Cloud Computing


Getting Started with Cloud Backups

Few companies can afford to maintain a second site for backup purposes, which means cloud backups are becoming increasingly popular. Here's what you need to know to get started.

Add Image and Video Analysis with the Amazon Rekognition API

Photo analysis holds huge potential, but is only just beginning to mature.

Azure Gains on AWS in New State of the Cloud Report

RightScale says Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform is chasing undisputed leader Amazon Web Services in the race for enterprise market and mind share.

Oracle to Quadruple Datacenter Operations

In a move widely seen as a direct challenge to current cloud-infrastructure leaders Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), Google Inc. and Microsoft, Oracle Corp. announced plans this week to quadruple its current datacenter operations across Asia, Europe and the Americas.

How To Access Group Policy Settings in an AWS Directory Service Environment

While not completely comprehensive, there are a number of different policy settings that are exposed through the Active Directory Administrative Center.

Apache Updates CloudStack IaaS Platform for Cloud Orchestration

The Apache Software Foundation today announced CloudStack v4.11, the newest version of its Infrastructure-as-a-Service platform for enterprise cloud orchestration.

How To Manually Join an EC2 Instance to a Cloud Directory Service

Brien Posey explains how joining a cloud-based directory service is very similar to joining an on-premises Active Directory forest.

Troubleshooting 101: AD Synchronization to Office 365

Rick Vanover steps through setting up a user account mailbox in Office 365.

What to Expect for Containers in 2018

It might be tempting to assume that 2018 will be smooth sailing for the containerization movement. However, things aren't quite that simple.

VMware Previews AWS Greengrass Appliance for IoT Edge Device Services

VMware has taken the wraps off a new appliance that lets users of its vSphere cloud computing virtualization platform perform analytics, serverless computing and even machine learning on Internet of Things edge devices via the AWS Greengrass service.

Microsoft's Cloud Efforts Propel Its Q2 Earnings

Microsoft's relentless focus on transitioning to the cloud have resulted in strong financial results for the second quarter of its fiscal 2018.

Red Hat Looks to Solidify Container-Based Platform Presence with Acquisition of CoreOS

Red Hat Inc. this week announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire enterprise-ready Kubernetes platform and container-native solutions provider CoreOS for the reported purchase price of $250 million.

Study Says Versa's SD-WAN Platform Works Well on AWS Cloud

The Cloud IP Platform from Versa Networks can help organizations implement SD-WANs on the Amazon Web Services cloud, according to research commissioned by the cloud giant.

Report: 'Cloud and Distributed Computing' Are Skills Companies Need Most

In its "Most Promising Jobs 2018" report published in mid-January, LinkedIn includes a list of the most in-demand skills, with Cloud and Distributed Computing landing at the top.

How To Protect Your AWS Images Against Accidental Data Loss

Brien Posey drills down on how to set up termination protection in the Amazon EC2 dashboard to prevent mission-critical instances from being accidentally deleted.

Veeam Acquires N2WS

The all-cash deal valued at $42.5 million is the first acquisition for the company in almost a decade.

How To Use the AWS Service Health Dashboard

Because things can go wrong with the cloud service, an easy way to determine where the problem is occurring is to use the Service Health Dashboard.

Hands-On with WSL: Executing Daily Tasks

The second of a five-part series on Microsoft's Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), now a fully supported feature of Windows 10.

Vendors Address Emerging Container Technology at KubeCon 2017 + CloudNativeCon 2017

Due to the dynamic nature of containers and their ability to scale, they present unique security challenges and, predictably, various companies have emerged to address these challenges.

Microsoft Announces 'General Availability' of Accelerated Networking for Azure VMs

Available for use with both Linux- and Windows-based VMs, Microsoft's Accelerated Networking technology for Azure virtual machines is now generally available.

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