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Adding Instance Storage to an AWS EC2 Virtual Machine Instance

Along with EC2 Elastic Block Storage (EBS) for persistent block storage, users can create one or more instance stores.

Survey: 'Knowledge Gap' and Talent Dearth Hinder Cloud-Native Development

In gauging the benefits and challenges of cloud-native development, OutSystems found most respondents to a survey don't know that much about the approach, even though analysts predict it will pretty much account for all app development in a few years.

Microsoft Defender for Business: 'The Arsonist Is Also the Fire Department'

Microsoft is no longer primarily relying on ISV partners to innovate and provide security solutions. Here's an overview of enhanced Defender offerings.

Lots of 'Sustainability' Talk, Little Walk

Lots of organizations are talking about sustainability, but not so many are walking the talk, indicates a new report from Google Cloud.

Mandiant Sees Ransomware Increasingly Attacking Virtualization Platforms

Threat intelligence specialist Mandiant has noticed ransomware actors have been increasingly attacking virtualization platforms in their efforts to extort organizations for money.

Cloud Computing Survey Shows Cost Control Struggles

Cloud computing surveys usually reveal that security concerns and lack of in-house skills are top impediments to successful implementations, but a recent poll adds a new top challenge: cost control.

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Working With AWS Simple Notification Service, Part 2: Publish a Message

After earlier explaining the basics, Brien shows how to create a really simple subscription and how to publish a message.

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Tips for Managing VDI, Part 7: Success vs. Failure

Tom points out a key factor that can make VDI a success and talks about one of the reasons it failed in the early days.

Detecting Anomalous Spending on Your AWS Account

The Cost Anomaly Detection tool goes beyond budget alerts to lower costs.

Tips for Managing VDI, Part 6: Infrastructure Options

Tom takes a look at Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) and hybrid infrastructure.

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Working With AWS Simple Notification Service, Part 1: Basics & Setup

Amazon's message delivery service can be used to send SMS text messages and email messages, among many other things.

Tips for Managing VDI, Part 5: Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Tom explains how HCI works with VDI.

IT Certifications in a Cloudy World

Now tackling one of the most heated debates in the IT industry -- certifications -- is Paul Schnackenburg, who has a bunch of them along with the requisite hands-on experience.

Tips for Managing VDI, Part 4: UC, Monitoring and SD-WAN

Tom looks at ways to offload UC processes from datacenter CPUs to VDI clients, monitoring remote assets and the benefits of using SD-WAN.

Cybersecurity Incident Responders Help 'Rebuild Trust' After Attack

In choosing a cybersecurity incident response service, organizations should look for vendors with a long-tail approach to helping the victim in "rebuilding trust" by restoring brand and reputation, says a new research report.

Tips for Managing VDI, Part 3: Performance & Cost

With the basics out of the way, Tom looks at some VDI techniques to increase performance and decrease costs.

'Great Resignation' Depletes Already Hard-to-Find Cybersecurity Talent

Survey after survey in the IT industry point to one common pain point: finding cloud computing, cybersecurity and other tech talent to fulfill enterprise initiatives. It was bad before the wave of pandemic-spurred job-quitting and apparently has only gotten worse. And that's during a time of increasing ransomware and other cybersecurity attacks.

Tips for Managing VDI, Part 2: Component Best Practices

After previously explaining what VDI is and its recent history, Tom dives in to specific components and some best practices around them.

New Cloud Cybersecurity Worry: 'Alert Fatigue'

As if you didn't have enough to fret about from rampant ransomware and other cybersecurity threats, Orca Security has published a new survey-based report on a new worry: "alert fatigue."

Tips for Managing VDI, Part 1: The Basics

Tom gives expert hands-on advice as more employers try to keep their employees happy working from home without risking a corporation's digital assets.