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Using AWS CloudWatch to Monitor Your EBS Volumes

Brien Posey explains how to keep tabs on your AWS storage usage, one of the biggest factors affecting EC2 virtual machine performance.

Bottlerocket, an OS for Containers, Previewed by Amazon Cloud

Amazon Web Services announced a public preview of Bottlerocket, a bare-bones Linux platform tailored for hosting containers.

Google's Cloud AI Platform Pipelines Beta Simplifies Machine Learning Workflows

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) announced a new beta offering to simplify the deployment of complicated machine learning (ML) workflows that often have a lot of moving, interdependent parts.

Running a Secure VM Using the iStorage diskAshur PRO2 Portable Hard Drive

Tom Fenton gives an overview of the iStorage diskAshur PRO2 portable hard drive and his attempt to store and run a virtual machine on it.

Publishing Applications From the AWS Serverless Application Repository, Part 2

After previously demonstrating how to deploy a serverless application to AWS Lambda, Brien Posey shows how to create a test event, run a test, and then remove the application.

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Analyst: Cloud, 'Digitial Workspaces' Shake Up Virtual Client Computing Space

Research firm IDC is out with a new report on virtual client computing (VCC), an industry it says has been changed by the rise of public clouds and the growth of organizational "digital workspaces."

vSphere 7 Debuts with Kubernetes Support Among Many New VMware Products

VMware today marked "a new chapter" in its history with the introduction of a portfolio of application/infrastructure modernization offerings headed by the new vSphere 7 with Kubernetes support.

Review: ATEN CS1964 4-Port Triple Monitor DisplayPort USB KVM Switch

Tom Fenton reviews the ATEN CS1964 4-Port Triple Monitor DisplayPort USB KVM Switch and discovers the joy of switching between computers and displays without having to plug in different cables or a mouse and keyboard, regardless of the content to be displayed.

First Major Release of Kubeflow Machine Learning Toolkit for Kubernetes Ships

Kuebeflow, an open-source, cloud-native machine learning (ML) toolkit for the Kubernetes container-orchestration system, is out in version 1.0, its first major release.

AWS Leads in Cloud AI Dev Services, Research Says

Amazon Web Services, a dominant cloud computing platform that tops many industry rankings, is also No. 1 when it comes to cloud artificial intelligence developer services, according to new research.

Publishing Applications From the AWS Serverless Application Repository

Brien Posey takes you through the steps for deploying serverless applications on the AWS cloud, explaining how users can choose from hundreds of preconfigured applications ready for use in the Serverless Application Repository, or publish their own private applications.

Report Reveals Top 5 SD-WAN Vendors in 'Breakout Year'

New research reveals an exploding market for software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) that topped $1 billion in 2019, propelled by five leading vendors.

Google Cloud Hits Major League Baseball Home Run, AWS Is Out

The major cloud computing platforms like to publicize their big customer wins, and Google Cloud stealing Major League Baseball business from Amazon Web Services could be considered a home run.

Report Details Evolving 'Good vs. Evil' Cybersecurity Struggle

VMware's new Carbon Black cybersecurity report breaks things down into the most basic of concepts: the eternal cat-and-mouse struggle between "good" and "evil," providing constiutents of the former with advice to defend themselves from those in the latter camp.

Pluribus UNUM Management Platform for SDN Adds Dell Virtual Edge Integration

Integration with virtual network functions (VNFs) hardware from Dell EMC highlights an update to the Pluribus UNUM management platform used with the company's Adaptive Cloud Fabric (ACF), which provides a controllerless approach to software-defined networking (SDN).

Working with EC2 Placement Groups

Multi-tier applications are typically composed of services that span several virtual machine instances. While there is nothing stopping you from creating these EC2 instances in the usual way, AWS gives you the option of using placement groups, which helps you to strategically locate EC2 instances in a way that is beneficial to your workloads.

How to Install and Use NetropyVE 4

Tom Fenton does a step-by-step review of the installation and use of NetropyVE 4, a software version of the well-regarded Netropy hardware appliance for WAN emulation and testing.

How to Verify 'New' Storage Devices on eBay

Tom Fenton demonstrates how to use SMART data on a Windows system to see if a storage drive has been previously used or not.

Cisco, Google, Microsoft Lead Chorus of New Security Initiatives

Cisco, Google, Microsoft and other industry heaveyweights led a chorus of recent announcements from security players large and small as the RSA Conference continues in San Francisco.

What Is a Modern Desktop?

Paul Schnackenburg takes a look at just what a "modern desktop" means today in the Microsoft IT camp -- investigating different management approaches that just might improve the lives of you and your end users.

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