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A huge variety of Cloud services
Posted by Vladimir Yamkovoy on April 23, 2018

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.

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Cloud ? Cloud … Cloud ! Hybrid Cloud )
Posted by Vladimir Yamkovoy on April 11, 2018

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.

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International Backup Day
Posted by Vladimir Yamkovoy on March 28, 2018

All IT People from around the world on March 31 of each year marks the International Day of Backup.

The backup day was established on the initiative of users of the social news site Reddit and was not randomly appointed on March 31. In the computer environment, there are known cases of information loss on April 1 (these are such “jokes”) – and there is even a whole group of viruses that are activated on that day. The result of their merciless action is a malfunction in the operation of the system or loss of information.

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Red Hat to Acquire CoreOS for $250 million
Posted by Vladimir Yamkovoy on February 1, 2018

As it became known yesterday the company Red Hat announced the acquisition of one of the largest start-ups CoreOS, the amount of the transaction is estimated at $250 million, and its completion is scheduled for March this year.

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, using a community-based approach to providing reliable and high-performing cloud, virtualization, storage, Linux, and middleware technologies.

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AWS Still Dominating Cloud Market, but Azure, Google and Alibaba are Growing Faster
Posted by Augusto Alvarez on January 24, 2018

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.

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Managing SharePoint Online with PowerShell
Posted by Mikhail Rodionov on December 5, 2017

Some people still consider PowerShell as something that you need to employ only for scripting and automation scenarios, but, when it comes to Microsoft Technology stack, PowerShell evolved into the preferable way of configuring and managing your systems irrespectively of availability of corresponding graphical user interface (GUI). In fact, PowerShell is your primary tool for day to day administration and even some one-off tasks are no longer an excluded use case for PowerShell.

Today, PowerShell is not only an easier way to do some one-off changes or configuration tasks, sometimes it is the only way you can do them. There are a lot of situations when there is no parity in what you can do in GUI and PowerShell, and if in the early days of PowerShell, you sometimes could have a problem of not being able to do something available in GUI with PowerShell, nowadays we have rather the opposite situation – GUI often miss some basic things which available to you only in PowerShell.

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Microsoft is Looking for your VMware Workloads, Announcing Azure Migrate
Posted by Augusto Alvarez on November 27, 2017

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.

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Amazon and Microsoft Now Announce a Joint Project: Gluon
Posted by Augusto Alvarez on October 31, 2017

Gluon was defined by these two companies as “an open source deep learning interface that allows developers to more easily and quickly build machine learning models without compromising training performance”. But, what exactly does this represent? It’s acting as an interface that lets developers, of different skill levels, use Python and pre-built deep learning templates to simplify the building of models to run neural networks.

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Microsoft is Announcing Azure File Share Snapshots in Public Preview
Posted by Augusto Alvarez on October 24, 2017

Managing snapshots, or at least using a tool that manages the snapshots for you, is a very common scenario for any IT admin today. Windows clients have this option available for a long time, storage systems leverage snapshots for several processes, but probably the most well-known scenario we see snapshots today are backups. Microsoft just announced they are offering, as a public preview, the snapshots functionality for Azure File Shares.

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Microsoft Introduces Azure Confidential Computing, Always Encrypted Data
Posted by Augusto Alvarez on September 21, 2017

It should not be any big surprise for anyone that security improvements, new security features and products are a top priority for most cloud providers. The huge financial impact the latest security breaches are generating within the market are highly noticeable, therefore the distrust from customers around cloud services are rising. Microsoft just announced the concept of Confidential Computing, a concept to allow encryption of data while in use.

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