Summer holidays are getting closer and the GURU team is preparing to get its vacation time, hopefully well deserved.

We have crafted an issue with interesting content, starting with the column dedicated to Docker which covers storage and networking, going into deeper details of the technology.
After the impact of the new European regulation on privacy, the infamous GDPR, which we dedicated lots of space -and a cover as well- in the previous issues, we have done an on-the-field test of the tower server ML350 Gen9 by HPE. Gen10 is available too, yet Gen9 is still an high level product which is quite convenient provided configurations are not that extreme. A computer of this kind can be used in a SOHO environment where an Active Directory domain is required as per the GDPR compliance.

We took a look at the future with the Technical Preview of Windows Server 2019, which will be released by the end of the year and promises several improvements in terms of security, hybrid cloud, hyper-convergence and applications (the DevOps world related to containers).

But the article that got the cover of this issue is the one dedicated to a large comparative between Cloud Server services offered by the main national and international providers. We’ve tested in depth many services, not just to measure their performances, rather focusing on features and modalities offered: ease of use, interface, management and modification of instances, offerings, etc.. . The result is a very interesting comparison between big players like Google, Amazon and Microsoft, but also newer and “smaller” realities like DigitalOcean and Stellar.

So have a good read and enjoy your vacations!

About the Author

Lorenzo Bedin

Lorenzo graduated in Telecommunication Engineering and works as freelance IT consultant, after a period of training as systems analyst. Currently he provides hardware solutions, virtualized infrastructures and websites.