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Controlled chaos

Lee Fisher from Abiquo explains how poorly planned out cloud adoption can undermine the benefits on offer and frustrate the journey to the cloud.

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Untangling the network

David Barker, Technical Director at 4D Data Centres offers some guidance on building a new cloud-ready network with Software-Defined Networking (SDN) at its heart.

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Keeping customers on the rails

Cloud Hosting editor David Tyler speaks to Phil Worms, Director of Corporate Communications at iomart Group plc

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SMBs struggle to get G-Cloud business

Big changes needed to ensure vendor enthusiasm for G-Cloud remains strong, says Databarracks

Dimension Data adds Cisco to portfolio

Cloud unified communication offerings help optimise business impact

Multi-provider Cloud strategy 'is the future'

New research from Adapt

Cloud Industry Forum and Data Centre Alliance....

Trade bodies join forces to drive best practice amongst the Cloud Service Provider community

Brocade powers Rackspace growth

Achieving greater density, flexibility and scale at data centres

Case study

The future is still bright

Orange Business Services chose NetApp storage infrastructure as the basis for its move into cloud services provision

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The second issue of the Cloud Hosting enewsletter coincides with a flurry of news activity around growth in the marketplace, especially in the public sector. But is it still too hard for smaller businesses to get onto the procurement ladder of government IT? Databarracks' Peter Groucutt certainly thinks so: "There is still a big culture change that needs to happen in public sector IT procurement. G-Cloud has put in place a new way of buying IT for the public sector and at last provided the opportunity to buy more simply from SMEs. There are those who really don't want this change to the status quo and will fight to protect the position they are in. The big incumbent SIs have been profiting from the situation for years and they are the ones with the large sales teams and public sector business units to promote their services, whereas until now SMEs have had no need to do this."

We are planning to cover developments in the G-Cloud arena in some detail over coming issues, as you might expect - so if you've comments you'd like to add from a vendor, reseller, SI or end user perspective, feel free to drop me a line at the email address below.

David Tyler, david.tyler@btc.co.uk

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