The general economy may be slow to recover as the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, but new research reports predict two sectors will be leading the bounce back: software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) and Big Data Analytics, a primary use case for cloud computing.
Tom follows up on his previous article about installing FreeNAS and using it to create an NFS share to back a VM, now creating an iSCSI target on FreeNAS and using that target as backing for a vSphere VM.
The days of relying solely on a "blinky light firewall" to give you a sense of security are gone, and you need a cloud-based security solution for controlling your users' cloud access, such as Microsoft Cloud App Security. Paul Schnackenburg details what MCAS can do for your business, how it integrates with other security technologies and the different flavors it's available in.
- By Paul Schnackenburg
With VMware services already available on the AWS cloud and Microsoft Azure, the Google Cloud VMware Engine is now generally available in two U.S. regions, enabling users to migrate existing VMware-based applications to the GCP, no refactoring or rewriting required.
FreeNAS is one one of the most popular software-defined storage products available and in this article Tom Fenton shows you how he installed it on a virtual machine to provide an NFS Share.
With licensing requirements becoming more complex than ever before, it has become increasingly important to use automated tools such as AWS License Manager to track license usage. Brien Posey shows you how.
Amazon Web Services has created a new front in the cloud computing wars: low-code (or no-code) application development, announcing Honeycode to challenge existing offerings on Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure.
Citing the need for secure access to enterprise applications amid the work-from-home surge caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, VMware is augmenting its software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) offering with a Zero Trust Service.
Colt Technology Services published results of a cloud computing survey that measures the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cloud migration projects, finding that most organizations are reporting delays, but aren't having communication problems.
Following up on a previous post that explained that Amazon logs AWS administrative activities and exposes those activities through CloudTrail, Brien Posey now examines two additional features that are worth looking at: Insights and Trails.
Tom walks through his experience trying to get a virtual machine to be able to use an integrated GPU, and then do the same thing with a Horizon desktop.
Hackers managed to exploit misconfigurations from lazy users to launch cryptocurrency mining campaigns leveraging powerful Kubernetes machine learning nodes in the Azure cloud, Microsoft said.
While you can enable logging through EC2 instance guest OSes and through various other tools and applications running in the AWS cloud, you can also enable centralized logging through CloudTrail, which is designed to show you the administrative actions that have been performed across the various AWS services.
Research firm IDG's new study on cloud computing reaffirms the cloud is the place to be for enterprises by documenting pervasive adoption trends, but it also shows both the upsides and downsides of some aspects, such as using multiple public clouds.
Dell Technologies unveiled two new additions to its VxRail systems for hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI), offering its first-ever ruggedized system and for the first time introducing AMD EPYC processors into the mix.
Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI) 5.0 -- the networking giant's software-defined networking (SDN) offering -- has shipped with added functionality for multicloud deployments, 5G wireless and more.
Research firm Gartner has published a new Magic Quadrant report on the top professional and managed services providers who help organizations implement and operate solutions on big cloud computing platforms like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.
Echoing other industry studies, a new report from database company MariaDB on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic shows increased usage of cloud computing platforms and more organizations planning permanent work-from-hope options, possibly the "new normal," especially among tech companies.
VMware is leveraging technology gained from its acquisition of Bitfusion to allow for elastic infrastructure provision for artificial intelligence and machine learning applications, specifically the sharing of previously siloed graphics processing unit hardware acceleration computing power.
Paul Schnackenburg looks at some of the highlights in the Azure space, and how you can apply some of these new technologies and improvements to your cloud deployments.
- By Paul Schnackenburg