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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I saw a webinar on Datta and the ALTO 3 device.

I am always investigating backup and recovery solutions for small groups of computers.   The device seemed interesting.

Is this a good and reasonably priced solution?

NFR key for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365
NFR key for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (for 1 year, up to 10 users). This license allows for the non‑production use of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in your home lab without any feature limitations.

We have a business requirement to provide a one-way sync of data from an external source.

For example, an external contractor would like to move data into the network however, we cannot allow data to leave the network. Dropbox is typically two-way and we would like to secure the environment to make it one-way.

All suggestions, recommendations are welcome!
I have hundreds of excel spreadsheets.

I use google drive to store these and they are also on my local PC drive.

Question: Is is possible/easy for me to store this data in Google drive (cloud) ONLY.  I would be happy to only have access to the files when I have internet connection.

How can I achieve this?  (Note that I must be able to use microsoft Excel)

Thanks, folks.
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.
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?
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

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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
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?
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
I know that I can make free phone calls from Amazon Alexa Echo to another Elexa Echo, but what I want to research fromn my customers is the ability to uise a voice command to Alexa Echo to call a cell number or call a contact.

I want to research how this could be done.  

I'm thinking integration things like a combination of:
  • VPN's to some service,
  • integration with a Personal Contacts app such as Gmail,
  • Use of IOT
  • ITTT

Anything thoughts and directions to get me started would be very helpful.

Thank you,
I'm not sure whether I should move my contact center to the cloud or have it stay on premise?

Can you please suggest the best Cloud-Scale Monitoring tool for infrastructure and applications.


Can you please suggest the best and cost effective Enterprise Cloud Storage/Sharing against Dropbox,, and
We are evaluating it for our new project.

Is there a cloud-based solution for User authentication and password policy for Windows, Linux, MAC machines together

 Basically, all authentication should be happening for users from Cloud based Solution
We would like to try a few different hosted server providers based in the uk for hosting cloud servers for our small business clients eg 1 - 2 servers upto 100 users max. Most are 5 - 10 users though

We would rather use a UK based supplier and secondly one that is tried and tested.

Can you guys recommend any reliable providers ?
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I have a customer with a small 2008 Windows server. She thinks going to the Cloud will be cheaper and easier that using a file server.
I've looked to Del for a non-server solution that will work for them. They couldn't come up with a solution using Azure. I looked at OneDrive for Business  and I think it has a file locking if 2 people work on the same file. Plus not sure how Quickbooks will work when it's in the cloud.
I looked at AWS and looks like same file locking issues.

Any solutions for an inexpensive Cloud replacement that allows mapped drives and doesn't need syncing?
We create all users in AD, however for certain staff who use laptops - we have to create a local account on the laptop so they can log in and work when they are at home. We link this local account to there AD account so they can access there file shares and everything when they come back into work and connect to our network. We currently use sync toy to sync files they work on at home to there network storage area when they re connect to our network.

What we would like to know is how we go about moving away from local user accounts so staff can log onto the laptop from home when they are away from our network using there AD credentials and not a local account as when they reset there password all the links break.

We have looked into remote desktop connections but the internet around here is too slow to allow that for staff. We have also tried the GPO option of storing cached user data - but that is a bit hit and miss.

If we went to Office 365 can we link staff documents that are stored on site into the cloud, so that any changed are replicated. Also can it be that when they log in with their AD account it links to their Office 365 account which in turn links to their documents stored on site here?

Anyone have any experience of AD pass thru?
Key Requirements are....
Be able to use same username and password at work AND at home
To be able to access there documents and are backed up regularly at work and at home
Cloud might be an option (but we have sensitive…
I have project in which I  have to create few users where I have to give view only permission and some time limited with certain rights.

How can it be done. >???
Which is the leading provider for online back solution (system state / Virtual etc...)

That I can white label it?
should i just start with deploying a cloud device?

is there another way to do this ?

thanks !!!!!
Hi ,

I have created one cloud image qcow2 for SLES 12U1 and inbuilt cloud-init too . but strange thing is this it boots sucessfully first time and we can work on it.but when we reboot it says unable to find /dev/sda1 or waiting for device.

I tried to change entries in fstab and grub.cfg with UUID but still same issue.

Please help might me i am nit changing it right but i refered links to do that and same issue.

same kind of thing happening with SLES11U4.

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.