Cloud Computing


Cloud Computing Survey Shows Cost Control Struggles

Cloud computing surveys usually reveal that security concerns and lack of in-house skills are top impediments to successful implementations, but a recent poll adds a new top challenge: cost control.

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Working With AWS Simple Notification Service, Part 2: Publish a Message

After earlier explaining the basics, Brien shows how to create a really simple subscription and how to publish a message.

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Tips for Managing VDI, Part 7: Success vs. Failure

Tom points out a key factor that can make VDI a success and talks about one of the reasons it failed in the early days.

Detecting Anomalous Spending on Your AWS Account

The Cost Anomaly Detection tool goes beyond budget alerts to lower costs.

Tips for Managing VDI, Part 6: Infrastructure Options

Tom takes a look at Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) and hybrid infrastructure.

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Working With AWS Simple Notification Service, Part 1: Basics & Setup

Amazon's message delivery service can be used to send SMS text messages and email messages, among many other things.

IT Certifications in a Cloudy World

Now tackling one of the most heated debates in the IT industry -- certifications -- is Paul Schnackenburg, who has a bunch of them along with the requisite hands-on experience.

New Cloud Cybersecurity Worry: 'Alert Fatigue'

As if you didn't have enough to fret about from rampant ransomware and other cybersecurity threats, Orca Security has published a new survey-based report on a new worry: "alert fatigue."

AWS Uses Metaverse-Like Game for Cloud Training

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is using a 3D metaverse-like role-playing game to train users on how to use its cloud computing platform.

What Workloads Hinder Enterprise Lift-and-Shift to Cloud?

A new hybrid cloud adoption survey reveals the workloads most responsible for holding back full enterprise IT cloud migrations.

Talent Dearth Continues to Hamper Cloud Expansion, Survey Shows

While we're still in a cloud computing boom, familiar challenges like a lack of top talent continue to hinder enterprise efforts to expand their cloud initiatives, says a new report.

Cloud Security Report: It's Still Misconfiguration, Misconfiguration ...

Misconfiguration was still the No. 1 cause of cloud security incidents last year, says a report from Check Point Software Technologies.

State of the Cloud 2022: Azure Usage Surpasses AWS

"Data from this year's survey indicates Azure seems to be either closing the gap -- or has slightly surpassed -- AWS with some users."

CNCF Finds Prometheus Top Cloud Observability Choice

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) conducted a cloud native observability survey that found its own projects accounted for the top three most popular offerings, starting off with Prometheus.

Making Automatic Adjustments to Your AWS Budget

Brien shows how budgets can be adjusted automatically based on your recent usage trends, helping to avoid sticker shock.

Once a Security Problem, Open Source Now a Solution, Report Says

Red Hat was surprised by this finding from its new report on open source software in the enterprise: It's now seen as a benefit, when it was a big security problem not that long ago.

Using Amazon's New Backup Capabilities for S3, Part 2: Backup Plan

Brien shows how to create a backup plan after previously creating an on-demand backup of an S3 bucket.

Using Amazon's New Backup Capabilities for S3, Part 1: On-Demand Backups

Amazon S3 storage buckets previously were conspicuously absent from the list of backup-supported services, but no longer, as Brien demonstrates.

No. 1 Cloud Computing Cost Saver: Resource Reservations

"The most important cost savings that you can do in the cloud is resource reservation," says Joey D'Antoni, principal consultant at Denny Cherry and Associates Consulting.

Take Five: Dynatrace Perform 2022

Tom Fenton gives his five takeaways from the recent Perform user conference held by Dynatrace, an application performance monitoring and autonomous cloud management specialist.