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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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Just trying to get some advise

We are looking into options to have some sort of virtual mirror of our current server setup so that if one of the servers goes down the other one takes over and no loss of service.

What would you think would be the best option for this as I know there are online services that do this sort of replication?

We have the following servers
DC SERVER
EXCHANGE SERVER
SQL SERVER
VPN SERVER
FILE SERVER

Thanks
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Ensure Business Longevity with As-A-Service
Ensure Business Longevity with As-A-Service

Using the as-a-service approach for your business model allows you to grow your revenue stream with new practice areas, without forcing you to part ways with existing clients just because they don’t fit the mold of your new service offerings.

I need to be a quick study in Docker

I am trying to digest Azure, Containers, Docker, Kubernetes, etc.

and quickly.

I am rebuilding my Mac OS environment to contain:

- a Windows 10 VM on Parallels
- a LINUX VM on Parallels
- Visual Studio 2019 Community Edition
- access to Azure Cloud

So, My first hands on practice could be to learn about Docker.

What kind of work-along tutorial can you suggest?  Or video training?

Thanks
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Reallocating space on my MacBook's 500 GB drive to make room for Azure, Linux and Windows 10

I have a 500 GB drive that's almost filled, but I have allocated 100 GB to my Windows 7 / Parallels (10.4) partition. This "partition" is represented in the form of a file:

Windows 7 (1).pvm

I expect I would upgrade to Parallel's version 14. I NEED to replace Windows 7 with Windows 10. And MAY install Linux, if I need to, to fully use Azure and Containers.

So, how do I create a partition for Linux? Is that something I do also with Parallel's. How much space shall I leave for that?

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks
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I'm having a problem with the audio output on my Windows 10 system, which is signified by the following message: "No speakers or headphones are plugged in." But it's a little more complicated than that.

I'm leasing a "high-end" computer from Blade, on which I'm running a couple of games. I'm new to cloud-based gaming, so I'll let them explain it…


Shadow is a high-end streaming service for games. What does this mean? Any game you can play on a Windows 10 computer, you can play on Shadow using virtually any device you want! Turn a laptop, Mac, smartphone, tablet or even a 5-year-old PC into a high-end gaming rig through the Shadow app. Then, all you have to do is download your current game library to your Shadow account and start playing all your favorite PC games on max settings! We provides all of the power you'd get from a gaming computer at a fraction of the cost with none of the maintenance!. Our data centers are upgraded with every new generation of technology at no additional cost to you!


I can connect to my Shadow server in either of two ways: There is a client that runs as a Windows desktop application. Alternatively, there's a physical appliance that Blade has named "Ghost." The Ghost  connects to the Internet via Wi-Fi, and includes several USB ports (both USB2 and USB3) as well as an Ethernet port, an HDMI port and a headphone jack. When I'm accessing the cloud server (i.e., the Shadow) from the Windows desktop application, everything works fine.…
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Having experience/Exposure to the below streams over 10 years
@ Administration-Linux-Unix/Oracle DB/Weblogic servers- Fusion Middleware

Kindly advise, Now moving to AWS platform, could leverage for current/future trend  ?
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Over the past couple of decades I have developed an Access "project" (ADP) front-end to a SQL-Server database for a client.
They are still running SQL Server 2008 R2, and the Access front-end is still being developed under Access 2007, after Microsoft dropped support for "projects" in more recent Access versions.
At my client's site, the SQL Server database runs on their own server, and each user has an "ADE" copy of the Access front-end on their own PCs, that connect with the SQL Server database.

My client would now like to move to a web-hosted system, allowing their own staff and customers to access their data from pretty much anywhere.

Do we have to start from scratch? This client has been running their business since the late 1970s, and they now have quite a sophisticated application that has grown from a pre-MSDOS platform, through MS-DOS, and into its current Access / SQL-Server incarnation. It would be good if we could somehow make use of the existing SQL Server database and Access work. I'm pretty sure SQL-Server databases can be hosted on the cloud (I connect to my client's database remotely using its IP Address), but is there a suitable web-based front-end that would be compatible with my Access application?

Can anyone point me in the direction of a migration path that might achieve this? If not, to any case studies of anyone else who has achieved this sort of conversion? I can't be the first person faced with this task!

