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2.5GbE Networking: Setup and 1GbE Performance Comparison

Tom Fenton details setting up and using a 2.5GbE NIC and compares its performance to a 1GbE NIC, finding "The cost is the bugaboo in the equation."

ARM in the Datacenter

Tom Fenton highlights some different ARM devices and discusses ways that they have made their way into the datacenter.

Misconfigurations Continue to Plague Cloud Security, New Reports Say

Despite all the publicity, increased guidance from major cloud platforms and others, along with numerous outreach and education attempts, users are still leaving their organizations open to data breaches, attacks or outages.

Study IDs Permissions Risks in Major Cloud Platforms

A new report published by CloudKnox dives into the "cloud permissions gap crisis" on major cloud platforms, identifying risks caused by improper Identity and Access Management (IAM).

VMware Part of New Effort to 'Rearchitect the Internet'

A new effort to "rearchitect the internet" includes major industry players VMware, Dell Technologies and others who will work on a major transformation with a rebuild focused on the edge.

VMware Points Carbon Black Security to Containers, Kubernetes

VMware is expanding its Carbon Black Cloud Workload security offering to include containers and Kubernetes, from development through production.

'State of the Edge 2021' Report Predicts Big Growth Driven by Open Source

The "State of the Edge 2021" report from umbrella organization LF Edge predicts huge growth for edge computing, driven by open source initiatives -- and, in some cases, COVID-19.

Code Defect Crashed Azure Cloud Services

Apparently even the best programmers make mistakes. Microsoft this week attributed an April 1 Azure cloud services crash to a code defect.

Windows Server 2022 Is Coming!

The big theme of Windows Server 2022 is security -- primarily bringing the concept of Secure Core from Windows client to the server world with Secure Core Servers.

My Attempt to Destroy a Secure Storage Device

Tom Fenton puts "crush-proof" ruggedness claims to the test with a fall, a truck, a snow ski, water and ice.

Making Sense of AWS CIDRs and Subnets

Subnets are used for many AWS tasks (like creating an EC2 VM), so Brien Posey sheds some light on common errors to end some of the frustration around subnetting.

ControlUp 8.2 Part 2: Working with Horizon-Published Apps

After discussing the web-based end-user computing monitoring tool SOLVE in part 1 of this series, Tom Fenton turns his attention to Horizon-published applications.

Migrating File Data to the Cloud Using AWS DataSync, Part 2: Configuration

With more interest in cloud-based file servers, Brien Posey details the integral process of migrating existing files to the cloud to get started, here focusing on the final configuration steps.

Migrating File Data to the Cloud Using AWS DataSync, Part 1

With more interest in cloud-based file servers, Brien Posey details the integral process of migrating existing files to the cloud to get started.

Hands On with ControlUp Version 8.2

Tom Fenton looks at some of new features included with this release, the biggest and most visible of which is ControlUp SOLVE, a web-based monitoring tool for end user computer environments.

AWS Slips a Bit in Cloud AI Developer Services Report

Last year Amazon Web Services (AWS) was the clear leader in research firm Gartner's annual report on Cloud AI Developer Services. This year, not so much.

Report: Azure Closes on AWS in Hybrid, Multicloud World

Flexera is out with its annual State of the Cloud report, finding Microsoft's Azure platform is closing in on perennial leader Amazon Web Services (AWS) in a cloudscape dominated by hybrid and multicloud implementations.

Using the AWS Launch Wizard to Simplify Application Deployment, Part 2: Secret Names and More

After explaining how to use the AWS Launch Wizard to deploy a new Active Directory environment, Brien Posey shows you the rest of the process, beginning with the requirement to create a domain administrator secret name.

Using the AWS Launch Wizard to Simplify App Deployment, Part 1: Active Directory Setup

Brien Posey begins his two-part take on the tool by explaining the Active Directory deployment process and more.

Azure Monitor 101

Paul Schnackenburg looks at the tool for monitoring all your Azure IaaS and PaaS services, plus your own applications and code, explaining what it can do, how to design and configure it and how to connect your workloads.