Cloud

General Articles

  • An application-layer approach to multi-cloud networks. [Packet Pushers]

  • Getting experience with public cloud. [Lost In Transit]

  • Mitigating the risks of multi-cloud environments. [Network Computing]

  • The misaligned incentives for cloud security. [Schneier]

  • Who pays the price of redundancy? [Networking Nerd]

  • Implementing Layer 2 networks in a public cloud. [ipSpace]

  • Virtual networks and subnets in AWS, Azure and GCP. [ipSpace]

  • Availability zones and regions in AWS, Azure and GCP. [ipSpace]

  • Cloud complexity lies. [ipSpace] [RAEA]

  • Where network design fits into cloud native. [Packet Pushers]

  • Renumbering public cloud address space. [ipSpace]

  • In 2 years, will anyone care about multi-cloud networking? [Packet Pushers]

  • Public cloud providers and IPv4 address space. [ipSpace]

  • Cloud networking architecture. [ipSpace]

  • The dreadful state of cloud documentation and education. [No Jitter]

  • Deploying IPv6 in the cloud is easy. [ipSpace]

  • Comparing the network performance of AWS, Azure, GCP, IBM Cloud and Alibaba Cloud. [NANOG 78 YouTube]

  • Connecting your legacy WAN to the cloud is harder than you think. [ipSpace]

  • You're responsible for resiliency of your public cloud deployment. [ipSpace]

  • There is no Layer 2 in public cloud. [ipSpace]

  • Public clouds are aggressively proprietary. [EtherealMind]

  • 4 reasons to not use the "Big 3" cloud providers. [ITPro Today]

  • You still need a networking engineer for a successful cloud deployment. [ipSpace]

  • Multi-cloud architecture -- three common performance challenges and solutions. [ITPro]

  • Addressing the risks of a strategic cloud migration. [Network Computing]

  • The best of both worlds: multi-cloud infrastructure. [Network Computing]

  • You cannot have a public cloud without networking. [ipSpace]

  • Securing multi-cloud environments. [DC Knowledge]

  • Comparing Equinix's inter-region SDN Fabric with Megaport. [DC Knowledge]

  • Collaboration anywhere -- a cloud migration story. [No Jitter]

  • Troubleshooting network performance in cloud architectures. [Network Computing]

  • Comparing the network performance of AWS, Azure and GCP. [NANOG 75 YouTube]

  • Achieving QoS in a hybrid cloud implementation. [No Jitter]

  • Cloud native vs hosted: organisational impact. [No Jitter]

  • Cloud native vs hosted -- pros and cons. [No Jitter]

  • Adopting a multi-cloud strategy. [DC Journal]

  • Openstack networking overview. [NANOG 74 YouTube]

  • Cloud 101 primer. [DC Knowledge]

  • DC design: the cloud factor. [DC Journal]

  • Guide to cloud computing architectures. [Network Computing]

  • The balancing act between cloud and on-premises IT. [DC Journal]

  • Getting technical with cloud migrations. [No Jitter]

  • Cloud connectivity: methods and myths. [Network Computing]

  • Disaster recovery: ditch your secondary DC for the cloud. [DC Knowledge]

  • The inevitability of cloud. [Russ White] [TNP]

  • Cloud users can't ignore GDPR requirements. [IT Pro Today]

  • Is lift-and-shift a viable cloud migration strategy? [Network Computing]

  • Comparing cloud connectivity options. [Network Computing]

  • Public cloud load balancer sandwich. [Packet Pushers]

  • Five key questions to ask before moving to the cloud. [Network Computing]

  • Multi-cloud is a reality, not a strategy. [DC Knowledge: part 1, part 2]

  • Is cloud moving too fast for security? [Russ White] [CSA]

  • Getting our heads out of the cloud: why the edge matters. [Network Computing]

  • The hidden dangers of cloud computing. [DC Knowledge]

  • Cloud vs colocation -- it's more complicated than you think. [DC Journa]

  • Nosy neighbours and cloud privacy. [Russ White] [Adrian Colyer]

