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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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I have been struggling for a couple of months now with what I thought would be a simple problem.

I have an external drive which I use to store files i use weekly, that obviously change weekly. I want to back the drive up to the so-called cloud so I have a safe (I hope) off-site backup.

Now, here's the important thing for me: I want to be able to EASILY save the data that has changed since last week (and any new files that have come along). Can I "tell" the backup to just change the changed data and add the new files, or do I have to let it fly and back up EVERYTHING, including "re-saving" older files that are already part of the backed-up files?

I've looked at the how-to for a few cloud services and seem to have a talent for choosing the ones that are built BY techs FOR techs...and that's not me. Heck, I wouldn't be offended to be considered just another dumb user!

YOU'RE the expert....so help me, OK?
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Exploring SQL Server 2016: Fundamentals
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Exploring SQL Server 2016: Fundamentals

Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft SQL Server, a relational database management system that stores and retrieves data when requested by other software applications.

Hi,

I'm currently working in AWS and trying to use a Lambda function to automate the creation of my AMIs. I'm doing this via the use of the Python script below, but when I test it it returns an error. Can anyone shed any light on what I should be looking at please?

Script:

import boto3
import collections
import datetime
import sys
import pprint

ec = boto3.client('ec2')
#image = ec.Image('id')

def lambda_handler(event, context):
   
    reservations = ec.describe_instances(
        Filters=[
            {'Name': 'tag-key', 'Values': ['backup', 'Backup']},
        ]
    ).get(
        'Reservations', []
    )

    instances = sum(
        [
            [i for i in r['Instances']]
            for r in reservations
        ], [])

    print "Found %d instances that need backing up" % len(instances)

    to_tag = collections.defaultdict(list)

for instance in instances:
    try:
        retention_days = [
            int(t.get('Value')) for t in instance['Tags']
            if t['Key'] == 'Retention'][0]
    except IndexError:
        retention_days = 7

    finally:

        #for dev in instance['BlockDeviceMappings']:
        #    if dev.get('Ebs', None) is None:
        #        continue
        #    vol_id = dev['Ebs']['VolumeId']
        #    print "Found EBS volume %s on instance %s" % (
        #        vol_id, instance['InstanceId'])

            #snap = ec.create_snapshot(
            #    VolumeId=vol_id,
      …
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I read in one site that IT documents can be classified as
1. Policies    (I think this one requires very senior mgmt approval & non-adherences have to recorded into deviation list for regular review )
2. Standards (this one needs deviation list too if non-compliant)
3. Procedure (sort of instructional doc)
4. Guidelines (don't need to be adhered to strictly, just for guidance & allows for non-adherences without maintaining deviations)
5. Framework
(guess there are more, say "Checklists" but I'm excluding manuals & handbooks)

There's some debates as to whether to classify the following into one of the above categories:

1. Cloud Computing Implmentation :
    A list of how to assess a CSP & requirements for onboarding a system to a cloud
    I think it's "Guidelines" as googling around for “Cloud Onboarding”, shows mostly it’s a guide.
    Depending on the criticality of the system that is onboarded to Cloud, the requirements may differ

2.      Risk Assessment for Cloud Solution Sample :
        Classify as  Checklist (or if there’s no such category, then a Procedure)

3.       End User Computing Handbook  v1.5 :
         I think it's a Guideline or Guide

What about Framework?  Does ISO27001 has any mention of how to classify them?
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how can i set up 2 subents in AWS and be able to route between them ?


NACLs? subents confing , etc??

i have never done this before  and very very new to AWS
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I'm looking for samples/templates/checklists that cover the following 3 areas:
anyone can point me to the sources or share?  Planning to host some apps in AWS

• Recommended Due Diligence Activities – specifies the necessary due diligence
to be done in selecting cloud service provider.

• Recommended Key Controls for Cloud Outsourcing Arrangement – Highlights
list of recommended controls that Cloud Service Provider (CSP) should have in
place. Projects/Systems with specific needs should liaise with their CSP to
implement any additional specific requirements.

