Cloud Computing

Cloud computing, also known as on-demand computing, is a kind of Internet-based computing where shared resources and information are provided to computers and other devices. It is a model for enabling ubiquitous, on-demand access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources. Cloud computing and storage solutions provide users and enterprises with various capabilities to store and process their data in third-party data centers, relying on sharing of resources to achieve coherence and economies of scale.

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How can I setup my MacOS Sierra v. 10.12.6 to save its Time Machine backup directly to my Box.com account?

Box.com is an online storage account that I am currently subscribed to.

I would like to map my Box.com storage account so that my Mac will store its Time Machine backups within my Box.com storage account.

How can this be done?
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File storage in the cloud for Mac, PC, iPhone

I want the cloud storage location to act as a network file share, not a  file distribution center where copies everything to every device you have.  With the small size of SSD drives that is proven to be impractical.

How do you store items in the cloud and not have them synchronize everywhere.

I am testing out Cloud Mounter and Commander 1 Pro on the MAC
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How do you store documents in the cloud and yet make them encrypted such that everybody can get to them,  iOS, Mac, Windows PC, Browser Window.

Cloud Mounter on the MAC has the option to mount most cloud services with Encryption but I a not sure how you would access the file from an iPhone or PC.
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Hi, does anyone know how to view the Device Token needed when sending a direct push notification from the PinPoint Console? I'm using Amazon PinPoint to send push notifications in an app I'm developing. I've used Mobile Hub to create sample code which builds with no errors. I just want to test that the app is receiving push notifications. Thanks
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What is the process for setting up the time Machine backups on a Mac to save directly to Box.com without having to also be saved on a local or network resource?
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What is the process for mapping Box.com as a shared network resource within Mac OS X?

We would like to be able to access our Box.com cloud resource directly without having to access and local or network resources.

How can this be done?
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is there an easy way to view all my documents : Microsoft WORD or EXCEL on the android app in word and excel without having to copy and paste all of them into ONEDRIVE Cloud?
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I am about to launch a WordPress/WooCommerce site but worry about around the clock support for my site since my developer's in India, Monday thru Friday.

That's about 25% of the week! That being said, I would expect the bulk of sales to be on Eastern Standard Time, 8AM to Midnight, which means his coverage percentage is higher that 25%.

Are there are support models you can think of which would be me paying some small retainer for a WP developer to be on call and getting notified if there is a hiccup or site outage? Then, if there is real work that's needed, I'd pay on an hourly basis?

Curious...

Do I need to be worried at all about the site have problems which could cause it to be unavailable to process further orders?

I am not worried there may be a one in a hundred error rate which I can resolve when the email comes in, but instead, having a site outage causing orders to stop.
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I am looking for options for training and certification in Microsoft Azure. I have been looking on the internet for different courses and training programs and have come up short handed. Microsoft itself doesn't have a structured course/training program (that I could find), even within the partner network.

My goal is to find a structured course that starts with no knowledge and builds to the certification at the end. Preferably something I can do at night either on location or from home.

Can you guys give me some recommendations?
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I have several VMs deployed in Azure.  We would like to add the Azure backup service.  Looking at the pricing calculator for the backup offering, you are presented with
# of INSTANCES
and
# of GB

Do we specify number of VMs, or can we select 1 instance with the total number of GB our VMs use?  Does that make sense?

Thanks.
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Hello experts.  We have a web app that will be deployed in Azure, dev/qa/prod, on Windows VMs.  Does it make sense to install a domain controller on the network, for DNS and user management?  What are best practices around hosting a Windows web application in the cloud, with no on-premise integration?

Regards.
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Hi experts.  Does MS Azure offer any sort of Intrusion Detection/Intrusion Prevention System capability?

Regards.
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1.      Each VM size comes with an associated disk.  For Windows Server is this C:\ or can it be partitioned into two drives?  If it cannot be partitioned, how do we add an additional disk to a VM using the online pricing calculator?

