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Pivot3 Points AI at Large-Scale HCI Deployment Data Protection

Tackling large-scale hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) deployments, Pivot3 is using artificial intelligence (AI) and automation techniques to ensure data protection.

Cisco Predicts 'New Era of Networking'

Cisco Systems believes the IT industry is on the threshold of a new era of networking that will see modern technologies powering new ways of building and operating networks and solving associated business challenges.

How to Host a Duplicate AWS EC2 Instance in Another Region

Brien Posey shows how to host copies of an EC2 instance in multiple regions, which can help organizations ensure that an application performs well for users who reside in a different part of the world, or which can be used as a way of ensuring business continuity in the event that there is a disruption in the organization's primary instance.

How to Create OS Images in AWS with Image Builder, Part 2

If you create a lot of EC2 virtual machines, then it is likely going to be worth your time to create custom operating system deployment images. These images allow you to deploy EC2 instances that are already configured with the software and configuration settings that you use in your own organization.

Cato Networks Tool Combines Security with SD-WAN

Cato Networks, an enterprise networking and security specialist, has combined security and software-defined wide-area networking technology in its new Cato Instant*Insight offering.

2020 Cloud Report by Database Vendor Benchmarks Azure, AWS, GCP

Cockroach Labs has duplicated its benchmark testing of the top cloud computing platforms, finding that Amazon Web Services (AWS) no longer enjoys such a big price/performance edge over Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

Google Cloud Unveils Cost-Optimized, General-Purpose VMs

The Google Cloud Platform announced new cost-optimized, general-purpose virtual machines to run on the Google Compute Engine.

Silver Peak Scales Out SD-WAN Edge Offering

Silver Peak, a leader in the software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) space, announced updates to its Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN edge platform that allow for massive scaling.

Trend Micro, McAfee and Bitdefender Top Cloud Workload Security List

Trend Micro, McAfee and Bitdefender are among the "leaders" in a new report from Forrester Research on cloud workload security.

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How to Create OS Images in AWS with Image Builder

If you create a lot of EC2 virtual machines, then it is likely going to be worth your time to create custom operating system deployment images. These images allow you to deploy EC2 instances that are already configured with the software and configuration settings that you use in your own organization.

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Report: Growing HCI Space Boosted by Cloud, AI

The hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) space is growing fast as it adjusts to new technologies and factors such as artificial intelligence and hybrid/multicloud implementations, according to a new report from research firm Gartner Inc.

Juniper Enhances SD-WAN Offering with LAN Functionality

Juniper Networks, a leading vendor in the software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) space, has enhanced its offering, with LAN support and new equipment leading the way.

Historical Data in ControlUp

Tom Fenton shows how he configured his system to save historical performance data retrieved from ControlUp, and subsequently used that data to solve a specific issue he was having with one of his virtual machines.

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SQL Server Runs Faster on Azure Cloud VMs than AWS EC2, Report Says

A new report from research firm GigaOm indicated that SQL Server runs faster on virtual machines on Micrososft's Azure cloud than on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) compute instances (EC2).</p>

VMware, Silver Peak Named 'Leaders' in WAN Edge Infrastructure Research Report

VMware and Silver Peak were the only vendors to be named in the "Leaders" section of research firm Gartner Inc.'s latest Magic Quadrant report on WAN edge infrastructure.

Sharing Your AWS Resources with Other Accounts

Sometimes you need to share resources across AWS tenant boundaries, for example, to share a database with your suppliers. Thankfully, the AWS Resource Access Manager can be used to share AWS resources with other accounts.

Azure Networking: Ignite 2019 Edition

Here's a roundup of enhancements made to Microsoft's global network connecting datacenters that house Azure, Office 365, Bing, Xbox and so on -- the second largest network in the world (after the internet) -- at the recent Ignite conference.

5 Takeaways from KubeCon North America 2019

As expected, the big IT vendors all gave K8s the credibility that it deserves, but for me the most interesting news came from the small and mid-sized companies that are laser-focused on K8s. Below are 5 areas that I found especially interesting at KubeCon 2019.

Azure Container Startup Time Decreased by New 'Project Teleport'

Project Teleport was created to decrease the startup time of containers on the Azure cloud platform, being especially useful in serverless environments.

How to Create a Customer Contact Center in AWS, Part 2

Brien Posey continues his series on how to use the Amazon Connect cloud service that allows you to connect a phone number to a virtual infrastructure and route calls on an as-needed basis. Here, he covers configuring and managing the contact center you created in part 1.

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