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Microsoft Announces Azure VMware Solution Preview

The long and winding road to run VMware virtualization tech on the Microsoft Azure cloud has taken a new turn with a preview of an updated Azure VMware Solution announced this week.

Using Graphic Cards with Virtual Machines

Tom Fenton details how he developed a Virtual Dedicated Graphics Acceleration (vDGA) VM to effectively create a powerful virtual workstation that could be delivered using VMware Horizon by passing through a GPU.

Microsoft Ups Its Virtual Desktop Game As Usage Spikes During COVID-19

Microsoft announced that a Spring Update to its Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) service has entered a public preview amid an increase in usage as the COVID-19 pandemic has caused millions of workers to abandon office buildings and work from home.

How to Delete VMware Horizon Instant Clones

Although VMware Horizon instant clones are easy to set up and maintain, removing them from an environment can be problematic as certain objects in vSphere are not always removed when an instant clone pool is deleted. Luckily, VMware offers a tool that makes it easy to remove these objects, and Tom Fenton helps you become familiar with this problem and learn how to resolve it.

Azure Kubernetes Service Supports Windows Server Containers, Private Clusters

Microsoft announced the general availability of support for Windows containers in its Azure Kubernetes Service, which provides serverless Kubernetes as an integrated continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) experience.

Securing Remote Work Setups in the Age of COVID-19

Assuming that many VCRM readers are finding themselves responsible for managing the IT infrastructure of remote staff as well as well as their own setups, Paul Schackenburg shares some practical steps to improve the security of this "new normal," based on his experience in helping clients transition to remote work.

Survey Says COVID-19 Increased Business Cloud Use

Confirming other data, a new State of the Cloud report from Flexera indicates the COVID-19 pandemic increased the use of cloud computing platforms among enterprises and small and medium-sized businesses.

Microsoft Removes Some Azure Restrictions as It Handles COVID-19 Traffic Strains

Microsoft published an update on its Azure cloud business continuity efforts amid traffic strains caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, noting that it had removed some restrictions put in place as cloud use exploded during a huge work-from-home surge.

Application Performance Is Top Barrier to SD-WAN, Report Says

Cloud WAN specialist Aryaka has published a new report that reveals application performance is the top barrier to the adoption of software-defined wide-area networking technology.

Google Aims Anthos Cloud Application Platform at Rival AWS, with Azure Up Next

Google's Anthos multi-cloud and hybrid application platform now works with the rival Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud computing platform, with upcoming support for Microsoft Azure now in preview.

Cisco SD-WAN Weds Google Cloud for Hybrid/Multicloud Solution

Cisco's software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) offering will integrate with Google Cloud to create what they claim is the industry's first "application-centric multicloud networking fabric" -- Cisco SD-WAN Cloud Hub with Google Cloud -- coming in the first half of next year.

Cloud Platforms Increasingly Taking It to the Edge

Cloud computing vendors Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) are increasingly taking their services to the edge in the era of IoT.

Nuage Adds Mobile, IoT to SD-WAN, Claiming Industry First

Nuage Networks partnered with Asavie to add that firm's mobile/edge technology to its SD-WAN offering, claiming it's the first such solution to support desktop, mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

Take 5: Windows Configuration Shortcuts

Tom Fenton shares his top five commands used to configure new virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environments or add virtual desktops to existing environments.

National Science Foundation Taps Clouds for Quantum Computing Research

The National Science Foundation is tapping cloud-based quantum-computing platforms from AWS, IBM and Microsoft to further academic research.

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As VMworld 2020 Goes Digital Amid Pandemic, vRealize Operations Cloud Unveiled

VMware made news on a couple of fronts today, announcing its big VMworld 2020 conference is going digitial-only and introducing vRealize Operations Cloud, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering for wrangling operations in the VMware hybrid cloud.

How to Access EC2 Instances From PowerShell

Brien Posey, who frequently writes about various techniques for using PowerShell to manage Hyper-V virtual machines, demonstrates how the task automation and configuration management framework can also be used to manage AWS EC2 instances.

Microsoft: Pandemic Traffic Caused Azure Outage

Microsoft last week confirmed that a March outage affecting Azure cloud services in Europe and the United Kingdom was caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Who's Hiring During COVID-19 Pandemic? Cloud Giants

If there was ever a crucial "use case" for cloud computing, it's a global pandemic.

Amid COVID-19, CIOs Prioritize Cybersecurity, Cloud, AI

The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the top concerns of enterprise CIOs, who are now prioritizing their spending on areas such as cybersecurity, public cloud, infrastructure and AI/ML.

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