated that spending on cloud services will outstrip that of overall IT spending this year. The study was based on a survey of 1,000 senior IT and cloud decision-makers from North America and Europe…

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Momentum Continues for UK Cloud Adoption

I recently read with interest the results of the latest Cloud Industry Forum research survey into UK Cloud adoption and a couple of things jumped out at me, as they mirror the experience iland is having in the UK market: Overall cloud adoption rate now stands at 88% and the rate of cloud adoption has increased by 83%…

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Moving Your Business to the Cloud? Be Careful About Putting All of Your Eggs in One Basket

The recent outage with Amazon’s S3 cloud storage facilities has highlighted the risk of relying on a single cloud provider. To Amazon’s credit, they were quick to acknowledge the problem and get everything working again. However, the outage was significant and it demonstrated the number of well-known applications that are relying on these kind of cloud services.…

Running Docker Containers Using VMware Photon in the Cloud

Containerization of applications, using Docker, Rocket and Pivotal Garden, is becoming a popular way of deploying what are known as ‘Cloud-Native Apps’. This is the new way of deploying applications that scale easily using the cloud, while maintaining security. To enable the easy deployment of container-based apps to VMware-virtualized clouds such as the iland Secure…

Picking Between Too Many Clouds to Count

This week at VMworld, Pat Gelsinger issued a tweet: We know there are almost too many clouds to count. At #VMworld, we’re looking at bridging the gaps between them. Ok. Any cursory glance at an analyst report will show a litany of cloud options, starting with the “Big Box” clouds and moving to smaller, regional and…