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How can I make Azure instances use as little RAM as AWS?

I'm comparing the small instances of Azure, Amazon and Rackspace, and noticed that the Amazon configuration appears to use less RAM than Azure. Can anyone explain why this is? Would it be true to ...
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Why does Heroku warn against “naked” domain names?

I ran across this page in the Heroku docs... Naked domains, also called bare or apex domains, are configured in DNS via A-records and have serious availability implications when used in highly ...
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Justification of Amazon EC2 Performance

I have a .jar file that represents a server which receives over TCP an image in bytes (of size at most 500 kb) and writes it file. It then sobels this image and sends it over TCP socket to the client ...
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EC2 Configuration

I am trying to create a server structure for my EC2 account. The design I have chosen consists of 2 instances running in different availability zones, elastic load balancer, an auto-scaling group with ...
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What are some common tagging strategies for EC2 in multi-team environments?

Given a company with multiple teams using EC2, what are some common or practical strategies for setting some TAG guidelines when instances or ami's are created so that resources can be more easily ...
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Cloudify - install-application: Application installation timed out?

Continue from this topic, I'm stopping at step 4: cloudify@default> install-application --verbose -timeout 10 /usr/local/src/gigaspaces-cloudify-2.1.0-ga/recipes/apps/petclinic-simple Validating ...
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MySql Data Loss - post mortem analysis - RackSpace Cloud Server

After a recent 'emergency migration' of a RS cloud server, the mysql databases on our server snapshot image proved to be days out of date from the backup date. And yet files that were uploaded ...
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Cloudify: bootstrap-localcloud: operation failed?

OS: Gentoo, CentOS Version: 2.1.0 Follow the quick start guide, I got the below error when running bootstrap-localcloud: cloudify@default> bootstrap-localcloud STARTING CLOUDIFY MANAGEMENT 2012-...
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Running KVM vms on top of vmware vms

Is it possible to run a KVM (not qemu) VM on top of a Linux VM running in VMWARE ESX 5? Are there specific settings for that? No care about poor performance.
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RemoteError: Remote error: NoMoreNetworks

I get this error when I try to start the machine. There are free IP addresses (both floating and fixed). I tried to look about it on the web, but no luck (there is an answer somewhere which doesnt ...
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Open source app to manage and run commands on cloud servers? [closed]

I'm creating a SaaS platform, and I need a component / library that can create, delete and store the connection details for cloud servers. It also needs to support executing shell commands on these ...
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Can my company benefit from cloud computing? [closed]

I have read Wikipedia articles, etc., but I have a small engineering firm. We're a machine vision integrator. For some reason, it was suggested that if we offered a "cloud" -- whatever that is -- that ...
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Server Cluster Design/Setup [closed]

OK So I am not sure if this is posted already but let me explain my goal and what I am trying to do. Really need some help on this as I am not really linux or server savvy yet. I know the basics with ...
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Minimum requirement for making single node cloud architecture [closed]

Hiee.. I do have only 2GB RAM 32 bit core2 duo intel processor @2.20 GHZ is it possible for me to make (single node)cloud infrastructure using this configuration? I need to make cloud ...
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How to reset connection pool in Azure (Error: max pool size was reached)?

I am getting the below error in my Azure website and am scrambling to fix it: Timeout expired. The timeout period elapsed prior to obtaining a connection from the pool. This may have occurred ...
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Distribute the load all around the world

Let's say we're starting a project which is meant to be served all around the world How am I supposed to distribute the database and server load, and increase (optimize) the service for large ...
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Instance's deployment / post configuration for AWS Elastic Beanstalk

I am using AWS Elastic Beanstalk, it is easy to start with deploying Java based web app, which is great. However, I want to install Memcached on every instance locally so they can be used for caching,...
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Is it possible to configure cloud without virtualization?

I have learned that cloud computing provides computation, software, data access, and storage services and virtualization is mandatory for cloud computing. I have also found in some places that there ...
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Using Opennebula as an IaaS: Running benchmark accross all nodes, possibe?

Our current situation: We have one Opennebula cloud infrastructure consisting of a cluster controller and 6 cluster nodes configured and working. All Nodes run debian instances on top of a kvm ...
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What components should I purchase at AWS? [closed]

This might sound silly question, but it is a real problem which I need help in regards. Unlike "normal" VPS providers I used to such as linode.com and slicehost.com, at AWS they have all those fancy ...
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how does cloudstack-oss differ from cloud.com? [closed]

the commercial offering (cloud.com) differs only by support? cloudstack OSS is licensed under GPL v3, is that good for commercial usage (unmodified binaries)?
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Data storage solutions for rapidly running out of space [closed]

I have 2 web servers (1 live and other backup), the issue I have is our storage is rapidly running out. All the data on the server is used by our customers and new documents are uploaded to the ...
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what are the alternatives (OSS,commercial) for virtual machine life-cycle management? [closed]

likes of VMware lab manager: desired feature list: Self-Service: rapid-delpoy-VMs configuration management: clone, snapshot VM good to have: hypervisor agnostic storage lease user access - ...
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Local load balancing and using cloud services when needed

Suppose a company has a set of web+data servers that are load balanced, but sometimes the application gets a burst that goes beyond server capabilities. This would nicely mitigate the cost of cloud ...
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Cloud server vs VPS vs Dedicated for web App

So I am not very into servers and I have few questions of which I don't know where I can get answers from and I hope someone here could easly help me out. So I have a web app currently hosted on ...
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Migration between OpenStack and RackSpace cloud

So I am deploying a OpenStack private cloud in my business. As I understand from research the OpenStack project was created by RackSpace and that their own cloud platform uses OpenStack. So my ...
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Performance, Data Loss and Downtime - - Struck Between Dedicated vs Cloud Hosting [closed]

This is my situation... Cloud Hosting - - disk I/O for my wordpress website (aka a database-driven website) is abysmal. But what's good about it is, there's no single point of failure, so very ...
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Cloud Linux with OpenGL acceleration?

