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Using Oracle Cloud, Part 2: An 'Always Free' Web Server Platform

Tom Fenton details the web server work he did in his experiment to use an "Always Free" Ubuntu 18.04 VM on Oracle Cloud to host a small web site.

CNCF Incubates Kubernetes Add-on 'Crossplane,' a Universal Control Plane

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) is now incubating Crossplane, an open source project providing a Kubernetes add-on that acts as a universal control plane with which enterprises can consume infrastructure.

Quarterly Report: Cisco Retains SD-WAN Market Lead, VMware Slips Further

Research firm Dell'Oro Group said Cisco retained its market share lead in the SD-WAN space, but there was some movement among the rest of the top five vendors in its latest quarterly report.

Using Oracle Cloud, Part 1: The 'Always Free' Offering

To get a feel for the Oracle Cloud, Tom Fenton shows how easy it is to sign up for and create a web site on an x86 VM and a desktop on an Arm VM, here using the "Always Free" option.

Take Five: 5 Must-See KubeCon 2021 Sessions

Tom Fenton sneakily works around his 5-item limit to showcase even more goodies you need to check out in what might be the first big post-pandemic tech show allowing the option of in-person attendance.

Creating an AWS Cloud S3 Inventory Report

Brien Posey explains the process, which can help you to better manage data growth and the corresponding cost, along with providing other benefits.

Quick Tip: Starting the VMware Horizon Client from the Command Line

VMware makes it possible to launch the Horizon client from the command line and specify the desired screen resolution.

Ransomware Protection: Use MFA and 'Don't Trust Anyone or Anything'

Two key ways to protect cloud data from ransomware and other attacks are to use Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) and "don't trust anyone or anything," says cloud data protection expert Joey D'Antoni.

Installing MMR on IGEL OS

Multimedia redirection can greatly increase the number of virtual desktops your VDI hosts can accommodate and lower the cost of your VDI environment.

VMware Tanzu Powers New Java Offering: Azure Spring Cloud Enterprise

Microsoft is previewing a new enterprise Java service for its Azure cloud platform, powered by VMware Tanzu components.

Deploying Containers in AWS Lightsail

Primarily geared toward hosting web applications, Lightsail now can used as a container hosting platform.

Microsoft 365 Lighthouse Preview

'Azure Lighthouse changed the game for managed service offers for Azure, and I think this new service will do the same for M365.'

Migrating an AWS Lightsail Instance to EC2

Expert advice for organizations that outgrow AWS Lightsail and need to move their web applications to the more scalable EC2 platform.

Top Linux Malware? Not Ransomware, but Coinminers

"Given that the cloud holds a seemingly endless amount of computing power, hackers have a clear motive in stealing computing resources to run their cryptocurrency mining activities."

How to Save Money by Automating EBS Snapshot Lifecycles in AWS Cloud

Brien Posey shows how to use the EBS Lifecycle Manager in the AWS cloud to build automated lifecycle policies for your EBS snapshots and avoid money-wasting proliferation.

Microsoft Backs Zero Trust Security Model to Combat Ransomware, Invests in Rubrik

Microsoft is increasingly banking on the Zero Trust security model to combat an exploding ransomware threat.

Take Five: 5 Must-See VMworld 2021 Sessions

From Project Monterey to the future of VM provisioning (Kubernetes), Tom Fenton shares the top five technologies he's interested in learning more about during the online-only VMworld event in October.

Security Exec Predicts Systemic Ransomware Launched from Hijacked Public Cloud

"Regrettably, we should expect a public cloud to be commandeered to launch a systemic ransomware attack this fall."

Firm Ranks Managed SD-WAN Services: Orange Beats AT&T and Verizon

Challenges cited by global SD-WAN operators include workforce health protection, tracking the shift back from remote to office environments, service disconnects due to business closures, and supply chain disruptions.

Multi-Cloud Is New Normal, Survey Says, but Skills Shortage Persists

HashiCorp published its first-ever cloud strategy survey, finding that multi-cloud is the new normal despite being hindered by lack of multi-cloud skills and overall cloud security concerns.