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There are three main models of cloud computing, each representing a separate level of providing computing resources, and many other models are much less common, but nevertheless deserving of our attention and your more detailed study, if necessary, to work with these types of services.
In recent years, cloud services are becoming more popular. Such infrastructures are today one of the most dynamically developing segments of the IT market, and according to forecasts of specialists around the world, this trend will not only continue in the future but also will grow and more and more people, organizations, representatives of small businesses and large corporations will prefer such decisions are due to the advantage of their application and ease of use.
A NIC team can share a load of traffic between physical and virtual networks among some or all of its members, as well as provide passive failover in the event of a hardware failure or network outage.
To utilize NIC teaming, two or more network adapters must be uplinked to a virtual switch. The main advantages of NIC teaming are:
In recent years, more and more popular use of cloud technology. They are used in business processes, web hosting, telecommunications services, in software development and testing, for private use and much more. The main advantage of using cloud technologies and the reason for their ubiquitous distribution is the lack of the need to have a powerful computing system for the end user, which unambiguously leads to a significant cost reduction for business or ordinary end users. In addition, the cloud services provider takes care of the work of the system and applications, provides technical support to users, installs updates on its own and upgrades the computing servers and storage servers. Thus, the user is less concerned with technical issues related to the operation of the system and he can focus on his goals.
As part of the cloud infrastructure, cloud storages can be distinguished.
When in the distant 2001 the VMware ESXi hypervisor appeared on the market, a virtual revolution started that began the end of the era of personal computers with the programs installed on them. This event opened a new era in the development of computers and software – client-server technologies and cloud computing technologies.
No one should be surprised at this point if we mention that Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the main cloud provider in the market, they were and still are one of the main innovators and precursors of cloud services. It’s not going to be a surprise either if we tell you the Microsoft Azure is in second place and growing, but it may surprise you how much Google Cloud is actually growing and that Alibaba Cloud was the second largest growth year-over-year.
Microsoft is continuously releasing new features and options available in their public Azure version, the initial state is usually the “preview” of this feature, which after a period and final touches transforms into General Availability (GA). Within the last couple of weeks, Microsoft released two new features in these two different stages: Adaptive Applications Controls as a public preview and Azure App Service Diagnostics as general availability. These new features come with great benefits for organizations relying on Azure to host critical applications.
Automating every single task is one of the biggest challenges for every SysAdmin. Either you work on-premise or with Azure, you must automate most of your day-to-day task in order to save your time. In this article, I would like to introduce Azure Automation which is a software as a service (SaaS) application and a wonderful tool in order to automate repeated tasks. Nowadays, every SysAdmin should try to keep its IT infrastructure up and running.
Amazon recently announced a new addition to their current offerings, specifically around regions and confidentiality: AWS Secret Region. The AWS Secret Region can operate workloads, contain data and other functionalities using the Secret U.S. security classification level. The AWS Secret Region is available to the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) through the IC’s Commercial Cloud Services (C2S) contract with AWS.
We won’t be telling you anything new if we are talking about Microsoft looking to take away VMware resources to the cloud, and now they are including a new product to facilitate the VMware workloads to the MS cloud – Microsoft Azure Migrate – is a free tool, launching Nov. 27th, that will make it easy for VMware customers to bring their application to the cloud.