  • Avoid falling into the hybrid cloud hype. [Russ White] [DC Journal]

  • Don't let security misconceptions cloud your judgement. [DC Knowledge]

  • Google Cloud and the network engineer. [Network Computing]

  • Bare metal cloud. [Russ White] [The Next Platform]

  • Who wins the three-way cloud battle? Google vs Azure vs AWS. [ReadWriteWeb]

  • Six pitfalls of cloud assessments. [DC Knowledge]

  • Looking past the cloud computing era. [EtherealMind]

  • Three great lies of cloud computing. [Russ White] [TheNextPlatform]

  • Dissecting the DC: what can – and can’t – be moved to the cloud. [DC Knowledge]

  • Successful private clouds aren't spoken about in public. [EtherealMind] [ipSpace]

  • Hölzle: Google will be the Android in cloud. [DC Knowledge]

  • Five security best practices for cloud and virtualization platforms. [DC Knowledge]

  • Encryption is the only guarantee of data destruction in the cloud. [Graham Cluley]

  • AWT IoT vs Cisco Fog Computing -- Cloud vs Network IoT. [EtherealMind]

  • Building carrier-grade cloud infrastructure. [ipSpace]

  • Private and public clouds, and the mistakes you can make. [ipSpace]

  • There is no such thing as “the cloud,” it’s just somebody else’s computer. [PocketNow]

  • Should companies do most of their computing in the cloud? [Schneier: part 1, part 2, part 3]

  • Five tips for securing your cloud computing system. [DC Knowledge]

  • The 12 security questions you should ask your cloud provider. [Collaborista]

  • How cloud has changed the data center architect. [DC Knowledge]

  • Google does cloud DNS, VPN, HTTPS load balancing. [The Register]

  • How Google avoids cloud downtime with VM migration. [DC Knowledge]

  • Why hybrid cloud continues to grow: a look at real use-cases. [DC Knowledge]

  • The meaning of cloud. [Pedro Marques]

  • What is the cloud, and where is it? [Gizmodo]

  • Combine physical and virtual appliances in a private cloud. [ipSpace, case study]

  • Is converged infrastructure the future of cloud solutions? [DC Knowledge]

  • Living on the edge with Fog Computing. [DC Knowledge]

  • The ethics of cloud computing. [DC Knowledge]

  • Moving workloads to the cloud. [ipSpace] [CIO]

  • Cloud automation: what you need to know and why it’s important. [DC Knowledge]

  • Use a disaster recovery project to build your new cloud. [ipSpace]

  • How new types of DDoS affect the cloud. [DC Knowledge]

  • Cloud skills certification can add zeros to your pay cheque. [The Register]

  • Public vs private cloud? No debate for the savvy CIO. [Wired]

  • Three ways to use cloud as a service. [Wired]

  • Private cloud block architecture diagram. [EtherealMind]

  • Cloud protection: how to avoid emergency-related outages. [DC Knowledge]

  • Build a cloud in 3 easy steps. [ipSpace]

  • Is cloud networking an oxymoron? [NZ Herald]

  • The cloud computing market could be much, much bigger than we thought. [ReadWriteWeb]

  • Google open sources its secret weapon in cloud computing. [Wired]

  • Cloud computing is FAIL and here’s why. [The Register]

  • Understanding the world of cloud automation. [DC Knowledge]

  • The Internet is a cloud for networking. [EtherealMind]

  • A potted history of cloud computing. [The Register]

  • Does it make sense to build new clouds with overlay networks? [ipSpace]

  • Using cloud and virtualisation to deliver next-generation workloads. [DC Knowledge]

  • Public clouds won't be big in 2014, private clouds will – a contrarian view. [EtherealMind]

  • Security concerns not slowing public cloud adoption. [ReadWriteWeb]

  • The truth behind Microsoft Azure's global cloud mega-cock-up. [The Register]

  • Understanding cloud security, certificates, and compliance. [DC Knowledge]

  • How virtualisation creates cloud-ready security options. [DC Knowledge]

  • Most 'cloud' traffic never sees the cloud. [The Register] [Cisco PDF]

