Cloud Computing


Running Applications in Docker, Part 3: Integrate Container Apps Using Docker Compose

Tom shows how to use Docker Compose to deploy PostgreSQL and pgAdmin from a file.

Running Apps in Docker, Part 1: Instantiation and Using PostgreSQL

After his introductory series, Tom Fenton deploys a database on Docker and integrates it with other apps deployed from other Docker images.

Azure OpenAI Service Opens Up, ChatGPT On Tap

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella: "ChatGPT is coming soon to the Azure OpenAI Service, which is now generally available."

2023 Data Protection Report: 'Ransomware Is Winning'

Veeam Software published a Data Protection Report for the new year, finding even more ransomware attacks plagued organizations in 2022.

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IBM's Watson Crashes the Cloud AI Party

After wowing the world way back in 2011 by defeating humans at the TV game show "Jeopardy!" with early-stage AI tech, IBM's Watson is making a bit of a comeback.

Create a VPC Peering Connection Between AWS Regions

Setting up a peering connection between VPCs in two different regions can help to simplify your disaster recovery efforts.

Research: AWS Edges Ahead in Cloud Database Management Systems

Research firm Gartner's "Magic Quadrant" series of reports on cloud database management systems has long seen a crowded "Leaders" field populated with the usual cast of cloud giants and wannabes, but this year AWS has slightly edged ahead of the pack.

'Disconcerting' Survey Report Reveals Cloud Security Warnings

"Fully 75 percent of respondents say that cloud computing represents the single greatest expansion of the enterprise attack surface in the last 20 years!"

Introduction to Docker, Part 2: Repos and Resource Consumption

After introducing the basics, Tom Fenton looks at the ephemeral nature of container instances and how to use networking and persistent storage with them.

Kasten by Veeam Tops Kubernetes Backup/Data Protection Poll

A new survey-based Kubernetes backup and data protection report shows Kasten by Veeam was identified as a leader in the field, though many respondents couldn't name any organization as a leader.

Going Carbon-Neutral? Microsoft Has a Tool for That

From Microsoft's "sustainability cloud" to multiple Microsoft 365 emissions dashboards, there are plenty of tools available to businesses to start measuring -- and reducing -- their carbon footprints.

Research Firm: Top Clouds Use Strong-Arm Tactics 'In a Race to Colonize Enterprises'

"The efforts to colonize enterprises are at odds with most enterprise prerogatives to 'be multicloud' with respect to sourcing strategies."

Cisco Report: Multicloud-Enabled Networks Key to 'Viable Future'

"If a company is to have a viable future, the network needs to be multicloud-enabled, ubiquitous, reliable, secure, and agile."

Smaller Companies Shine at KubeCon North America 2022

Tom goes to the Motor City and finds not all of the cool Kubernetes innovation is coming from major players.

KubeCon 2022: What It's Like to Attend an In-Person Tech Event Post-Pandemic

Tom, who's a sucker for a good auto museum, finds an upbeat, engaged live crowd with plenty of interesting exhibits and attractions in the Motor City.

Cloud Protection 'As-a-Service' Becomes Specialized

Amid cybersecurity threats like the current ransomware deluge, organizations are increasingly delegating cloud protection services like backup and disaster recovery to specialists, a new report indicates. What's more, despite a massive cloud migration, some workloads are reversing direction, moving from the cloud back to on-premises datacenters.

Microsoft Debuts as 'Leader' in New SIEM (Security) Research Report

"The SIEM market is maturing at a rapid pace and continues to be extremely competitive. The reality of what SIEM was just five years ago is starting to detach from what SIEM is and provides today."

Containers

Making the Case for Static Container Images in AWS ECS

Brien Posey details several reasons why a container image should not be dynamically updated.

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Technologists See Metaverse Reducing Carbon, Handling Interactions, More

Global technologists see the nascent metaverse playing a big role in the coming years as it affects everyday life in a variety of ways, including helping to mitigate climate change and becoming the venue for interactions of all kinds.

Kasten by Veeam Update Addresses Kubernetes Skills Gap

Amid a crippling cloud-native talent dearth, backup/disaster recovery specialist Veeam is positioning its new Kubernetes data management update as a bridge of the skills gap.