Cloud Computing


Report: Azure Closes on AWS in Hybrid, Multicloud World

Flexera is out with its annual State of the Cloud report, finding Microsoft's Azure platform is closing in on perennial leader Amazon Web Services (AWS) in a cloudscape dominated by hybrid and multicloud implementations.

Using the AWS Launch Wizard to Simplify Application Deployment, Part 2: Secret Names and More

After explaining how to use the AWS Launch Wizard to deploy a new Active Directory environment, Brien Posey shows you the rest of the process, beginning with the requirement to create a domain administrator secret name.

Using the AWS Launch Wizard to Simplify App Deployment, Part 1: Active Directory Setup

Brien Posey begins his two-part take on the tool by explaining the Active Directory deployment process and more.

Azure Monitor 101

Paul Schnackenburg looks at the tool for monitoring all your Azure IaaS and PaaS services, plus your own applications and code, explaining what it can do, how to design and configure it and how to connect your workloads.

Creating AWS Backups, Part 2: Tie Resources to Backup Plan

After earlier showing how to more easily create a backup plan by using a template, Brien Posey continues his series by associating that plan with the AWS resources you need to protect.

IT Trends: Cloud Computing Tops Investments for First Time in 10+ Years

The Society for Information Management (SIM) released an IT trends study that shows in 2020 cloud computing was the top organizational investment for the first time in more than 10 years, usurping perennial leader "Analytics, Business Intelligence and Related Technologies."

Cloud Data Expert: You Need to 'Get Smart' and Do the Work

"I found in my experience, once you get your so-called sea legs, that is to say once you've attained your learning curve and you're fairly up to speed, you'll find that rolling with those changes is less arduous. But that initial learning curve is the tough piece."

Creating AWS Backups, Part 1: A Plan, Rules and More

Brien Posey begins a series of tutorials on AWS backups, starting with formulating a plan and establishing rules.

What Is Azure Purview?

Paul Schnackenburg looks at the new public preview of the cloud giant's unified data governance service.

What to Do When AWS Quota Requests Are Denied

Brien Posey explains how the default quota for macOS dedicated instances in the AWS cloud caused him problems and how he addressed them.

A Total Beginner's Guide to macOS X on AWS, Part 3: Connect to Instance

After detailing the need for dedicated hosts, how to handle quotas and creating instances, Brien Posey walks you through the instance connection process.

A Total Beginner's Guide to macOS X on AWS Part 2: Provisioning Instances

After covering the need for dedicated hosts and how to handle quotas, Brien Posey walks you through the instance creation process.

A Total Beginner's Guide to macOS X on AWS, Part 1: Dedicated Hosts and Quotas

Brien Posey explains the need for a dedicated host, quotas and more in this first installment.

Enabling Virtual Multi-Factor Authentication for AWS

Brien Posey shows how to set up multi-factor authentication for an AWS user in a way that allows the use of a smartphone as an access key.

How to Secure Azure Deployments

Paul Schnackenburg examines the comprehensive guidance Microsoft offers for "how to do security" in Azure and demonstrates how to use the tool that brings it all together: Azure Security Center (ASC).

Using AWS Honeycode to Create Codeless Apps, Part 2

After previously explaining how to create a workbook that could be used as the basis for creating a custom application, Brien Posey now shows you what the actual application development process looks like.

Research Shows Cloud Giants Lead Huge Database Exodus from On-Premises

The usual cast of cloud giant characters tops the list of cloud database management systems in a new report from research firm Gartner, which is charting a rapid shift to the cloud.

AWS Advances Containers on Four Fronts

Amazon web Services (AWS) announced four new advances for containers on its cloud computing platform during this week's re:Invent conference.

Using AWS Honeycode to Create Codeless Apps, Part 1

Brien Posey shows how to use this AWS service that lets you take a drag-and-drop approach to application development, allowing for the creation of apps without ever writing a single line of code.

Research Reveals What's Hindering Hybrid Cloud Adoption

For the third year in a row, research commissioned by Nutanix indicates the hybrid model is preferred by enterprises for cloud computing. However, adoption of hybrid -- a mix of both public and private cloud platforms -- remains relatively flat.