Cloud Computing


CNCF Incubates Kubernetes Add-on 'Crossplane,' a Universal Control Plane

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) is now incubating Crossplane, an open source project providing a Kubernetes add-on that acts as a universal control plane with which enterprises can consume infrastructure.

Using Oracle Cloud, Part 1: The 'Always Free' Offering

To get a feel for the Oracle Cloud, Tom Fenton shows how easy it is to sign up for and create a web site on an x86 VM and a desktop on an Arm VM, here using the "Always Free" option.

Take Five: 5 Must-See KubeCon 2021 Sessions

Tom Fenton sneakily works around his 5-item limit to showcase even more goodies you need to check out in what might be the first big post-pandemic tech show allowing the option of in-person attendance.

Creating an AWS Cloud S3 Inventory Report

Brien Posey explains the process, which can help you to better manage data growth and the corresponding cost, along with providing other benefits.

Ransomware Protection: Use MFA and 'Don't Trust Anyone or Anything'

Two key ways to protect cloud data from ransomware and other attacks are to use Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) and "don't trust anyone or anything," says cloud data protection expert Joey D'Antoni.

VMware Tanzu Powers New Java Offering: Azure Spring Cloud Enterprise

Microsoft is previewing a new enterprise Java service for its Azure cloud platform, powered by VMware Tanzu components.

Deploying Containers in AWS Lightsail

Primarily geared toward hosting web applications, Lightsail now can used as a container hosting platform.

Microsoft 365 Lighthouse Preview

'Azure Lighthouse changed the game for managed service offers for Azure, and I think this new service will do the same for M365.'

Migrating an AWS Lightsail Instance to EC2

Expert advice for organizations that outgrow AWS Lightsail and need to move their web applications to the more scalable EC2 platform.

Top Linux Malware? Not Ransomware, but Coinminers

"Given that the cloud holds a seemingly endless amount of computing power, hackers have a clear motive in stealing computing resources to run their cryptocurrency mining activities."

How to Save Money by Automating EBS Snapshot Lifecycles in AWS Cloud

Brien Posey shows how to use the EBS Lifecycle Manager in the AWS cloud to build automated lifecycle policies for your EBS snapshots and avoid money-wasting proliferation.

Microsoft Backs Zero Trust Security Model to Combat Ransomware, Invests in Rubrik

Microsoft is increasingly banking on the Zero Trust security model to combat an exploding ransomware threat.

Security Exec Predicts Systemic Ransomware Launched from Hijacked Public Cloud

"Regrettably, we should expect a public cloud to be commandeered to launch a systemic ransomware attack this fall."

Multi-Cloud Is New Normal, Survey Says, but Skills Shortage Persists

HashiCorp published its first-ever cloud strategy survey, finding that multi-cloud is the new normal despite being hindered by lack of multi-cloud skills and overall cloud security concerns.

In Age of Ransomware, Firm Lists Backup and Recovery Leaders: Veeam, Rubrik and Others

It's no surprise that research firm Gartner mentioned "ransomware" in the first sentence of its new Magic Quadrant report on Enterprise Backup and Recovery Software Solutions.

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'Most Loved' AWS Enjoys Huge Lead Over Rival Clouds in Developer Survey

As in many other surveys, Amazon Web Services (AWS) enjoys a huge lead over rival platforms among developers in the Stack Overflow 2021 Developer Survey.

VMworld 2021 To Remain Online-Only

Even though some big tech events are starting to return to in-person attendance or hybrid in-person/online formats, VMworld 2021 in October will be online-only, just like last year, the virtualization king announced.

What Are Gartner's 'Cautions' About Big 3 Cloud Providers?

Cloud giants always get the message out about their strengths. Here's what an independent research firm says about their weaknesses.

Building a Directory Service in AWS, Part 2: Setting Up a Cloud-Native Environment

After explaining the four different types of directory services that you can natively create in AWS, Brien Posey shows you what's involved in setting up a cloud-native Microsoft Active Directory environment.

Azure Sentinel in the Real World

Smaller organizations need the same IT security services as larger businesses but without the corresponding price tag, says Paul Schnackenburg, so he decided to "build a SIEM for SMBs" on a shoestring budget.