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Remote Work: Providing Access to Internal Web Content via Amazon WorkLink, Part 2

After using step-by-step instructions and screenshots to detail how to create a WorkLink fleet amid the COVID-19 remote work surge, Brien Posey wraps up the discussion by showing you the remainder of the configuration process.

Cloud Computing Costs Tip: 'Whatever You Spend on Monitoring Is Worth It'

"Every cloud service is a consumable, and you need to make sure that the only thing you're paying for is what you've consumed," explained Howard M. Cohen during a recent online presentation about cloud computing costs.

Remote Work: Providing Access to Internal Web Content via Amazon WorkLink

Amid the COVID-19 remote work surge, Amazon WorkLink can provide a better alternative to VPNs for enabling remote workers to access internal web content. Brien Posey explains how with illustrated, step-by-step instructions.

Azure Arc for a Hybrid World

Paul Schnackenburg looks at the current capabilities of the public preview of Azure Arc -- extending Azure Resource Manager capabilities to Linux and Windows servers, as well as Kubernetes clusters on any infrastructure across on-premises, multicloud, and edge -- and why you should care.

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AWS Dominates Cloud-Native Study of Kubernetes and Serverless Computing

Research firm SlashData's latest cloud-native study commissioned by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation sees Amazon Web Services (AWS) figuring prominently among Kubernetes and serverless developers.

Report: Emerging Tech Key as COVID-19 Shifts Business Priorities to 'Survival'

Emerging technologies are key to organizations that have seen their business priorities switch to "survival" amid the COVID-19 pandemic, says a new report.

Multiple VMware VRealize Cloud Management Tools Get Updates

VMware this week updated its cloud management tools that provide automation, operations and governance functionality, with a focus on hybrid cloud environments.

Crypto-Mining Worm Steals AWS Creds: '/thx/for/your/key'

Another cloud crypto-mining exploit has been publicized, this one with the added ability to steal credentials stored on the Amazon Web Services cloud computing platform.

Analyst: COVID-19 Reveals 'True Benefits' of Cloud, Workloads Won't Go Back to On-Premises

It has been well-noted that the COVID-19 pandemic has boosted cloud computing, and an analyst sees that trend continuing as the world recovers, predicting a permanent shift in the enterprise tech space.

AWS Customer Win: Moderna, COVID-19 Vaccine Front-Runner

Cloud providers often trumpet big customer wins, and Amazon Web Services didn't miss the opportunity to publicize a particularly timely one with the potential to be the biggest of all: Moderna, a biotech front-runner to produce the first vaccine for COVID-19.

Oracle Cloud VMware Solution Unveiled

VMware virtualization solutions continue to expand in the public cloud space, as Oracle announced a new VMware solution on its cloud platform, following other major providers including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Microsoft Azure.

Cloud Infrastructure Misconfigurations Still Plague Industry, Security Study Affirms

Over the past several years, user misconfigurations of cloud storage infrastructure settings have led to a spate of high-profile security vulnerabilities, and a new study shows the problem persists despite heightened visibility of the problem and copious remediation guidance.

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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.