CompTIA Grants Extensions, Options for Certification Exams

Alternatives to visiting testing centers are being put into place for IT professionals seeking accreditation.

Getting back to work in the midst of the pandemic can mean pursuing IT certifications that are crucial for many professionals. With communities limiting activities outside of the home and social distancing guidance in place, traveling to a testing center to take an exam is likely not plausible. At a time when many organizations have turned to remote operations, technology association CompTIA is finding ways to continue its training and certification programs.

CompTIA offers curriculum and certification exams on infrastructure, security, and other IT segments.

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Build Your Cloud Strategy — The Right Way

A rapidly growing cloud presence demands careful thought and planning. Here’s what you need to do to set your organization on the right course.

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Now that cloud computing is an integral part of virtually all IT infrastructures, it’s essential for every enterprise to prepare a comprehensive and flexible cloud strategy.

Dave Bartoletti, a vice president and principal analyst at IT research firm Forrester, recently observed that cloud computing has become an essential linchpin in enterprise business technology. “Customers demand more cloud-enabled experiences.” Business leaders want the latest cloud applications, developers want new cloud-native tools to

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Achieving Peak Orchestration in a Multi-Cloud Environment

You’ve just been asked to look at a multi-cloud solution. You might put on a brave face for upper management, but deep down you know this isn’t going to be easy. You’re right.

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Have you recently moved to the cloud? Perhaps you are mulling over your accomplishments having moved to an agile, DevOps culture. Or maybe you have moved into SaaS-based services such as cloud databases, load balancers and container clusters? Everything is moving along just fine and dandy, but then you’re required to look at a multi-cloud solution. And now you’re facing an enormous mountain to climb

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Supercomputers Recruited to Work on COVID-19 Research

A consortium forms to crunch data that might help researchers get a better understanding of the virus faster.

A convergence of technology resources is being put to work to find answers in the fight against COVID-19. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the U.S. Department of Energy reached out to the technology sector, bringing together IBM and other supercomputing powerhouses to support research into the virus.

The combination of private industry, academic resources, and government entities thus far has assembled 16 supercomputer systems that boast some 775,000 CPU cores and 34,000 GPUs. That computing power is

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How Zoom, Netflix, and Dropbox are Staying Online During the Pandemic

Inside the efforts to keep the quarantined world’s popular internet services running smoothly. — DataCenter Knowledge

To fight the COVID-19 pandemic, huge swaths of humanity have transformed their daily routines. Offices and schools are closed, city streets are empty, and most people are trying to substitute as many of their normal activities as they can with internet-powered alternatives.

But cloud platforms of some of the most popular internet services the quarantined world is now heavily leaning on for work, socializing, and entertainment — Zoom, Dropbox, and Netflix — have so far had no major trouble absorbing the massive surge in

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