Cloud Computing


Report IDs Top Managed Service Providers for Major Cloud Platforms

Research firm Gartner has published a new Magic Quadrant report on the top professional and managed services providers who help organizations implement and operate solutions on big cloud computing platforms like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.

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Study Confirms COVID-19 Impact on Cloud Adoption, Permanent Work-from-Home

Echoing other industry studies, a new report from database company MariaDB on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic shows increased usage of cloud computing platforms and more organizations planning permanent work-from-hope options, possibly the "new normal," especially among tech companies.

Build 2020: Azure News

Paul Schnackenburg looks at some of the highlights in the Azure space, and how you can apply some of these new technologies and improvements to your cloud deployments.

Microsoft Azure Heads IoT Platform Research Report, Edging AWS

Microsoft Azure outpaced perennial cloud computing champion Amazon Web Services (AWS) as the top Internet of Things (IoT) platform in a new research report.

Red Hat Adds Kubernetes-Native Java Framework, Quarkus

Red Hat has added Quarkus -- a A Kubernetes-native Java stack -- to its list of supported frameworks in its Runtimes collection for developing cloud-native applications.

IT Modernization Study Shows Workloads Moved Off Public Clouds

Although many studies have confirmed the importance of public cloud initiatives in IT modernization efforts, a new report actually shows an increasing number of workloads being moved off of public clouds.

Creating Immutable Storage on AWS S3, Part 2

After previously explaining how to create immutable storage within Amazon S3, Brien Posey details some additional capabilities such as automated data lifecycle management or the ability to place a legal hold on certain data.

Microsoft Previews Azure Arc Enabled Kubernetes

Microsoft's Azure cloud is featured front-and-center at the company's Build developer conference being held this week, highlighted by the announcement of an Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes preview.

Creating Immutable Storage on AWS S3, Part 1

Brien Posey demonstrates Object Lock and other functionality for immutable storage on the AWS cloud, often used for compliance mandates and increasingly in conjunction with backup and recovery solutions since some types of ransomware are now designed to target backups.

Google Cloud Plays Catch Up to AWS and Azure with VMware Offering

VMware virtualization tech is springing up all over in the cloud computing space, with Google Cloud announcing a VMware offering just 10 days after Microsoft did the same for its Azure cloud.

Twitter Announcement Heralds 'New Normal' of Permanent Remote Work

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has caused a huge work-from-home surge, Twitter this week announced it will let some employees work from home "forever" if they choose .

Dell Technologies Unveils Open Source Enterprise SONiC Offerings

Dell Technologies announced enterprise networking solutions based on the Software for Open Networking in the Cloud (SONiC) open source project.

An Introduction to the AWS Security Hub

AWS is a sprawling collection of individual services, each with its own security nuances, but the AWS Security Hub is able to help with this by providing normalized security information that spans AWS services. Brien Posey shows you how.

Cloud-Native Development Survey Details Kubernetes, Serverless Data

There are 4.7 million cloud-native developers in the world, estimates research firm SlashData, which is out with a new study of Kubernetes usage, serverless computing and more conducted for the Cloud-Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), a Linux Foundation project.

Microsoft Announces Azure VMware Solution Preview

The long and winding road to run VMware virtualization tech on the Microsoft Azure cloud has taken a new turn with a preview of an updated Azure VMware Solution announced this week.

Azure Kubernetes Service Supports Windows Server Containers, Private Clusters

Microsoft announced the general availability of support for Windows containers in its Azure Kubernetes Service, which provides serverless Kubernetes as an integrated continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) experience.

Survey Says COVID-19 Increased Business Cloud Use

Confirming other data, a new State of the Cloud report from Flexera indicates the COVID-19 pandemic increased the use of cloud computing platforms among enterprises and small and medium-sized businesses.

Microsoft Removes Some Azure Restrictions as It Handles COVID-19 Traffic Strains

Microsoft published an update on its Azure cloud business continuity efforts amid traffic strains caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, noting that it had removed some restrictions put in place as cloud use exploded during a huge work-from-home surge.

Google Aims Anthos Cloud Application Platform at Rival AWS, with Azure Up Next

Google's Anthos multi-cloud and hybrid application platform now works with the rival Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud computing platform, with upcoming support for Microsoft Azure now in preview.

Cisco SD-WAN Weds Google Cloud for Hybrid/Multicloud Solution

Cisco's software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) offering will integrate with Google Cloud to create what they claim is the industry's first "application-centric multicloud networking fabric" -- Cisco SD-WAN Cloud Hub with Google Cloud -- coming in the first half of next year.

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