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Ehtisham is a writer, editor, and digital marketing professional working in the IT training industry. Passionate about how IT Training is delivered, consumed, and implemented, he serves as a content strategist for QuickStart, a cognitive learning marketplace serving the IT Community by delivering high impact, personalised training.

Everything You Need To Know About Hypervisor Attacks

I mentioned in one of my previous blog posts that the number one argument against cloud adoption is that of data security. When you have your own data centre or an on-premises machine, you know exactly where the data is residing and you are completely in control of protecting it. When you go the multi-cloud route, you are sharing resources with other users and the cloud provider shares the responsibility of data protection with you. For a number of people, storing (and/or processing) data on a virtual machine has the same risks as swimming in a public pool. We have discussed the benefits of virtual machines a number of times in the past, so let’s focus on the risks in this blog post. Hypervisor Attacks A hypervisor or a virtual machine monitor is software or hardware used to create one or ...

Everything You Need To Know About Having A Multi-Cloud Strategy

In my previous bIog post, I discussed a survey conducted by RightScale that found that 85% of the organisations had a multi-cloud strategy and that 79% of the workload in these organisations was being run on the cloud, with a 50/50 split between public and private cloud. The last time around, we discussed Azure virtual machines, so this time I decided to go for a general discussion on the merits of having a multi-cloud strategy and what you can expect if you are thinking along these lines. What Is A Multi-Cloud Strategy? According to TechTarget, if you are using two or more cloud computing services, such as Azure and AWS, you have a multi-cloud strategy. While the term is mostly used for IaaS environments, it can be used for SaaS and PaaS as well. Why Does It Work? Why Don’t People J...

Dedicated Servers Versus Azure Virtual Machines: How Does Azure Fare In The IaaS Market?

According to a survey conducted by RightScale, 85% of organisations, big and small, have a multi-cloud strategy. More than 60% of Fortune 500 companies use at least three Microsoft’s cloud technologies. This means that we can finally lay the IaaS versus on-premises debate to rest. This doesn’t mean that on-premises infrastructure is dead, this just means that the cloud gets the lion’s share of a company’s budget when it comes to spending on software, platforms, and infrastructure. When it comes to infrastructure as a service, you can choose between renting dedicated machines or building virtual machines. Let’s quickly jump into the basics before we get into a comparison of Azure virtual machines and dedicated servers. Infrastructure-As-A-Service (IaaS) As the name implies, IaaS is you rent...

What Does The Future Hold For Microsoft Azure?

When Microsoft Azure was launched in February 2010, it had a tough road ahead of it. Not only did AWS rule the roost at the time, salesforce, Google, and a number of other big names had already either entered the market or had established a niche for themselves. However, Microsoft was confident in the capabilities provided by its datacentres and the technology and infrastructure that connected them. And they weren’t wrong. Eight years later, Microsoft Azure has established itself as a major player in the cloud computing sector. While AWS still has a dominant lead over Azure, 2018 might just be the year when Azure radically increases its market share. Before we start listing all the positive signs for Microsoft Azure, let’s take a walk down memory lane and establish a timeline for cloud com...