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Microsoft Cloud App Security: Everything You Need to Know

The days of relying solely on a "blinky light firewall" to give you a sense of security are gone, and you need a cloud-based security solution for controlling your users' cloud access, such as Microsoft Cloud App Security. Paul Schnackenburg details what MCAS can do for your business, how it integrates with other security technologies and the different flavors it's available in.

Google Cloud VMware Engine Debuts in 2 U.S. Regions

With VMware services already available on the AWS cloud and Microsoft Azure, the Google Cloud VMware Engine is now generally available in two U.S. regions, enabling users to migrate existing VMware-based applications to the GCP, no refactoring or rewriting required.

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Installing FreeNAS on a vSphere VM to Provide NFS Storage

FreeNAS is one one of the most popular software-defined storage products available and in this article Tom Fenton shows you how he installed it on a virtual machine to provide an NFS Share.

Managing Software Licenses with AWS License Manager

With licensing requirements becoming more complex than ever before, it has become increasingly important to use automated tools such as AWS License Manager to track license usage. Brien Posey shows you how.

AWS Challenges Google, Azure in Low-Code Cloud Application Development Space

Amazon Web Services has created a new front in the cloud computing wars: low-code (or no-code) application development, announcing Honeycode to challenge existing offerings on Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure.

VMware Boosts SD-WAN with Zero Trust Service Amid Remote Work Surge

Citing the need for secure access to enterprise applications amid the work-from-home surge caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, VMware is augmenting its software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) offering with a Zero Trust Service.

Survey Indicates Cloud Migration Projects Delayed by COVID-19

Colt Technology Services published results of a cloud computing survey that measures the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cloud migration projects, finding that most organizations are reporting delays, but aren't having communication problems.

Tracking AWS Activities with CloudTrail, Part 2

Following up on a previous post that explained that Amazon logs AWS administrative activities and exposes those activities through CloudTrail, Brien Posey now examines two additional features that are worth looking at: Insights and Trails.

Passthrough an iGPU to a Virtual Machine

Tom walks through his experience trying to get a virtual machine to be able to use an integrated GPU, and then do the same thing with a Horizon desktop.

Hackers Turn Kubernetes Machine Learning to Crypto Mining in Azure Cloud

Hackers managed to exploit misconfigurations from lazy users to launch cryptocurrency mining campaigns leveraging powerful Kubernetes machine learning nodes in the Azure cloud, Microsoft said.

Tracking AWS Activities with CloudTrail, Part 1

While you can enable logging through EC2 instance guest OSes and through various other tools and applications running in the AWS cloud, you can also enable centralized logging through CloudTrail, which is designed to show you the administrative actions that have been performed across the various AWS services.

Study Shows Upside, Downside of Using Multiple Clouds

Research firm IDG's new study on cloud computing reaffirms the cloud is the place to be for enterprises by documenting pervasive adoption trends, but it also shows both the upsides and downsides of some aspects, such as using multiple public clouds.

Dell Technologies Unveils 2 New VxRail HCI Systems

Dell Technologies unveiled two new additions to its VxRail systems for hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI), offering its first-ever ruggedized system and for the first time introducing AMD EPYC processors into the mix.

Cisco's SDN Solution Boosts Support for Multicloud, 5G

Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI) 5.0 -- the networking giant's software-defined networking (SDN) offering -- has shipped with added functionality for multicloud deployments, 5G wireless and more.

Report IDs Top Managed Service Providers for Major Cloud Platforms

Research firm Gartner has published a new Magic Quadrant report on the top professional and managed services providers who help organizations implement and operate solutions on big cloud computing platforms like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.

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Study Confirms COVID-19 Impact on Cloud Adoption, Permanent Work-from-Home

Echoing other industry studies, a new report from database company MariaDB on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic shows increased usage of cloud computing platforms and more organizations planning permanent work-from-hope options, possibly the "new normal," especially among tech companies.

VMware Enables GPU Sharing for AI/ML Applications

VMware is leveraging technology gained from its acquisition of Bitfusion to allow for elastic infrastructure provision for artificial intelligence and machine learning applications, specifically the sharing of previously siloed graphics processing unit hardware acceleration computing power.

Build 2020: Azure News

Paul Schnackenburg looks at some of the highlights in the Azure space, and how you can apply some of these new technologies and improvements to your cloud deployments.

Microsoft Azure Heads IoT Platform Research Report, Edging AWS

Microsoft Azure outpaced perennial cloud computing champion Amazon Web Services (AWS) as the top Internet of Things (IoT) platform in a new research report.

Red Hat Adds Kubernetes-Native Java Framework, Quarkus

Red Hat has added Quarkus -- a A Kubernetes-native Java stack -- to its list of supported frameworks in its Runtimes collection for developing cloud-native applications.

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