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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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hi guys

One of our directors has asked me some questions about what we could do in the future to reduce the need for I.T presence at one of our countries and instead have it so that the support is almost entirely run from the U.K instead.

The site at our other country has two separate sites. One is a warehouse, the other is an office. The total number of users at both sites together is around 100 users. There are firewalls at both sites. There are VPN's connecting both sites. Those sites are also connected to us in the U.K

I mean, one of the only ways to reduce the I.T presence in one place is by reducing the types of physical hardware/equipment which would constantly require physical presence, right? So things like switches, PC's dying on you, printers, file storage, SAN disks needing replacement, you name it all will require some level of physical intervention.

By heading towards Office 365 and Exchange online, would you say that helps slightly reduce the overhead?

Along with that, how about instead of having PC's that are powerful, have decent thin clients and have high enough bandwidth to give them connectivity to their own virtualised machine on like a cluster of Vmware/Hyper-V servers on a SAN that have been spun up for them. So that would then reduce the possibility of hardware/disk failures on site and instead have them run on virtual terminals. Are there performance issues with that? Are the costs in the longer term reduce and is the quality …
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Looking for research, links/opinions on Okta vs.  Azure AD.
 What is it Okta can do or do better than Azure?  Would you need Okta if you already have Azure implemented?  
Is it better for provisioning/de-provisioning accounts, apps?   Better on doing SSO/MFA?  Is Okta better than Azure?  

Please advice if anyone dealt with both.  Thanks in advance!
Hi, im building out a colocation rack to host data for some clients.

I am wondering what software platform you used (like vmware), and how you separated each clients network? Also, curious on backups as well!

I am looking into purchasing AWS dedicated hosts for licensing reasons. I am assuming that when the hardware running a Dedicated Host fails, all instance hosted on it also fail. Does anyone know what happens in this event?

I have an Azure PAYG subscription and have a Windows 2016 DC   VM  in Azure . How can I schedule auto start and shutdown ( say 6 AM Start and 6 PM shutdown )
I can see some runbook scripts . Any documentation on it is appreciated
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I am looking for cloud computing service to host the websites and have internally decided we go for Google Cloud Computing, few websites (word press /drupal are on dedicated VM’s and few are on shared VM’s ,  one of our customer runs multiple campaigns hence  based on campaign schedules the traffic would be high hence would like design the cloud architecture such that website experience to the end-users should not be slow on campaigns schedule.
1.Please suggest what to choose in Google cloud platform, to achieve website (word press/Drupal ) application load balancing and auto-scaling. Without load balancing can we still go for auto-scaling.
2.If we go for auto-scaling should we have to separately avail High availability OR does auto-scaling includes application load balancing and High availability.
please help, thanks in advance.
Hi Experts

Could you point what's needed to run a script when using "Firebase" cloud app?

I need to insert a large set of lines  on a firebase table and need a way to run a script to do the task.

Thanks in advance!
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Does anyone know the pricing structure for Okta vs Azure?  I know Azure is per user per month or year.
What about Okta?  Is it more expensive?  
Wonder if anyone did apple to apple price comparisons.
Application support and provisioning is questionable.  Eventho Okta saying they have 5000 built-in integrations.  Not sure about that.
Our healthcare application needs to be implemented in a hospital, the application is very critical in nature.  The entire application is basically writing images and reading it back and forth for multiple editing.  Yearly atleast 1.5TB of  images will be generated. At any point of time there will be 300 concurrent users. manipulating the images .  Per Image size will be approximately 250 KB.

So my questions is ,
1. How to determine the best server configuration for the above specs
2.  Should we go for on premise server or on cloud
3. We have looked at the Amazon S3 and Digital Ocean Spaces option , which is the better based on cost and performance
4. Need to desice keeping in mind the solution should work for atleast 6 years.

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Thanks in Advance!

I have a customer that has a very small environment with 1 windows server with AD on it.  (about 10-15 users and most of them remote).
They don't have the funds for a second DC, currently, i have backups of file level and am using windows server backup for image backups.  
was thinking about this scenario  but wanted to run it by the experts to get their thoughts on it:     would like to create an Active directory server in the cloud that can, 1. sync with the onprem AD (so we have a copy of ACTIVE Directory in the cloud).   or 2. sync once a day while firing up the cloud server to allow syncing and then turn it off---to save on cost--incase cost is an issue.   3. have a scenario where the remote users can authenticate and not use cached profiles (besides using vpn).

question on the above scenario:   I'm sure Im not the first one thinking about this scenario---wanted to get your thoughts on how you guys are handling it for small businesses.

i can't resolve the hostname like google.com or private cloud hostname as well.


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We are moving some of our apps/systems to the cloud.
However, some vendors for the cloud projects came back to
say that the OS is a stripped down Linux which is hardened
& that it's not applicable to install/run AV.

