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Can anyone recommend a legacy hosting cloud platform? [closed]

I'm looking to build a cluster of test machines that run XP, Vista and Win7 with 32/64 bit versions but I'd like to build these into a cloud system. Looking at EC2 I can't install XP and I can't see ...
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Things I should look for/tread cautiously if I am moving to the cloud

What should I be looking out for when moving to a cloud like Rackspace? Another user at serverfault had issues like compute cycles (CC) exploding and I did not want to have the same experience.
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Benchmark of provisionning delays of various cloud providers

Cloud computing supposedly lets you instantiate on-demand processing power through additional VMs. The allocation process is frequently advertised as fast without further details. My personal ...
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Migrating physical server to Amazon Web Services cloud computing

I am trying to migrate a physical server running Windows Server 2003 to Amazon Web Services cloud computing. What is the simplest/easiest way to transfer everything to cloud computing keeping ...
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I need a relatively cheap host, which will be able to handle sudden peaks in traffic?

We're launching a product in a few months, which will obviously have a website. Judging from our current traffic, we believe that overall traffic will probably not be that much, but we are aiming at ...
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How we build private cloud computing in my organization

I'm young admin in some organization, I would like to know how we prepare private cloud computing. Like what cloud computing consist of ? Regards Pond
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I am on Rackspace Cloud. What is Bandwidth Out and Bandwidth In?

Can someone give me very easy to understand examples? And how to calculate? Suppose someone views a page off of my web server. This page is 400kb. How much is the bandwidth in and out for me?
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MS SQL Server on Amazon EC2 - 20Gb, 75% rewrite every night

Client asked if we can host our application for them on Amazon Cloud. The app has database running on MS SQL Server which is approximately 20 Gb in size. We need to update the database almost every ...
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DNS service outside hosting provider [closed]

I came to the conclusion that the DNS service at my hosting company is totally unreliable. But I don't want to change providers, because all their other services are great. In fact, it's a cloud ...
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Suggestions for iPhone game server hosting [closed]

I'm working on an iPhone application which requires a server component. The game would interact with the server using JSON and would essentially be a CRUD interface to a database backend. I don't ...
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How to choose size for a cloud server (rackspace)

We're going to test the rackspace cloud next week to see how it's working with our web app. It's a LAMP environment with a lot of MySQL databases. How do I choose the "right" server size? On ...
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How to configure IIS wildcards for account subdomains (like Basecamp)?

In effect I'm working on a SaaS application where I want to give subscribers their own subdomain to access their information (in code I will be pulling the first part of the subdomain for use as their ...
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(*nix) Cloud/cluster solutions for scalable web-services

I'm going to build a high-performance web service. It should use a database (or any other storage system), some processing language (either scripting or not), and a web-server daemon. The system ...
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Cloud hosting: do we need it?

We have a server (4GB RAM, two 4-core Intel Xeon E5420) performing the following tasks: website with static content (currently just some CMS, we plan to add a caching reverse-proxy) customer control ...
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Comparison of cloud hosting providers [closed]

Is there a place where we can compare* the many new arising cloud hosting providers? From reading into each of them, they seem very different and range from just hosting applications (google) to a ...
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Understanding: cloud-server, cloud-hosting, cloud-computing, the cloud

There's a lot of buzz about these subjects and there seems little consensus on the terms. Is that just me not understanding the subject, or is there a clear meaning for each of these terms? Are there ...
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With the emergence of scalable VPS like Rackspace's Cloudservers, is there still room for traditional VPS providers?

With Rackspace Cloudservers gaining popularity, and the ability for one to use their cloudserver as a scalable VPS, is there any reason why people should be using traditional VPS providers? ...
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Expecting High traffic on website..How to manage

I am expecting high traffic on a corporate website i am managing.At present the website is hosted on godaddy shared hosting. As it will be an IPO for my clients company so i don't have any idea what ...
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Running a DNS Server in the “Cloud”

On previous projects I have relied upon the data centre to handle my DNS. However recently we have been moving more projects to various "cloud" solutions. Is it a good idea to run a DNS server on a ...
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Does Amazon S3 have “sub-directories”? (Rackspace Cloudfiles does not)

In Rackspace, all the "buckets" are one level. Buckets cannot be inside other buckets. This makes it very hard for ORGANIZATION! Edit: does anyone have any suggestions on which one to use...for best ...
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Which Cloud Computing provider support user-provided Linux kernel?

I'm looking for a Cloud Computing provider which provide servers on-demand and billed per hour (like EC2) with the ability to use an alternate kernel (they often use Xen for cloud servers). I want ...
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Has anyone got billed for malicious activities (DDoS) on a cloud server?

I would like to know if anyone got billed beyond expectation on a cloud service because of malicious activities (DDoS, etc)? How does EC2 and/or Rackspace Cloud handle these issues? Thank you!
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Any reviews about the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)? [closed]

I want to use it for hosting large system which will contain x-large database.
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When should one use the following: Amazon EC2, Google App Engine, Microsoft Azure and Salesforce.com?

I had asked this question on StackOverflow. It was suggested to post it here too. When should one use the following: Amazon EC2, Google App Engine, Microsoft Azure and Salesforce.com? Please share ...
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How can I dynamically scale cloud servers to provide an on-demand hosting service?

I'm interested in using Rackspace Cloud Servers API to build myself a dynamically scalable hosting service. The Cloud Servers API allows me to add and remove server instances programmatically. ...
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The Hidden Risks of Cloud Computing?

