Cloud Computing


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.

What Matters to Developers Choosing Cloud? Pricing and Support/Documentation

Developer-centric research firm SlashData published a new report indicating pricing is the No. 1 factor in choosing or rejecting a cloud computing technology, followed by support/ documentation.

Using AWS Comprehend for Document Classification, Part 1

Brien Posey shows how to use the Comprehend natural language processing service to classify documents based on their content, building a custom classifier to identify spam.

Google Cloud Development Updates: Functions Service, Container Building

The GCP, continually fighting AWS and Azure for cloud development market share, recently announced updates to its Cloud Functions service for serverless computing, along with a new offering for building container images.

Companies, Workers Struggle with Post-Pandemic 'New Normal'

Worker safety is the paramount concern amid rampant COVID-19, but companies and workers are increasingly struggling with questions about permanent remote work in the post-pandemic "new normal."

IBM Goes All In on Hybrid Cloud/AI, Will Spin Off Managed Infrastructure

IBM announced it's splitting into two companies, one focused on hybrid cloud computing and artificial intelligence (AI) and one on managed infrastructure services.

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AWS Dominates HPC User Ratings Survey for Cloud Platforms

It was almost a clean sweep for Amazon Web Services (AWS) as the top-rated cloud computing platform in a High Performance Computing (HPC) end-user survey.

Microsoft Pays Out $374,300 for Azure Sphere IoT Security Bounties

Microsoft announced it paid out $374,300 in bounties to researchers as part of a program to further solidify its Azure Sphere IoT security solution.

VMworld Kick-Off: It's All About the Cloud

Here's a round-up of cloud related news as VMware starts its three-day online virtual event.

Security in Focus at Ignite 2020

Paul Schnackenburg details the security-related news coming out of the Microsoft Ignite 2020 event, ranging from Microsoft 365 Defender to Azure Sentinel to Azure Active Directory (AAD) and much more.

Working With AWS Regions in Windows PowerShell

Brien Posey explains how to address problems caused when your EC2 instances happen to be in a different region from the one that AWS Tools for PowerShell is configured to use.

'Bridge to Kubernetes' Leads Container News at Ignite 2020

As befits one of the most popular open source projects of all time, Kubernetes received its fair share of attention during this week's Microsoft Ignite 2020 event, led by Bridge to Kubernetes reaching general availability.