Cloud Computing


Misconfigurations Continue to Plague Cloud Security, New Reports Say

Despite all the publicity, increased guidance from major cloud platforms and others, along with numerous outreach and education attempts, users are still leaving their organizations open to data breaches, attacks or outages.

Study IDs Permissions Risks in Major Cloud Platforms

A new report published by CloudKnox dives into the "cloud permissions gap crisis" on major cloud platforms, identifying risks caused by improper Identity and Access Management (IAM).

VMware Points Carbon Black Security to Containers, Kubernetes

VMware is expanding its Carbon Black Cloud Workload security offering to include containers and Kubernetes, from development through production.

'State of the Edge 2021' Report Predicts Big Growth Driven by Open Source

The "State of the Edge 2021" report from umbrella organization LF Edge predicts huge growth for edge computing, driven by open source initiatives -- and, in some cases, COVID-19.

Code Defect Crashed Azure Cloud Services

Apparently even the best programmers make mistakes. Microsoft this week attributed an April 1 Azure cloud services crash to a code defect.

Making Sense of AWS CIDRs and Subnets

Subnets are used for many AWS tasks (like creating an EC2 VM), so Brien Posey sheds some light on common errors to end some of the frustration around subnetting.

Migrating File Data to the Cloud Using AWS DataSync, Part 2: Configuration

With more interest in cloud-based file servers, Brien Posey details the integral process of migrating existing files to the cloud to get started, here focusing on the final configuration steps.

Migrating File Data to the Cloud Using AWS DataSync, Part 1

With more interest in cloud-based file servers, Brien Posey details the integral process of migrating existing files to the cloud to get started.

AWS Slips a Bit in Cloud AI Developer Services Report

Last year Amazon Web Services (AWS) was the clear leader in research firm Gartner's annual report on Cloud AI Developer Services. This year, not so much.

Report: Azure Closes on AWS in Hybrid, Multicloud World

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.

Using the AWS Launch Wizard to Simplify Application Deployment, Part 2: Secret Names and More

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.

Using the AWS Launch Wizard to Simplify App Deployment, Part 1: Active Directory Setup

Brien Posey begins his two-part take on the tool by explaining the Active Directory deployment process and more.

Azure Monitor 101

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.

Creating AWS Backups, Part 2: Tie Resources to Backup Plan

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.

IT Trends: Cloud Computing Tops Investments for First Time in 10+ Years

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."

Cloud Data Expert: You Need to 'Get Smart' and Do the Work

"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."

Creating AWS Backups, Part 1: A Plan, Rules and More

Brien Posey begins a series of tutorials on AWS backups, starting with formulating a plan and establishing rules.

What Is Azure Purview?

Paul Schnackenburg looks at the new public preview of the cloud giant's unified data governance service.

What to Do When AWS Quota Requests Are Denied

Brien Posey explains how the default quota for macOS dedicated instances in the AWS cloud caused him problems and how he addressed them.

A Total Beginner's Guide to macOS X on AWS, Part 3: Connect to Instance

After detailing the need for dedicated hosts, how to handle quotas and creating instances, Brien Posey walks you through the instance connection process.