Cloud Computing


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>

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.

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.

How to Create a Customer Contact Center in AWS

Brien Posey shows 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.

Nasuni Adding AI to Cloud File Services Platform

Boston-based Nasuni Corp. provides artificial intelligence (AI) and search analytics for unstructured data in its file services platform for network attached storage (NAS) infrastructure, according to a recent announcement. The company also touted new cloud migration capabilities that it said customers will be able to use for cloud-first approaches, as well as multi-cloud implementations.

Microsoft Announces Azure Arc for Mixed AWS, Google Cloud and Azure Workloads

On Monday at its Ignite 2019 conference in Orlando, Fla., Microsoft announced Azure Arc, a new tool that lets enterprises use Azure to manage their data on the Azure cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS) or the Google Cloud -- or any combination thereof.

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Network Connectivity in and to Azure: Private Link

Paul Schnackenburg details your current options for connecting workloads on-premises and in Azure and where each technology fits, giving you the right context for looking at Private Link, a recently released preview that completes the menu of possibilities you should consider.

How to Use Tagging to Help Manage AWS Budgeting

Brien Posey shows how to use Cost Allocation Tags to get billing details in a way that matches your organization's own unique business needs.

Extreme Networks Announces AI-Boosted Cloud Management Application

Cloud networking companny Extreme Networks announced ExtremeCloud IQ, which it claims to be the first end-to-end cloud management application utilizing machine learning and artificial intelligence to boost enterpise benefits.

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SAP Taps Azure for Customer On-Premises-to-Cloud Migrations

Enterprise application software specialist SAP announced a partnership with Microsoft to move customers' on-premises implementations to the Azure cloud.

Research Brief Summarizes Trends in Multi-Cloud Deployments

Research firm IDC recently published a Cisco-sponsored "infobrief" on cloud trends in 2019 and beyond, specifically to explore the complexities of multicloud applications.

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Microsoft Unveils Kubernetes, Microservices Open Source Projects

Microsoft, known for its recent, dramatic embrace of open source, has unveiled two more projects it's donating to the community, the Open Application Model (OAM), for Kubernetes, and the Distributed Application Runtime (Dapr), for microservices.

Now Ready for Production: Amazon Relational Database Service on VMware

Amazon Relational Database Service on VMware is now ready for production on the Amazon Web Services cloud, delivering AWS-managed relational databases in on-premises VMware environments.

Getting Started with the AWS Firewall Manager, Part 2

Brien Posey finishes his series on providing protection against Web-based attacks with the AWS Firewall Manager, designed to simplify firewall-related administrative tasks across your organization.

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CloudBolt Updates Enterprise Cloud Management Platform

CloudBolt Software updated its cloud management platform for enterprises, targeting hybrid management strategies.

Getting Started with the AWS Firewall Manager

Brien Posey begins a series on providing protection against Web-based attacks with the AWS Firewall Manager, designed to simplify firewall-related administrative tasks across your organization.

Microsoft Partners with Pivotal for Managed Spring Boot Azure Service

Microsoft has teamed up with Pivotal Software to launch a private preview of Azure Spring Cloud, seeking to ease the development of Java-based cloud microservices.

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