Flexera is out with its annual State of the Cloud report, finding Microsoft's Azure platform is closing in on perennial leader Amazon Web Services (AWS) in a cloudscape dominated by hybrid and multicloud implementations.
After explaining how to use the AWS Launch Wizard to deploy a new Active Directory environment, Brien Posey shows you the rest of the process, beginning with the requirement to create a domain administrator secret name.
Brien Posey begins his two-part take on the tool by explaining the Active Directory deployment process and more.
Paul Schnackenburg looks at the tool for monitoring all your Azure IaaS and PaaS services, plus your own applications and code, explaining what it can do, how to design and configure it and how to connect your workloads.
- By Paul Schnackenburg
Finishing up his 4-part series on setting up a QNAP TP-431K network appliance to replace a failed ESXi server, Tom Fenton adds a caching drive to the device, uses the command line on it and sets it up as an NFS file share on it for vSphere before sharing his final thoughts on it.
Tom Fenton works with some of the QNAP applications for streaming and sharing data, and then adds another disk to this device for storage.
Tom Fenton, as part of a project to recover from an ESXi server failure, details how, after earlier introducing his QNAP TS-431K replacement, he set up the device and put an iSCSI target on it.
After an ESXi server failure trashed a dozen of Tom Fenton's VMs, he looked for a replacement that would let him replace Dropbox and act as a streaming server for his home entertainment media. In this series of articles, he details what he came up with.
After earlier showing how to more easily create a backup plan by using a template, Brien Posey continues his series by associating that plan with the AWS resources you need to protect.
The Society for Information Management (SIM) released an IT trends study that shows in 2020 cloud computing was the top organizational investment for the first time in more than 10 years, usurping perennial leader "Analytics, Business Intelligence and Related Technologies."
"I found in my experience, once you get your so-called sea legs, that is to say once you've attained your learning curve and you're fairly up to speed, you'll find that rolling with those changes is less arduous. But that initial learning curve is the tough piece."
Yes, Tom Fenton uses ESXi on a Raspberry Pi, but with an added twist: using an M.2 SATA SSD device for USB storage.
After some previous experiments, Tom Fenton uses a Newest HDMI Video Capture Card and different software to display the output to see if he can get sharper images.
Brien Posey begins a series of tutorials on AWS backups, starting with formulating a plan and establishing rules.
Tom Fenton tries out an inexpensive HDMI video capture device that lets him take screenshots regardless of the OS.
Tom Fenton offers up his personal, time-saving, 94-line bash script, complete with code on GitHub.
Paul Schnackenburg looks at the new public preview of the cloud giant's unified data governance service.
- By Paul Schnackenburg
Brien Posey explains how the default quota for macOS dedicated instances in the AWS cloud caused him problems and how he addressed them.
After covering some of the new features and changes in the connection server and clients with version 2012 of the desktop and app virtualization product, Tom Fenton updates his environment and takes a closer look at changes.
Tom Fenton explains some of the new features and changes in the connection server and clients with version 2012 of the desktop and app virtualization product.