  • Cloud is a key-management pain: NIST. [The Register]

  • Cloud architecture: get it right first time. [Network Computing]

  • Cloud security panel at GigaOm structure, public private SDDC symposium. [EtherealMind]

  • Extending Layer-2 connection into a cloud. [ipSpace]

  • Welcome to fog computing: extending the cloud to the edge. [DC Knowledge]

  • New technologies target OpenStack private clouds. [Network Computing]

  • What the HIPAA final rule means for data centers and cloud providers. [DC Knowldge]

  • Planning for a cloud-ready distributed storage infrastructure. [DC Knowledge]

  • CIA spooks picked Amazon's "superior" cloud over IBM. [The Register]

  • Amazon's invasion of the CIA is a seismic shift in cloud computing. [Wired]

  • Woz explains how cloud computing is turning us into Soviet Russia. [BGR]

  • Amazon confirms CIA spook cloud contract. [The Register]

  • Facebook's first data center drenched in actual cloud. [The Register] [Gizmodo]

  • Cloud computing driving data center automation. [DC Knowledge]

  • Cloud storage: yay or nay? [Stuff]

  • The evolution of the IT professional -- understanding the cloud's demands. [DC Knowledge]

  • DoD cloud adoption helps US troops stay connected. [DC Knowledge]

  • Cloud jargon unwound: distinguishing SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS. [ReadWriteWeb]

  • Agility for the cloud with Juniper and OpenStack. [Juniper]

  • Designing for dependability in the cloud. [DC Knowledge]

  • Quantifying the cloud: bringing the science back. [DC Knowledge]

  • Perspectives on cloud, data center and networks. [DC Knowledge]

  • How storage is shaping the cloud data center. [DC Knowledge]

  • Cloud-on-cloud computing. [Wired]

  • Public cloud will grow when experienced IT folks die. [The Register]

  • DaaS, MaaS & DRaaS: the next phase of cloud computing. [ReadWriteWeb]

  • 10 essential domains for moving to private cloud. [DC Knowledge]

  • Designing for dependability in the cloud. [DC Knowledge part 1, part 2]

  • Not ever cloud outage is created equal. [DC Knowledge]

  • As cloud wars heat up, server OEMs bet on OpenStack. [DC Knowledge]

  • Five myths of cloud computing. [DC Knowledge]

  • Colocation communities are a match for cloud. [DC Knowledge]

  • How the data center has evolved to support the modern cloud. [DC Knowledge]

  • Amazon is building the CIA's new cloud computing system. [Gizmodo] [FCW] [DC Knowledge]

  • Cloud computing's security pitfalls. [BBC News]

  • Compare cloud pricing versus private infrastructure. [EtherealMind]

  • Cloud haters: you too will be assimilated. [HardOCP] [ZDNet]

  • DDoS protection for hosting and cloud service providers. [DC Knowledge]

  • Beware of rogue clouds, warns Symantec. [The Register]

  • Expect to see more attacks on cloud services. [Voxy]

  • Cloud security frameworks: security by design. [DC Knowledge]

  • Extending the data center into the cloud. [DC Knowledge]

  • Glasshouse -- 'cloud' is no longer sufficient. [DC Knowledge]

  • Building the foundation for private cloud infrastructure. [DC Knowledge]

  • It's not always sunny in cloud computing: a look at the risks. [DC Knowledge]

  • The biggest problem with each cloud storage service -- and how to fix them. [Lifehacker] [FixYa]

  • Cloud computing -- why waiting might make sense. [DC Knowledge]

  • Encryption in cloud computing. [Schneier] [NextGov]

  • Firewalls in a small private cloud. [ipSpace]

  • The Pirate Bay moves to the cloud to avoid shutdown. [BBC News] [ExtremeTech] [The Register] [BoingBoing] [HardOCP] [TorrentFreak] [Ars Technica]

  • Understanding and controlling cloud sprawl. [DC Knowledge]

  • Managing security in transitioning to the private cloud. [DC Knowledge]

  • Cisco grows its cloud and adds elastic core for carriers. [DC Knowledge]

