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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.

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Dropbox is one of the top five cloud storage service providers of the world. It also provides services like file sharing, backup solution, file synchronization, etc. The popularity of Dropbox has been fuelled by worldwide concern over data loss and data security.
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Are there any cloud accounting packages that have a .Net SDK  or API?

As I have mentioned in one of my previous questions, as a business were are now procuring more and more cloud services.  
I’m trying to examine our procedures and governance to make sure that we procure cloud solutions that are fit for purpose and secure.
One of the controls I have thought of is to have a central repository of our cloud providers as we already have numerous different suppliers and I don’t think as a business we have one go to document that shows the provider of the cloud solution hosting our data, an emergency contact, location of data etc etc.  I have been reading through best practice guides and frameworks but I can’t see anything that suggested that this is something that should be implemented.
It seems like a good idea to me but can anyone point me in the direction to any best practice, frameworks, guides etc that support this to take to management as a bit of backup.
Is it something that is done in your own businesses?
Are there any real benefits to this and are there any risks to not implementing such a control?

Unless of course you feel this is not a worthwhile control to have in place, in which please feel free to say.
Anyone using SkySync Enterprise connected straight through to StorageCraft's cloud? StorageCraft hasn't completed their Box sync yet. Trying to determine if it's possible to Sync between Box and StorageCraft data center using SkySync.
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Are you a startup company? Being a startup, you may be using shared hosting, or maybe even dedicated hosting. But have you ever given a thought to using cloud computing now? Yes, don’t be surprised, it is possible for startups to opt for cloud computing.
I’m about to start some work looking at how our business procures cloud services.
We are a large business with many different departments and an in-house IT team.

We already have some of our systems hosted via SaaS and these have followed correct procedures in terms of ensuring data is appropriately secured etc.  
My concern is that some departments might be going off and procuring cloud services with no input or support from IT.  This obviously poses several high risk issues, especially when you consider some of the data may be private, confidential or commercially sensitive and as such needs to be carefully controlled.

I have two questions:
1)      How do other businesses mange the procurement of cloud services to ensure that appropriate security and governance issues have been considered and how can you control this to ensure that individual departments can’t just go and do this themselves with no IT/Business input.
2)      How can we determine if we have any data out there in the cloud that we are centrally unaware of and that have had no corporate input.  I’m thinking of analysing our finance system to determine if any payments have been made to cloud providers, this might not be easy as not all providers have obvious names.  Reviewing our contracts registers to identify any cloud providers.  Reviewing corporate credit cards for similar to see if anything has been purchased on credit cards.

The aim of this is to ensure there are suitable frameworks/procedures/policies…
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I am working to create View / Report using VROPS 6.6.   Is there a way I can  create a View or Report for a few machines under a specific criteria.   How can I do it?
I have several sites with on premise VMware setups running numerous applications. I want to move all out to cloud. The challenge I have is what fit is best. I’m leaning toward private data centre as I can transition swiftly and all resources are dedicated and will be resilient.
Iaas has been mentioned but I’m not sure if it’s economical as I have over 120 vms.

Interested to hear from other people who were in this scenario and what they chose. Thanks
A ways back, I'd set up nameservers on my VPS (let's call them 'ns1.mydomain.com' and 'ns2.mydomain.com').  I host a couple of dozens websites on that VPS.

For all of my domains, on the domain registrar's site, I'd set the Nameservers for that domain to Custom Nameservers:  'ns1.mydomain.com' and 'ns2.mydomain.com'.

Recently, I had to ask my VPS provider to create a new server for me (let's call it 'newVPS'), leaving my previous VPS (let's call it 'oldVPS') active so I could migrate or re-create accounts and contents from the oldVPS to the newVPS.

Both the oldVPS and newVPS use WHM/CPanel admin interfaces.  
The oldVPS is setup as (cut and pasted from the WHM panel banner): 'CENTOS 6.9 i686 virtuozzo – oldvps  WHM 56.0 (build 52)'
The newVPS is setup as (cut and pasted from the WHM panel banner): 'CENTOS 7.4 virtuozzo [newvps]  v68.0.21'

My understanding (which is limited in these areas) is that the nameservers I setup on my VPS have to be associated with one of the domains I own/host on that VPS.

