Cloud Computing


Multi-Cloud Is New Normal, Survey Says, but Skills Shortage Persists

HashiCorp published its first-ever cloud strategy survey, finding that multi-cloud is the new normal despite being hindered by lack of multi-cloud skills and overall cloud security concerns.

In Age of Ransomware, Firm Lists Backup and Recovery Leaders: Veeam, Rubrik and Others

It's no surprise that research firm Gartner mentioned "ransomware" in the first sentence of its new Magic Quadrant report on Enterprise Backup and Recovery Software Solutions.

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'Most Loved' AWS Enjoys Huge Lead Over Rival Clouds in Developer Survey

As in many other surveys, Amazon Web Services (AWS) enjoys a huge lead over rival platforms among developers in the Stack Overflow 2021 Developer Survey.

VMworld 2021 To Remain Online-Only

Even though some big tech events are starting to return to in-person attendance or hybrid in-person/online formats, VMworld 2021 in October will be online-only, just like last year, the virtualization king announced.

What Are Gartner's 'Cautions' About Big 3 Cloud Providers?

Cloud giants always get the message out about their strengths. Here's what an independent research firm says about their weaknesses.

Building a Directory Service in AWS, Part 2: Setting Up a Cloud-Native Environment

After explaining the four different types of directory services that you can natively create in AWS, Brien Posey shows you what's involved in setting up a cloud-native Microsoft Active Directory environment.

Azure Sentinel in the Real World

Smaller organizations need the same IT security services as larger businesses but without the corresponding price tag, says Paul Schnackenburg, so he decided to "build a SIEM for SMBs" on a shoestring budget.

Building a Directory Service in AWS, Part 1: Available Types

Fortunately, says Brien Posey, there are a number of options for setting up a directory service in AWS.

Preventing Configuration Drift for AWS Resources, Part 2: Checking Compliance

After earlier explaining how to use AWS Config to create rules that could determine whether or not a given resource is in compliance with your organizational mandates, Brien Posey now shows how to check to see if a resource is in compliance.

IBM Open Sources Framework to Quicken AI on Hybrid Clouds

The new CodeFlare framework simplifies the integration and efficient scaling of Big Data and AI workflows onto the hybrid cloud in order to ease the manual drudgery of setup and configuration.

Preventing Configuration Drift for AWS Resources, Part 1: Creating Rules

As organizations accumulate more and more AWS objects, Brien Posey explains, those objects can become increasingly difficult to manage at scale, so he provides help.

Skills Dearth Hinders Enterprise Kubernetes/Cloud Native Adoption

Canonical published a new cloud native tech report with a focus on Kubernetes, finding that the growing ecosystem has yet to achieve full enterprise adoption, with lack of in-house skills a primary challenge.

Right-Sizing Your AWS Resources

Resource recommendations for EC2 instances, auto scaling groups, Lambda functions and EBS volumes might improve your overall performance and save money.

Azure VM Image Builder Goes GA for Windows and Linux

Microsoft announced Azure VM Image Builder has reached general availability, providing a managed service that reduces the complexity of manually creating virtual machines images -- with associated workflows and pipelines -- for Windows and Linux.

Report: Data Warehouses/Lakes Converge, Go Mainstream in the Cloud

The data warehouse architecture and the data lake design pattern have converged to form a new, richer data architecture, a new report says, and both have already gone mainstream in the cloud.

Surveys Show COVID-19 Stresses on Cloud Costs, Security

The COVID-19 pandemic may be lessening in the U.S., but its effects on enterprise cloud computing costs and security concerns may well linger for a while, new surveys suggest.

Cloud Computing and Open Source: It's Complicated

The years-long friction between the open source camp and cloud computing platforms still lingers, a recent report reveals.

VMware Study: Kubernetes Thrives, But Expertise Is Top Challenge

VMware's new Kubernetes study shows the fast-growing open source project continues to thrive, though a lack of expertise is a big challenge for enterprise adoption.

Migrating On-Premises Applications to AWS, Part 3: Replication, Testing & Final Cutover

Brien Posey completes his 3-part series, including an 18-hour server replication process.

Migrating On-Premises Applications to AWS, Part 2: A Sample App Migration

Brien Posey details how to set up a replication settings template, replication agent and more.