The Perils of Default

Thomas Chipman Over the years, you’ve set up many Cisco routers and switches. Abbreviated commands, memorized defaults and simplified navigation make it easy to navigate through configuration mode. The once-strategic, meticulous, and tedious configuration method you learned back in your CCNA days is slowly being replaced by something simpler and more efficient – something shorter […]

The New Palo Alto Certifications – PCCSE & CSAE

Learn everything you need about the new certifications, PCCSE and PCSAE You must have heard of 3 Palo Alto Certifications, i.e. PCCSA, PCNSA, and PCNSE are all Palo Alto Certifications. However, technology is all about growth and development. Palo Alto certifications added two more to the list: PCCSE and PCSAE. These certifications have been officially […]

The New MCSE: Is it the same as the Old?

By Michael Aldridge In 1998, when I started my first “real” IT job, I decided to pursue the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE). The first step was to become Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP). But what does the MCP title actually mean? Passing any Microsoft exam would allow you to become an Microsoft Certified Professional. A […]

A Quick Overview of the New Cisco CCNA Exam

There has been quite a bit of reorganization in the world of Cisco certifications. This article discusses a major update that involves the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), one of the most sought-after certifications in IT. This certification is essential for advancing your career in IT. The CCNA is a recognized certification that validates your […]

Quantum Corp. Introduces AWS Data Deduplication Service Quantum Corp. has introduced three new solutions to help users customize cloud deployments to their specific needs. This avoids the “one-size fits all” approach. It also offers a data deduplication service that works with Amazon Web Services (AWS). Quantum, which is a specialist in data protection, scale-out storage, archive, and data protection, announced that Q-Cloud Protect for AWS, Q-Cloud Archive, and Q-Cloud Vault, will allow users to integrate cloud deployments into multitier, hybrid storage architectures. AWS is an Amazon Marketplace subscription service that adds new capabilities to DXi deduplication appliances. Customers can now replicate data from any on-premises or virtual appliance to a virtual DXi instance on AWS. Quantum stated that the key features of this service include:

Access to the Amazon public clouds and its benefits is easy, without requiring any changes to your applications or processes. The most efficient data deduplication method allows for cost savings. AWS GovCloud provides support for U.S. federal customers Secure encryption of data at rest and in transit Q-Cloud Archive provides quick access to cloud data, […]

AWS is preferred by Python programmers according to a survey of Python developers. While they don’t use a cloud platform all the time, most respondents prefer Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) when they do. The 2018 Python Developers Survey surveyed more than 20,000 developers in more than 150 countries. This revealed that 55 percent of Python users prefer AWS to cloud platforms. The second place is Google Cloud Platform, followed by DigitalOcean and Microsoft Azure. A third of respondents don’t use any cloud services. [Click on the image to see a larger view.] Top Cloud Platforms (source : Python Software Foundation). “In addition to the popular cloud platforms mentioned above, we identified OpenStack and Linode getting 6 percent each, OpenShift 3%, and Rackspace 2%,” the report continued. The report also contains other cloud-related insights:

47 percent of respondents said that when running code in cloud production environments, they do it in: virtual machines (47 percent); containers (40 percent); on a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) (28 percent); serverless (21 percent); other (2 percent); none (13 percent). These are the top five answers to “How can you develop for cloud computing?” These include: […]

‘Pure” Public Clouds Found to be More Secure Than Hybrid, Private

Contrary to popular belief, public cloud environments are less vulnerable to security breaches than private cloud, hybrid, or on-premises environments. This is one of the key findings from Alert Logic’s latest “Cloud Security Report” (available here after registration). The report analyzed nearly 4,000 Alert Logic customers’ data between August 2015 and January 2017. Co-founder Misha […]

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