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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KVM Windows Guest Vlan Tagging

Right now, I'm trying a new cloud provider which facilitates private networking, this is a feature on which you can run multiple vlan's. Because the platform that we are going to build is a ...
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SCOM vs. Windows System Center vs. HP Operations Manager

(I asked this question over on Stack Overflow and they sent me here. Sorry for the very basic question, but I have purely coding experience - no server management stuff at all - and this is ...
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Cannot connect to Windows Azure virtual network with netgear router

Has anyone sucessfully connected to a Windows Azure Virtual network using a Netgear router? I am attempting to connect to a Windows Azure virtual network using a Netgear FVS318G VPN firewall router. ...
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Mounting shared memory in XCP/ XEN Server,for storing VM

Requirement vm with 2HDD each 1gb OS will be installed on hdd 1 and required data on HDD 2 I want all my VM running on Xen Cloud Platform XCP 1.1 to use /dev/shm of host machine for HDD1. Is ...
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Storage in the cloud [closed]

If I save a document using a cloud based service, am I right in thinking that my file will be stored redundantly on a few DAS servers in a local data center. When I try and access this data again, how ...
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Immortal application

(TL;DR: last paragraph) I'm running an online service and have thusfar been doing offline backups and simple monitoring to achieve resilience and availability. Resilience is rather manual but I'm ...
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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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Deploying to Rackspce Cloud using Cloud Foundry and VMC

I'm just wondering how do I use Cloud Foundry VMC to deploy my application to different cloud providers? In particular Rackspace Cloud. I know there are services that use cloud foundry like AppFog, ...
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What are my options with a downloaded Rackspace cloud image?

I've got an unresponsive Rackspace slice that has defied all attempts at accessing. I created an emergency image from this and deleted it, downloading the files that compromise the image to a local ...
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calculate amazon s3 price for my cooking video site [closed]

we have a website which has tons of cooking video, and since the price is getting higher every month (due to the increasing bandwidth) we're thinking of moving the videos to amazon's cloud storage. ...
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How can upload my files in afast way to Rackspace Cloud files?

I have a lot of image files, and I want to upload all of them (about a million in a single directory) to RackSpace Cloud files in the fastest and most efficient way. I'm using the python-cloudfiles ...
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Microsoft Azure Virtual Networking

I have created a Virtual Network in Azure following the steps in the tutorial. I then create a VM using the Windows 2008 R2 image and select the FrontEndSubnet (10.4.3.0/24) for the VM. (Following ...
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Making a mini-cloud at home, using a few Ubuntu boxes [closed]

I'm looking to make a sort of at-home mini-cloud. I have several Ubuntu boxes lying around and thought I'd make them into something useful. I'm being a little vague on purpose since I'm not quite ...
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How does the Cloud compare to Colocation? And development too [closed]

Currently I/we run a SaaS web application where each subscriber has their own physical instance of the application in addition to their own database. The setup has each web application instance ...
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Fileshare server infrastructure name

I'm currently developing a documents fileshare service, and it becomes more and more evident that my very basic configuration with a server from Plesk is unsufficient for my needs. I.e. I'm starting ...
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Openstack on Windows [closed]

Can I run openstack on windows? If yes, where can I get the installer? Is it free ? I can't seem to find the download on openstack Otherwise, do you know of any open source cloud that run on windows?
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Problems with Wordpress on Rackspace Cloud Server

I have a rackspace cloud server running Ubuntu 12. I've setup the web server, PHP and MySQL and it's all working with my custom PHPs and databases performing as expected But, the problem arises when ...
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what are the system requirements of vmware cloud director 1.5 [closed]

what are the system requirements of vmware cloud director 1.5. Is it install on laptop for creating test environment
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KVM instance creation fails with 'virtio-net has no peer'

When I create a Windows Server 2008 instance for KVM with this command: kvm -m 2048 -cdrom win2008.iso -drive file=windowserver.img,if=virtio -boot d -drive ...
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Encrypted off-site data storage

My business has a rather unique problem. We work in China and we want to implement a file server paradigm which does not store any files locally, but rather in a server overseas. Applications would be ...
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AWS own email domain and some generic questions

I'm getting started with Amazon Web Services and I have a few question I'm not sure about. As every (company) webpage I want to use an "office@companyname.com" email adress, but how is that done? I ...
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Is it possible to synchronize the passwords of local intranet with cloud server?

I would like to setup a Sharepoint 2010 solution on a cloud based Windows Server 2008 R2. Preferably I would like the ability to use a company's existing user accounts and passwords. Therefore my ...
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What are common strategies for configuration management on EC2?

Without using a 3rd party cloud configuration service, what are common patterns/strategies or whitepapers written on the subject of configuration management with EC2? Specifically on how to configure ...
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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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How can I configure Munin to give me a “total” view of all my cloud servers?

