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Working with EC2 Placement Groups

Multi-tier applications are typically composed of services that span several virtual machine instances. While there is nothing stopping you from creating these EC2 instances in the usual way, AWS gives you the option of using placement groups, which helps you to strategically locate EC2 instances in a way that is beneficial to your workloads.

How to Install and Use NetropyVE 4

Tom Fenton does a step-by-step review of the installation and use of NetropyVE 4, a software version of the well-regarded Netropy hardware appliance for WAN emulation and testing.

How to Verify 'New' Storage Devices on eBay

Tom Fenton demonstrates how to use SMART data on a Windows system to see if a storage drive has been previously used or not.

Cisco, Google, Microsoft Lead Chorus of New Security Initiatives

Cisco, Google, Microsoft and other industry heaveyweights led a chorus of recent announcements from security players large and small as the RSA Conference continues in San Francisco.

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Red Hat OpenStack Platform 16 Touts Continuous Community Innovation Stream

The new Red Hat OpenStack Platform 16 for cloud computing includes a refined long-life support lifecycle and a commitment to continually infuse open source community innovations via stream releases.

What Is a Modern Desktop?

Paul Schnackenburg takes a look at just what a "modern desktop" means today in the Microsoft IT camp -- investigating different management approaches that just might improve the lives of you and your end users.

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2020 Tech Salary Study Pegs Cloud Engineer at $128,347

It's good to be a technologist with cloud skills, and even better to have data-wrangling cloud skills.

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Report: Cloud Management Platforms Focus on Security, Cost Management

Platforms for managing multicloud -- private/public cloud -- services and resources are emphasizing security and cost management functionality in a growing market, says research firm Gartner in a new Magic Quadrant report.

Cisco Internet Report Touts 5G Mobile, Marks More DDoS Attacks

Cisco's huge new Annual Internet Report predicts great things for mobile 5G in the next few years but also warns of an increase in the size and frequency of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.

Hard Drive Performance Testing: NVMe vs. SATA SSD

Tom Fenton uses various Linux tools to test the performance of NVMe and SATA SSD hard drives.

GigaSpaces In-Memory Analytics Platform Now a Managed Google Cloud Service

GigaSpaces announced that its in-memory analytics processing platform, InsightEdge, is available to Google Cloud Platform (GCP) users as a managed service.

Teradici Claims First Third-Party Virtual Desktop Solution for Microsoft Azure Stack

Teradici says its Cloud Access Software is the first third-party virtual desktop solution to integrate with Microsoft Azure Stack, which lets organizations use Azure cloud technology on-premises and elsewhere.

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Apcela Extends Software-Defined WAN Tech to Multicloud

Apcela launched the Arcus Platform to help enterprises extend wide-area networks to multicloud environments, integrating datacenters, branch offices, remote workers and so on with Software-as-a-Service and Internet-as-a-Service providers.

How to Provision EC2 Instances with Elastic IP Addresses

Most EC2 instances are not intended to be publicly accessible, being assigned private IP addresses valid only within a specific virtual private cloud. However, sometimes an EC2 instance needs to be accessible to the public, like a web front end that needs to be accessible via the Internet. AWS makes this possible through the use of elastic IP addresses, and here Brien Posey shows you how to do it..

Fortinet Intros SD-WAN Appliance, Inks More Secure SD-WAN Partnerships

Few companies in the exploding software-defined wide-area networking space have been as busy as security-centric Fortinet lately, as it introduced a new appliance and formed partnerships with Equinix and Amdocs.

Report: AWS Lambda Is Big Serverless Computing Hit, Especially with Containers

Cloud application monitoring specialist Datadog published a report on AWS Lambda, the cloud giant's serverless computing platform, finding it's enjoying tremendous popularity among AWS users, especially those who are also using containers.

Cloud Spending Explodes as Rivals Chase AWS with Higher Growth Rates

While the AWS lead is huge, reports indicate the cloud giant's growth rate roughly matches the industry average while several competitors are outpacing it, but they have a long way to go to usurp the champion. In the meantime, they have to settle for bigger pieces of an exploding pie.

Managed SD-WAN, Cloud-Delivered Branch Services Offered in CloudGenix/CISSDM Partnership

CloudGenix and CISSDM have teamed up to offer a new enterprise solution for managed software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) and cloud-delivered branch services.

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VMware Changes Per-CPU Pricing Model

VMware this week announced an update to its per-CPU pricing model that will increase costs for some customers in certain situations.

NSA Offers Cloud Security Mitigation Guidance for Top Vulnerabilities

In the wake of yet another massive cloud data leak, the National Security Agency (NSA) has published "Mitigating Cloud Vulnerabilities" guidance.