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Cloud computing is the delivery of computing as a service rather than a product, whereby shared resources, software, and information are provided to computers and other devices as a utility (like the electricity grid) over a network (typically the Internet)

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Map drive from windows to linux file share [on hold]

What I would like to do is to fire up a linux based cloud computer and be able to map a network drive from a local windows computer to this remote linux cloud computer. Is this possible?
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Backup microsoft SQL server 2008 to OneDrive

Is there an option to automate a backup to Microsoft Onedrive every night? The machine is a Windows server 2008 R2. I would like to to able to automatically upload my backups to OneDrive. I was ...
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Cloud testing infrastructure - private or existing service [on hold]

We're (a startup company) considering different solutions for the virtual testing infrastructure. We need a variety of operating systems: Windows (including legacy), OS X, Linux, with different ...
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Azure VM belonging to multiple cloud services

I am brand new to Azure and still trying to figure everything out so please excuse my ignorance. I'm trying to take one VM running IIS and to host multiple websites on it, each with a different SSL ...
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serving index.html file on all incoming http requests

I have deployed a backbone.js application on azure platform. For some reason, I want that all the requests should get served with index.html. We use mod_rewrite in APACHE but I am completely clueless ...
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Is it realistic to host ESXi on a cloud VPS?

We are striving to avoid any on-site infrastructure at our startup. A combination local and cloud-hosted virtual machines have been working for us so far, but now we need an ESXi host as well. ...
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Optimised VLAN allocation in Cloud Environment

In a multitenant environment, we need to assign tenant to a particular VLAN for security concerns. What are the factors that should be considered while assigning a new VLAN to a tenant. The VLAN may ...
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Do we need a domain controller in our small office environment with Office 365?

I work for a landscaping company that has about 10 office staff members, each with their own workstation. Currently, we have a single server running Windows SBS 2003. The server hosts our Exchange, ...
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adding per-boot script via user data

I am passing cloud config via --user-data-file argument when starting ec2 instance from canonic ubuntu images. It works well but the problem is that some of its commands need to run every boot (i.e. ...
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Most secure way to encrypt critical data to be shared, edited and seen (must ALWAYS be secure)

This question does not rely on time... so it's not about keeping data on tape or anything similar. I have 3 distinct PCs with critical information. PCs are running Windows OS. They all hold critical ...
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CoreOS cluster installation alternatives (offline)

I'm trying to install a CoreOS cluster on several bare metal servers. I have successfully installed and configured a PXE server which allows me to start CoreOS on RAM on those servers. After some time ...
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Advice on backup solution for Azure virtual servers?

I need to devise a backup solution for some Azure virtual machines, in a hybrid cloud scenario (persistent VPN, Active Directory DCs present in both the company LAN and the Azure virtual network, all ...
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Local DHCP to setting up Nimbus cloud networking

I'm currently trying to install the Nimbus cloud in two machines (centOS 6) test environment inside the department/university network. The problem is that I can't install directly a DHCP server and ...
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Why does Google recommend removing SSH keys from GCE for security?

Google recommends removing SSH keys from GCE instance to secure SSH. That does not make any sense to me. The keys are there for a security, right? When I remove the keys, SSHD stops working. I ...
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Monitoring / metric collection for system collectives that change a lot in time (a.k.a. cloud) [closed]

When your server fleet doesn't change a lot in time, like when you're using bare-metal hosting, classic monitoring and metric collection solutions (Nagios, Munin) work well. But if the number of ...
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Attempting to restart google compute instance “INVALID_FIELD_VALUE: Invalid value for field 'resource.@': '@'. Resource was not found.”

Using the website https://console.developers.google.com, i have tried unsuccessfully to fire up an instance on the google compute engine cloud. It stopped and started just fine months ago, but every ...
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Can you install CoreOS on terminal.com? [closed]

Does anybody know how, even if it is possible, to install CoreOS on terminal.com ?
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Can Linux cloud servers be used for render farms [closed]

Can Linux cloud instances (e.g. on Digital Ocean or Linode) be used for own, on-demand render farms? Are there any open source solutions for "slave" servers? EDIT My research didn't lead me to ...
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Openstack: Starting multiple shutoff intances

I am using Openstack Icehouse running on Ubuntu. After rebooting Compute node all instances that were running there will be in shutoff state. Is there way to restart them all at once? Only thing I ...
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AWS SSD Volume pricing and IO requests [closed]

I'm looking at the pricing for the new SSD storage volumes here, and I see that there is no listed charge for per 1 million I/O requests like there is with magnetic volumes. Does that mean there is ...
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Proxy / IP clouds, how do companies acquire them?

I have seen a number of companies providing proxy clouds or IP clouds, whereby each of your web requests ultimately goes out through a random IP/proxy. You send your request to their IP and they ...
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How do I back up AWS S3 and EBS to a non-Amazon provider?

We've centered most of our operations on AWS, and love the ease of use there. However, every once in a while, the paranoid side of my brain wonders what could happen if, say, the bad guys got hold of ...
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How to launch EC2 instance with preconfigured AWS Alarm

I wan't to kill a specific instance when some of it's hardware consumption metrics reaches a certain level. If i create an alarm for the scaling group (setting maximum cpu consumption threshhold to ...
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How to manage resources in a multi-cloud service environment?

I am trying to setup an environment which will allow our development team to centrally manage all our cloud-based resources/services available. I have already looked at a variety of tools, but I am ...
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Is it possible to let a web application use the combined hardware resources of a few server machines using Apache Mesos?

