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Data Protection and the risks associated with the Cloud

This book is intended to be an introduction to the risks involved in Cloud sourcing, to enable managers to ask the right questions. Suggestions are offered for the kind of risks an organisation’s use of the Cloud might generate, and the remedial measures that might be taken. These are given as examples only and are not intended to be a substitute for qualified legal or technical advice. Other … [Read more...]

Why you Shouldn’t Use FTP to Transfer Cloud Files

The cloud is a fact of life in 2019. From basic cloud collaboration tools to storage buckets on massive cloud platforms like Azure and AWS, most businesses perform thousands of cloud file transfers every day, whether they’re aware of it or not. For businesses and IT teams, this has been a boon. The cloud offers a level of flexibility and capability most on-premise systems could only dream of. … [Read more...]

How to Boost Network Performance Inside China’s Great Firewall

Latency is horrible when connecting from China to any global cloud provider, however, there are legal ways to mitigate this impact. Find out here. Read the post here: How to Boost Network Performance Inside China’s Great Firewall … [Read more...]

How to Copy Files to Azure Blob Storage

When working with Microsoft Azure, you'll inevitably come to a point to where you need to access material stored locally on premise. … [Read more...]

How to Create an Azure DevTest Lab

Lab environments are essential to lots of people in IT, including system administrators needing to test out the latest software or software developers needing to deploy their own custom software to test before rolling it out to production. … [Read more...]

How to Download from Azure Blob Storage with MOVEit and PowerShell

One of the main goals of MOVEit Managed File Transfer, and Ipswitch as a whole, has been to help IT teams work more efficiently.  … [Read more...]

Import Machine Images Into AWS with Packer

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is still the most popular cloud platform and Packer provides great integration that enables users to import builds into AWS and convert them to Amazon Machine Images (AMI). … [Read more...]

Defrag This – API Security in the Cloud

Too many IT professionals believe that companies that provide cloud platforms and services, such as AWS or Google Cloud, handle all the cloud-related security. Considering how much business transpires in the cloud, this is a dangerous assumption to make.  … [Read more...]

How to Manage AWS IAM Users with Python

Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers a service known as Identity and Access Management (IAM) that lets AWS Administrators provision and manage users and permissions in AWS cloud.  AWS IAM can prove very useful for System Administrators looking to centrally manage users, permissions and credentials; in order to authorize user access on AWS services like EC2, S3, CloudWatch etc. … [Read more...]

VIDEO: How to Discover Azure Virtual Machines in WhatsUp Gold 2018

A new feature in Ipswitch's WhatsUp Gold network monitoring product is the ability to monitor Azure Virtual Machines. In this video from Ipswitch contributor Adam Betram, we'll cover how to add an Azure credential to WhatsUp Gold and how to set up an initial discovery to discover all Azure Virtual Machines in a subscription. … [Read more...]