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Partner products now certified for AWS Outposts

AWS has brought more than 30 certified partner software products into the mix for Outposts, the on-premises version of its public cloud.

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  • What is public cloud? Everything you need to know

    A public cloud is a platform that uses the standard cloud computing model to make resources -- such as virtual machines (VMs), applications or storage -- available to users remotely.

  • 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.

  • Platform as a Service (PaaS)

    Platform as a service (PaaS) is a cloud computing model where a third-party provider delivers hardware and software tools to users over the internet.

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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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  • What is public cloud? Everything you need to know

    A public cloud is a platform that uses the standard cloud computing model to make resources -- such as virtual machines (VMs), applications or storage -- available to users remotely.

  • 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.

  • Platform as a Service (PaaS)

    Platform as a service (PaaS) is a cloud computing model where a third-party provider delivers hardware and software tools to users over the internet.

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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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  • 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.

  • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Software as a service (SaaS) is a software distribution model in which a third-party provider hosts applications and makes them available to customers over the Internet.

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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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  • Amazon S3

    Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) is a scalable, high-speed, web-based cloud storage service.

  • real-time monitoring

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

  • cloud computing

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

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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 public cloud? Everything you need to know

    A public cloud is a platform that uses the standard cloud computing model to make resources -- such as virtual machines (VMs), applications or storage -- available to users remotely.

  • Amazon S3

    Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) is a scalable, high-speed, web-based cloud storage service.

  • Platform as a Service (PaaS)

    Platform as a service (PaaS) is a cloud computing model where a third-party provider delivers hardware and software tools to users over the internet.

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  • 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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  • 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 ...

  • cloud disaster recovery (cloud DR)

    Cloud disaster recovery (cloud DR) is a combination of strategies and services intended to back up data, applications and other ...

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