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VMware on Dell EMC Optimized for Datacenters

VMware today announced the second-generation of its VMware on Dell EMC offering, optimizing the formerly edge-centric solution -- designed to provide a cloud experience on-premises -- for datacenter use cases.

Microsoft Previews Azure Arc Enabled Kubernetes

Microsoft's Azure cloud is featured front-and-center at the company's Build developer conference being held this week, highlighted by the announcement of an Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes preview.

Creating Immutable Storage on AWS S3, Part 1

Brien Posey demonstrates Object Lock and other functionality for immutable storage on the AWS cloud, often used for compliance mandates and increasingly in conjunction with backup and recovery solutions since some types of ransomware are now designed to target backups.

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SSH on Windows 10

With the OpenSSH client now installed by default on Windows 10, Tom Fenton explaines what SSH is and why it is so popular, how to use it, and what configurations can be done with it, before doing the same for Secure Copy (SCP).

Google Cloud Plays Catch Up to AWS and Azure with VMware Offering

VMware virtualization tech is springing up all over in the cloud computing space, with Google Cloud announcing a VMware offering just 10 days after Microsoft did the same for its Azure cloud.

Twitter Announcement Heralds 'New Normal' of Permanent Remote Work

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has caused a huge work-from-home surge, Twitter this week announced it will let some employees work from home "forever" if they choose .

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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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.

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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.

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.