The nameservers which I had previously setup on oldVPS were associated with 'mydomain.com' one of the domains/accounts hosted on oldVPS.  

For simplicity, I'm thinking of creating new nameservers on newVPS and associate them with 'myotherdomain.com', another domain/account to be hosted on newVPS.

How do I create my new nameservers on newVPS, say 'ns1.myotherdomain.com' and 'ns2.myotherdomain.com', presumably from newVPS's WHM (I'm …
I am running (first time) a cpanel (cloud Linux) server as a guest on esx6.5.

I want to increase the size of the hard drive, preferably the /home partition.

I know how to increase the hard drive allocated to the guest but what is the appropriate way to resize the visible hard drive on the guest and the  /home partition.

I know I could easily just add a secondary hard drive but would rather resize the /home if possible. Unfortunately my Linux knowledge is 'basic'

Thanks for any help you can provide.

We're currently storing data on Office 365 cloud and looking for redundancy, so far we tested Cloud Ally and it's hard to tell how well it's working. My personal feeling is it's too light, meaning it doesn't provide enough feedback of current status especially larger folders. Just says, "backup in progress" and nothing else. Depending on the folder size this can last for days.

I'm not concerned with running my own calculations to determine when the backup should finish. I'm looking for software that will do this for me or I would just FTP sync the data myself.

Question EE, what have you used for cloud to cloud backup and why?

Thank you
We have a connection to the Internet and now we just added another Internet connection. We want to use the new Internet connection just for Office 365. I am not sure how to go about doing this as I have a default route from my core to the FW and then from the FW to the provider router. So currently all Internet connection, including O365, is pointed to the default route and there is nothing going out of the the new Internet connection.
We have a physical connection from the provider to the FW, then from the FW to the core switch.

Any thoughts? Thanks
I have an algorithm, written in MS C++ that I'm going to move to the cloud.  But I don't know a lot about cloud applications.  The plan is that I just work on my algorithmic code, and somebody else who is versed in cloud stuff will hook it up.   It was suggested that I modify my code into "a DLL that you call from within a web page hosted in IIS".   Can someone tell me what I might need to know about this?   Do you think I need to know anything about web or IIS to do this?  If I just format my code as a DLL that could be called by another C++ program (a test harness) - then should I be able to hand off that DLL to somebody else to stitch into the usage by "a web page hosted by IIS" ?  I would want to supply a DLL (not source code) with a published API that others can put "in the cloud".  Wondering if I need to know about web and IIS...

Has anyone used the Azure Information Protection scanner for scanning files on internal networks?  We are looking to use this for identifying all Personally Identifiable Information (PII) to meet the General Data Protection Regulation that goes into effect May 25, 2018.  

I am looking for feedback on anyone's experience with this.

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I've been trying to figure out how to copy all the tags from my instances to the attached volumes in a region.
I found two Lambda scripts which say they do that, but I can't figure out how to make use of them (I'm not a Lambda whiz)



When I create a function, each of those throws errors and never works. Can someone explain to me ELI5 how to make a function that will copy my instances tags to my volumes, ideally I'd run this scripts when I need it.

My instances are in us-west-2c

i am using Microsoft OMS for getting logs from Azure VM's and based on the logs i want to generate alerts. I want to get "Disk Names" from the logs which are generated when the disk space gets exhausted. Does anyone have a idea on how to get disk names in Microsoft OMS ?

I have one Azure VM which exist in a different region to our other Azure VM's and  is not connected to our vnet.

I have to get data off the data disk.

Can I mount the data disk VHD  blob directly in a Windows 10 PC? Can I mount the blob across regions to an existing VM?

How s can I get the data across to our main vnet?
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we have 2 site in AD DS (HO & AWS), i have installed a new DC for AWS Site and associated the AWS subnet
now the machines in my AWS Site are logon to HO DC instead of AWS DC, this increase network latency (as 2 sites are connected through site to site VPN). how can we make sure AWS site clients authenticate AWS DC
With more and more companies allowing their employees to work remotely, it begs the question: What are some of the security risks involved with remote employees and what actions should we take to secure them?
Is B2C completely separated from B2B? Let’s say we have a B2C user; and suddenly he becomes part of the organization, is there a way to sync?

I couldn't find a way to do it.

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.