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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Hello Experts! Looking for a bit of guidance here.  I've been in IT for several years and realize Cloud and Big Data are prominent names in our field today.  I'd like to become Cloud certified but would like to pick a cloud platform to learn that is going to give me the most bang for my buck so to speak.  So actually three questions here:  

1.)  What cloud platform would you choose to get certified in moving forward into 2020 and beyond? (AWS,   Azure or Google)

2.)  which cloud platform would be more lucrative pay wise?  (AWS, Azure or Google)

3.)  Which one would be least expensive in your experience in obtaining, let's say to an Architect level?

     Your input is greatly appreciated!   Thank you.
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Are there any standard sets of testing that would be mandatory if you have a web application that know through a re-design will soon attract far more traffic than it does at present. We use a SaaS application for one of our customer facing apps, and they are trying to push more customer interaction through the site/app than it offers at present, so therefore it will be handling more traffic and data. There are already some concerns around performance etc as is, so we want to ensure our risk teams are verifying the data owners have got some assurances from the suppliers that this will be fit for purpose once the new features of the app are made available to customers/service users. I will trying to find some form of skeleton plan for the basics tests/risks that we need to delve further on. Obviously all levels of the technology stack behind the application require assessment/consideration. Although I appreciate each application is different, there must be some standard broad level test categories that would consistent for all. I'm not sure what assurances we could get directly from the SaaS providers or how to construct the queries so any assistance of probing questions would be most useful.
I had this question after viewing Copy/Move AWS meta infrastructure.
Looking into the same issue and note that this question is close to two years old.
Have there been some tools appearing that will translate an existing cloud infrastructure into json code?
Hi Guys,

We need a backup software solution for a couple of Andriod devices.
Especially to backup mail (Office 365)

Any ideas will be appreciated,
Hi, i would like to ask can i install pos system app in a dedicated server that host by third party or through cloud services?
Hi, i am into a project where i need to setup a car auction or bidding system. Can someone tell me what equipment do i need and how it works in terms of hardware and software.
Dear Experts,

We have a hyper v cluster running on 2016. One of our customer is asking for 2 sockets 4 core each instead of 1 socket and 8 cores for his virtual machine.

I tried go through the documentation and google search yield inconclusive result. As I see it may not be possible with Hyper V

Can you any suggest if this is possible by any means?

Looking forward to hear from you

I am trying to find out what are my best bets to setup a cloud facing server (AWS, Azure on any other "reasoanble" provider)  that would have a number of public IP and a VPN to my local network.
At the moment we have an internet connexion with /29 static IP space but this is getting a bit "tight" and is also fairly costly from our ISP.
I think we should rather use a cloud server and tunnel the traffic to our local connection (possibly keeping a few local IP as contingency).
Our requirements:
  • 8 static Ip with some "easy" way to grow if / when needed
  • IPs in Europe
  • 100 Mb symmetric connectivity (we don't need more) with say 1Tb traffic/month (probably significantly less than that)
  • possibility to set up an IDP/IDS on / around the box (as an extra option)
  • obviously good price and reliability
What would be my best bet in setting up this (both in terms of the underlying OS and provider)? I was thinking of running a pfSense VM in AWS but I happy to read your suggestions
Unfortunately Dropbox quits syncing when you log off. Has anyone come up with a solution that keeps Dropbox running and syncing even when logged off the computer? I am trying to use it for server backup storage and not syncing when logged off will be a show stopper.
We noticed that we can't open a remote console for a deployed VM from VRA web interface, we get the below error:

"Cannot connect to remote console. Verify that the machine is powered on and connected to the network."

The VMs are powered On, on Vcenter side the VMs look healthy.

This is what i have tried so far:

Ping from Host to vcenter where the VRA VM resides:
	[root@host:~] ping vcenter
	PING vcenter ( 56 data bytes
	64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=64 time=0.186 ms
	64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.282 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.343 ms

	--- vcenter ping statistics ---
	3 packets transmitted, 3 packets received, 0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max = 0.186/0.270/0.343 ms

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-Curl to port 902 from vRA to host works fine:
[replica] vra1:~ # curl -vvv telnet://host.domain.local:902
		* Rebuilt URL to: telnet://host.domain.local:902/
		*   Trying
		* [b]Connected to[/b] hosts.domain.local ( port 902 (#0)
		220 VMware Authentication Daemon Version 1.10: SSL Required, ServerDaemonProtocol:SOAP, MKSDisplayProtocol:VNC , VMXARGS supported, NFCSSL supported/t

