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Posted on 01.04.19 by Adam Bertram

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.

Posted on 12.14.18 by Jeff Edwards

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. 

Posted on 12.05.18 by Kevin Howell

What Is Cloud Monitoring?

Even if all or part of your infrastructure is in the cloud, you need to monitor it. This article describes the what and how of cloud monitoring. 

Posted on 12.04.18 by Greg Mooney

Podcast: 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. 

Posted on 11.02.18 by Dan Franciscus

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).

Posted on 10.02.18 by Prateek Singh

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,...

Posted on 09.21.18 by Jeff Edwards

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...

Posted on 09.17.18 by Prateek Singh

How to Create an AWS EC2 Instance with Python

In this article, we'll take a look at how Python can be used by System Administrators to automate the management of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) infrastructure. You'll learn how to set up the Python scripting environment for first use, and how to...

Posted on 08.28.18 by Dan Franciscus

Automate Multi-Platform Machine Image Builds with Packer

The majority of organizations are not going to use one specific provider to host their systems. Whether it be VMware on-premises, Azure in the cloud, AWS, or Hyper-V, most will be operating on more than one.

Posted on 08.27.18 by Jeff Edwards

Video: How to Download Files From Azure Blob Storage with MOVEit Automation

 One of the new features of Ipswitch's MOVEit Automation 2018 product is the introduction of REST APIs. In this video from Ipswitch contributor Adam Betram, we'll cover how to use PowerShell to first authenticate to a MOVEit Automation server and then we'll cover how to...

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