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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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 ...
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“Cloud” term is being sold and abused, what do I do? [closed]

I'm employed by an organization that is selling their products by claiming that it's in the "cloud." Their "cloud" is 2 servers with a few external USB hard drives "at the ready." I told them that we ...
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Administration of IaaS versus PaaS

Am I correct in understanding that generally IaaS (looking primarily at rackspace cloud servers) will provide a virtual server where OS updates, software updates, anti-virus, managed backups and other ...
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Ubuntu Private Cloud

I am trying to play around with Ubuntu's private cloud and have some questions. Do I have to install the server edition for the private cloud? Is it free? Does any one know of any tutorial or guide ...
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How to convert VirtualBox VM to OpenStack?

I'm running OpenStack in Ubuntu Server 11.10 (installation did using devstack script), but I have some virtual machines that are already running using VirtualBox. How can I convert the VirtualBox ...
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Cloud Storage/Remote Storage - Windows 7 Embedded

Currently I am running "Windows 7 Embedded" on a few Thin Clients (HP T5570E). I would like to store all user files running on the clients on a remote server (Not local). I have attempted using ...
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Bandwidth out of control, where to go next

I was wondering if someone could give me a bit of advice. I have just released a site live and it has maxed my bandwidth / space more than what i predicted. Im from Australia so space and bandwidth ...
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persistent storage on Amazon EC2 and other questions

i come from the land of VPSes, and all this cloud hype confuse me. i have been reading through the amazon EC2 guide for the past 2 days, but i still have few sketchy points i'm not understanding. if ...
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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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Is there any way to run linux non locally for a big group of people?

we want to use a custom linux distro over the internet with Gui for some simple tasks (mainly writing running simple python programs) and not something very computationally intensive. At its peak ...
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Setting up centralized storage (e.g., NAS/SAN) for a SaaS application

I have a SaaS application running on 6+ servers in HPCloud which creates large amounts of data (GB/TB). Users talk to the application through a RESTful api which replies back with a link to our CDN ...
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Active Directory in the cloud

My company is considering implementing Active Directory and Windows Server to manage our local network and workstations. The main benefits sought are central management of machines, security ...
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Adding a new location through Active Directory. How should it be done?

Our entire Active Directory forest is currently on a single 10/8 private subnet. We're looking to migrate most of our servers to a cloud provider, but I'm not sure how to set up the first domain ...
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What's difference between private datacenter, and public cloud datacenter [closed]

I'm very confused to understand what a cloud datacenter actually is. In my experience, the main services of a data center are the following: Renting rackspace Rack colocation Server locating on ...
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Tools for gathering metrics about physical environment for use in virtualization/cloud planning?

I'm looking for tools that will work on either Linux/Unix or Windows Server that for a given set of servers in an enterprise environent, will: Identify the server [via hostname, or some other unique ...
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Apache running as reverse proxy using proxy balancer traffic does not seem to get distributed evenly

We have Apache running as reverse proxy using proxy balancer we run a jMeter load test from 7 Cloud machines but the traffic does not seem to get distributed evenly I'm thinking it's an Apache config ...
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Moving all internal servers to the cloud

Background One of my clients is an IT-dependent workflow-driven law firm with about 50 seats. They have been audited by one of their clients (an FSA regulated mortgage lender) and told that their ...
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How to move files between two S3 buckets with minimum cost?

I have millions of files in a Amazon S3 bucket and I'd like to move these files to other buckets and folders with minimum cost or no cost if possible. All buckets are in the same zone. How could I ...
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How to manage hotspot web-filtering, centrally, for several hotspots?

I manage a number of public hotspots, at different sites, with routers running the dd-wrt firmware and I now want to (centrally) control the websites they have access to. So, my idea initially was to ...
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Alternative Local or Cloud Controlled Wireless networks

I'm looking for advice on how to implement our office Wifi network. If possible we'd like to have cloud managed tools and also minimize costs. Desired Features Mainly we want to be able to easily ...
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Is it more stable to run Ubuntu 11.04, Natty Narwhal on EC2?

For example, Instagram said "We run Ubuntu Linux 11.04 (“Natty Narwhal”) on Amazon EC2. We’ve found previous versions of Ubuntu had all sorts of unpredictable freezing episodes on EC2 under high ...
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Monitor Number of VMs on each Eucalyptus Node

I have setup a small Eucalyptus based cloud for my company. I would like to use Nagios to track the load on the Node Controller systems to keep track of how many VMs are deployed on each controller. ...
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Strategy to take cloud (amazon aws) backups

I need to take different type of backups(code backup, database backup, user uploaded files backup) from amazon instances, I need to make sure this backups are running properly and if any backup fails ...
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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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Unclear with understanding of “cloud” services [closed]

I run a RoR/MySQL/Apache stack currently on a slicehost slice. We are coming out of beta within the next few weeks and im concerned with the scalability of the slice, in case we get big. Ive been ...
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Is Azure's Virtual Network similar to SSLVPN?

I've been asked to set up Azure's Virtual Network, and that requires me to install some kind of software on each host within my network. Does anyone have technical details on how the Azure Virtual ...
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Can one provision more resouces than a single underlying virtualized box houses? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Combine several physical servers into 1 virtual server I have about 12 commodity (Dual core, 2GB RAM Intel) boxes. I had this crazy idea that I would be able to install ...
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Can't launch Oneiric x64 instance on Eucalyptus

EDIT: after many hours, I've found out that the problem has nothing to do with Eucalyptus. It looks like the image is buggy. Very, very buggy. More details in the end. I didn't manage to fix it, and I ...
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Professional Dropbox type services for DR/Backup

Should I consider these kind of cloud services for off site DR? We are a small company currently run backup across our servers and then allow dropbox (paid version) to ensure that we have backup's in ...