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Modifying an EC2 Instance Type in AWS Cloud

The easiest way to adapt to evolving workload demands in EC2 is to change the instance type.

Report: Risk Management Lags in Changing Cloudscape

It's no secret that organizations are jumping on the cloud computing bandwagon big time, but a new report shows cloud risk management practices aren't keeping up.

Survey Shows Zero Trust Confusion

"Zero Trust is a main security priority for most organizations, but comprehensive understanding and adoption of the Forrester-founded framework remains inconsistent," One Identity says.

Hands on with VMware Horizon Version 2111 (aka 8.4), Part 2: Usage

After previously showing how to install the new offering, Tom puts it through its paces and shares his thoughts.

Survey Indicates 'Hybrid Cloud Is the Future,' NetApp Says

NetApp says a small survey of organizations using its software indicates hybrid cloud is the future of enterprise IT.

Hands on with VMware Horizon Version 2111 (aka 8.4), Part 1: Installation

After previously providing an overview of the new features included with Horizon 2111, released last month, Tom takes a deeper dive.

Upgrading Windows Server 2012 EC2 Instances, Part 3: Finishing Up

After initial planning and then doing an in-place upgrade of the Windows Server OS as it relates to AWS EC2, Brien finishes the upgrade to Windows Server 2019.

AWS Outage Stirs Cloud-Tech Backlash

As "Big Tech" comes under increasing scrutiny by lawmakers, yesterday's AWS outage sparked a backlash about the dangers of cloud computing.

Upgrading Windows Server 2012 EC2 Instances, Part 2: In-Place Upgrade

After earlier detailing needed planning, Brien goes to the next step: an in-place upgrade of the Windows Server OS as it relates to AWS EC2.

2022 Salary Guide: Network/Cloud Architect Ranks High

One of the non-executive IT positions paying off the most in 2022 will be network/cloud architect, indicates a new salary guide that also highly ranks cybersecurity and data privacy positions in the age of ransomware and other attacks.

What's New in VMware Horizon 8 Version 2111 ESB

See what four features piqued Tom's interest in the new Extended Service Branch (ESB) Maintenance Release.

Replicating Slow Latency on Linux

In demonstrating some monitoring software, Tom needed to replicate a slow network that was being used in a VDI environment. Here's how he did it.

Cloud Honeypots Shed Light on 'Shocking' Exposed Service Attacks

Misconfigured and exposed cloud storage buckets are a well-known cybersecurity vulnerability, but new research sheds light on less-publicized exposed service attacks, thanks to a network of honeypots that attracted the threat actors.

Upgrading Windows Server 2012 EC2 Instances, Part 1: Planning

Brien demonstrates the process of upgrading AWS EC2 instances running Windows Server 2012 R2 to newer OSes.

Ignite Fall 2021 Recap: Security, Endpoint Manager, Azure (and More Security)

Paul details his personal, totally subjective highlights of the recent conference, which he found to be more substantial than some predecessors.

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IEEE: Most Important 2022 Tech Is AI/Machine Learning, Cloud and 5G

"Because of the global pandemic, technology leaders surveyed said in 2021 they accelerated adoption of cloud computing (60 percent), AI and machine learning (51 percent), and 5G (46 percent), among others."

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Creating a Horizon Linux Client, Part 2: Installing the Horizon Client

After previously installing Linux on VMs in three systems, Tom installs the VMware Horizon native client on them to see how they perform.

Cybersecurity Study Sees Zero Trust Replacing VPNs

As hybrid home/office workplace schemes become the new normal, more organizations are replacing the traditional VPN approach with Zero Trust architectures and remote desktop tech, a new survey indicates.

Anatomy of a Ransomware Attack: Immutable Cloud Blob to the Rescue!

A ransomware consultant remembers a particular Monday morning: 'And so we actually got to watch our infrastructure start disappearing in front of our very own eyes.'

Creating a Horizon Linux Client, Part 1: Installing Ubuntu 20 Server

Tom shows how to install Ubuntu 20.04 on a wide range of systems, install the Horizon native client and use the systems to connect to remote desktops.