Cloud Computing


Report: Serverless Has Gone Mainstream Across Big 3 Clouds

The monitoring and security specialist leveraged usage telemetry from thousands of its customers to compile the report on serverless computing, which typically involves distributed chunks of code -- or functions -- being triggered by various kinds of user or system events, instead of monolithic programs.

At RSA Conference, Cloud Security Tops Ransomware as Chief Concern

For all the buzz about ransomware lately, it wasn't the chief concern among attendees at this week's big security-focused RSA Conference in San Francisco.

Getting Started with Active Directory Management in AWS

After detailing how to deploy AD into AWS, Brien turns to management concerns, after it's up and running.

'Tighter & Tighter' Cyber Insurance Regs: Assertions, Attestations and Reimbursements

Insurance companies are cracking down amid huge payouts for ransomware attacks.

Azure Container Apps Lead Big Cloud Push at Microsoft Build 2022

Microsoft announced the General Availability of Azure Container Apps at its big Build 2022 developer conference that was chock full of cloud-related news.

How Microsoft CIEM (CloudKnox) Addresses Cloud Management Challenges

Paul's verdict: "Microsoft CIEM will be a great solution for mid-sized and larger businesses, as the problem it solves is a crucial one to get right and it's impossible to do manually."

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Cisco Describes Hybrid Cloud 'New Normal,' Touts Cloud Operating Model for Success

"Hybrid cloud environments have become the new normal, particularly as consumers of IT services have become more empowered to make cloud choices that fit their needs."

Most/Least Popular Programming Languages for Cloud Development

Java tops most lists, but what languages are seen as least popular?

Multi-Cloud Study Shows Complexity, Tool Sprawl, Siloed Data Challenges

A new report focusing on multi-cloud management reaffirms the huge growth in multi-cloud implementations while also detailing challenges concerning complexity, tool sprawl, siloed data and more.

Is the Kubernetes Skills Gap Shrinking?

New year-over-year findings in a Kubernetes/cloud native study conducted by Canonical show a smaller percentage of respondents listing "lack of in-house skills/limited manpower" as the biggest challenge when migrating to/using Kubernetes and containers, though it's still the No. 1 challenge.

Survey Shows Limits of Ransomware Insurance, Payoffs

"Paying cybercriminals to restore data is not a data protection strategy."

Google Cloud to Offer Secure Open Source Software Service

Having enacted multiple internal security checks on the open source software (OSS) it uses, Google Cloud will offer a safe OSS service featuring those wares.

Supply Chain, Inflation Challenge Skills Dearth as Top Cloud Problem

While finding skilled workers has long plagued the cloud computing space, a new survey-based report shows some new challenges emerging, such as supply chain shortages and rising inflation.

Bring Down Your AWS EC2 Storage Costs by Finding Orphaned Volumes

Instead of sifting through the EBS console to look for volumes that might not be in use, a more practical option is to use the AWS Trusted Advisor.

Agencies Advance on Biden's 2021 Zero Trust Order

One year in, a new survey-based report indicates civilian and federal agencies are making progress on President Joe Biden's 2021 executive order to improve the nation's cybersecurity.

How to Address Crippling Cloud Skills Shortage?

Upskilling leads the pack in expert advice, along with strategies for hiring, outsourcing, partnering, outreach and much more.

Compliance Requirements Reportedly Slow Cloud-Native, Container Initiatives

Cloud-native initiatives in the enterprise -- already plagued by the ever-present skills dearth -- are further slowed by compliance requirements, a new report claims.

Deploying Microsoft Enterprise Apps with AWS Launch Wizard

Amazon has retooled the Launch Wizard to assist admins with the deployment of mission-critical applications such as Microsoft's Internet Information Server (IIS) and Microsoft Exchange Server.

Two Same-Day Cloud Spending Reports, Same Conclusions

Two new same-day reports on Q1 2022 cloud infrastructure services spending basically say the same thing: growth is everywhere, AWS is still in the lead, Azure and GCP are making inroads and so on -- similar to just about every other report over the past several years.

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Adding Instance Storage to an AWS EC2 Virtual Machine Instance

Along with EC2 Elastic Block Storage (EBS) for persistent block storage, users can create one or more instance stores.