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VMware Debuts New Single Offering for Multi-Cloud Management: Aria

Multi-cloud is too complicated, says VMware, which just announced a new family of management tools designed to simplify things.

The Cloud Security TL;DR: Quick-and-Dirty Best Practices

An expert IT security pro's list of best practices for hybrid cloud security was just so big and detailed that we had to boil it down into easily digestible bites.

Ransomware Variants Exploded in Past 6 Months: Threat Report

One takeaway from Fortinet's latest edition of its semiannual Global Threat Landscape Report is a remarkable upsurge in ransomware variants in the past six months.

Hardware

Home Lab NAS with Terramaster F5-221, Part 2: Installation and Configuration

Tom walks you through how he set the device up and attempted to set up an NFS and an iSCSI target on it.

Survey: For DevOps Pros, It's 'Security, Security, Security'

The GitLab 2022 Global DevSecOps Survey is out, finding that security concerns are no longer being siloed and silenced in the push to get software out the door faster.

Home Lab NAS with Terramaster F5-221, Part 1: Intro and Specs

For a family member, Tom sets up the Terramaster and tests it for suitability as a NAS for his own home VMware lab.

Data Management Revamp Needed in Move to Cloud, Says Report

A new survey-based report commissioned by financial firm Capital One explores data management in the cloud, concluding that new models are needed in the face of exponential data growth.

Getting Started with AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Part 2: Behind the Scenes

The whole point of using Elastic Beanstalk is that it allows your application to scale to accommodate demand.

The Metaverse Comes to Africa

Nascent metaverse offerings are mostly a U.S. thing as companies like Meta (formerly Facebook) lead the charge, but now Africa is getting in on the virtual world action with Africarare.

Cloud Strategy Survey Highlights Skills Shortage, Cloud Overspend

It's generally a rosy picture for increasingly popular enterprise multi-cloud initiatives, but a skills shortage holds things back and cloud overspend is a significant problem, says a new survey-based report from HashiCorp.

Research Firm Claims Even Early Tech Adopters Unfamiliar with Metaverse

Despite a huge amount of hype about the still-inchoate metaverse, few are familiar with it, even among early tech adopters.

Getting Started with AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Part 1: Hosting an App

Elastic Beanstalk lets you run cloud applications without worrying about the underlying infrastructure.

VMware Reports Rise of Deepfake Cybersecurity Attacks

VMware's eighth annual Global Incident Response Threat Report warns of a rise in the use of deepfakes in cybersecurity attacks, which are increasingly geopolitical in nature and being used more for extortion purposes.

AWS, Splunk Lead New Open Source Cybersecurity Schema Project

A group of tech companies led by AWS and Splunk have come together in an open source effort to combat cybersecurity attacks.

Setting Up iSCSI for ESXi Using Windows 2022 Server

Tom shows how to set up an iSCSI target using both the GUI (Server Manager) and PowerShell, and then adding it to his ESXi server.

Q&A with VMUG's Brad Tompkins Ahead of VMware Explore: 'Multi-Cloud Is Everything'

"The industry is going to multi-cloud. VMware is in almost every enterprise, commercial, and small business in the world. VMware is and will be a player in the future of computing."

Eliminating Unnecessary AWS Costs

Figuring he's not alone in facing continuing mystery charges, Brien details some hidden AWS costs that you might be able to eliminate.

Veeam, Rubrik Lead 'Enterprise Backup and Recovery' Evaluations Amid Ransomware Deluge

Veeam and Rubrik were among the leaders in a new research report from Gartner that evaluated enterprise backup and recovery software.

What's New in VMware Horizon 8 Version 2206

Tom likes that you can now create multiple custom compute profiles (CPU, RAM, Cores per Socket) for a single golden image snapshot during desktop pool creation.

DevOps Pros Eye Alternative Cloud Vendors, Payments: Report

DevOps pros are increasingly looking beyond the "Big 3" hyperscaler cloud computing vendors (AWS, Azure and GCP), with new payment mechanisms a prime driver, a recent report finds.