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.
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.
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.
Brien Posey begins his two-part take on the tool by explaining the Active Directory deployment process and more.
Paul Schnackenburg looks at the tool for monitoring all your Azure IaaS and PaaS services, plus your own applications and code, explaining what it can do, how to design and configure it and how to connect your workloads.
After earlier showing how to more easily create a backup plan by using a template, Brien Posey continues his series by associating that plan with the AWS resources you need to protect.
The Society for Information Management (SIM) released an IT trends study that shows in 2020 cloud computing was the top organizational investment for the first time in more than 10 years, usurping perennial leader "Analytics, Business Intelligence and Related Technologies."
"I found in my experience, once you get your so-called sea legs, that is to say once you've attained your learning curve and you're fairly up to speed, you'll find that rolling with those changes is less arduous. But that initial learning curve is the tough piece."
Brien Posey begins a series of tutorials on AWS backups, starting with formulating a plan and establishing rules.
Paul Schnackenburg looks at the new public preview of the cloud giant's unified data governance service.
Brien Posey explains how the default quota for macOS dedicated instances in the AWS cloud caused him problems and how he addressed them.
After detailing the need for dedicated hosts, how to handle quotas and creating instances, Brien Posey walks you through the instance connection process.
After covering the need for dedicated hosts and how to handle quotas, Brien Posey walks you through the instance creation process.
Brien Posey explains the need for a dedicated host, quotas and more in this first installment.
Brien Posey shows how to set up multi-factor authentication for an AWS user in a way that allows the use of a smartphone as an access key.
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.
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.
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).
The Google Cloud Platform announced new cost-optimized, general-purpose virtual machines to run on the Google Compute Engine.
Trend Micro, McAfee and Bitdefender are among the "leaders" in a new report from Forrester Research on cloud workload security.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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