Virtualization has become nearly ubiquitous in business as a way to cut IT expenses, enhance security, and increase operational efficiency.
AWS X-Ray is a powerful tool offered by Amazon that enables developers to debug production and distributed applications, especially in a microservices architecture.
SD-WAN (the software-defined wide-area network) offers a way to create a private network from widespread consumer internet connections without limiting their connectivity.
Built from an open-source model, Terraform lets you create declarative configuration files that can then be invoked to provision infrastructure of all kinds.
In this blog post, you’ll learn how to reset an Azure VM’s password using the Azure VM agent. Remember this trick the next time you forget your admin password!
In this article, we'll be creating a baseline that will only be for Windows servers that will only have critical updates with an auto-approval of two days. Let’s make this happen in PowerShell.
In this article, I’ll give you a general overview of AWS CloudWatch, show you how to build an informational dashboard, and then show you how to set up AWS CloudWatch performance monitors in WhatsUp Gold.
If you’re looking for a cloud database service in Amazon Web Services (AWS), which service do you choose? Amazon Redshift or Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)? The answer may surprise you.
Networks have become vital strategic assets for every modern enterprise. And, as we usher in the new year, networks will only continue to grow in terms of value, significance, and complexity. It's our job as IT pros to figure out how things will change and prepare for all contingencies.
Many organizations that rely on Amazon Web Services (AWS) aren't doing the best job tracking their AWS resource usage and spending– they just pay the monthly bill from Amazon. Unless that bill significantly increases, they have no incentive to determine if they’re really using all those resources or if they’re being accurately billed. But they should be— many companies pay an average of 36% more for cloud services than they need to, according to one report.
Your IT infrastructure is ready to make the big move—from on-premises to the public cloud. Or perhaps you’re already in the cloud, but it’s time for a change to a new platform provider.
Disclaimer: Azure Monitor’s official documentation is more than 2700 pages of fascinating material. Azure Application Insights is a small part of it. Given the variety of nodes, features, apps and development methods in an Azure infrastructure, app and performance monitoring objectives can be achieved in many ways. This article focuses on Application Insights only.
It’s 2:00 a.m. in the United States: Can your employees and customers in Europe and Asia access the applications running in your Microsoft Azure cloud? If you’re not sure on a 24x7 basis what the status is of your Azure servers and applications, it’s time to invest in a third-party monitoring tool.
In 2019, cloud computing hasn’t just hit the mainstream, it is the mainstream. In fact, some experts are predicting that upwards of 80% of enterprise workloads will live in the cloud by 2020.
If you are reading this, you are likely interested in or already utilize cloud solutions. Both Azure and AWS (Amazon Web Services) offer a variety of infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and software as a service (SaaS) offerings. Selection between the two, with AWS the dominant market leader, is typically based on business requirements and online research or direct referrals (some of your contacts recommend a solution based on pricing, uptime or other). I could rehash vendor websites, favorable reviews, and other somewhat biased materials to prove the headline but, as always, I prefer to go my own route, bringing my own biases to the fore.
From IT to marketing, cloud computing has revolutionized the way the world does business. We now a maintenance-free to get unlimited scalability and reliability, and we’re all going to live happily ever after, right?
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