Cloud Computing


Eliminating Unnecessary AWS Costs

Figuring he's not alone in facing continuing mystery charges, Brien details some hidden AWS costs that you might be able to eliminate.

DevOps Pros Eye Alternative Cloud Vendors, Payments: Report

DevOps pros are increasingly looking beyond the "Big 3" hyperscaler cloud computing vendors (AWS, Azure and GCP), with new payment mechanisms a prime driver, a recent report finds.

Azure AD B2B Direct Connect

Paul takes a look at newly released Azure AD B2B Direct Connect and Microsoft Teams Connect shared channels.

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How Cyber Insurance Is Evolving Amid Ransomware Tsunami

With the recent upsurge in ransomware attacks have come a few huge payouts from insurance companies, so they are cracking down on rules and regulations to lessen their exposure.

Does EC2 Support Windows Server Core Deployments?

Brien shows how to perform Windows Server core deployments in AWS without having to build your own custom Amazon Machine Image (AMI).

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New Microsoft Cloud for Sovereignty Helps Government Customers Meet Requirements

Announced at this week's big Inspire partner event, the new Microsoft Cloud for Sovereignty has arrived to help public sector customers meet compliance, security and policy requirements when processing data and workloads in the company's cloud.

The Public Cloud 'Sensitive Data' Problem

Most organizations already have sensitive data in the cloud. The majority of organizations surveyed (67%) in a new report host sensitive data or workloads in the public cloud.

Why an AWS EC2 Instance May Slow Down over Time, Part 2: Troubleshooting

After earlier describing some of the storage types that are used by EC2 instances, Brien now shows how this information plays into the troubleshooting process.

Why an AWS EC2 Instance May Slow Down over Time, Part 1: Storage Types

If it's not because of an increased workload, check for problems with the instance's storage.

Paladin Cloud Launches Open Source Security-as-Code Platform

Flush with $3.3 million in seed funding, startup Paladin Cloud has launched an open source Security-as-Code platform that aims to holistically improve cloud security.

Cooking with Azure Virtual Desktop

Paul details where this hidden gem fits, where it doesn't, why you should care and coming improvements.

Google Cloud Users Can Track App Carbon Footprints Next Year

Google Cloud announced a new sustainability initiative that will next year allow users of its Workspace apps to track their carbon footprints.

Don't Get Fired: How to Sell Max Cybersecurity to the C-Suite

Avoid this: IT Pro: "We need max security." Suit: "Costs too much." IT Pro: "We were hit with huge ransomware attack." Suit: "You're fired!"

Study: Look to Cloud for Better Risk Management

A new survey-based study on measuring risk and risk governance indicates the public cloud is the way to go for enterprises wanting to lessen their own riskiness.

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Configure Single Sign On for AWS, Part 2: Granting Access

After earlier detailing basic setup, Brien shows how to grant SSO access to your AWS and cloud accounts.

Configure Single Sign On for AWS, Part 1: Basic Setup

Brien explains Single Sign On (SSO) capabilities that you can use to simplify the process of users accessing applications.

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.