EC2 Pricing: The Abridged Guide

Image Source: Pixabay EC2 Pricing Overview Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (AWS EC2) is a service that lets you rent cloud-hosted virtual servers, also known as instances. AWS EC2 offers a wide variety of instance types and instance families, all of which can be deployed across many geographical regions.  Amazon EC2 offers flexible pricing models, including … Continue reading EC2 Pricing: The Abridged Guide

Serverless Debugging Tips for AWS, Google Cloud, and Azure

Another most excellent guest author post! Image Source: Pixabay What is Serverless Debugging? Serverless computing is an event-driven application design and deployment paradigm that powers distributed computing resources to provide scalable cloud services. In traditional application deployment, computing resources are a fixed resource, but in a serverless IT deployment, customers only pay for actual usage, … Continue reading Serverless Debugging Tips for AWS, Google Cloud, and Azure

VDI on VMware: On Premises vs. Cloud

Another guest post and another good one too! Thanks Gilad David Maayan. Image Source: Pixabay VMware Horizon is a popular virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) platform. Deploying Horizon on-premises is a large undertaking for an organization—how does it compare with deploying on the public cloud? In this article I’ll explain the basics of VMware Horizon and … Continue reading VDI on VMware: On Premises vs. Cloud

A Practical Guide to AWS Monitoring

Another interesting article from my fav guest author. Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides a comprehensive infrastructure you can use to develop, deploy and scale applications. As cloud deployments grow and support mission critical applications, it is becoming more important to gain visibility into what is happening on the cloud, which services or workloads are experiencing … Continue reading A Practical Guide to AWS Monitoring

Serverless Security: Are You Getting it Right?

What Is Serverless Computing? A serverless architecture allows users to write and deploy code without worrying about the infrastructure. Companies using backend services from serverless providers are billed according to the number of times their code, broken down into functional units called “serverless functions”, is executed. These services scale automatically so you don't have to … Continue reading Serverless Security: Are You Getting it Right?

HPC on Azure: Benefits and Best Practices

High performance computing (HPC) enables you to leverage supercomputing resources for complex processes. In the past, supercomputers were accessible mainly to those with high budgets. Today, affordable HPC services are offered by the top cloud vendors, including Azure. This article explains basic HPC concepts, and examines best practices for Azure HPC deployments. What Is HPC? … Continue reading HPC on Azure: Benefits and Best Practices

Top 8 Container Security Best Practices

Containers are a streamlined way to build, test, and deploy applications on local machines and in the cloud. However, there are some security challenges that are unique to containers. A large attack surface, access control issues, and vulnerable images can pose substantial risk. However, it is possible to prevent an exploitation of these vulnerabilities, by … Continue reading Top 8 Container Security Best Practices

What You Need to Know Before Deploying SAP HANA on Azure

Another interesting article from my favorite guest author. Image source   SAP HANA is column-oriented, in-memory relational database management system (RDBMS). While traditional databases store information in persistent storage, HANA uses random access memory (RAM). This in-memory functionality enables it to provide significantly faster read and write times. SAP HANA functions as a database server, … Continue reading What You Need to Know Before Deploying SAP HANA on Azure

DIY Kubernetes: Pros, Cons, and Where to Start

Another guest post today - hope you like it! Image Source Although Kubernetes is notoriously complex, there are still many who choose to self deploy Kubernetes. Self, or DIY, deployment grants you full control over your clusters and configurations but requires significant expertise and experience. Before deciding if DIY deployment is right for you, consider … Continue reading DIY Kubernetes: Pros, Cons, and Where to Start

Building Infrastructure as Code with AWS Cloudformation

Another guest author article! Image Source    Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is gaining attention as a method for improving the resilience, consistency, and scalability of IT infrastructure. IaC enables you to configure infrastructure in the form of a code file. Since it is just text, you can easily copy, edit and distribute the file. When … Continue reading Building Infrastructure as Code with AWS Cloudformation