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National Science Foundation Taps Clouds for Quantum Computing Research

The National Science Foundation is tapping cloud-based quantum-computing platforms from AWS, IBM and Microsoft to further academic research.

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As VMworld 2020 Goes Digital Amid Pandemic, vRealize Operations Cloud Unveiled

VMware made news on a couple of fronts today, announcing its big VMworld 2020 conference is going digitial-only and introducing vRealize Operations Cloud, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering for wrangling operations in the VMware hybrid cloud.

How to Access EC2 Instances From PowerShell

Brien Posey, who frequently writes about various techniques for using PowerShell to manage Hyper-V virtual machines, demonstrates how the task automation and configuration management framework can also be used to manage AWS EC2 instances.

Microsoft: Pandemic Traffic Caused Azure Outage

Microsoft last week confirmed that a March outage affecting Azure cloud services in Europe and the United Kingdom was caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Who's Hiring During COVID-19 Pandemic? Cloud Giants

If there was ever a crucial "use case" for cloud computing, it's a global pandemic.

Amid COVID-19, CIOs Prioritize Cybersecurity, Cloud, AI

The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the top concerns of enterprise CIOs, who are now prioritizing their spending on areas such as cybersecurity, public cloud, infrastructure and AI/ML.

VMware Advances Full-Stack Networking Platform: NSX-T 3.0

Virtualization kingpin VMware this week announced a major update to its full-stack networking and security platform, bringing NSX-T up to version 3.0.

Take 5: Optimizing Home Networking

Tom Fenton details a quick list of five things you can do to make your home networking experience better during the huge surge in telework.

Amazon Forecast Makes Machine Learning Easy

In Part 1 of a series, Brien Posey goes hands-on to explain this AWS service that allows you to use machine learning to make predictions based on your data, but without having to do math or write code.

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HPE Intros New Virtual Desktop Wares Amid COVID-19 Remote Work Surge

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is using VDI technology to address the huge upsurge in remote work amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

New SDN Use Case: Handling COVID-19 Pandemic Traffic Upsurge

The software-defined networking (SDN) approach has been credited as being instrumental in various use cases, but AT&T is trumpeting a new one: handling the immense upsurge in network traffic (700 percent for a VPN service) resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Azure Named Preferred Cloud BI Provider in New Report

"Microsoft Azure is the most preferred cloud BI provider, followed by Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud," says Dresner Advisory Services in the 2020 edition of its continuing research, titled "Cloud Computing and Business Intelligence Market Study."

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Microsoft's Grab of Affirmed Networks Boosts 5G Mobile Wares

Microsoft is buying Affirmed Networks to boost its software-defined networking support, particularly for mobile operators in the initial stages of rolling out next-generation 5G networks.

Research Firm Lists Best WAN Edge Infrastructure Ranked by Customers

Research firm Gartner published a list of the best wide-area networking (WAN) edge infrastructure software of 2020 as reviewed by customers.

Tips for Working from Home in the Age of COVID-19

Veteran remote worker Paul Schnackenburg shares: some tips to manage this for yourself (and if you're an IT pro, help your end users to do the same; some resources provided by Microsoft and others that may be useful; and some tips on how to migrate entire workforces to working from home (WFH, because of course we need an acronym for this) in a secure way.

Hands on with VMware Horizon 7.12

Although this 7.12 release doesn't have any huge new features, it does have some interesting new ones that should make desktop administration and provisioning easier, and streaming applications launch faster.

Certain HPE SSD Drives Will Brick After 40K Hours

Failure of the drives could be a potentially catastrophic event for organizations, says Tom Fenton, who also details some good news for affected enterprises.

Security Cited as Top Public Cloud Inhibitor

Survey confirms organizations are indeed moving their computing infrastructure to public clouds and that security is the top concern restricting faster adoption.

Cloud Giants Tackle COVID-19 With High Performance Computing

The cloud computing giants have teamed up with the federal government and academia to provide High Performance Computing (HPC) resources to further research about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Analytics Key to Enterprise Security Choices, Research Firm Says

Research firm Forrester introduced a new Wave report on Enterprise Detection and Response (EDR) vendors, advising clients that analytics is key to differentiating various offerings in the space.