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Repairing a Failed AWS EC2 Windows Instance, Part 2

Although EC2 usually does a good job of hosting virtual machine instances, things can and sometimes do go wrong, and here Brien Posey continues his explanation of how to fix problems with an instance's boot volume.

How to Set Up SFTP on AWS

Amazon offers its own file transfer service that doesn't support legacy FTP, but rather is based on a more modern variant known as Secure FTP or SFTP. Here, Brien Posey shows how, when enabled, this service allows users to transfer files directly to S3 cloud storage.

Cloud Job Trends: How AWS, Azure and GCP Compare

New research exploring jobs trends in the cloud computing industry shows continuing -- if slowing -- growth in both supply an demand sides of the market, but with some interesting changes lately.

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Research Shows Cloud Workloads Vary by Platform, but Data Rules

TECHnalysis Research's new report on cloud computing finds that workloads vary across platforms -- AWS, Azure, GCP -- but databases are at the forefront.

What's New at GCP: IBM Power Systems Service, Premium Support, Kubernetes Engine Benchmark

Often playing third fiddle to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) has been busy lately trying to catch up, announcing a new IBM Power Systems service, an enterprise Premium Support plan and a Kubernetes Engine Benchmark. Here's a look at recent developments.

Repairing a Failed AWS EC2 Windows Instance

Although EC2 is normally a reliable platform for hosting virtual machine instances, things can and sometimes do go wrong, and here Brien Posey explains how to fix problems with an instance's boot volume.

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Careers Site: 'Cloud Computing and Containerization Skills Are Booming'

Careers site Indeed.com combed internal data to report on major trends in the tech skills market, finding that "cloud computing and containerization skills are booming."

VMware Sees 'Dawn of Hybrid Apps'

Virtualization kingpin VMware is big on making new-year technology predictions, authoring many blog posts and videos on what it sees in store for various tech niches, including one by VMware exec Chris Wolf that forecasts "the dawn of hybrid apps."

How to Host a Duplicate AWS EC2 Instance in Another Region

Brien Posey shows how to host copies of an EC2 instance in multiple regions, which can help organizations ensure that an application performs well for users who reside in a different part of the world, or which can be used as a way of ensuring business continuity in the event that there is a disruption in the organization's primary instance.

How to Create OS Images in AWS with Image Builder, Part 2

If you create a lot of EC2 virtual machines, then it is likely going to be worth your time to create custom operating system deployment images. These images allow you to deploy EC2 instances that are already configured with the software and configuration settings that you use in your own organization.

2020 Cloud Report by Database Vendor Benchmarks Azure, AWS, GCP

Cockroach Labs has duplicated its benchmark testing of the top cloud computing platforms, finding that Amazon Web Services (AWS) no longer enjoys such a big price/performance edge over Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

Google Cloud Unveils Cost-Optimized, General-Purpose VMs

The Google Cloud Platform announced new cost-optimized, general-purpose virtual machines to run on the Google Compute Engine.

Trend Micro, McAfee and Bitdefender Top Cloud Workload Security List

Trend Micro, McAfee and Bitdefender are among the "leaders" in a new report from Forrester Research on cloud workload security.

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How to Create OS Images in AWS with Image Builder

If you create a lot of EC2 virtual machines, then it is likely going to be worth your time to create custom operating system deployment images. These images allow you to deploy EC2 instances that are already configured with the software and configuration settings that you use in your own organization.

Historical Data in ControlUp

Tom Fenton shows how he configured his system to save historical performance data retrieved from ControlUp, and subsequently used that data to solve a specific issue he was having with one of his virtual machines.

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SQL Server Runs Faster on Azure Cloud VMs than AWS EC2, Report Says

A new report from research firm GigaOm indicated that SQL Server runs faster on virtual machines on Micrososft's Azure cloud than on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) compute instances (EC2).</p>

Sharing Your AWS Resources with Other Accounts

Sometimes you need to share resources across AWS tenant boundaries, for example, to share a database with your suppliers. Thankfully, the AWS Resource Access Manager can be used to share AWS resources with other accounts.

Azure Networking: Ignite 2019 Edition

Here's a roundup of enhancements made to Microsoft's global network connecting datacenters that house Azure, Office 365, Bing, Xbox and so on -- the second largest network in the world (after the internet) -- at the recent Ignite conference.

Azure Container Startup Time Decreased by New 'Project Teleport'

Project Teleport was created to decrease the startup time of containers on the Azure cloud platform, being especially useful in serverless environments.

How to Create a Customer Contact Center in AWS, Part 2

Brien Posey continues his series on how to use the Amazon Connect cloud service that allows you to connect a phone number to a virtual infrastructure and route calls on an as-needed basis. Here, he covers configuring and managing the contact center you created in part 1.

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