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-Connection to port 902 from vRA to host:
	[root@host:~] esxcli network ip connection list | grep 902
	tcp         0       0        [b]ESTABLISHED[/b]     67166  newreno  busybox
	tcp         0       0  :::902                          :::0                LISTEN          67166  newreno  busybox
	tcp         0       0                      LISTEN          67166  newreno  busybox

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In Security properties on VRA this is already set:
 vra1:/etc/vcac # grep -i timeout

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Infrastructure -> DEM status -> all are online
Infrastructure -> log:
The underlying connection was closed: An unexpected error occurred on a receive.
Inner Exception: Certificate is not trusted (RemoteCertificateChainErrors). Subject: C=US, CN=vm-vcenter.domain.local Thumbprint: DBDF5C8DDAF5C4AE34A55AB995DFF56C14B13181

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Stack trace:

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What are the security & compliance requirements we can safely
demand/expect from Oracle ERP (Enterprise Resrc Planng) Cloud.

Likely Finance, HR, Procurement modules will be used in this
cloud ERP.

a) Data sovereignty: DC must be local?

b) BCP/DR drills done yearly with DR centre also hosted locally?

c) this is an SaaS?  So we can apply all  the SaaS compliance
    requirements on them including returning data to us &
    secure erasure of data when exiting?

d) ... any other ... ?
Hi Experts,

We have a client whose machines are in workgroup mode so no AD or any on premise infrastructure. We are looking to add them to Azure AD since they already have E3 licenses and are using Office 365. My questions are:

1. Will their logins change on their machines? i.e. currently they sign in as somerandomname, will their computer login change to for their computer? I am just thinking if we will need to do a profile migration to preserve all their settings?

2. What Office 365 licenses are needed to achieve this? They have E3 and are on Windows 10 Pro. Do they need Windows 10 Enterprise to join Azure AD?

Thanks in advance
Hi Techies ,

Any suggestions on “How can we get the inventory of all accounts and respective resources running in AWS Environment ,Currently we have 100+ Accounts .

Please suggest .
I am looking for the best DB giving the following considerations.

1)  I will be deploying a .net /angular application into Azure via Docker / Kubernetes.

2)  I would want on prem and cloud capabilities..natively

3)  Finally we will be moving to AWS in the next migration is important as well.

I will want to use relational database.  High availability, on prem and off prem  capabilities, as well as other great scaling capabilities.

Also having a hard time with the cost model any knowledge there would be helpful.

I will be doing this in a CI/CD ...I am guessing I would have docker in my local enviornment (free)  then move to a dev / stage/ prod enviornment.

I've briefly looked into Encryption with Azure VMs and see there are a few options.
Can anyone suggest their experiences with it and whether they used native azure or something like cloud link?

Hi Experts,
 We are working on publishing some app through VM and with Web App. We are trying with both options.

We would like to compare and check which option is not expensive or which option is best?

Can you please help us to investigate difference?
we are reviewing our data leakage controls and there is a point in policy regarding uploading company data to 'cloud storage; (e.g. forbidden). There are tight controls on USB/DVD/Email etc, but I was wondering:
1) what the common/free cloud storage solutions are in 2019, and..
2) as a company from a policy enforcement perspective, is it as simple as blocking access to those cloud storage websites via your web filter/proxy to enforce this, or is it a bit more complicated than that. And if there is more to it, what other types of controls need to be in operation.
Hi Experts,
 I am new on Microsoft Azure. We are working on Proof of Concept for IaaS and Paas.  We have received the architecture diagram and based on that we have created the 38 resources (Vnet, subnet, VM, Load balance etc) for Region 1. Now we have to create same resources for Region 2. ( Diagram attached).

Can you please suggest and provide detail solution for create those resources automatically?

Is it possible to get script for whole diagram?

Let me know if you need any clarification.

Please Advice.
Looking for suggestions for a good DB to use given the archictecture of this application.

I have been given a pretty open ended choice to make so looking for reasons to use on dB over another.

Here is the environment:

I will be developing a web application using .net core.
I will be building a parallel deployment ..
1)  Traditional Azure deployment.  
2)  I will be using Docker in the was hoping to put that planning in at the beginning of my design...but this initial rollout will just be using Azure in the private cloud.
3)  I will have some level of web api and what extent I am not sure.
4) My front end so far I am leaning the latest Angular 7.

