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Take Five with Tom Fenton: Takeaways from KubeCon North America 2020

Tom notes new members for the Cloud Native Computing Foundation and covers new goodies from Kioxia, Diamanti, Kasten and more.

Setting Up and Working with Amazon WorkSpaces, Part 4

After previously detailing how to set up WorkSpaces using Simple AD for Active Directory, services, Tom Fenton looks at some available tools to monitor WorkSpaces.

VMware Blockchain Debuts

Originally announced as a beta in 2018, it is now commercially available to help organizations build business networks and deploy business-critical decentralized applications.

Setting Up and Working with Amazon WorkSpaces, Part 3

Tom Fenton shows how to set up Active Directory services for his newly created WorkSpaces and deploy them.

COVID-19 Fuels Cloud Computing Spending Boom

One of the few bright spots in the enterprise IT space recently has been cloud computing, which has seen increased spending since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic that, among other things, caused a massive shift to work-from-home schemes across the country.

VMware Updates Virtual Cloud for 'Modern Network Framework'

VMware announced updates to its Virtual Cloud Network, which it said embodies the idea of a "Modern Network framework" for the "new normal" of cloud and datacenter networking.

Setting Up and Working with Amazon WorkSpaces, Part 2

After previously writing about different options available to use Active Directory services with WorkSpaces, Tom Fenton details how he set up his WorkSpace.

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BT Unveils New Cloud Network Services, Starting with VMware SD-WAN

British telco and networking provider BT announced new cloud-optimized managed networking services that leverage software-defined networking (SDN), with the first such offering based on VMware SD-WAN.

Building a Desktop-as-a-Service Environment in the AWS Cloud, Part 2: Create a WorkSpace

After previously stepping through how to create an Active Directory environment, Brien Posey continues the discussion by showing you how to create the actual WorkSpace.

Report: SD-WAN Evolves from DIY to Businesswide Fabric from Partners

Analyst firm Forrester Research is out with a new report on the software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) movement, which it says has evolved from an early do-it-yourself (DIY) approach to one that enlists industry service providers as partners for businesswide fabric implementations.

IBM Expands Hybrid Cloud Initiative with 5G Push

Having gone all in on the hybrid cloud, IBM is expanding its new initiative with a partnership push to roll out 5G wireless implementations as part of the new IBM Cloud for Telecommunications.

Setting Up and Working with Amazon WorkSpaces, Part 1

Tom Fenton begins a series of how-to articles about the Desktop-as-a-Service solution, Amazon WorkSpaces, which usually requires Active Directory (AD) services delivered to WorkSpaces desktops. Here, he outlines various methods to deliver AD services to WorkSpaces desktops.

Hardware

Review: An Ultra Secure Flash Drive for Remote Workers

For organizations looking to maintain data security amid the work-from-home movement, Tom Fenton reviews the 16GB datAshur BT 16GB flash drive, which can be unlocked via Bluetooth from a cell phone, and, more importantly, has remote management functionality for enterprise use.

Are Fake Applications 'Pwning' Your Business?

Whether you call them "Illicit consent grants" or "fake OAuth applications," these threats should be taken seriously, says Paul Schnackenburg, who shows you just how to protect your organization.

Using vCenter Server with a Raspberry Pi

In part 3 of a series, Tom Fenton shows how to add VMware Tools to a Linux Virtual Machine (VM) running on the Pi, use vCenter Server to manage the device, and then create a Fedora VM and add a USB Gigabit ethernet adapter.

Building a Desktop-as-a-Service Environment in the AWS Cloud, Part 1

Brien Posey shows how to deploy an AWS based Active Directory infrastructure, and how to then create a Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) deployment that leverages that cloud-based directory.

Adding a USB Datastore and Creating a VM on ESXi on Arm

After previously writing about installing ESXi on Arm on a Raspberry Pi, Tom Fenton walks through the process of using a USB flash drive as a local datastore on the Pi.

Cloud/Container Skills Top Open Source Jobs Report

Meanwhile, DevOps pros are in the most sought-after job role.

Using AWS Comprehend for Document Classification, Part 2

After previously demonstrating how to create a CSV file that can be used to create a custom classifier for the AWS Comprehend natural language processing service, Brien Posey shows how to use that file to build and train the classifier, along with how to create a document classification job.

What Matters to Developers Choosing Cloud? Pricing and Support/Documentation

Developer-centric research firm SlashData published a new report indicating pricing is the No. 1 factor in choosing or rejecting a cloud computing technology, followed by support/ documentation.