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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Hi Team,

I just opened an Azure account in order to use the Storage Account for the Cloud witness option that is now build into Windows Server 2016 Clustering. Since I'm new to Azure, I'm not too familiar with pricing and I'm running on a 30 day trial. Any ideas how much this will cost per month to keep after the trial expires?
The type of storage created for this purpose uses standard performance and LRS replication.

Thank you.
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I am considering making training videos which at some point may have a price attached to them. So, I am not keen on hosting these on YouTube.

What options to do have for private hosting?

Is it logical to consider using my WordPress site, where I already have WuCommerce up and running?

What is involved in video posting? Are there various WordPress plugins I cans use that would make this easy?

This is hosted on AWS. How do you calculate the cost of this kind of service for bandwidth?

What if I have 10 views per day and the video is 30 minutes long?

What might that cost for the month?

Hi, I am a generalist software developer whining at a telecommuters site and I have assigned a project involving MS Azure.
I've done others project involving it, but this is the first time I need to consolidate data from many databases and other flat file resources to a dwh in Azure. I want to start with what seems easy, which is to update from a MySql/Posgre database to Azure (SQL Azure, I guess)? After importing data initially from Mysql to Azure I need to have it updated daily.

Looking forwards to any path to follow so I can jump to documentation and take a good dive for implementing my project.

Thank you dear experts! Much respect!

I need to integrate Puppet Opensource with ServiceNow for configuration/change management.

If Anyone has idea, how to do that, Help me.

Thank You
Nagesh kumar
Please suggest me what are the latest cloud technologies
Hello team,

We have created a vpn tunnel (VPC) from our physical office to Amazon. The tunnel is active but I can't connect to any of my Ec2 machines using the private ip address. Is there anything additional that needs to be done in the amazon side to make this work? I'm not sure if there's a firewall or something I will need to configure as well.

Thank you!
I want to build up my knowledge & skills on Cloud technology.

I've got myself an Azure account and signed up for the free trial. I've also got myself a Windows 2016 VPS. I've also just setup my first (for me) client with Office 365 Business Essentials.

Years ago when I was learning about PC networks and Servers & email, I'd get 3 servers and run up a few NT domains, setup MS Mail & Exchange and get that all talking to each other, check mail flow and so on.

So what's the Cloud lab equivalent of that sort of thing?

I'm sitting here wondering, what's something really cool I setup that I could actually use in the real world?

The Azure training & intro videos say, you can set up Databases, test apps, run up Containers and so on, but I mainly support PC, file sharing, File Serving, email type clients, any databases or apps take care of themselves.

Anyone have any ideas?
Hello Team,

I'm in the need to create a witness server for our failover cluster in AWS. I will need to join this witness server to the domain and I'm not sure how to go about this in AWS. Would i need to have a domain controller in AWS or can I just join it to my local domain that is not in AWS?
If so can you please provide some steps.

Thank you
Hi All,

I have a client that would like a cloud solution for all their company data (word, excel docs etc) no databases or anything. They would also require folders to have relevant permissions set.

Their emails on are Office 365 but we don't want to use OneDrive due to the limitations on the file Sync Limit for each user, plus they don't want to use the web version of OneDrive to access the data.

We don't want the users to access a cloud server via remote desktop connection as the cost for office and user CALS would be a fortune.

Can anyone recommend a solution for the kind of setup, they would have around 60 plus users accessing the data from office all around the UK.

We would also want a secure connection to the cloud system, i.e. vpn for each user. We have been told about the RS models of the Synology range?

thanks again
please suggest,my requirement is ,our 5 managers are visiting some companies individually,they are need to access folders in mobiles,at office we have upload company profiles,separate separate folders are created,no one access other folders.if ask others give shared link that files option also required, i have checked onedrive and icloud and dropbox and flipdrive,there is no security on folders and also required unique login.we will share
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I have about 30 000 files which are a mix of jpg, png, mov, mp4 and potentially others.  Total size is around 70GB.  I've collected these into a single folder structure and left an upload to google photos running, and then used the desktop uploaded and left that for a week to upload any that were missed.

Now, I'm not sure which have uploaded successfully and which haven't.  The 'log' created during the upload is not helpful when working out which files haven't uploaded.  I've done a download of the photos from google photos through their backup system.  However, I can't just windiff between the two folders as they have different subfolder structures.  I've tried doing an xcopy of files to a single folder but some of the files have the same name (although different dates) and I may miss out on file-extensions that I'm not aware are in the listing.

Does anyone have any ideas or scripts I could run to make the problem easier to solve, or to come up with the final list of files that haven't uploaded?
How can I setup my MacOS Sierra v. 10.12.6 to save its Time Machine backup directly to my account? is an online storage account that I am currently subscribed to.

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

How can this be done?
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
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.
What is the process for setting up the time Machine backups on a Mac to save directly to without having to also be saved on a local or network resource?
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?
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?


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.
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?
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 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?

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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?

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

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.
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.
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

Is this achievable via powershell DSC?

thank you in advance,
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,

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.