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A conference guide to AWS re:Invent 2020

Stay on top of the latest news, analysis and expert advice from this year's re:Invent conference.

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  • Re:Invent recap: Week 1

    AWS' annual December deluge is in full swing. Check out this recap of all that happened in week one of re:Invent as you get up to speed on the biggest conference in cloud.

  • Analyze Google's cloud computing strategy

    After a few false starts, Google has taken a different, more open approach to cloud computing than AWS and Azure. Let's take a look at this strategy and roadmap to date.

  • AWS re:Invent 2020 underscores push toward cloud in pandemic

    AWS re:Invent 2020 launches with a slew of public cloud news announcements, as well as new motions by the company toward hybrid and multi-cloud scenarios.

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  • What is cloud management? Everything you need to know

    Cloud management is the exercise of administrative control over public, private and hybrid clouds.

  • cloud automation

    Cloud automation is a broad term that refers to the processes and tools an organization uses to reduce the manual efforts associated with provisioning and managing cloud computing workloads and services.

  • cloud application performance management (cloud APM)

    Cloud application performance management (cloud APM) is the process of monitoring resources that support software application performance in public cloud, private cloud and hybrid cloud environments, and ultimately taking actions to resolve issues and maintain optimal performance.

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App development

This section provides tips and best practices around the latest cloud application development tools and trends. Compare different development environments, such PaaS and low-code/no-code platforms, and learn whether, and how, to embrace development strategies such as DevOps and CI/CD. Also, read coverage of emerging technologies, such as AI, machine learning and serverless computing.

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  • cloud automation

    Cloud automation is a broad term that refers to the processes and tools an organization uses to reduce the manual efforts associated with provisioning and managing cloud computing workloads and services.

  • cloud infrastructure

    Cloud infrastructure refers to the hardware and software components -- such as servers, storage, a network, virtualization software, services and management tools -- that support the computing requirements of a cloud computing model.

  • fog computing (fog networking, fogging)

    Fog computing is a decentralized computing infrastructure in which data, compute, storage and applications are located somewhere between the data source and the cloud.

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Security strategies

Cloud computing security continues to be one of the biggest concerns and challenges for enterprises. Learn various best practices related to encryption, authorization and identity management to protect cloud infrastructure, data, applications and more. Evaluate various cloud provider-native and third-party security tools to protect critical workloads.

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  • cloud computing

    Cloud computing is a general term for anything that involves delivering hosted services over the internet.

  • confidential computing

    Confidential computing is a concept that prioritizes software and hardware-based security -- specifically pertaining to data in the cloud.

  • cloud browser

    A cloud browser is a cloud-based combination of a web browser application with a virtualized container that implements the concept of remote browser isolation.

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App management

Explore tips and best practices for successfully managing cloud applications – from migration projects to monitoring performance after the move. In addition, get advice on how to best support third-party SaaS applications for end users, and when to use managed container services in the public cloud.

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  • cloud application performance management (cloud APM)

    Cloud application performance management (cloud APM) is the process of monitoring resources that support software application performance in public cloud, private cloud and hybrid cloud environments, and ultimately taking actions to resolve issues and maintain optimal performance.

  • testing as a service (TaaS)

    Testing as a service (TaaS) is an outsourcing model in which testing activities associated with some of an organization's business activities are performed by a service provider rather than in-house employees.

  • real-time monitoring

    Real-time (data) monitoring is the delivery of continuously updated information streaming at zero or low latency.

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Infrastructure management

To optimize cloud workloads, IT teams need to plan for every step of the way. Explore the latest news, tips and analysis to manage cloud infrastructure resources, including those for compute, storage and networking -- from the initial design and build phase to monitoring in production.

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  • infrastructure as code

    Infrastructure as code, also referred to as IaC, is an IT practice that codifies and manages underlying IT infrastructure as software.

  • What is cloud management? Everything you need to know

    Cloud management is the exercise of administrative control over public, private and hybrid clouds.

  • cloud automation

    Cloud automation is a broad term that refers to the processes and tools an organization uses to reduce the manual efforts associated with provisioning and managing cloud computing workloads and services.

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Deployment models

Public, private, hybrid and multi-cloud computing models each bring their own set of advantages and challenges. The tips and advice in this section help enterprises assess public cloud and other cloud deployment models to determine the best fit for their current and future infrastructure needs.

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  • What is cloud management? Everything you need to know

    Cloud management is the exercise of administrative control over public, private and hybrid clouds.

  • cloud automation

    Cloud automation is a broad term that refers to the processes and tools an organization uses to reduce the manual efforts associated with provisioning and managing cloud computing workloads and services.

  • cloud infrastructure

    Cloud infrastructure refers to the hardware and software components -- such as servers, storage, a network, virtualization software, services and management tools -- that support the computing requirements of a cloud computing model.

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SearchCompliance

  • risk assessment

    Risk assessment is the identification of hazards that could negatively impact an organization's ability to conduct business.

  • PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard)

    The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a widely accepted set of policies and procedures intended to ...

  • risk management

    Risk management is the process of identifying, assessing and controlling threats to an organization's capital and earnings.

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  • risk mitigation

    Risk mitigation is a strategy to prepare for and lessen the effects of threats faced by a business.

  • call tree

    A call tree is a layered hierarchical communication model that is used to notify specific individuals of an event and coordinate ...

  • Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

    Disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) is the replication and hosting of physical or virtual servers by a third party to provide ...

SearchStorage

  • RAM (Random Access Memory)

    RAM (Random Access Memory) is the hardware in a computing device where the operating system (OS), application programs and data ...

  • business impact analysis (BIA)

    Business impact analysis (BIA) is a systematic process to determine and evaluate the potential effects of an interruption to ...

  • M.2 SSD

    An M.2 SSD is a solid-state drive that is used in internally mounted storage expansion cards of a small form factor.

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