Cloud Computing


Testing AWS Network Communications with the VPC Reachability Analyzer

The VPC Reachability Analyzer looks at the configuration of all the resources in your virtual private clouds and uses automated reasoning to determine what network flows are feasible.

Azure Virtual Desktop Now Supports Trusted Launch Virtual Machines

Microsoft's cloud-based virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) offering, Azure Virtual Desktop, now supports Trust Launch virtual machines (VMs).

Increasing Storage on a Windows EC2 Instance in AWS Cloud

What to do if you create an EC2 instance on the AWS cloud only to find that you later outgrow it and need more storage.

Report Details Huge Growth in Cloud-Native Tech, Led by Kubernetes

For the third time, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has published a "State of Cloud Native Development Report" developed by research firm SlashData, showing huge growth in cloud-native tech.

Modifying an EC2 Instance Type in AWS Cloud

The easiest way to adapt to evolving workload demands in EC2 is to change the instance type.

Survey Indicates 'Hybrid Cloud Is the Future,' NetApp Says

NetApp says a small survey of organizations using its software indicates hybrid cloud is the future of enterprise IT.

AWS Outage Stirs Cloud-Tech Backlash

As "Big Tech" comes under increasing scrutiny by lawmakers, yesterday's AWS outage sparked a backlash about the dangers of cloud computing.

Upgrading Windows Server 2012 EC2 Instances, Part 2: In-Place Upgrade

After earlier detailing needed planning, Brien goes to the next step: an in-place upgrade of the Windows Server OS as it relates to AWS EC2.

2022 Salary Guide: Network/Cloud Architect Ranks High

One of the non-executive IT positions paying off the most in 2022 will be network/cloud architect, indicates a new salary guide that also highly ranks cybersecurity and data privacy positions in the age of ransomware and other attacks.

Cloud Honeypots Shed Light on 'Shocking' Exposed Service Attacks

Misconfigured and exposed cloud storage buckets are a well-known cybersecurity vulnerability, but new research sheds light on less-publicized exposed service attacks, thanks to a network of honeypots that attracted the threat actors.

Upgrading Windows Server 2012 EC2 Instances, Part 1: Planning

Brien demonstrates the process of upgrading AWS EC2 instances running Windows Server 2012 R2 to newer OSes.

Ignite Fall 2021 Recap: Security, Endpoint Manager, Azure (and More Security)

Paul details his personal, totally subjective highlights of the recent conference, which he found to be more substantial than some predecessors.

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IEEE: Most Important 2022 Tech Is AI/Machine Learning, Cloud and 5G

"Because of the global pandemic, technology leaders surveyed said in 2021 they accelerated adoption of cloud computing (60 percent), AI and machine learning (51 percent), and 5G (46 percent), among others."

Cybersecurity Study Sees Zero Trust Replacing VPNs

As hybrid home/office workplace schemes become the new normal, more organizations are replacing the traditional VPN approach with Zero Trust architectures and remote desktop tech, a new survey indicates.

Anatomy of a Ransomware Attack: Immutable Cloud Blob to the Rescue!

A ransomware consultant remembers a particular Monday morning: 'And so we actually got to watch our infrastructure start disappearing in front of our very own eyes.'

Taking Advantage of AWS Spot Instances

While it would be a bad idea to host a mission-critical workload on spot instances, they're great for dev/test environments or for workloads that do not have strict SLAs.

Game Development/Deployment Heads to the Cloud

Developer-centric research firm SlashData published a quarterly report that illustrates the increasing importance of cloud computing in the development and deployment of games.

New Azure OpenAI Service Offers GPT-3 Natural Language Models

The foundational technology powering new AI coding assistants and other next-gen offerings based on natural language models is going to become an Azure cloud service.

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Ignite In Depth: New Azure Virtual Network Manager Public Preview

The point of AVNM is to give you a centralized way to manage connectivity and security policy, scoped to subscriptions or management groups for your entire Azure estate.

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Creating an IAM Role for the AWS Fault Injection Simulator

Brien walks through the process of creating an IAM role for the AWS Fault Injection Simulator in order to find out what happens when an EC2 spot instance is interrupted.