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Contain Your Cloud In 2017 – iomart’s Predictions for the Year Ahead

Automated deployment of hosting services, end-to-end security, containerisation and the need for resilience in the cloud will be key themes for the coming year.

Seven Steps to Cloud Procurement Success

Procuring cloud solutions and services via the traditional tender route can be a complex procedure for public sector organisations.

At a series of roundtable events that iomart hosted for the public sector in Scotland recently, attendees were...

Keep Control of Your Customers in the Cloud First Age

With cloud technology becoming the norm for the delivery of IT services and applications, it’s opening up a range of opportunities for organisations to take advantage of the many benefits of cloud computing.

Changing the Public Sector Mindset on Cloud

The public sector knows it has to move to the cloud yet it is being held back by the weight of risk aversion. When talking to those who manage IT services and data centres in the public sector, this seems to be the overarching frustration. The...

How to Prevent Data Disaster

IT failure doesn’t just affect your IT department. It can have a massive impact on your day-to-day operations.

How to Choose the Right Public Cloud Provider

This is a common question faced by many businesses and, just as in life, there are no straight answers. This is because there is no one size that fits all. Every organisation is different, with its own unique requirements, values and beliefs.

Keep Your Public Cloud Costs Under Control

The fallout from the Brexit vote is beginning to hit the cost of cloud services from the hyper-scale providers.

Are Your Workloads Ready for the Public Cloud?

The public cloud is a fantastic environment for critical web applications. Web apps running in the public cloud should be built from the ground up to take advantage of the distributed, highly available and uncoupled services offered by the public...

Addressing Security Concerns in the Public Cloud

Due to the increasing popularity of public cloud services, we want to take an in-depth look at how AWS and Microsoft Azure secure your data. It can be argued that security is probably the number one concern when organisations first consider...

Protect Your Business From DDoS Attacks

The recent DDoS attack that took part of the Internet down isn’t the first cyberattack to hit big business and sadly, it won’t be the last.