Cloud Computing


Google Cloud Hits Major League Baseball Home Run, AWS Is Out

The major cloud computing platforms like to publicize their big customer wins, and Google Cloud stealing Major League Baseball business from Amazon Web Services could be considered a home run.

Working with EC2 Placement Groups

Multi-tier applications are typically composed of services that span several virtual machine instances. While there is nothing stopping you from creating these EC2 instances in the usual way, AWS gives you the option of using placement groups, which helps you to strategically locate EC2 instances in a way that is beneficial to your workloads.

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Red Hat OpenStack Platform 16 Touts Continuous Community Innovation Stream

The new Red Hat OpenStack Platform 16 for cloud computing includes a refined long-life support lifecycle and a commitment to continually infuse open source community innovations via stream releases.

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2020 Tech Salary Study Pegs Cloud Engineer at $128,347

It's good to be a technologist with cloud skills, and even better to have data-wrangling cloud skills.

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Report: Cloud Management Platforms Focus on Security, Cost Management

Platforms for managing multicloud -- private/public cloud -- services and resources are emphasizing security and cost management functionality in a growing market, says research firm Gartner in a new Magic Quadrant report.

GigaSpaces In-Memory Analytics Platform Now a Managed Google Cloud Service

GigaSpaces announced that its in-memory analytics processing platform, InsightEdge, is available to Google Cloud Platform (GCP) users as a managed service.

Teradici Claims First Third-Party Virtual Desktop Solution for Microsoft Azure Stack

Teradici says its Cloud Access Software is the first third-party virtual desktop solution to integrate with Microsoft Azure Stack, which lets organizations use Azure cloud technology on-premises and elsewhere.

How to Provision EC2 Instances with Elastic IP Addresses

Most EC2 instances are not intended to be publicly accessible, being assigned private IP addresses valid only within a specific virtual private cloud. However, sometimes an EC2 instance needs to be accessible to the public, like a web front end that needs to be accessible via the Internet. AWS makes this possible through the use of elastic IP addresses, and here Brien Posey shows you how to do it..

Report: AWS Lambda Is Big Serverless Computing Hit, Especially with Containers

Cloud application monitoring specialist Datadog published a report on AWS Lambda, the cloud giant's serverless computing platform, finding it's enjoying tremendous popularity among AWS users, especially those who are also using containers.

Cloud Spending Explodes as Rivals Chase AWS with Higher Growth Rates

While the AWS lead is huge, reports indicate the cloud giant's growth rate roughly matches the industry average while several competitors are outpacing it, but they have a long way to go to usurp the champion. In the meantime, they have to settle for bigger pieces of an exploding pie.

NSA Offers Cloud Security Mitigation Guidance for Top Vulnerabilities

In the wake of yet another massive cloud data leak, the National Security Agency (NSA) has published "Mitigating Cloud Vulnerabilities" guidance.

Google Cloud Previews Kubernetes Support for Windows Containers

The Google Kubernetes Engine in the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is now previewing Kubernetes orchestration support for Windows Server containers.

Working with Amazon EC2 Launch Templates

Amazon provides launch templates to simplify the creation of new EC2 instances, helping admins generate new instances that conform to pre-defined specifications. This reduces the bulk instance creation workload and also can be helpful if an admin needs to ensure that new instances are configured in a consistent way.

IBM Taps Cisco Tech for New Managed Private Cloud Service

IBM announced a new fully managed private cloud service based on Cisco's Unified Computing System (UCS), which combines datacenter server hardware, virtualization support, switching fabric, storage access and management software.

Repairing a Failed AWS EC2 Windows Instance, Part 2

Although EC2 usually does a good job of hosting virtual machine instances, things can and sometimes do go wrong, and here Brien Posey continues his explanation of how to fix problems with an instance's boot volume.

How to Set Up SFTP on AWS

Amazon offers its own file transfer service that doesn't support legacy FTP, but rather is based on a more modern variant known as Secure FTP or SFTP. Here, Brien Posey shows how, when enabled, this service allows users to transfer files directly to S3 cloud storage.

Cloud Job Trends: How AWS, Azure and GCP Compare

New research exploring jobs trends in the cloud computing industry shows continuing -- if slowing -- growth in both supply an demand sides of the market, but with some interesting changes lately.

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Research Shows Cloud Workloads Vary by Platform, but Data Rules

TECHnalysis Research's new report on cloud computing finds that workloads vary across platforms -- AWS, Azure, GCP -- but databases are at the forefront.

What's New at GCP: IBM Power Systems Service, Premium Support, Kubernetes Engine Benchmark

Often playing third fiddle to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) has been busy lately trying to catch up, announcing a new IBM Power Systems service, an enterprise Premium Support plan and a Kubernetes Engine Benchmark. Here's a look at recent developments.

Repairing a Failed AWS EC2 Windows Instance

Although EC2 is normally a reliable platform for hosting virtual machine instances, things can and sometimes do go wrong, and here Brien Posey explains how to fix problems with an instance's boot volume.

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