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Cloud Native Security Survey: Kubernetes Defaults 'Too Open'

The problem hinders secure production deployments and will require effort and maturity to solve, according to a new post from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).

Take Five: VMworld 2021 -- What You Missed (Including Tom Microwaving a Laptop)

Tom lists his top 5 and then turns presenter in a session where he puts a laptop in a microwave oven as part of an experiment to limit Wi-Fi ... and then turns it on!

Creating Security Profiles for IoT Devices

One of the big advantages to using AWS as a management platform for your IoT devices is that you can create security profiles that are able to generate alerts in response to conditions that might indicate a security issue.

Remember When Kubernetes Was Just a Container Orchestration Platform?

Now its functionality has expanded to the point it handles just about everything in our new, modern, cloud-native computing cloudscape, including stateful, data-centric workloads.

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New Open Source Community Edition Leads Tanzu News at VMworld 2021

A new free community edition of VMware Tanzu was unveiled during this week's VMworld 2021 online event, where a slew of news emerged about the jack-of-all-trades tool.

VMworld 2021 Kicks Off with Security Blitz: Zero Trust, SASE, Ransomware Protection

VMworld 2021 kicked off with a blitz of security-related announcements including developments in the company's "journey to Zero Trust," secure access service edge (SASE) improvements, new capabilities to fight ransomware and more.

Multi-Cloud Complexities Spawn New 'VMware Cross-Cloud Services'

VMware announced Cross-Cloud services, part of its strategy to help organizations get a handle on all of the complexities that come with multi-cloud implementations.

VMware Teases Tanzu Application Service Update Ahead of VMworld 2021 Launch

The company describes Tanzu Application Service as a modern runtime for microservices, targeting organizations that want to securely deploy and run microservices whether in the cloud or on-premises.

Connecting an IoT Device to AWS Cloud

Brien Posey provides step-by-step instructions to install an agent onto a device so that AWS can discover and manage it.

Collecting on Ransomware Cyber Insurance: 'It Was Really Awful'

"I'm not gonna lie, it's not really pretty. I could say it was really awful, because cyber insurance vendors are so hammered with claims that it's taking a long time for them to react."

Using Oracle Cloud, Part 4: Creating an Arm-Based Cloud Desktop

Tom Fenton started this four-part series because he was interested in the Oracle Cloud's new ability to offer Arm-based compute instances, but limited "Always Free" capacity leads to disappointment in the final installment.

SASE and AI Are Coming to a SD-WAN Deployment Near You

Enterprise SD-WAN deployments will see big jumps in the use of SASE and AI over the next few years, predicts research firm Gartner.

Using AWS to Manage Your IoT Devices

Brien Posey explains how to manage AWS "things" -- digital representations of IoT devices -- by categorize them so they can be easily tracked.

Windows Server 2022 Is Here!

"Overall, there's not really a huge number of new features, and what there is, isn't all available for your traditional on-premises Windows Server," says our hands-on review expert, Paul Schnackenburg.

Hybrid Cloud Expert Lists Top Do's and Don'ts

"A ransomware attack for your organization is not the same as traditional DR; it's not like you just press the big button and get yourself out of it."

Using Oracle Cloud, Part 3: Checking Network Performance on VMs

Tom Fenton decides to set up and test the network between a VM and the outside world after previously detailing the Oracle Cloud's "Always Free" offering and using VMs as a web server.

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DevOps App Security Expert: 'Use Microservices'

"If you can get away with it, use microservices as your preferred architecture," advised DevOps application security expert Carlos Rivas in an online presentation last week.

'Ransomware Sommelier' Crowdsources Initial Access Vulnerability List

Finding no one-stop-shop for a list of initial access vulnerabilities used by ransomware attackers, cybersecurity expert and <i>Virtualization & Cloud Review</i> tech event presenter Allan Liska started one on his own and crowdsourced the effort on Twitter.

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.