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What's Coming in VMware Horizon 8

Tom Fenton gets a peek at what's coming in the commercial desktop and app virtualization product and offers his opinions on the best new features, including broader Instant Clone support and more.

Analyst: COVID-19 Reveals 'True Benefits' of Cloud, Workloads Won't Go Back to On-Premises

It has been well-noted that the COVID-19 pandemic has boosted cloud computing, and an analyst sees that trend continuing as the world recovers, predicting a permanent shift in the enterprise tech space.

AWS Customer Win: Moderna, COVID-19 Vaccine Front-Runner

Cloud providers often trumpet big customer wins, and Amazon Web Services didn't miss the opportunity to publicize a particularly timely one with the potential to be the biggest of all: Moderna, a biotech front-runner to produce the first vaccine for COVID-19.

Report Details COVID-19 Threat to Enterprise Cybersecurity

As if the enterprise cybersecurity situation wasn't bad enough already, it's worse amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, says VMware Carbon Black's latest security threat report, which warns of overloaded security teams, a sea of distracted new remote workers exposing more vulnerabilities and new attack vectors to worry about.

Oracle Cloud VMware Solution Unveiled

VMware virtualization solutions continue to expand in the public cloud space, as Oracle announced a new VMware solution on its cloud platform, following other major providers including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Microsoft Azure.

Cloud Infrastructure Misconfigurations Still Plague Industry, Security Study Affirms

Over the past several years, user misconfigurations of cloud storage infrastructure settings have led to a spate of high-profile security vulnerabilities, and a new study shows the problem persists despite heightened visibility of the problem and copious remediation guidance.

Eliminating Bad Passwords

Paul Schnackenburg looks at the issue with passwords and different attacks, modern approaches to password policies and management and how you can improve your (Office 365) organization's security posture with just a few clicks by banning bad passwords.

Red Hat Updates Enterprise Virtualization Platform

Linux and open source stalwart Red Hat announced Red Hat Virtualization 4.4, the latest update to the company's enterprise virtualization platform for traditional virtual machine (VM)-based workloads.

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How Are Public IP Addresses Assigned to EC2 Instances?

Brien Posey cuts through the confusion associated with allocating IP addresses to EC2 instances on the Amazon cloud, which is done automatically though users can also associate elastic IP addresses with instances.

Using Windows 10 Task Scheduler with PowerShell Scripts

Tom Fenton details step-by-step directions to configure Windows 10 to allow running Task Scheduler and how to set up an automated task to run a PowerShell script every four hours.

Windows Virtual Desktop Boosts Azure Integration, Teams Meetings

Microsoft has made generally available two new features of Windows Virtual Desktop: Azure portal integration for easier deployment and management, and audio/video redirection for Microsoft Teams to boost the meetings experience.

Performing Weighted Routing in AWS Route 53

Although Amazon's AWS Route 53 can be used to enable run-of-the-mill, static DNS routing, it can also be used to bring some intelligence to the routing process. For example, Route 53 makes it easy to perform weighted routing, useful in situations where you need to distribute traffic unevenly.

Open Source Tool Detects 'Shadow' Cloud Admin Accounts

Cybersecurity specialist CyberArk is publicizing the problem of "Shadow Admins" -- or hidden admin users -- on cloud platforms, introducing an open source tool to combat the problem.

Best Practices for Managing Your EC2 Snapshots on AWS Cloud

Aside from third-party solutions, snapshots are the best option for backing up your EC2 virtual machines, says Brien Posey, who explains how managing the process is something of an art form.

Bash to PowerShell Cheat Sheet

While Tom was learning PowerShell, he found himself trying to translate the bash commands he was familiar with into the PowerShell commands that accomplish the same task, coming up with this handy cheat sheet.

Google Is Extending Analytics Reach of BigQuery to AWS, Azure

Users of Google's BigQuery data warehouse will soon be able to conduct Big Data analytics on data stores housed in multiple public clouds.

Fortinet Offers Secure SD-WAN for Multi-Cloud

With multi-cloud implementations becoming the enterprise norm, cybersecurity specialist Fortinet unveiled a new software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) offering targeting those scenarios.

U.S. Enterprise Cybersecurity Survey: 89% Attacked by COVID-19-Related Malware

VMware published results of a U.S.-focused cybersecurity survey, finding that 89 percent of enterprise respondents have been targeted by COVID-19-related malware -- enabled by the work-from-home surge.

How to Migrate DNS Services from GoDaddy to AWS Route 53

If you host a lot of services on AWS, it can sometimes be useful to let Amazon's Route 53 handle your DNS hosting rather than letting a domain registry service handle it, because sometimes it's just nice to be able to manage your DNS record from within the same environment that you use to manage your other AWS resources.

Report Details Benefits of Coronavirus-Driven Remote Work Surge

With remote work becoming the "<a href="https://virtualizationreview.com/articles/2020/05/13/permanent-remote-work.aspx" target="_blank">new normal</a>" amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a new report details the many benefits of the work-from-home model, including productivity and "avoiding office politics."