I have a dozen load balanced cloud servers all monitored by Munin. I can track each one individually just fine. But I'm wondering if I can somehow bundle them up to see just how much collective CPU ...
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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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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 ...
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Track bandwith usage by application

I have a server at Rackspace and noticed my server is suddenly sending out 2GB of data per month (this is atypical since I don't use it that much) How can I figure out what application is using that ...
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Virtual Private Servers/Cloud hosting - Suitable for CPU intensive tasks?

Can anyone with experience of deploying CPU intensive applications into 'cloud' environments (like e.g. Linode), comment on whether these environments have been suitable? It seems to me that with ...
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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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What are the best practices to back up your production environment for a web app?

I am running 2 boxes on hetzner and would like to figure out the best way to back up the - app - data - live environment I understand that for the app and data parts, its very specific to my web ...
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How can I add multiple private IP addresses for a single machine?

I have one Windows cloud server on Go Daddy. They gave me 3 public IP addresses and one private IP address per machine. And I know for more public IP addresses I have to call Go Daddy. How can I add ...
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Amazon EBS : Is it flexible and expandable or is it a static disk

I just started the journey into cloud and my choice was Amazon. The free tier was very cool so i opted for this stuff. In the free tier there was a free storage of 30Gb (EBS), so i made a EBS Volume ...
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What exactly is a Cloud Firewall?

Recently I hear a lot of the buzz word "Cloud" and I have even heard of Cloud firewall. But what I was looking for is if I implement Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) as a private cloud using ...
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Amazon EC2 estimation

I'm a software/web developer and for the first time I have to set up a cloud system to host one of the websites I have coded. I found very difficult to estimate the costs for an Amazon EC2 cloud ...
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Private cloud solution [Eucalyptus,OpenStack, Nimbus] for Java deployments [Glassfish, Tomcat] [closed]

I am interested in a way to have private cloud which would host Glassfish (or Tomcat) server. Which option from Eucalyptus, Openstack or Nimbus would be best to deploy java applications on it? Or ...
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Rackspace cloud recomendations

What tools do you use to help you manage your cloud, specially with rackspace cloud? Things like Provisioning, Monitoring, Autoscaling, Alerting etc... I'm just a developer, and for a little while ...
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How to configure network connections between computers for Ubuntu Cloud Infrastructure

With the release of Ubuntu 12.04 I thought I'd try my luck with a private home cloud, I've been reading everything I could find but I've got some questions. I'm thinking of a pretty simple setup of 1 ...
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Possible to per file encrypt cloud storage? [closed]

With the many cloud storage providers that there now exist, would it be possible to add a layer of encryption before the files are saved? It would be possible to make an encrypted partition in a ...
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google cloud print on linux

i'm using Google apps, and i would like to use google cloud print but all my printers are "classic", and for what i understand it is possible to use a classic printer if i have a running pc with my ...
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Security concerns on online backup

Can there be any security with online (cloud) backup? There are solutions that claim to be secure because they encrypt on client side. But there is a client on your server that has access to all your ...
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Install vmplayer on cloud [closed]

Can you please let me know on this. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10234475/vmplayer-on-centos6 It was closed there as off topic. Hope this is the right place for this question.
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how to deal with backup & restore of private cloud environment?

using Cloudstack OSS - with NFS as storage backend.... How to deal with VM image backup and restore? snapshot backup is preferred softwares like PHD Virtual are built for specific Hypervisor: ...
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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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Are self Self-healing Cloud and Traditional Failover Boxes basically the same?

Does it still make sense to setup your own failover system (HAproxy + 2 or more servers for example) when self healing cloud seems like a practical solution? They seem to do the same job or am I ...
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What happens if an OpenStack cloud controller dies?

I've been reading up on OpenStack and how we can re-create an EC2/S3-style cloud for our internal development and I'm having a hard time finding information on how the OpenStack cloud controller ...
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Possible to use Azure xDrive (PageBlob) with on-premises Windows 2008R2

Azure's Windows 2008R2 based hosts currently use blob storage for something called XDrive. Since this is just a driver and a few other system components, has anyone figured out what files need to be ...
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how to Moniter cpu status using chef? [closed]

i try with java and ruby for moniter EC2 instance with aws sdk but not able to find any example how to moniter ec2 instacne with chef. can any one help to find example to moniter ec2 instance so we ...
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Securely connect to mainframe from cloud

I will preface this by saying that I am a solution architect, and I have a client who wishes to host an app in the cloud. The app needs to access information from SAP and other systems. What is the ...
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Managing rolling deployments with amazon EC2

Recently I've been experimenting with various cloud management tools like RightScale, Scalr, custom scripts for managing a variety of servers, each hosting several roles (app, db, load balancer, job ...