In view of high profile attacks and audit requirements, I
loathe to raise exemption/deviation even if the cloud VM
is not accessible to public (ie firewalled to our corporate
only).  I noticed that AWS & another vendor that uses VM
on WIndows guest offers AV

Is there a quick/easy way for me to verify that the 'strip-
down Linux OS' the vendor uses in the cloud truly could
not support AV?  Guess by running 'uname -a' is not
enough.  Or is there a script for me to verify?
Or can I verify by checking what are the past patches
they had been applying?  If it's all RedHat/Rhel patches
then, it's just simply a hardened RHEL which should
support many AV

What are the usual audit requirements for AV for a custom
Linux VM in the cloud?  Don't really need an AV under what

If it's truly a stripped-down Linux say based on CentOS or
FreeBSD, can I assess the patch requirements based on
CentOS & FreeBSD?  I recall when running a VA scan
against a PABX that's based on RHEL, all vulnerabilities
for RHEL are applicable & the PABX vendor produces
the patches though they are behind RedHat by a few
months in coming out with the patches.

This reminds me of IOT, many of which are appliances
that customizes their OS from …
I have created an VM in  Azure cloud with MSDN subscription in SEAsia datacenter. I have the PAYG subscription now . How I can move the VM from SEAsia datacenter to Australian DC .
 ( I see some links in the web . But Is there a reliable recent one you have tested )
Industry 4.0 is no longer new to us, but I would like to know a bit more on its implementation in real world case studies.

For those really had implemented (or going to implement) Industry 4.0 in their corporation's network, what things to focus and how the corporation adapt it through the whole transformation process.

Can you share your experiences in Industry 4.0 implementation?

Feel free to comment and discuss, thanks.
I have a public API endpoint that I am pulling a json file every 30 mins. Right now I am using a python pandas dataframe to pull and upload the file to a cloud storage bucket and then sending to pub sub to process and place into BQ. The problem with this is that the file name stays the same and even though I have  gcs text stream to pub sub if it reads the file once it never reads it again even though the file attributes have changed. My question here is can any one help me with code that will pull from an api web link and stream the data directly to pub sub?

Sample code below:
import json
import pandas as pd
from sodapy import Socrata
from io import StringIO
import datalab.storage as gcs
from google.oauth2 import service_account

client = Socrata("sample.org", None)
results = client.get("xxx")

# Convert to pandas DataFrame
results_df = pd.DataFrame.from_records(results, columns =['segmentid','street','_direction','_fromst','_tost','_length','_strheading','_comments','start_lon','_lif_lat','lit_lon','_lit_lat','_traffic','_last_updt'])
# send results to GCP
gcs.Bucket('test-temp').item('data.json').write_to(results_df.to_json(orient='records', lines=True),'text/json')
Hi, need help to create 1000 VMs to map with direct network ID from python script to call API but it didn't well.

Direct network error: private cloud contains network[1c948756-db50-4871-b03d-d911ecdcae16]', 'code': '400'}}"

Virtual Private Cloud no issue but just can't ping the IP from Python Script being created but when using UI to create and point to the direct network is okay.

Where can i find the right API call to query the direct network ID?

You see click on the below link to download  from google Drive to view the creation process for better understand.


I would like to download all photos from the iCloud to my Windows 7 PC
How can I get all my photos off iCloud (empty) and store them on my PC?
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ps advice how to resolve the error. Tks

I am looking for those who worked with/in Banking sector to share:
- Some of the innovative usage/trends of cloud?
- How are Banks using cloud today? (In addition to lift and shift IaaS)
- Have Banks started looking at moving some of the mainframe to cloud?
- Open Banking? How does that fit in with cloud?
- Cloud Security Services?
- RPA in cloud?

Any shared experiences are greatly helpful and appreciated.

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I have a potential customer that is using ERP software that was developed in the late 70's/early 80's and will only run on Windows NT.

Does NT exist in the cloud environment and would I be able to image the current machine and spin it up on a virtual?

how to solve this error. ps help. Tks.

line 68, in <module>
AttributeError: 'list' object has no attribute 'Apppend'

i need more than one system-volumes but created on volume only in the cloud platform. Ps advice. Tks

start_number = 1
number_of_volumes = 10
volume_id = []

for i in range(number_of_volumes):
    vol_no = start_number + i
    create_volume_url = "https://domain.com/v2/cd088007d3b84e7fa894478e6fe667c4/volumes"
    body = {"volume":
            "size": 60,
            "availability_zone": "az0.dc0",
            "volume_type": "ssd",
            "name": "vol" + str(vol_no),
            "multiattach": False,
            "imageRef": "c54d05fa-5ad8-425e-be56-e60ede395230"
    headers = {
        'content-type': "application/json",
        'X-Auth-Token': token

    result = requests.post(create_volume_url, json=body, headers=headers, verify=False)
I'm trying to transition from a Sys Admin to Dev Ops by getting training done first. Does anyone have recommendations for GCP training. I have seen plenty of Azure and AWS but no current GCP training that was created within the past year or so. I'm already taking courses on Experts Exchange, CBTNuggets, and PluralSight. They training stuff they have it fairly outdated if there's anything at all and I'd prefer to keep it on the cheaper side since I'm already paying for 3 other sites as it is.

Thanks for your input,


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.