In an era of ubiquitous broadband, smart-phones, and users who manage multiple computers and devices, it just makes sense to move your email, photos, documents, calendar, notes, finances, and contacts ...
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VPS solution to match cloud scalabilty and reliability

Having this architecture in mind: server 1: webserver - floating/surges of CPU load and BW consumption server 2: dbserver - floating I/O from webserver and steady/heavy I/O from batch-process server ...
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JBoss Application Server on Rackspace Cloud/Mosso

So,I have a cloud account with Rackspace Cloud. I've set up a server with them. They gave me an IP and a password. I SSH'd to the machine, installed Mysql-server, Java and JBoss 5.0.1. I started JBoss ...
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Should our web-app go Cloud or multiple VPS?

Let's say we have a web-app and there's an automated/under-the-hood process which updates the DB. At the moment, they all ran in the same server. We'd like to separate the batch-process from the ...
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Are Rackspace's Cloud Servers really cloud hosting?

I may be confused about what cloud hosting really is... I asked Rackspace how its Cloud Server (CS) 256MB/10GB compares to Slicehost's 256slice VPS, and they said it's exactly the same (only ...
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What is the most recent up to date version of CENTOS distribution in EC2 Public AMI Library?

We are currently using (CentOS5_2V4_1_10)ami-cb52b6a2, but I am hoping to get something more updated. Thanks!
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Moving ASP.NET web application to a 'cloud' - has anybody actually done this?

Has anybody out there actually moved an ASP.NET application from a traditional hosting environment/situation - i.e. where you own the kit, or use Rackspace - to using a cloud service/provider? Does ...
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Google App Engine SDK is open source. Would anyone from the cloud try to catch it to break the vendor lockin?

Would it be possible/feasible/desirable that any "cloud" provider grab the source code of the Google App Engine SDK in order to break the "vendor lock in" it imposes?
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Cloud Computing Persistent Servers [closed]

I have a set of demos that I do for work to sell Enterprise Software and lately, the hardware requirements for these demos has started to get to be excessive for bringing a laptop into a client so I ...
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How do I store an image of a server?

Is there any way to take an image of a "cloud" server (the server in question is on the Rackspace Cloud/Mosso) and store it so that the server instance can be shut down/destroyed, and if I decide I ...
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Amazon EC2 Load Balanced & Auto Loaded Cluster - What happens to browser sessions?

Assuming a cluster of webservers on EC2 with both Elastic Load Balancing and Auto Loading (meaning instances start and die based on demand), can someone tell me what happens to a user's browser's ...
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Cloud-computing for small non-profit

Our small non-profit organizes its tech traditionally - we have a windows file server, do our own backup tapes and pay an arm and a leg to a local IT support vendor. We have 5 staff and the most ...
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Files disappearing from Amazon EC2 servers

I have an Ubuntu 8.10 server at Amazon's EC2, based on the ami-1c5db975 image by Eric Hammond. After rebooting an EC2 server, the /etc/resolv.conf file is reset to a default, erasing any changes made ...
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Has anyone obtained an invitation to SUN Cloud?

Does anyone here know how to get an early invitation to the Sun Cloud?
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Is there a good online backup solution for SBS2003? [closed]

I support an environment for a non-profit that is a single SBS 2003 server running Exchange and Sharepoint. They are in need of a decent backup solution that I would prefer incorporate online ...
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Is Apple going to miss out by not allowing to virtualise Mac OS X? [closed]

As far as I know you are not legally allowed to virtualise Mac OS X. Recently Amazon added Windows support to EC2 so you can now run Windows, Solaris, BSD and Linux instances in the cloud. With Apple ...
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How do you do Cloud ROI analysis? Are you moving to cloud, and if so, which systems first?

Azure just released pricing a little while ago. And today I got a mail from Amazon advertising their cloud-based CDN. I feel like cloud-based systems are coming, but not yet ready for mainstream IT ...
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How can I calculate how much a high volume site would save with cloud computing Vs. traditional hosting?

How can I calculate the required bandwith and cost of hosting a site that would have around 3 million unique visitors per year? I wanted to come up with an estimate of how much cost could be saved by ...
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How are admins managing their EC2 EBS's and Snapshots?

My company is moving our hosting to Amazon and I'm working though all the migration issues. It has been quite a challenge transitioning from physical hardware to transient virtual machines. One of ...
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How big is a cloud? [closed]

I'm trying to come up with some data on how much computing power the current cloud platforms represent. (Microsoft Azure, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, Google App Engine. Others?) Stuff like how many ...
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LAMP-based “cloud” hosts like Mosso/Rackspace Cloud Sites and Cartika HAL?

next to Rackspace's Cloud Sites and Cartika's HAL, are there any other web hosts that run hosted sites on real app server and database clusters (this excludes MediaTemple) and support PHP/Perl and ...
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EC2 Image to start

I'm starting to test EC2 for a couple of new projects. I need to choose an AMI (Amazon Machine Image) and Amazon offered me as first option Fedora Core 8, which is a very old version of one of my ...
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How to add a security group to a running EC2 Instance?

I have an Amazon EC2 instance running and I will like to add another security group to that instance and then remove the current security group from that instance. Is this possible?
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Updateing files on Amazon’s CDN

is there any way to update files stored on Amazon's CDN service? Seems like it won't take any update of a file we make (eg. removing the file and storing the new one with the same file name as ...
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Which Distributed File System as a backend for Cloud Computing?

I have a basic cloud running on Ubuntu Server (9.04) and Eucalyptus. Walrus (Eucalyptus' API compatable S3 implementation) stores files by on the cloud controller. However each of the other 4 server ...