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The cloud doesn’t save us money, and we need MORE technical staff than before, claims local authority IT chief

From Computing.co.uk

"The shift to cloud computing services hasn't yielded all the benefits that the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead had expected, according to the local authority's head of technology and change delivery, Rocco Labellarte.

Labellarte was speaking at Computing's Data Centre Summit 2015 in London, where he explained he was running the local authority's data centre in a hybrid cloud environment.

'We have an infrastructure that is based on Amazon Web Services (AWS) on one side – in one location in Dublin and a Microsoft-Vodafone data centre in London – while we have on-premise log-on servers locally,’ he explained.

‘We set this up about a year and a half ago – and it's very difficult to maintain from a running-a-business perspective, but it is a pure cloud infrastructure, according to most people's definition,’ he added.”

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