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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How do I add a VM hosted on Windows Azure to my local Active directory?

I have an on premise network with active directory on it. I want to host one of my newer applications on a VM hosted on windows azure. I want to be able to log in to this VM using my existing AD ...
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Automatically Applying Security Updates for AWS Elastic Beanstalk

I've been a fan of Heroku since it's earliest days. But I like the fact that AWS Elastic Beanstalk gives you more control over the characteristics of the instances. One thing I love about Heroku is ...
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Understanding where an amazon ec2 instance run?

I am currently using the aws api from my local desktop. I can successfully take backups of my amazon volumes, and even create an ami from it. Now when i wanted to run the instance to be built from ...
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MySQL server on openstack

I want to set up a MySQL database that is easy to scale. Traditional, off-cloud scaling means (1) upgrading the hardware, (2) sharding, or (3) replicating. Option 1 is easy but is limited. Option 2 ...
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Getting the ramdisk id of an amazon elastic cloud storage?

I ran ec2-describe-instances, on which i got the output as INSTANCE i-14305121 ami-bf1d8a8f ec2-54-244-161-27.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com ip-10-244-164-7.us-west-2.compute.internal ...
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How to have proper expectations about AWS performance?

I'm in the process of moving a webapp from the local server that's been its development home to somewhere else for eventual deployment. I'm currently evaluating AWS and Rackspace, and am in the ...
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cloud file storage (SSHFS usable?)

I am using Linode and plan on having multiple VPS behind a Load Balancer to run my application. The problem i have is with storage, in the next year i see at least 2TB of storage required. I have ...
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Vagrant hosting service

On a small project we use Vagrant for development environments. Given the simplicity of the setup, we are considering using it for production since it's a small project with low traffic. I know I ...
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GPU (Specifically NVidia) Cloud Computing Centres [closed]

In the CPU computing world, you have giant cloud providers like Microsoft Azure, Amazon EC2 and Rackspace. You have also smaller companies that provide dedicated hosting services. Amazon EC2 has ...
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How to configure on which server a VM is created in Oracle Cloud Control & Oracle VM Manager?

The hardware configuration is fine and I can reach my two servers in my serverpool. The problem is that I have to use two different brand of servers on which server 1 has Virtualization Technology and ...
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Mysql working remotely but not localy

I have a cloud based application in PHP with one master server and multiple slaves. All servers are using master's database (mysql). I already done this steps CREATE USER 'mysql'@'%' IDENTIFIED BY ...
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Moving Windows Server to the Cloud

We have an ageing Windows webserver hosting web applications through IIS and contains an SQL Server 2005 instance. It runs a range of websites from standard HTML, through classic ASP and up to ...
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Copy (down) Rackspace Cloud File bucket to a local directory?

How do I copy (down) a Rackspace Cloud File bucket to a local directory? Or better yet, how do I update a local directory to be a copy of the RS bucket? There are plenty of tools for uploading or ...
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Backups of roaming laptop/private cloud

This seems like a simple 'what tool to use for x' question, but it's more general. I'm rapidly running out of ideas, so I hope to get some insight here. We have a customer that has employees with ...
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Office 365 vs Hosting Exchange at our data center

Please give me your view on this question based on your own experiences. I am trying to determine if I should host our Exchange server in our data center (which host our websites with ~99% uptime). ...
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We develop an app and what kind of hostings/servers do we need? [duplicate]

We develop an app. Our app need to connect through RDP protocol to server (so, server should have RDP server running on it, as I think). Server need to launch Firefox (specifically configured) for ...
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How to build a L2 Ethernet with 1000 comupters?

We don't really have 1000 computers. I'm asking this question just because my brain is blocked here. If I put a number of, say 1000, computer on a L2 Ethernet. Since most of L2 switch has only maybe ...
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Connecting domain name to website deployed at cloud

I have a domain name lovedmusic.com. I have signed up for jelastic - a cloud web hosting service. Right now I m utilizing my trail period. I have created a environment with app id ...
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Memcached in a cloud environment: dedicated server or localhosts?

I'm something of a rookie, so apologies if I'm missing something obvious since my research hasn't led me to much relating to our somewhat unique situation. I'm going to be transitioning a php app to ...
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Do I really need to use openstack? [closed]

There is a lot of hype on the Ubuntu website at the moment about openstack and I am planning to setup a few virtualised servers on Ubuntu anyway. My question is that I'm not sure if openstack would ...
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PaaS on top of Cloud

This question may sound stupid and if it does I appologise. Is it possible to build a service like PagodaBox (PHP PaaS) on top of a virtualised enviroment such as Rackspace Cloud or AWS EC2 etc? Or ...
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standard platform performance test

We're currently running our application on Heroku and are seeing the limitations of its platform (mainly due to the cost of scaling). We're looking to run our own setup on something like Amazon. ...
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Which Open Source Cloud Management Platform supports Amazon-RDS?

I have been trying to use Amazon Web services, specially EC2 and RDS. Nowadays most CMP (Cloud Management Platform) like Eucalyptus, OpenNebula, OpenStack, Nimbus and CloudStack all support Ec2 to a ...
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error: unknown OS type hvm - help deploying VM - OpenNebula [closed]

I have the following errors when I try to create a VM: Log: Tue Mar 12 16:57:23 2013 [DiM][I]: New VM state is ACTIVE. Tue Mar 12 16:57:23 2013 [LCM][I]: New VM state is PROLOG. Tue Mar 12 16:57:23 ...
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Rackspace: Temporary streaming URL to a file in the cloud files

The question is simple: How to create a temporary streaming URL to a files in the Rackspace cloud files. URL is needed streaming.
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My application server can't connect to my DB Cassandra server

I have two servers. One has PHPCassa with a small app, the second has Cassandra install. Here is the error I get: An attempt was made to connect to every server twice, but all attempts failed. The ...
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Do I need to install Thrift on both my servers (Application/DB)?