2.      The web application requires a filestore that is shared with a UNC path to all VMs.  Can this be achieved with ‘File’ storage type, or is a ‘S series Managed Disk’ recommended?

3.      The web app filestore will be 1 TB to begin, and requires the ability to grow over time.  Can storage be easily increased for both storage types in question 5?

Kind regards.  Thanks for your help, experts.
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1.      Can we upgrade the SQL performance level from P4 to P6 easily or does this require a migration?

2.      Do we have full control over the SQL config?  For example; changing compatibility mode on a SQL 2014 instance to SQL 2012.

3.      To place the SQL TempDB on premium disk (SSD), how is this component added using the online pricing calculator?

Kind regards.  Thanks for your help, experts.
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Hi All,

We are migrating a load of machines to Azure, after we migrate each machine we need to
1.Run SAN Disk Policy cmdlet - Set-StorageSetting –NewDiskPolicy OnlineAll  
2.install the VM agent,
3.OMS agent,
4. ad bginfo extension
5.etc

Is this achievable via powershell DSC?

thank you in advance,
Kelly
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Hi All,

we are migration VMs from Hyper V to azure and after migration we need install a few agents, like montoring agent, vm agent, etc on the virtual machines.

What is the best way to achieve this? should we use powershell dsc?

Thank you in advance,
kelly
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A company I am going to work for needs to migrate their documents from Google Drive into Box.com.

We are looking for a good San Francisco Bay Area, CA company or individual to help us perform this migration.

This needs to be done by a local company or individual.

What are the best companies or individuals  in the San Francisco, CA Bay Area for performing  to  a migration from Google Drive to Box.com?
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How much does Box.com charge for storing files in the cloud?

I have seen that they say that you can store an unlimited number of files in the cloud but I haven't found where they mention how much this costs for storing large amounts of files.
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Does Box.com have a recycle bin?

What is the retention policy for going back in time to past file revisions? Like for example a Microsoft Word or Excel file that has been modified several times over the last few months?
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I have been supporting Box.com for several years now.

Now I'm looking to find the best sources for training other techs I work with on how to support Box.com.

What are the best sources for this type of training?
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This article matches my experience with regards to GCP Firebase vs AWS Lambda. The TLDR is that AWS is better for testing but Firebase is way less complicated overall. For personal projects I'll be sticking with Firebase as much as I can.

https://medium.com/@ste.grider/serverless-showdown-aws-lambda-vs-firebase-google-cloud-functions-cc7529bcfa7d
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I need to know when my site is either down or having slow performance.

It's WordPress and is hosted on AWS EC2.

What kinds of services can you suggest? Free services usually have less features than paid ones. I am not looking to spend money, but would it it adding more features, like reporting.

Thanks.
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Have a SMB that would like to migrate to the cloud for mainly file sharing purposes.
They don't really need AD, just some way to manage and share files between about 20 users.

Looking at AWS, Azure and Sharepoint.  Does anyone have any recommendations, pro's/con's, etc.

Thanks!
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I know that I can make free phone calls from Amazon Alexa Echo to another Elexa Echo, but what I want to research fromn my customers is the ability to uise a voice command to Alexa Echo to call a cell number or call a contact.

I want to research how this could be done.  

I'm thinking integration things like a combination of:
  • VPN's to some service,
  • integration with a Personal Contacts app such as Gmail,
  • Use of IOT
  • ITTT

Anything thoughts and directions to get me started would be very helpful.

Thank you,
Robbie.
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I'm not sure whether I should move my contact center to the cloud or have it stay on premise?
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Cloud Computing

Cloud computing, also known as on-demand computing, is a kind of Internet-based computing where shared resources and information are provided to computers and other devices. It is a model for enabling ubiquitous, on-demand access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources. Cloud computing and storage solutions provide users and enterprises with various capabilities to store and process their data in third-party data centers, relying on sharing of resources to achieve coherence and economies of scale.