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How Are Public IP Addresses Assigned to EC2 Instances?

Brien Posey cuts through the confusion associated with allocating IP addresses to EC2 instances on the Amazon cloud, which is done automatically though users can also associate elastic IP addresses with instances.

Windows Virtual Desktop Boosts Azure Integration, Teams Meetings

Microsoft has made generally available two new features of Windows Virtual Desktop: Azure portal integration for easier deployment and management, and audio/video redirection for Microsoft Teams to boost the meetings experience.

Performing Weighted Routing in AWS Route 53

Although Amazon's AWS Route 53 can be used to enable run-of-the-mill, static DNS routing, it can also be used to bring some intelligence to the routing process. For example, Route 53 makes it easy to perform weighted routing, useful in situations where you need to distribute traffic unevenly.

Open Source Tool Detects 'Shadow' Cloud Admin Accounts

Cybersecurity specialist CyberArk is publicizing the problem of "Shadow Admins" -- or hidden admin users -- on cloud platforms, introducing an open source tool to combat the problem.

Best Practices for Managing Your EC2 Snapshots on AWS Cloud

Aside from third-party solutions, snapshots are the best option for backing up your EC2 virtual machines, says Brien Posey, who explains how managing the process is something of an art form.

Google Is Extending Analytics Reach of BigQuery to AWS, Azure

Users of Google's BigQuery data warehouse will soon be able to conduct Big Data analytics on data stores housed in multiple public clouds.

Fortinet Offers Secure SD-WAN for Multi-Cloud

With multi-cloud implementations becoming the enterprise norm, cybersecurity specialist Fortinet unveiled a new software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) offering targeting those scenarios.

How to Migrate DNS Services from GoDaddy to AWS Route 53

If you host a lot of services on AWS, it can sometimes be useful to let Amazon's Route 53 handle your DNS hosting rather than letting a domain registry service handle it, because sometimes it's just nice to be able to manage your DNS record from within the same environment that you use to manage your other AWS resources.

Report Details Benefits of Coronavirus-Driven Remote Work Surge

With remote work becoming the "<a href="https://virtualizationreview.com/articles/2020/05/13/permanent-remote-work.aspx" target="_blank">new normal</a>" amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a new report details the many benefits of the work-from-home model, including productivity and "avoiding office politics."

Web Experience for Azure Machine Learning Studio Now Available

The Azure Machine Learning studio web experience is generally availabl, enabling data scientists and data engineers to complete their end-to-end machine learning lifecycle from prepping and visualizing data to training and deploying models in a single location.

Report Sheds Light on Public Cloud Security Incidents

U.K.-based security company Sophos released a report, &quot;The State of Cloud Security 2020,&quot; suggesting that seven in 10 organizations have experienced public cloud security incidents in the last year.

Research: Cloud Tech Infiltrates On-Premises Datacenter Networks

Even though datacenter networking is still a thing -- not yet obviated by cloud computing -- cloud tech is increasingly infiltrating on-premises networks, says a new research report.

Microsoft Cloud App Security: Everything You Need to Know

The days of relying solely on a "blinky light firewall" to give you a sense of security are gone, and you need a cloud-based security solution for controlling your users' cloud access, such as Microsoft Cloud App Security. Paul Schnackenburg details what MCAS can do for your business, how it integrates with other security technologies and the different flavors it's available in.

Google Cloud VMware Engine Debuts in 2 U.S. Regions

With VMware services already available on the AWS cloud and Microsoft Azure, the Google Cloud VMware Engine is now generally available in two U.S. regions, enabling users to migrate existing VMware-based applications to the GCP, no refactoring or rewriting required.

Managing Software Licenses with AWS License Manager

With licensing requirements becoming more complex than ever before, it has become increasingly important to use automated tools such as AWS License Manager to track license usage. Brien Posey shows you how.

AWS Challenges Google, Azure in Low-Code Cloud Application Development Space

Amazon Web Services has created a new front in the cloud computing wars: low-code (or no-code) application development, announcing Honeycode to challenge existing offerings on Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure.

Survey Indicates Cloud Migration Projects Delayed by COVID-19

Colt Technology Services published results of a cloud computing survey that measures the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cloud migration projects, finding that most organizations are reporting delays, but aren't having communication problems.

Tracking AWS Activities with CloudTrail, Part 2

Following up on a previous post that explained that Amazon logs AWS administrative activities and exposes those activities through CloudTrail, Brien Posey now examines two additional features that are worth looking at: Insights and Trails.

Hackers Turn Kubernetes Machine Learning to Crypto Mining in Azure Cloud

Hackers managed to exploit misconfigurations from lazy users to launch cryptocurrency mining campaigns leveraging powerful Kubernetes machine learning nodes in the Azure cloud, Microsoft said.

Tracking AWS Activities with CloudTrail, Part 1

While you can enable logging through EC2 instance guest OSes and through various other tools and applications running in the AWS cloud, you can also enable centralized logging through CloudTrail, which is designed to show you the administrative actions that have been performed across the various AWS services.

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