Cloud Computing


Azure Spreads its Wings at Build 2021

Paul Schnackenburg takes an IT view of the developer conference, focusing on two main themes and several releases.

Migrating On-Premises Applications to AWS, Part 1: Overview

Brien Posey outlines the five-step process involved in migrating an application.

Ransomware: What To Do If You Don't Have a Plan

Nothing vaults ransomware into the IT discussion like a $4.4 million payout accompanied by a crippling gas shortage and $7-per-gallon price gouging.

Keeping Track of Your AWS EC2 Instances

Having received surprise bills for forgotten instances, Brien Posey creates a PowerShell Script to display them all, regardless of which region they are in.

What's the Future of Network Security? Zero Trust, SASE & Automation

Survey polls 500 directors, vice presidents and C-Suite execs involved in IT security for organizations of between 1,001 to 10,000-plus employees.

Getting Started with Blockchain on AWS, Part 2: Access Data, Create Tables/Indexes

After earlier demonstrating how to create a new ledger and then populate the database with sample data, Brien Posey shows how to access that data, and how to create some new tables and indexes.

Getting Started with Blockchain on AWS, Part 1: Creating and Configuring a Ledger

Blockchain has rapidly gained popularity because of its ability to store transactions in an immutable format, and Amazon makes it really easy to create your own Blockchain ledger within the AWS console. Brien Posey shows you how it's done.

Azure in a Hybrid World

With hybrid becoming the norm, cloud expert Paul Schnackenburg looks at the different flavors of hybrid Azure and how they compare, in which scenarios you'd use each one and links to learn more.

Misconfigurations Continue to Plague Cloud Security, New Reports Say

Despite all the publicity, increased guidance from major cloud platforms and others, along with numerous outreach and education attempts, users are still leaving their organizations open to data breaches, attacks or outages.

Study IDs Permissions Risks in Major Cloud Platforms

A new report published by CloudKnox dives into the "cloud permissions gap crisis" on major cloud platforms, identifying risks caused by improper Identity and Access Management (IAM).

VMware Points Carbon Black Security to Containers, Kubernetes

VMware is expanding its Carbon Black Cloud Workload security offering to include containers and Kubernetes, from development through production.

'State of the Edge 2021' Report Predicts Big Growth Driven by Open Source

The "State of the Edge 2021" report from umbrella organization LF Edge predicts huge growth for edge computing, driven by open source initiatives -- and, in some cases, COVID-19.

Code Defect Crashed Azure Cloud Services

Apparently even the best programmers make mistakes. Microsoft this week attributed an April 1 Azure cloud services crash to a code defect.

Making Sense of AWS CIDRs and Subnets

Subnets are used for many AWS tasks (like creating an EC2 VM), so Brien Posey sheds some light on common errors to end some of the frustration around subnetting.

Migrating File Data to the Cloud Using AWS DataSync, Part 2: Configuration

With more interest in cloud-based file servers, Brien Posey details the integral process of migrating existing files to the cloud to get started, here focusing on the final configuration steps.

Migrating File Data to the Cloud Using AWS DataSync, Part 1

With more interest in cloud-based file servers, Brien Posey details the integral process of migrating existing files to the cloud to get started.

AWS Slips a Bit in Cloud AI Developer Services Report

Last year Amazon Web Services (AWS) was the clear leader in research firm Gartner's annual report on Cloud AI Developer Services. This year, not so much.

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.