Cloud Computing


Enabling Virtual Multi-Factor Authentication for AWS

Brien Posey shows how to set up multi-factor authentication for an AWS user in a way that allows the use of a smartphone as an access key.

How to Secure Azure Deployments

Paul Schnackenburg examines the comprehensive guidance Microsoft offers for "how to do security" in Azure and demonstrates how to use the tool that brings it all together: Azure Security Center (ASC).

Using AWS Honeycode to Create Codeless Apps, Part 2

After previously explaining how to create a workbook that could be used as the basis for creating a custom application, Brien Posey now shows you what the actual application development process looks like.

Research Shows Cloud Giants Lead Huge Database Exodus from On-Premises

The usual cast of cloud giant characters tops the list of cloud database management systems in a new report from research firm Gartner, which is charting a rapid shift to the cloud.

AWS Advances Containers on Four Fronts

Amazon web Services (AWS) announced four new advances for containers on its cloud computing platform during this week's re:Invent conference.

Using AWS Honeycode to Create Codeless Apps, Part 1

Brien Posey shows how to use this AWS service that lets you take a drag-and-drop approach to application development, allowing for the creation of apps without ever writing a single line of code.

Research Reveals What's Hindering Hybrid Cloud Adoption

For the third year in a row, research commissioned by Nutanix indicates the hybrid model is preferred by enterprises for cloud computing. However, adoption of hybrid -- a mix of both public and private cloud platforms -- remains relatively flat.

Red Yellow Brick

Managing Amazon EC2 Key Pairs From the Command Line

Brien Posey shows how to access EC2 virtual machine instances through the use of key pairs via the AWS CLI or PowerShell.

Take Five with Tom Fenton: Takeaways from KubeCon North America 2020

Tom notes new members for the Cloud Native Computing Foundation and covers new goodies from Kioxia, Diamanti, Kasten and more.

Setting Up and Working with Amazon WorkSpaces, Part 4

After previously detailing how to set up WorkSpaces using Simple AD for Active Directory, services, Tom Fenton looks at some available tools to monitor WorkSpaces.

Setting Up and Working with Amazon WorkSpaces, Part 3

Tom Fenton shows how to set up Active Directory services for his newly created WorkSpaces and deploy them.

COVID-19 Fuels Cloud Computing Spending Boom

One of the few bright spots in the enterprise IT space recently has been cloud computing, which has seen increased spending since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic that, among other things, caused a massive shift to work-from-home schemes across the country.

VMware Updates Virtual Cloud for 'Modern Network Framework'

VMware announced updates to its Virtual Cloud Network, which it said embodies the idea of a "Modern Network framework" for the "new normal" of cloud and datacenter networking.

Setting Up and Working with Amazon WorkSpaces, Part 2

After previously writing about different options available to use Active Directory services with WorkSpaces, Tom Fenton details how he set up his WorkSpace.

Building a Desktop-as-a-Service Environment in the AWS Cloud, Part 2: Create a WorkSpace

After previously stepping through how to create an Active Directory environment, Brien Posey continues the discussion by showing you how to create the actual WorkSpace.

IBM Expands Hybrid Cloud Initiative with 5G Push

Having gone all in on the hybrid cloud, IBM is expanding its new initiative with a partnership push to roll out 5G wireless implementations as part of the new IBM Cloud for Telecommunications.

Setting Up and Working with Amazon WorkSpaces, Part 1

Tom Fenton begins a series of how-to articles about the Desktop-as-a-Service solution, Amazon WorkSpaces, which usually requires Active Directory (AD) services delivered to WorkSpaces desktops. Here, he outlines various methods to deliver AD services to WorkSpaces desktops.

Building a Desktop-as-a-Service Environment in the AWS Cloud, Part 1

Brien Posey shows how to deploy an AWS based Active Directory infrastructure, and how to then create a Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) deployment that leverages that cloud-based directory.

Cloud/Container Skills Top Open Source Jobs Report

Meanwhile, DevOps pros are in the most sought-after job role.

Using AWS Comprehend for Document Classification, Part 2

After previously demonstrating how to create a CSV file that can be used to create a custom classifier for the AWS Comprehend natural language processing service, Brien Posey shows how to use that file to build and train the classifier, along with how to create a document classification job.