Cloud Computing


VMware Boosts Cloud Services, Simplifies Multi-Cloud Adoption

VMware announced a wide-ranging initiative to simplify multi-cloud adoption and expand its Cloud Services portfolio.

Microsoft Expands Azure Virtual Machine E-Series and N-Series Options

Microsoft recently added new Azure Virtual Machine sizes, with options for running isolated and GPU-based workloads.

Backup vs. Disaster Recovery Best Practices

Not all backup and DR solutions support all methods, and not all methods are appropriate for all workloads. Choose wisely.

Anatomy of an AWS Virtual Private Cloud

Brian Posey walks through the basic concept of a VPC.

Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery: How To Avoid the 'Gotchas'

Be sure to familiarize yourself with the limitations and capabilities of cloud DR.

Hundreds of Enterprise Services Reportedly Hit by AWS Outage

Hundreds of critical enterprise services were reportedly affected by an Amazon Web Services cloud platform outage on Friday.

Microsoft Releases Planning Tool for VMware Moves to Azure Infrastructure

Microsoft has released its Azure Migrate planning tool for moving on-premises virtual machines and applications to Azure datacenters.

Cloud Adoption Isn't All or Nothing

The cloud might be the future, but there's no rush -- take the time to do it right.

Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery: What You Need to Know

Using a major public cloud provider or a services provider's cloud for disaster recovery (DR) requires a lot of thought. Trevor Pott runs down what you need to consider.

Getting Started with Cloud Backups

Few companies can afford to maintain a second site for backup purposes, which means cloud backups are becoming increasingly popular. Here's what you need to know to get started.

Add Image and Video Analysis with the Amazon Rekognition API

Photo analysis holds huge potential, but is only just beginning to mature.

Azure Gains on AWS in New State of the Cloud Report

RightScale says Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform is chasing undisputed leader Amazon Web Services in the race for enterprise market and mind share.

Oracle to Quadruple Datacenter Operations

In a move widely seen as a direct challenge to current cloud-infrastructure leaders Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), Google Inc. and Microsoft, Oracle Corp. announced plans this week to quadruple its current datacenter operations across Asia, Europe and the Americas.

How To Access Group Policy Settings in an AWS Directory Service Environment

While not completely comprehensive, there are a number of different policy settings that are exposed through the Active Directory Administrative Center.

Apache Updates CloudStack IaaS Platform for Cloud Orchestration

The Apache Software Foundation today announced CloudStack v4.11, the newest version of its Infrastructure-as-a-Service platform for enterprise cloud orchestration.

How To Manually Join an EC2 Instance to a Cloud Directory Service

Brien Posey explains how joining a cloud-based directory service is very similar to joining an on-premises Active Directory forest.

Troubleshooting 101: AD Synchronization to Office 365

Rick Vanover steps through setting up a user account mailbox in Office 365.

What to Expect for Containers in 2018

It might be tempting to assume that 2018 will be smooth sailing for the containerization movement. However, things aren't quite that simple.

VMware Previews AWS Greengrass Appliance for IoT Edge Device Services

VMware has taken the wraps off a new appliance that lets users of its vSphere cloud computing virtualization platform perform analytics, serverless computing and even machine learning on Internet of Things edge devices via the AWS Greengrass service.

Microsoft's Cloud Efforts Propel Its Q2 Earnings

Microsoft's relentless focus on transitioning to the cloud have resulted in strong financial results for the second quarter of its fiscal 2018.

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