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How to Create OS Images in AWS with Image Builder

If you create a lot of EC2 virtual machines, then it is likely going to be worth your time to create custom operating system deployment images. These images allow you to deploy EC2 instances that are already configured with the software and configuration settings that you use in your own organization.

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Report: Growing HCI Space Boosted by Cloud, AI

The hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) space is growing fast as it adjusts to new technologies and factors such as artificial intelligence and hybrid/multicloud implementations, according to a new report from research firm Gartner Inc.

Juniper Enhances SD-WAN Offering with LAN Functionality

Juniper Networks, a leading vendor in the software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) space, has enhanced its offering, with LAN support and new equipment leading the way.

Historical Data in ControlUp

Tom Fenton shows how he configured his system to save historical performance data retrieved from ControlUp, and subsequently used that data to solve a specific issue he was having with one of his virtual machines.

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SQL Server Runs Faster on Azure Cloud VMs than AWS EC2, Report Says

A new report from research firm GigaOm indicated that SQL Server runs faster on virtual machines on Micrososft's Azure cloud than on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) compute instances (EC2).</p>

VMware, Silver Peak Named 'Leaders' in WAN Edge Infrastructure Research Report

VMware and Silver Peak were the only vendors to be named in the "Leaders" section of research firm Gartner Inc.'s latest Magic Quadrant report on WAN edge infrastructure.

Sharing Your AWS Resources with Other Accounts

Sometimes you need to share resources across AWS tenant boundaries, for example, to share a database with your suppliers. Thankfully, the AWS Resource Access Manager can be used to share AWS resources with other accounts.

Azure Networking: Ignite 2019 Edition

Here's a roundup of enhancements made to Microsoft's global network connecting datacenters that house Azure, Office 365, Bing, Xbox and so on -- the second largest network in the world (after the internet) -- at the recent Ignite conference.

5 Takeaways from KubeCon North America 2019

As expected, the big IT vendors all gave K8s the credibility that it deserves, but for me the most interesting news came from the small and mid-sized companies that are laser-focused on K8s. Below are 5 areas that I found especially interesting at KubeCon 2019.

Azure Container Startup Time Decreased by New 'Project Teleport'

Project Teleport was created to decrease the startup time of containers on the Azure cloud platform, being especially useful in serverless environments.

How to Create a Customer Contact Center in AWS, Part 2

Brien Posey continues his series on how to use the Amazon Connect cloud service that allows you to connect a phone number to a virtual infrastructure and route calls on an as-needed basis. Here, he covers configuring and managing the contact center you created in part 1.

IBM Unveils New Open Source Tools for Kubernetes

IBM added two new open-source tools to the Kubernetes ecosystem: Kui, which is designed to address the "chunky experience" developers face working in hybrid multi-cloud deployments; and Iter8, a new Istio ecosystem tool designed to help developers benefit from rich data and telemetry collected by Istio.

Meriplex Teams with Dell EMC for VMware-Powered SD-WAN Solution

Meriplex Communications, a software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) solutions provider, is teaming up with Dell EMC for a new VMware-powered offering.

How to Create a Customer Contact Center in AWS

Brien Posey shows how to use the Amazon Connect cloud service that allows you to connect a phone number to a virtual infrastructure and route calls on an as-needed basis.

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5 (Other) Things to Do in San Diego at KubeCon + NativeCon North America 2019

KubeCon + NativeCon North America 2019 will take place in at the San Diego Convention Center Nov. 18-21, 2019. I've already shared five things I'll be checking out at the show, but San Diego is a fantastic place with perhaps the best weather in the U.S., and if this will be your first time in San Diego, you'll want to set aside some of your free time to explore the city.

Nasuni Adding AI to Cloud File Services Platform

Boston-based Nasuni Corp. provides artificial intelligence (AI) and search analytics for unstructured data in its file services platform for network attached storage (NAS) infrastructure, according to a recent announcement. The company also touted new cloud migration capabilities that it said customers will be able to use for cloud-first approaches, as well as multi-cloud implementations.

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Forecast: AI, IoT and 5G Will Drive Network Analytics Market in Next 4 Years

Spending on network analytics, including AI based products, is predicted to more than double from $1.4 Billion this year to $3.6 billion by 2024, according to a new forecast recently released by Dublin, Ireland-based Research and Markets.

5 Interesting Things to Check Out at KubeCon North America 2019

Just when I thought the hype and excitement around Kubernetes (K8s) hit a plateau I was proven wrong as at the major IT conferences (VMworld, NetApp Insight, MS Ignite, etc.) this year K8s took front stage. By all accounts the enthusiasm for K8s will continue unabashed in the foreseeable future as developers love it and enterprises are trying out how to incorporate and tame it.

Microsoft Announces Azure Arc for Mixed AWS, Google Cloud and Azure Workloads

On Monday at its Ignite 2019 conference in Orlando, Fla., Microsoft announced Azure Arc, a new tool that lets enterprises use Azure to manage their data on the Azure cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS) or the Google Cloud -- or any combination thereof.

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ControlUp Part 3: Advanced Features

Tom Fenton finishes off his series on how to install and use ControlUp, which allows you to troubleshoot and then apply corrective actions to issues that you are having in your vSphere environment. Here, he looks at advanced features he found interesting.