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The Metaverse Comes to Africa

Nascent metaverse offerings are mostly a U.S. thing as companies like Meta (formerly Facebook) lead the charge, but now Africa is getting in on the virtual world action with Africarare.

Cloud Strategy Survey Highlights Skills Shortage, Cloud Overspend

It's generally a rosy picture for increasingly popular enterprise multi-cloud initiatives, but a skills shortage holds things back and cloud overspend is a significant problem, says a new survey-based report from HashiCorp.

Research Firm Claims Even Early Tech Adopters Unfamiliar with Metaverse

Despite a huge amount of hype about the still-inchoate metaverse, few are familiar with it, even among early tech adopters.

Getting Started with AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Part 1: Hosting an App

Elastic Beanstalk lets you run cloud applications without worrying about the underlying infrastructure.

VMware Reports Rise of Deepfake Cybersecurity Attacks

VMware's eighth annual Global Incident Response Threat Report warns of a rise in the use of deepfakes in cybersecurity attacks, which are increasingly geopolitical in nature and being used more for extortion purposes.

AWS, Splunk Lead New Open Source Cybersecurity Schema Project

A group of tech companies led by AWS and Splunk have come together in an open source effort to combat cybersecurity attacks.

Setting Up iSCSI for ESXi Using Windows 2022 Server

Tom shows how to set up an iSCSI target using both the GUI (Server Manager) and PowerShell, and then adding it to his ESXi server.

Q&A with VMUG's Brad Tompkins Ahead of VMware Explore: 'Multi-Cloud Is Everything'

"The industry is going to multi-cloud. VMware is in almost every enterprise, commercial, and small business in the world. VMware is and will be a player in the future of computing."

Eliminating Unnecessary AWS Costs

Figuring he's not alone in facing continuing mystery charges, Brien details some hidden AWS costs that you might be able to eliminate.

Veeam, Rubrik Lead 'Enterprise Backup and Recovery' Evaluations Amid Ransomware Deluge

Veeam and Rubrik were among the leaders in a new research report from Gartner that evaluated enterprise backup and recovery software.

What's New in VMware Horizon 8 Version 2206

Tom likes that you can now create multiple custom compute profiles (CPU, RAM, Cores per Socket) for a single golden image snapshot during desktop pool creation.

DevOps Pros Eye Alternative Cloud Vendors, Payments: Report

DevOps pros are increasingly looking beyond the "Big 3" hyperscaler cloud computing vendors (AWS, Azure and GCP), with new payment mechanisms a prime driver, a recent report finds.

Azure AD B2B Direct Connect

Paul takes a look at newly released Azure AD B2B Direct Connect and Microsoft Teams Connect shared channels.

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How Cyber Insurance Is Evolving Amid Ransomware Tsunami

With the recent upsurge in ransomware attacks have come a few huge payouts from insurance companies, so they are cracking down on rules and regulations to lessen their exposure.

Take Five with Tom Fenton: Must-See VMware Explore 2022 Sessions

After earlier sharing his Horizon-themed picks, Tom lists his five must-see VMware Explore session on the technologies he finds most interesting.

Threat Intelligence CISO Touts Zero Trust for Metaverse Security

How Zero Trust fits the bill as a security model for the emerging metaverse despite the architectural sins of our past (the internet).

Take Five with Tom Fenton: Must-See VMware Explore 2022 Horizon Sessions

From the Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure to Architecting Horizon: The Official Reference Architecture, VMware Explore (formerly VMworld) is returning to an in-person format with many Horizon sessions of interest to Tom Fenton.

Feds Warn Log4Shell Exploits Still Hitting VMware Horizon, UAG Systems

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) this week updated last month's advisory about threat actors continuing to exploit Log4Shell vulnerabilities in VMware Horizon and Unified Access Gateway (UAG) systems.

Does EC2 Support Windows Server Core Deployments?

Brien shows how to perform Windows Server core deployments in AWS without having to build your own custom Amazon Machine Image (AMI).

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New Microsoft Cloud for Sovereignty Helps Government Customers Meet Requirements

Announced at this week's big Inspire partner event, the new Microsoft Cloud for Sovereignty has arrived to help public sector customers meet compliance, security and policy requirements when processing data and workloads in the company's cloud.