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For Cloud Cybersecurity, You Can Pick 2 of 3: Easy, Cheap or Secure

In cloud hardening beyond Next, Next, Finish configurations, orgs have to choose two of three security posture characteristics: easy, cheap or secure.

Tom Lists Five Reasons You Need to Attend VMware Explore Europe 2022

From big announcements to small-vendor scoops to after-hours fun, Tom makes the case for attending the Barcelona event.

Take Five with Tom Fenton: Reasons to Attend KubeCon North America 2022

At KubeCon you can learn and get a vibe for the direction that K8s is headed and discover how you need to position yourself and your company for these changes.

How to Update the AWS Tools for PowerShell

Unlike Amazon's web interface, AWS does not automatically update command-line tools such as the AWS Tools for PowerShell.

What Top-Paying IT Certifications Result in $160K-Plus Salaries?

AWS Certified Solutions Architect tops a list of 15 top-paying IT certifications of 2022, which shows three certs correspond to average salaries of more than $160,000 for their holders.

Why Integrated Security Tools Are Crucial for Cybersecurity Defense

Paul Schnackenburg, the one-man Security Operations Center, talks about the MITRE ATT&CK framework, the cybersecurity kill chain, modern security threats and why an integrated suite of security tools is crucial for defense today.

'Stop Doing That!' Multi/Hybrid Cloud Cybersecurity Advice for RDP, Credentials and More

Veteran cybersecurity experts working on the front lines are left shaking their heads when they have to deal with organizations whose security postures are still wide open to well-known, longtime vulnerabilities.

In Depth: The Defender Family Is Growing

Paul Schnackenburg goes deep on what two new services offer, how they fit into the overall family of Defender products and why you should consider if they might be a good fit for your organization.

Tom Details What's New in vSphere 8 (and 'Why People Are Excited About It')

As the industry continues to embrace technologies like the cloud, edge computing and SaaS applications, VMware has realized that they need to extend their marquee product (vSphere) to better align with these trends.

VMware Named SD-WAN 'Leader' for Fifth Straight Year

Virtualization kingpin VMware continues to dominate the software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) space, according to the latest Magic Quadrant report from research firm Gartner.

5 Must-See KubeCon 2022 Sessions

The latest 'Take 5 with Tom Fenton' highlights Kubernetes presentations ranging from smart metering to ARM64 to 'Getting Started with Kubernetes.'

'Alarming Stat': 90% of Security Leaders See Risk Efforts Coming Up Short

"This alarming stat is consistent with last year's results."

'Confidential Computing' Specialist Open Sources Runtime-Encrypted Kubernetes

Called Constellation, the new GitHub-based open source project is described as "Always Encrypted Kubernetes."

Report Reveals Developers Pressured by 'Race to the Cloud'

Couchbase found that despite development teams' extensive contributions to digital transformation and innovation initiatives, those teams are still frustrated by a lack of resources and communication with IT leaders, which prevents enterprises from maximizing their potential and moving faster.

Meta Cedes Open Source PyTorch AI Framework to New Foundation

Meta is ceding control of its wildly popular PyTorch machine learning framework to a new organization set up under the big open source umbrella of the Linux Foundation.

Microsoft Makes Big Azure Containers Push

The company has published much new documentation for using containers in the past week or so across many different properties, including Azure Container Apps, Azure App Service, ASP.NET Core, Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code and many more.

Tom's Take on VMware Explore 2022: What Was New and Interesting

Tom discusses some of the key announcements made during the event this year.

VMware Explore In-Person: What It Was Like

Tom wore many hats at the show as a regular participant, presenter, vExpert, author and also a booth worker.

Home Lab NAS with Terramaster F5-221, Part 3: Performance Improvements

Although designed to act as a home/small business file and back-up repository, Tom thinks its specs might allow it to work a storage server for virtualization for a small home lab.

VMware's New Project Trinidad Addresses API Security and Analytics

It extends the company's API security and analytics via the deployment of sensors on Kubernetes clusters, while using machine learning with business logic inference to detect anomalous behavior in east-west traffic between microservices.