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Kubernetes Study: Still Early, Still On-Premises

VMware commissioned a study of the super-popular Kubernetes container orchestration system, finding that on-premises installations outnumber public cloud deployments for the the 5-year-old project, described as "still very young" by the company.

Dell Technologies Unveils Open Source Enterprise SONiC Offerings

Dell Technologies announced enterprise networking solutions based on the Software for Open Networking in the Cloud (SONiC) open source project.

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Using Graphic Cards with Virtual Machines, Part 2

Tom Fenton, after earlier demonstrating how he used Virtual Dedicated Graphics Acceleration (vDGA) -- a technology which provides a VM with unrestricted, fully-dedicated access to a host's GPUs -- to use a server with a powerful graphics card in a VM, now shows how he added that VM to Horizon and the results of testing to assess its performance.

An Introduction to the AWS Security Hub

AWS is a sprawling collection of individual services, each with its own security nuances, but the AWS Security Hub is able to help with this by providing normalized security information that spans AWS services. Brien Posey shows you how.

Cloud-Native Development Survey Details Kubernetes, Serverless Data

There are 4.7 million cloud-native developers in the world, estimates research firm SlashData, which is out with a new study of Kubernetes usage, serverless computing and more conducted for the Cloud-Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), a Linux Foundation project.

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Virtualized GPUs Target Deep Learning Workloads on Kubernetes

Israel-based Run:AI, specializing in virtualizing artificial intelligence (AI) infrastructure, claimed an industry first in announcing a fractional GPU sharing system for deep learning workloads on Kubernetes.

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.

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.

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.

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.