• Cloud Risk Management – highlights the potential risks of cloud and the
measures to be taken to mitigate risks.
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Hi, we are rolling out servers to Azure, we want to design a DR strategy in case Azure is down, what do you guys recommend?
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Hi,

Require to learn Huawei FusionCloud 6.3 to deploy private cloud in DC for api call to perform automation like create 2000 VMs instead from Golden Image Template (AMI) for testing to use POSTMAN to be authenticated by getting digital token from IAM but as encountered the following error.

api_auth_require.jpg
api_1.jpg
api_2.jpg

Then, learn to install python with IDE, Pycharm and PIP for Windows 10 for writing code and execute 1000 VM accordingly to client requirement.

Ps advice accordingly.

Tks.
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I am looking for alternatives to AWS for cloud hosting.

We have a smaller client that is looking to move 3 Windows virtual machines to a cloud hosted solution, so AWS may be overkill.

We are also looking at Rackspace and US Signal as alternatives.

Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Sean
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I have created a VM in Azure cloud and created a website in it.   (Windows 2016 Datacenter server . IIS site)  .  I can access a website in VM using IP .  ( LIke http://13.67.30.100/Mysite) . This need to be accessed by many users within my customer's company .  So what should be done ( Either at Azure or at the customer company ) for the site to be available by name instead of IP   like http://MyApp/Mysite  ( I don't want the to join www like www.myapp.com  . This is to be available in just the company intranet)  

I know on an individual level, I can do the hostname mapping  in the host file.  But I am looking at a company level solution
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1.  I  am looking for a latest AWS Poster showing all the major services to include brief explanation, with possible examples.  If Icons are also included it will be good.

2. What is the best easy to understand and remember all the AWS services.  Any helpful link will be appreciated.

Thank you.
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Learn SQL Server Core 2016
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Learn SQL Server Core 2016

This course will introduce you to SQL Server Core 2016, as well as teach you about SSMS, data tools, installation, server configuration, using Management Studio, and writing and executing queries.

I'm looking for an app or method to download & save all iPhone X voicemails to my Windows X computer so that they will be saved before I delete them.

Or if there is another way of downloading them to One Drive, Box, or Dropbox on my iPhone X.

How can this be done?
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What is a CASB?  What value can it provide?

What are some of the most popular/well respected CASBs?

Can CASBs inform ConMon/IR/Operational Visibility?

What cloud deployment and service models are best suited for a CASB?

How can CASB assist in security and compliance of:
                IaaS?
                PaaS?
                SaaS?
                 Private cloud?
What options exist for CASBs to integrate log data with current monitoring processes?
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hello,
i've an error appeared after i installed vmware vrealize business for cloud (7.5.0.23646-10043545) but i get this error in the attach. i also have vmware vrealize operation V (Version 6.6.1.6163035 Build 6163035), so how can i fix it?
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We had a problem come to us NETENG where some hows in an Amazon private VPC stopped communicating with an Amazon hosted public elastic IP address. The issue appeared to self-resolve after a time. But the question is - who is one supposed to log and investigate this kind of outage? It seems you'd need to have monitoring within the VPC that was banging against the public IP address/elastic IP all the time at the port/URI intended. Are there any tools built into AWS that would let you monitor availability of an AWS public service from the perspective of EC2 instances in your VPC?
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I have a  windows 2016 Datacenter VM created in Azure cloud .  Also I have  some installers uploaded to the  new storage Account I created ( Path is Storage Account -> DemoStorage-Blobs->  dbfile->Installers)  
How can I get the Installers I uploaded into  the VM I created in cloud

I tried the following video for mapping network drive   It maps my demo storage account . But I don't see any file in it
 The video I tried is here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2FkSLRSsg4

( I am using MSDN subscription for azure)
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We were recommend spiceworks for our help service desk.  We understand we can have our office staff all connected with no problem.  However, we wanted if any EE with experience with tool can help us in the following:

  • How viable would be to have also some our clients connect to spicework to place ticket-request?
  • If ok to have clients connect, any security issue as to a client can have access to our system?
  • Can spicework used to assign task to a group of users?
  • Finally, can we also include inventory of our tech in the help desk?

Thank you in advance.
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I'm assisting with the re-deployment of an online store that gets a few thousand visitors a day, lots of traffic.  The problem is, the current hosting seems to have issues.  We lose DB connection, slow performance, etc.  The store requires a dedicated server.  What are the best hosting options?  Should the hosting be cloud based?
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I'm a current office 365 subscriber interested in purchasing more One Drive for Business storage space (above the 1TB limit that I currently have) to store Veeam Server 2016 backups in the cloud.

