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BT stakes its claim in cloud IT

BT is aiming to be the world's 'cloud services integrator of choice' with its new Cloud of Clouds vision. Cloud Hosting magazine takes a closer look

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Hitting the hard drive 'sweet spot'

As the data centre evolves, so must the disk drives that populate it, explains Matt Rutledge, senior vice president of storage technology, WD

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Under lock and key?

For businesses worried about data security in the cloud, encryption is part of the answer - but without crypto management data is still at risk, argues Ed Kidson, product manager at Wick Hill

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Clear and present danger

Despite one third of UK firms banning public cloud from the workplace its use appears endemic, unmanaged and unstoppable, according to a new survey commissioned by Connected Data

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Priming your cloud for success

According to Martin Bishop, head of Network, Applications & Services, Telstra Global Enterprise & Services, with consumers in the UK more in control of their purchasing power than ever before, a flexible and scalable cloud infrastructure has become increasingly critical to an organisations' success or failure

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VESK goes with Nexenta

Virtual desktop provider selects software-defined storage solutions to support portfolio of cloud services

DRaaS made simpler

New pricing model from Databarracks

Pulsant breaks festival records

Partnership with Edinburgh International Festival reaches new highs as more visitors than ever book online

Get with the program

'Expansive global cloud ecosystem' from Red Hat

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Not just a website... this is an M&S website

December is the most important month of the year for Marks and Spencer, and its advertising campaigns are the cornerstone of its holiday strategy. When its primetime holiday TV ad campaign encouraged people to visit a dedicated website, it was vital that it could cope with the spike in traffic

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Shifting up a gear

Car manufacturer Peugeot were facing a hosting crisis until they got talking to Claranet, who not only addressed their immediate issues but also worked with them to develop a technical framework for the future.

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Welcome to the July 2015 Newsletter.

This issue of our e-newsletter includes a look at BT's recent 'Cloud of clouds' announcement - a statement of intent that the telecoms giant aims to be seen as the world's 'cloud services integrator of choice'. Luis Alvarez, CEO, BT Global Services, has said: "In the future digital age, no business will be successful unless it makes the most of the cloud. CIOs ask for choice and flexibility, trusted security and the best know-how in the industry to meet their business challenges. This matches perfectly with our network-centric vision of the 'cloud of clouds' and leverages the experience gained through the cloud ecosystems we have already built for the global financial services and life sciences sectors."

According to IDC's Melanie Posey, "The term 'One size fits all' does not apply to cloud services. Enterprises will be operating in diversified IT environments and consuming more and more cloud-based services from a range of providers. Therefore, enterprise customers need heterogeneous cloud frameworks that support a range of solutions tailored to different business requirements." This comes down to a need for a provider that can serve as a 'trusted broker' - a partner capable of integrating and managing multi-cloud IT estates securely. As such, BT with its 'cloud of clouds' vision may be better positioned than most - what do you, our readers, think? Feel free to share your views via the email address below.

David Tyler

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