  • Private clouds will change IT jobs, not eliminate them. [EtherealMind] [Network Computing]

  • How cloud computing's growth disrupts hardware and software vendors. [ReadWriteWeb]

  • Creative ways to deliver cloud computing services. [DC Knowledge]

  • Nobody has any idea what the cloud is. [Gizmodo]

  • The "appliance" approach to big data and private cloud. [Brad Hedlund]

  • What happens to your life when the cloud disappears? [Gizmodo]

  • Low latency trading moves to the cloud. [DC Knowledge]

  • Woz predicts "horrible problems" with cloud computing. [HardOCP] [news.com.au]

    • Why Wozniak is right and wrong about the cloud. [Wired]

  • Delivering corporate networks to the cloud: is your network ready? [DC Knowledge]

  • What took so long? The first open source private cloud software arrives. [ReadWriteWeb]

  • Misconfigured network device caused Microsoft Azure cloud outage. [DC Knowledge]

    • Errant 'safety valve' caused Windows Azure outage. [DC Knowledge]

  • How cloud computing has shifted engineering hiring demands. [DC Knowledge: part 1, part 2]

  • At Amazon, SSD boosts cloud power for database apps. [DC Knowledge]

  • OpenStack cloud fluffer growing faster than Linux. [The Register]

  • Iceland's cheap, green cloud: how a tiny island could drive big changes. [ReadWriteWeb]

    • How to host your data for less in Iceland's green data centers. [ReadWriteWeb]

  • The cloud: what's holding you back? [DC Knowledge]

  • 5 reasons cloud computing is key to business success. [DC Knowledge]

  • Owning a cloud means learning to love the business. [The Register]

  • Understanding the cloud's effect on facilities teams. [DC Knowledge]

  • Are IT fears holding back cloud computing? [ReadWriteWeb]

  • Cisco puts a virtual router in the clouds. [The Register] [DC Knowledge]

  • Enabling data center and cloud service management. [DC Knowledge]

  • Seven cloud computing trends. [DC Knowledge: part 1, part 2]

  • Will the cloud's brand suffer from outages? [Wired]

  • Cloud SLAs: what you don't know can hurt you. [Wired]

  • Closer look: OpenStack OS for clouds. [DC Knowledge]

  • Nvidia unveils GPUs to power clouds. [DC Knowledge]

  • The cloud isn't cheap -- part four or five, I think. [EtherealMind]

  • Cloud computing networking presentations available online. [ipSpace]

  • Five mistakes to avoid when adopting the cloud. [DC Knowledge]

  • Exposed: Apple's 'Area i51' - home of iCloud. [Wired: article 1, article 2]

  • The secret history of OpenStack, the free cloud software that's changing everything. [Wired]

  • How green is the cloud? [Wired]

  • It's onward and upward with cloud security. [DC Knowledge]

  • The personal cloud: the future's here, but unevenly distributed. [Wired]

  • Small businesses harness the power of cloud computing. [BBC News]

  • Understanding enterprise cloud management. [DC Knowledge]

  • Eight fundamental truths about cloud. [DC Knowledge]

    • Let’s get real about the cloud. [DC Knowledge]

    • Retaking the high ground in the cloud discussion. [DC Knowledge]

    • Cloud lessons & LeMans racing. [DC Knowledge]

    • Fundamental truths of enterprise cloud strategy. [DC Knowledge]

    • Cloud strategy, Pickett’s charge, and you. [DC Knowledge]

    • Cloud computing recipe: 1 part tech, 9 parts process. [DC Knowledge]

    • Cloud architecture & Henry Ford’s Model T. [DC Knowledge]

    • Cloud policy: where ideals meet reality - part 1. [DC Knowledge]

    • Cloud policy: where ideals meet reality - part 2. [DC Knowledge]

    • Bandwidth management, cloud & the 405 freeway. [DC Knowledge]

    • Cloud ecosystems, profitability, common sense & the new order. [DC Knowledge]

  • Deploying layer 4-7 network services in the cloud. [DC Knowledge]

