Tag: <span>Cloud</span>

AWS Control Tower for Existing Organizations

Disclaimer: This is a personal weblog. The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer. Introduction Companies of all shapes and sizes utilize the public-cloud for hosting many critical applications and services. One common best practice for managing and governing the cloud at scale is to implement a fully governed and…




So…What’s DevSecOps All About?!?

“How are organizations achieving secure software deployments in production while limiting AWS Management Console Access?”




Optimize AWS with the Instance Scheduler – Part II

Disclaimer: This is a personal weblog. The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer. AWS Instance Scheduler Architecture Part I of this multi-part blog series focused on the AWS Instance Scheduler solution walked through the initial setup and configuration. This blog will illustrate the steps to take when deploying the…




Optimize AWS with the Instance Scheduler – Part I

Disclaimer: This is a personal weblog. The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer. Only paying for the resources required is a main benefit to utilizing the public cloud. I have seen firsthand the inefficient use of resources which potentially leads to the over and under-utilization of resources. Controlling these…




AWS Managed Active Directory, Day 2 Operations

Disclaimer: This is a personal weblog. The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer. Part 1 – The 101: What is AWS Managed Active Directory Introduction In the previous blog post I brought you up to speed on what the AWS Managed Active Directory capability was and how to initially…




The 101: What is AWS Managed Active Directory?

Disclaimer: This is a personal weblog. The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer. Within the AWS Cloud, there are a few ways to connect cloud-hosted resources a Microsoft Active Directory environment. Typically, administrators are in the habit of configuring Windows Servers and then adding the Active Directory Domain Services…




Datrium DVX 4.0.3.0 is GA

What’s New with DVX 4.0.3.0? Today I’m happy to announce that Datrium DVX 4.0.3.0 is now generally available! You may head over to the Upgrade Center portion of the DVX UI to upgrade your environment easily. This release brings the following new features and capabilities to the Datrium DVX platform: The Datrium DVX platform has…




Project Honolulu – My first thoughts!

White sandy beaches, huge waves, surfing, volcanoes and my Hawiaan favorite Mai Tai’s – Oh, wait that’s the Honolulu, Hawaii – this “Honolulu” is a codename for one of the latest projects that Microsoft’s Windows Server Management team has been developing and is now available in Technical Preview. There’s been a lot of push in…




Hyper-V 2016 Cool Feature: PowerShell Direct

PowerShell is a great tool for remotely administering and managing virtual and physical machines. Physical machines do offer the ability of connecting to their DRAC, iLO or Remote KVM to perform actions when there is zero network connectivity. PowerShell Direct gives IT Professionals the ability to run remote PowerShell commands against a guest Hyper-V VM…




Deep-Dive: Hyper-V 2016 Production Checkpoints

Checkpoints, also known as Snapshots in previous versions of Windows Server, are a mechanism for capturing a state of a virtual machine. Checkpoints allow a changed state to revert back to when the checkpoint was taken. When originally developed, Microsoft intended for Snapshots/Checkpoints to only be used for Development and Lab environments. It was common…




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