I am studying a framework called Apache Mesos. I am totally new to this framework. According to this website, it can combine your datacenter servers and cloud instances into one shared pool from ...
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Ldap with cloud application

I was wondering if you guys could help me, I'm trying to use ldap to connect with our AD but the settings on the cloud app seem to fail. How do you set up ldap with external servers? Is there some ...
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How do I install CoreOS on Linode? [closed]

I'm trying to install CoreOS on my linode server, I followed the guide for installing custom linux distributions here: ...
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Confused with hosting types [closed]

Hey guys am going to buy a linux vps server.But i have some doubts regarding about this. I know cloud server and vps server are very different from each other ..i have heard digital ocean provides ...
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VPS versus Cloud [closed]

Could a cloud enable me to copy/paste a VPS from one physical server to another? I run a few VPS machines and am curious to know if a cloud would benefit me. What would be really cool is if a cloud ...
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Which one is better ? one big server or two small servers for mysql and apache? [closed]

I am moving my small phpBB website from a hosting to cloud (digitalocean) the size of my mysql server is 400MB, and I wonder if I should buy one big server for my site or two small servers ? let say ...
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Change Hardware Resources During Certain Times Of Day On Windows Azure Virtual Machine

I thought I read you could change the hardware resources during certain times, days, etc for Windows Azure Virtual Machines. I however don't see this option, am I missing it in the Azure portal or is ...
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What is the significance of having the correct hostname for a cloud server in the control panel of the hosting company [closed]

What could be a problem that could arise if i do not have the correct hostname as my device name for the cloud server in a control panel of my hosting company basically the device name is supposedly ...
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Single instance EC2 env versus multiple split stack?

I am fairly new to AWS and have designed a fairly flexible architecture which is fairly performant and fault tolerant over multiple regions/AZs However I was thinking - what would the main ...
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Doubts about Cloud Infrastructure [closed]

Maybe a little more of the same questions that others have asked but wanted to clarify my doubt, for some years run my hosting company (reseller of esds) and I've done well so far, but I am determined ...
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apache2 on cloud 9 : could not read /etc/apache2/envvars

I'm trying to get a Laravel app up in the new cloud9 beta, and hopefully the last step I need is to get mod rewrite working. I looked up how to do it and so I've been trying: sudo a2enmod rewrite ...
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How to remove / add public network to a server in Rackspace API

I have a server in Rackspace API. I would like to use the nova command to remove the public network interface. I am using the command: nova virtual-interface-list <instance_id> and then ...
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How to use Google Drive as secure storage on a linux server

since google dropped the price for storage recently I thought about using it at my storage servers too add storage capacity easily. What I found so far is the ability to mount the google drive into ...
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Elect which instance to tear down in Azure

Suppose I want to scale up/down my Azure Cloud Service Programmatically. The scaling up case is easy. But when scaling down, can I control which instance gets torn down? Is this predictable? In my ...
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Using DHCP, is it possible to obtain an IP address & MAC address for a cluster? [closed]

I know that DHCP assigns IP addresses, but does it also assign a MAC address? Is this a commonly used paradigm for cluster/cloud computing? Perhaps DHCP could be used to dynamically assign a new IP ...
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How can I use hardware VPN connections from the cloud?

We currently host our servers in a typical hosting environment. We connect to several third parties via VPN connections. Each third party stipulates what VPN devices we can use to connect to their ...
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How does migrating a running Virtual-Machine from one Hypervisor to another actually work?

How does migrating a running Virtual-Machine from one Hypervisor to another in a cloud environment actually work? I know that it is possible and that this feature exists. But what does actually ...
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Cannot connect SFTP with FileZilla

I have OpenStack Havana installed in Ubuntu 12.04.4 Server. I have successfully launched a Ubuntu Cloud image's instance in OpenStack. I can successfully ping/SSH to my instance via my OpenStack's ...
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store log files in the cloud, when servers are not in the cloud

We're looking at a long-term migration towards the cloud. The plan is to start small, and gradually move less essential parts of the infrastructure into the cloud. All good so far. Part of this ...
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Looking for recommendations on how to evaluate replacement of on-premise server with new server or go to cloud

My business has about 15 people in a single location. We've lived forever off a local Windows Server for file sharing (about 800 GB) and access to our accounting system, which is also file system ...
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Deploying a private DAAS?

I am an electronics student who is doing an internship at a Data center. (have small to no knowledge about virtualization, cloud, computer networks). My friend and I were given a chance to deploy and ...
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Node.js ESB authentication for connection to cloud based services

I've been looking at Authentication for Node.js and it seems like http://passportjs.org/ fits the bill quite nicely. Do you think that this would be a good candidate to interface with all major third ...
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Serving multiple web-service instances [closed]

We're building an API-based web solution on Python which is going to be delivered to individual customers. Each customer is going to have a separate dataset. Currently, it's not a problem to deploy ...
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Upgrading your cloud application when running it on a live cluster?

I am working on a cloud based application which installed under Ubuntu as you would otherwise expected. For example, the server is installed as follow: apt-get install snapserver We have nearly 20 ...
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Which cloud providers which let you spoof an outgoing IP address, and how? [closed]

I have a web application which is load-balanced using LVS which has been hosted within my organization's network to this point. We've used both direct and tunnel routing within LVS, which results in ...
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EC2 Spot Instance Capabilities

I'm planning to bring up a few EC2 Spot Instances in the near future but, before I do, I have a couple of questions that I couldn't find answers to in the documentation. I was curious if it was ...