  • The bottom-up nature of cloud adoption. [DC Knowledge]

  • What's an "Open Cloud" anyway? Red Hat says it's not VMware. [ReadWriteWeb]

  • Video: the world of many clouds. [DC Knowledge]

  • FBI puts cloud providers on notice over security rules. [Wired]

  • Five reasons to own your cloud. [DC Knowledge]

  • Megaupload saga teaches painful lessons about cloud file storage. [ReadWriteWeb]

    • Megaupload's demise: what happens to your files when a cloud service dies? [ExtremeTech]

    • Explainer: how can the US seize a "Hong Kong site" like Megaupload? [Ars Technica]

  • Piston releases private cloud based on OpenStack. [DC Knowledge]

  • Network optimisation through cloud architecture. [DC Knowledge]

  • What's really new about the cloud? [ReadWriteWeb]

  • Thought leaders examine cloud computing. [DC Knowledge]

  • Cloud data, ownership and government sponsored data theft. [EtherealMind]

  • Momentum builds around cloud computing code of practice. [Geekzone]

  • Cloud policy: where ideals meet reality. [DC Knowledge: part 1, part 2]

  • Next generation preps for cloud containers. [DC Knowledge]

  • Mobile network operators in the cloud. [DC Knowledge]

  • Internap joins OpenStack cloud race for 'first'. [The Register]

  • Cloud architecture and Henry Ford's Model T. [DC Knowledge]

  • Let's get real about the cloud. [DC Knowledge]

  • Know your cloud. [DC Knowledge]

  • Arbor Networks introduces Cloud Signalling; Telstra Clear first to join. [Geekzone]

  • The mobile cloud: what it is and why it matters. [DC Knowledge]

  • Optimising your data center for the cloud. [DC Knowledge]

  • Still not convinced the cloud is a risky place? Here are some scary numbers to ponder. [WSJ ATD]

  • Amazon: networking error caused cloud outage. [DC Knowledge]

    • The EC2/EBS outage: what Amazon didn't tell you. [EvilRouters]

    • Amazon details last week's cloud failure, and apologises. [WSJ ATD]

    • Amazon: bad execution during planned upgrade caused outage. [Network World]

    • Amazon cloud fell from sky after botched network upgrade. [The Register]

  • Complex systems have complex failuers. That's cloud computing. [EtherealMind]

  • The aftermath of Amazon's could outage. [DC Knowledge]

  • Security for public and private clouds. [DC Knowledge]

  • The wrong way to cloud-enable a data center. [DC Knowledge]

  • Private clouds -- not just a cost and technology issue, its all about trust, the family jewels, corporate value, and identity. [Loose Bolts]

Microsoft Azure

  • Azure route server -- behind the scenes. [ipSpace]

  • Impact of Azure subnets on HA designs. [ipSpace]

  • Azure Networking through the eyes of a Cisco engineer. [Network Experts Blog]

  • Azure networking 101. [ipSpace]

  • Stretched Layer 2 subnets in Azure. [ipSpace]

  • Azure networking to improve with private links to multi-tenant services. [The Register]

  • IPv6 support in Microsoft Azure. [ipCisco]

  • Lessons learnt in cloud networking -- AWS vs Azure. [Lost In Transit]

  • Microsoft unveils Azure Sentinel cloud security programme. [DC Knowledge]

  • Connecting your DC to the cloud: Azure ExpressRoute and AWS Direct Connect. [DC Knowledge]

  • Build a virtual DC in Azure. [Adam Raffe] [YouTube]

  • Microsoft runs a simulation of the entire Azure network to prevent outages. [DC Knowledge]

  • Secure connectivity from Azure VNets to public services. [Adam Raffe]

  • Here's how the SDN that powers Azure works. [DC Knowledge]

  • ACI - Azure Container Instances. [Adam Raffe]

  • Should you go with AWS or Azure? That may be the wrong question. [DC Knowledge]

  • Networking in Azure. [Russ White] [Microsoft Azure]

  • Who wins the three-way cloud battle? Google vs Azure vs AWS. [ReadWriteWeb]

Amazon AWS

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