Cloud Computing


How to Address Crippling Cloud Skills Shortage?

Upskilling leads the pack in expert advice, along with strategies for hiring, outsourcing, partnering, outreach and much more.

Compliance Requirements Reportedly Slow Cloud-Native, Container Initiatives

Cloud-native initiatives in the enterprise -- already plagued by the ever-present skills dearth -- are further slowed by compliance requirements, a new report claims.

Deploying Microsoft Enterprise Apps with AWS Launch Wizard

Amazon has retooled the Launch Wizard to assist admins with the deployment of mission-critical applications such as Microsoft's Internet Information Server (IIS) and Microsoft Exchange Server.

Two Same-Day Cloud Spending Reports, Same Conclusions

Two new same-day reports on Q1 2022 cloud infrastructure services spending basically say the same thing: growth is everywhere, AWS is still in the lead, Azure and GCP are making inroads and so on -- similar to just about every other report over the past several years.

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Adding Instance Storage to an AWS EC2 Virtual Machine Instance

Along with EC2 Elastic Block Storage (EBS) for persistent block storage, users can create one or more instance stores.

Survey: 'Knowledge Gap' and Talent Dearth Hinder Cloud-Native Development

In gauging the benefits and challenges of cloud-native development, OutSystems found most respondents to a survey don't know that much about the approach, even though analysts predict it will pretty much account for all app development in a few years.

Lots of 'Sustainability' Talk, Little Walk

Lots of organizations are talking about sustainability, but not so many are walking the talk, indicates a new report from Google Cloud.

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."