We are thinking about launching some Linux server-side services which would greatly benefit of having real accelerated OpenGL available. Currently we are running normal server instances with Mesa ...
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EC2 security group settings are not allowing SSH access

So when I open port 22 and 80 in the default security group I'm not able to ping the domain. I've opened TCP, UDP, and ICMP to all and now it works but of course I need to find another solution. ...
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Using Load Balancer in Rackspace cloud for website HA

I have tested tomcat specific clustering with apache mod_jk and mod_proxy on ubuntu local VMs for our website high availability and load balancing. The real servers are hosted by Rackspace cloud ...
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Using ubuntu cloud-init to setup logging to splunk

I intend to start up ~100 EC2 spot instances using Canonical's Ubuntu images. I am using multipart cloud-init user-data to setup packages, scripts, etc. I would like to know how I can tell rsyslog to ...
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AWS EC2 EBS Microinstance Storage and Djangostack

I'm moving my person webpage to an Amazon EC2 free (for now) micro instance, and want to clarify some things. Since the micro instance does not have any "local storage", when i am installing apache, ...
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Why do cloud providers calculate per hour? Who turns off their servers anyway?

I'm not tech/unix/sysadmin ignorant, but i still can't understand why Amazon, Rackspace, Azure, GoGrid, Linode and these guys calculate their instances per hour used... I have to ask... Who on earth ...
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EC2: maximum shutdown time exceeded

Is there a maximum shutdown for instances in Amazon EC2? And is that maximum configurable via the EC2-API? We transfer data at shutdown time from the instance to S3. This works great for small files. ...
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How does one configure networking on OpenStack?

I've been playing with Openstack, but I can't get the networking to function correctly. I'm just trying to get a single server going. I can bring up instances, but they get stuck at the BIOS loading ...
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How many cpus needed to check a 100 million digit prime number efficiently?

If I had access to potentially large number of CPUs and wanted to quickly check 100 million digit numbers for primality using a map-reduce architecture, how many CPUs would be necessary? Each of the ...
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Server architecture for statistical analysis [closed]

I am currently standing before a decision on how to design a system that would handle computing of statistical data on the cloud. I would like to know what server structure should I use to be able to ...
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How will I support 100,000 requests an hour?

I know this question is a little strange but I got lucky with an idea and I need some numbers to use for when I try to make a deal with a company. I'm wondering how much it'll cost me to run a site ...
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What are the benefits of running chef-server instead of chef-solo?

I am looking at automated deployment solutions for my team and have been playing with Chef for the past few days. I've been able to get a simple web app up an running from a base Red Hat VM using chef-...
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best cloud computing company for webhosting business [closed]

I'm running a reseller business. but now I have plans to expand it to the clouds. can you suggest some economical options for the same. most of them would be running wordpress and joomla. as far as I ...
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Open source cloud computing with scalable virtual machines

I'm searching for open source software to create my own cloud computing environment, like Ubuntu UEC or Eucalyptus. What I need is that each virtual machine can use resources from multiple nodes (CPU,...
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Ec2 Denial of Service: Securing cloud based website from DOS attack

How can I prep up my website infrastructure running on an EC2 instance against DOS attacks? I run apache with nginx as reverse proxy
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Looking for software suite to delegate CPU intensive tasks onto EC2 on-demand instances [closed]

I am looking for a project which would simplify EC2 on-demand instance management for script execution. Here is my scenario. script waits for new job my script reads execution parameters it executes ...
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Cheap 'n' easy AIX hosting services? [closed]

I'm working on a product that's written in generic, cross-platform-friendly Java. However, this Java component plugs into a natively-compiled, platform-specific third-party SDK. A potential customer ...
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Eucalyptus / no bootable EBS yet - any alternatives to Eucalyptus?

I've read a couple of articles that Eucalyptus doesn't support bootable EBS yet. This is a problem since you can't make a backup form an instance like you a able on Amazon cloud or Rack Space Cloud. ...
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Swapping a EC2 EBS instance to be backed by local storage

I have a windows 2008 Amazon EC2 instance which is EBS backed. Both the root device (C:) and the EBS volume I have as the secondary drive (D:) are EBS volumes. I would like to migrate this instance ...
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using cloud computing in my small network

Ok, I understand generally about the clouds... I've been using virtualization of my servers for the last 3 years or so. Originally with vmware server, now I prefer xenserver... Although my machines ...
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Best solution for cloud hosting [closed]

I'm located in Europe, and I'm looking for a flexible solution to host my Ubuntu server. I'd like to have a unique and scalable server using Virtualmin, where I could add/remove as much CPU, memory, ...
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(Eucalyptus, KVM) Why we need to split a VM into kernel image, ramdisk image, and disk image?

I'm new in using cloud computing technologies. There is a popular cloud software called Eucalyptus. I found that the way to start a VM in Eucalyptus is very different from Virtualbox. In Virtualbox, ...
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DHCP from EC2/VPS

Does anybody think it would be possible to run a DHCP service off a server in the cloud such as Amazon EC2 or a generic VPS? Could it be used in a scenario where the company has many sites ...