Here is my situation. I have two servers. One as all my applications (PHP), the second as Cassandra DB with Solr (Solandra), and OpsCenter. I am using PHP on my application server to access my ...
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Centos-release update package

during my usual packages upgrade routine a new package appeared on the list of the ones that should be updated: centos-release (6-4.el6.centos.10). I would like to know if this installs a new kernel ...
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Storing and accessing common non-sql database live from the cloud?

Let's say the database is non-sql, something completely archaic like paradox or whatever. I have no power over it as I'm not the developer. However, I would really like to have the database live on a ...
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how to make my Linux to listen on his public ip rather than the private IP

I have a virtual machine on some public cloud. the physical IP is not routeble. the ISP provided for me with a public IP and the NAT is being done using the ISP FW. on that Server I'm running ...
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OpenNebula: Can't create a host - Could not resolve hostname

I'm having trouble launching a host in Open nebula. Is is because I can't merge the front end with hosts i.e start off with one server and build from there. Do I have to start with 3 or 4 servers? ...
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Is it possible to set up NAS to share files and then check for most recent edits and sync?

I'm not sure if this is a serverfault or a superuser question, so my apologies if I'm in the wrong place. I have a Synology NAS and We have an office with two laptops. I want to share one folder ...
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AWS managemnt using Cloudstack GUI

I am using Cloudtsack 4.0.1 with support for AWS. But can this be used to graphically manage AWS instances? So far I can use only EC2 commands which can be possible even with out Cloudstack.
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Can a Dedicated Server Configuration for LAMP Hosting be Done “in the Cloud”? [closed]

Right now, one of our product offerings is basically LAMP web hosting. We host a PHP CMS, lots of images, and sometimes WordPress in each Apache host–all across multiple linux dedicated boxes. Our ...
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What level of email security in cloud is sufficient to protect from tampering [closed]

I setup cloud server with encrypted volumes, I installed mail server with SMTP and IMAP, I allow only SSL connections (the latest TLS). I was wondering if this configuration will prevent from others ...
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How does a geographically distributed web app handle stored data?

Hypothetically... I log in to a web app from Australia and change some data. In the US my colleague is using the same system and wants to view the data I've changed. How could the web app be deployed ...
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Densely packed Xeon 5400 processors [closed]

I'm doing lots of data crunching in a private cloud. I really like the price point of the Intel Xeon 5420 processor so I would like to run as many of these as possible. I have some running in ...
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Use CloudInit cloud-config file to add authorized_keys for multiple users

Is it possible to add ssh authorized keys for multiple users using a #cloud-config file with CloudInit? I'm trying to initialize a new EC2 instance created from an Amazon Linux AMI using CloudInit. ...
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What's the difference between scaling memory and scaling instances in cloud hosting?

I've been playing around with a free account on appfog.com and this question came to mind. What's the difference between scaling memory and scaling instances? For example, what is the real world ...
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How much RAM and CPU throughput can handle 20GE in Cloud? [closed]

We're going to build a cloud infrastructure and would like to use the HP DL160 G8 with a 20GE NIC (2x10GE LACP). How much RAM and CPU can handle this NIC? The server will have at least 2x Intel ...
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First-time Developer's Basic Cloud & Node.js Questions

I'm trying to get a handle on the concepts and best practices of cloud development with Node.js, because I haven't found a good explanation. When you buy a virtual machine from Rackspace or ...
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Issues with EC2 Elastic Load Balancer DNS and routing

We're trying to run a fairly straightforward setup on Amazon EC2 - several HTTP servers sitting behind an Amazon Elastic Load Balancer (ELB). Our domain is managed in Route53, and we have a CNAME ...
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Thin clients over WAN - Capacity planning [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my capacity planning? How reliable is it to run thin clients such as Citrix XenDesktop over the WAN. I am designing an IT solution where the client ...
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servers pool synchronization an management for serving videos [closed]

I would like to serve videos from a pool of servers and have a minimum of 2 copy of each to prevent server crash and lose data. The goal is to have a kind of cloud where I can add as many server as I ...
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Which hardware gives us better redundancy, performance, and cost efficiency for a large Enterprise Cloud Solution? [closed]

We are going to build a Large Enterprise Cloud Solution and would like to know in which configuration we would have a better redundancy/performance and cost efficient. Here are 2 examples which we're ...
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On-premise VMware vSphere vs Amazon VPC for small business [closed]

Background I have been managing all the IT for a small business (owned by a family member) of ~5 users for about 10 years. Since about 2 years the infrastructure is 100% virtual running on VMware ...
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Provider claiming “all web servers in the cloud are automatically kept in sync” - should I be skeptical?

I'm no expert in cloud computing - I've spent a fair bit of time researching it and various providers but am yet to get any hands-on experience with it. From what I've read about AWS and auto-scaling ...
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Letting users make their own dns changes? Any software available to manage this tricky situation?

I currently waste a lot of time making dns changes for my organization. DDNS of course helps for workstations, but we still have a few thousand unique servers with still more applications needing ...
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How do projects manage chef cookbooks when multiple teams manage multiple sets of cookbooks?

I am wondering how projects that have multiple component teams manage their sets of cookbooks? We are trying to figure out how we can have an ops team provide a set of "common component" cookbooks ...
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Master - Slave MySQL setup on a VMWare Cloud — Is it needed?

We currently are in the research phase of building a "Master" database for our e-commerce business that will centralize all data, including product information, vendor information, Magento ...