Author Archives: Sally Green

Ignoring the cloud or not having a cloud strategy will not be an option for CIOs

Gartner (technology analysts) believe cloud-first in software design and planning is gradually being augmented or replaced by cloud-only and this applies to both private and hybrid cloud scenarios. ‘More leading-edge IT capabilities will be available only in the cloud, forcing reluctant organisations closer to cloud adoption’ – Yefim Natis, vice president and Gartner fellow These findings … Read more

Are you moving to the cloud

Are you moving to the cloud? It is becoming increasingly clear that moving to the cloud will bring significant benefits to institutions Overall cost reduction – pay at point of use can move expenditure from capex to opex Up-to-date, high quality ICT services – with rapid adoption of new services Services available any time any … Read more

AWS Summits

Cloud adoption and development is moving rapidly and radically changing how we ‘do’ IT. It’s important to keep at the cutting edge of what is going on; catching up takes a lot of time, effort and expense. This AWS summit is not targeted at an educational audience but it will be the ideal place to … Read more

Amazon and Microsoft waiver of data egress charges

Having predictability and stability in costs is one of the major challenges for researchers in adopting cloud services, so it’s welcome news that AWS is removing egress charges for academic customers. – Dan Perry, director of product and marketing at Jisc One specific area of interest is to make more use of Azure to support research and the … Read more

AWS makes cloud and HPC budgeting more predictable for scientists

The pace of research is no longer limited by the availability of computing resources. Creative Commons attribution information Researchers are beginning to rely on cloud computing to drive breakthrough science at breakneck speeds and Amazon Web Services (AWS) wants to fuel the pace of new discoveries by making it possible for all scientists to have their very … Read more

10 myths about cloud computing

10 myths about moving to the cloud busted … Being on the cloud will enhance your agility and give you cost savings and enhanced efficiency. But it is difficult recognising the fabrications that have grown up about the move. With help from Microsoft here are 10 myths busted to make you feel more confident with … Read more

The future of cloud computing

‘The IT industry tells us that cloud is the new normal, but there is still reluctance to commit key business systems to the public cloud.’ – Peter Tinson, executive secretary of the Universities and Colleges Information Services Association (UCISA) Cloud has become nigh on ubiquitous in all our lives but it is still an emerging … Read more