What website resources are available that describe how much more it will cost to purchase additional Office 365 One Drive for Business storage space?
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I need a quick write up on Cloud Continuous Monitoring (ConMon)

Section 1.1  Purpose & Objectives

Section 1.2 Process Overview ( Operational Visibility, Change Control, Incident Response)

I attached two Fed RAmp Documents. Policy writing isn't my thing at all.
CSP_Continuous_Monitoring_Strategy_G.pdf
nistspecialpublication800-137-5b1-5d.pdf
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Python 3 Fundamentals
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Python 3 Fundamentals

This course will teach participants about installing and configuring Python, syntax, importing, statements, types, strings, booleans, files, lists, tuples, comprehensions, functions, and classes.

Great day experts,
I hope all is doing well. I was wondering does anyone know of any Cloud labs books or software that would give you a step by step that I can purchase?
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We are making the jump to Azure....We currently have a SQL 2008 cluster using physical hardware in a datacenter. The application vendor has stated that they must use a specific version of SQL Server, so “SQL Database” cannot be used as we must have full control over SQL Server updates. Do we need to cluster the Windows server in Azure? I was thinking that Azure offered OS level protection and clustering was not needed.
 
My typical conversation with a fail over clustering (SQL FCI) goes as follows:
  • Do we need hardware level redundancy and protection? (If yes, then SQL FCI is a fit)
  • Do we need operating system level redundancy and protection (If yes, then SQL FCI is a fit)
  • If we have answered no to the above questions, this is not a fit for you as the FCI still has a single point of failure at the DB level.

We have decide to use Azure VPSs. My though was that even if we had a stand-alone SQL instance, Azure should provide protection at the hardware and OS level. I would assume we don’t need to snapshot the 1TB drive that the data and log files will live on, they can just snap the C and E drive where the OS and “Program Files” live. Some sysAdmins did make a comment of “If there is any manual intervention required to restore the OS, then we want to cluster”.

Kindly let me know your thoughts on this please and thank you.
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Has anyone had success performing a tenant to tenant migration from SharePoint Online to Office 365?

I have ran across several articles stating that FastTrack for Microsoft doesn't allow tenant to tenant migration.  Other than Metalogix and Sharegate are there other 3rd party tools that others have used with success for migrating SharePoint?
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Hi Experts

Could you point a strategy to access a DB that remains at AWS cloud by using Visual FoxPro?

The reason it to reuse an alrealdy developed app to do that.

Thanks in advance!
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Hey all, we are getting rid of our on premise DC which has our file server on it as well and move to the cloud completely....the question is how to handle our file server in the cloud.  

I see two options:

1) Use azure files....I know it doesn't have Azure AD integration yet but I am ok with that since you can still do some sort of permissioning.  But is there a way to deploy the mapped drive automatically to Azure AD and/or Intune users?

2) Use a Server 216 server in the cloud and put the file server on it....the problem is that I think it has to be joined to Azure AD-DS...and go over a site2site vpn which would be pretty slow.

Another question that I have is…if we implement Azure AD-DS….and join an Azure VM to Azure AD-DS, does that make Azure AD useless and unusable?

Do we need a site-2-site VPN tunnel between Azure and our offices to use Azure AD-DS?

How would our client desktops/users in the office access the Azure VM and authenticate if Azure AD-DS? Do we have to join the local client machines to Azure AD-DS or will our Azure AD accounts (tied to our O365 accounts) still work?
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Hey all, we are getting rid of our on premise DC which has our file server on it as well and move to the cloud completely....the question is how to handle our file server in the cloud.  

I see two options:

1) Use azure files....I know it doesn't have Azure AD integration yet but I am ok with that since you can still do some sort of permissioning.  But is there a way to deploy the mapped drive automatically to Azure AD and/or Intune users?

2) Use a Server 216 server in the cloud and put the file server on it....the problem is that I think it has to be joined to Azure AD-DS...and go over a site2site vpn which would be pretty slow.

Another question that I have is…if we implement Azure AD-DS….and join an Azure VM to Azure AD-DS, does that make Azure AD useless and unusable?

Do we need a site-2-site VPN tunnel between Azure and our offices to use Azure AD-DS?

How would our client desktops/users in the office access the Azure VM and authenticate if Azure AD-DS? Do we have to join the local client machines to Azure AD-DS or will our Azure AD accounts (tied to our O365 accounts) still work?
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Cloud Computing

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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.