My company wants me to pilot something new so that rules out SQL Server versions or Oracle.

I am gussing this leaves me to Mysql or MariaDB.  PostGresSQl


some version of NoSQL such as Mongo or Cassandra.

This application will be low transactional...and will not be very large..thus the reason the company wants to use it to pilot...yet
at the same time I dont want to put that in as the requirement as its possible this is more a pilot for the company to think about one database going forward
versus having many different versions of Dbs in the enterprise.

Currently we have alot of SQL Server, Oracle, and DB2.  I also believe out external website is Maria.

So any thoughts?

I honestly hate just picking one only to say lets test it.  But that does seem to be the …
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We are calling a tender for Managed SOC & drafting requirements.
Can point me to samples or share requirements normally expected
of vendors for such Managed SOC?

Besides piping firewalls, network devices, servers, UEBA events to
them for correlation, is it common to pipe  originating IP addresses
of incoming emails (eg: O365) to them to check against blacklists?
I felt O365 antispam & antiphish & anti-malware protection is
not enough.

We have EDR in place but was told to do MDR (Managed Detection
& Response), we must go back to the same EDR vendor (Trendmicro
to be specific) but TM doesn't do managed SOC, only MDR.
We don't want fragmented service providers ie one for managed
SOC & another for MDR.

Also, can we include a requirement  such that we do away with our
current Defacement vendor (it's a Telco) & the managed SOC use
their own tool to manage our URLs  (eg: using 'wget' or 'curl' to
download our web pages contents & compare against a baseline?
Or this is a function specific to Defacement vendor only & SOC
doesn't normally do this function?

What are the certifications required of such vendors eg: ISO27001/2,
must have certain encryptions, ... ?  

I guess we can specify 'hot', 'warm' & 'cold/archive' of the events
for us to access via a dashboard??  Can we specify that the 'hot'
events must be on an SSD, 'warm' on fiber storage & 'cold' on
SATA (or usually it's tapes) if this vendor operates on cloud?

Maybe this question is not technical help but wanted to know what is your opinion.  Last week in a group conversation a colleague said that the United States is storing and has been storing our data on cloud in a facility in UTAH, all text messages, calls land/mobile, web-browsing, etc.

How true is this and should there be any concern?
Can a VPC A in account A use an AWS Private Link or other means to get to a VPC B in account B and then reach a corporate destination over a Direct Connect link connected to VPC B?

Say EC2-1 has and is trying to reach on the corporate network. VPC B with subnet already has a Direct Connect link to the corporate data center and already reach es10.5.5.5. What could I put in place to allow EC2-1 to hop through VPC B and get to

Thank you.
We have 2 systems of different security classifications :
an existing one is critical already in the container/mesosphere
 and another incoming one is low  security.

The mesosphere cluster itself is rather costly.  Can't afford
to set up another cluster just for the new low-security system
& at same time, concerned about co-mingling the 2 in the
same cluster.

We are considering an isolation technique instead of moving the
low-security system to cloud:
the critical system to only run in certain private node while the
low-security (& more medium-low security systems to come)
be run in other private nodes.  Is this isolation considered
secure or we'll need OS/container firewalls or any other mechanisms
to isolate the high-security system from the other systems?
hi experts,

Slightly complex situation here. I'm leading an infrastructure team. At the same time, we've got a service delivery manager who handles all of the change management, incidents etc and is running a rather strict ITIL methodology. We've also got the web team who have now been told that any changes, requests must be put through the service delivery team and that they have to adhere to the ITIL customs.

Now, the web team work with an Agile methodology. So they're pushing back and saying this does not work for them. Trying to see if there is a way to come up with something to get these guys to work together. I've just learned that Agile is not a set of processes but instead a set of values and principles. Which is completely the opposite to what ITIL is.

Have you ever dealt with such a scenario? Do you have any practical advice as to how to best tackle this?

Thanks for helping
Microsoft Teams (And even SharePoint and OneDrive) seem to have grey area with the storage. I can't get a good Microsoft support representative on the phone. I have a project that needs to start with 15TB of file storage and we want to use Microsoft Teams to work on this collaborative project. Is there a license that allows this right off the bat, or is there a way to pay for additional storage?

ie: OneDrive is "Unlimited Storage" but 1TB included, then you have to call when at 90% to get 5TB, and so on and so on. Teams doesn't seem to offer this scaling but we need 15TB to start with.

If Microsoft doesn't have a solution for this, what would be an equivalent?

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.