Cloud Computing


Preventing Configuration Drift for AWS Resources, Part 1: Creating Rules

As organizations accumulate more and more AWS objects, Brien Posey explains, those objects can become increasingly difficult to manage at scale, so he provides help.

Skills Dearth Hinders Enterprise Kubernetes/Cloud Native Adoption

Canonical published a new cloud native tech report with a focus on Kubernetes, finding that the growing ecosystem has yet to achieve full enterprise adoption, with lack of in-house skills a primary challenge.

Right-Sizing Your AWS Resources

Resource recommendations for EC2 instances, auto scaling groups, Lambda functions and EBS volumes might improve your overall performance and save money.

Azure VM Image Builder Goes GA for Windows and Linux

Microsoft announced Azure VM Image Builder has reached general availability, providing a managed service that reduces the complexity of manually creating virtual machines images -- with associated workflows and pipelines -- for Windows and Linux.

Report: Data Warehouses/Lakes Converge, Go Mainstream in the Cloud

The data warehouse architecture and the data lake design pattern have converged to form a new, richer data architecture, a new report says, and both have already gone mainstream in the cloud.

Surveys Show COVID-19 Stresses on Cloud Costs, Security

The COVID-19 pandemic may be lessening in the U.S., but its effects on enterprise cloud computing costs and security concerns may well linger for a while, new surveys suggest.

Cloud Computing and Open Source: It's Complicated

The years-long friction between the open source camp and cloud computing platforms still lingers, a recent report reveals.

VMware Study: Kubernetes Thrives, But Expertise Is Top Challenge

VMware's new Kubernetes study shows the fast-growing open source project continues to thrive, though a lack of expertise is a big challenge for enterprise adoption.

Migrating On-Premises Applications to AWS, Part 3: Replication, Testing & Final Cutover

Brien Posey completes his 3-part series, including an 18-hour server replication process.

Migrating On-Premises Applications to AWS, Part 2: A Sample App Migration

Brien Posey details how to set up a replication settings template, replication agent and more.

Azure Spreads its Wings at Build 2021

Paul Schnackenburg takes an IT view of the developer conference, focusing on two main themes and several releases.

Migrating On-Premises Applications to AWS, Part 1: Overview

Brien Posey outlines the five-step process involved in migrating an application.

Ransomware: What To Do If You Don't Have a Plan

Nothing vaults ransomware into the IT discussion like a $4.4 million payout accompanied by a crippling gas shortage and $7-per-gallon price gouging.

Keeping Track of Your AWS EC2 Instances

Having received surprise bills for forgotten instances, Brien Posey creates a PowerShell Script to display them all, regardless of which region they are in.

What's the Future of Network Security? Zero Trust, SASE & Automation

Survey polls 500 directors, vice presidents and C-Suite execs involved in IT security for organizations of between 1,001 to 10,000-plus employees.

Getting Started with Blockchain on AWS, Part 2: Access Data, Create Tables/Indexes

After earlier demonstrating how to create a new ledger and then populate the database with sample data, Brien Posey shows how to access that data, and how to create some new tables and indexes.

Getting Started with Blockchain on AWS, Part 1: Creating and Configuring a Ledger

Blockchain has rapidly gained popularity because of its ability to store transactions in an immutable format, and Amazon makes it really easy to create your own Blockchain ledger within the AWS console. Brien Posey shows you how it's done.

Azure in a Hybrid World

With hybrid becoming the norm, cloud expert Paul Schnackenburg looks at the different flavors of hybrid Azure and how they compare, in which scenarios you'd use each one and links to learn more.

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).