Any suggestions or help …
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Hello Experts
I was recently appointed as IT Manager at one of the companies.
This company is using microsoft CRM.
The former Director of Information Technology used traditional VPN technology from Internet service providers to connect all the company's branches around the country. Which cost the company a lot of money per month.
While this VPN is only used to run that program in these branches.
What I think if I can develop or modify this system to use cloud technology or any thing else To reduce costs and also to develop the company
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I only find  Docker benchmark at CIS site.

is docker equivalent of container or is there a separate container hardening guide?
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this is likely accounting related query.  since we dont own assets in SaaS, is it treated as leasing?  how do people out there treat it & by what accounting standard?
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I'd like to have a subdomain or something similar(CNAME?) of a domain that I own redirected to an Amazon S3 htm file without the user seeing the name of the S3 file in the address bar when the user is redirected. (Godaddy called this "masking"). all while the subdomain address shows SSL Encryption.

i.e. I would like:
https://vtours-salonstyle3.urbsee.work 

to redirect to:
https://s3.amazonaws.com/v-tours/Canton+Museaum+of+Art/Salon+Style+2/Tablet+%26+Web+Files/index.htm 
..........................

I've attempted:
Creating a custom bucket in S3 that is the same name as my domain name, then going to Route 53 to get the naming servers, and changing the nameservers for urbsee.work in Godaddy to Route 53 nameservers so I can point Route 53 to S3 files.

This didn't work for me. So I...

Looked at setting up CloudFront to serve HTTPS requests to my Amazon S3 buckets...
.................................................................................
I've been instructed to to this:
"- Since your files in bucket "v-tours" reside inside folder "Canton Museaum of Art/Salon Style 2/Tablet & Web Files", you should use this as value for 'Origin Path'.

In step 5, you should choose 'redirect HTTP to HTTPS' so that HTTP requests from client will be redirected to HTTPS by CloudFront.

As you are using custom domain "vtours-salonstyle3.urbsee.work ", you must use this value for 'Alternate Domain Names (CNAMEs)'. Also, kindly install a custom certificate on CloudFront…
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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.

SITECORE: Key differences between Core, Master and Web

I am new to Sitecore and seek a simple explanation of the key differences between Core, Master and Web.

Also, is Sitecore considered a form of "cloud computing"?

Thanks
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Looking to migrate towards a Hybrid Cloud, but first need to get inventory and visualization of our Environment.

Any suggestions on what kind of questions I should ask when looking for this service?

All answers are good answers to me as I will research further, but I'm currently working on a list of questions for vendors.
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Hi,
I have 2 machines:
Computer 1 at the Office
Computer 2 at Home
I have sharing document in Microsoft words named “Document#2”
I want to use the cloud service with Office 365
@Computer 1:
I do the following configuration:
Go to regedit > HKLM > software > Policy> Microsoft> windows > Delete the One Drive folder
Install the One Drive for business > click the “setting” > put the email address jblack@boba.com > sign in
I can see at my “file explorer”, there is OneDrive – Boba
When I highlight OneDrive – Boba: I can see the following folders:
Attachment (folder) (status: cloud)
Documents (folder) (Status: green color Check mark inside the ring)
Microsoft Teams Chat files (folder) (Status: green color Check mark inside the ring)
Notebooks (folder) (Status: green color Check mark inside the ring)
Microsoft word (file) (Status: green color Check mark inside the ring)

I put the sharing document “Document#2” inside the Documents (folder); share to jblack@boba.com

@Computer 2:
I setup it up the same as Computer 1
Good news, I can see the “Document#2” at this computer at the OneDrive – Boba

Question: I am confused ; Where is the Sharepoint here? Do we use the SharePoint?Somebody can explain please

Thanks,
tjie
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CONNECTIVITY TEST FAILED:  Testing RPC over HTTP connectivity to server exchange.laco.com
       RPC over HTTP connectivity failed.

We're in process of preparing to migrate our Exchange 2010 email server to the Microsoft Cloud, and we're getting this error when we do a connectivity test.  We have our SSL cert in place, and we've opened the required ports (TCP/UDP 6000-6004) on our firewall, as well as verified 443 is open.  In spite of this, we get this error above.  I'm looking for anyone who has maybe experienced this same error and worked thru it.  I did find this suggestion online, but am not sure if I need to mess with my server's "External Hostname".  I found it on Technet:

"The ExRCA tool will check the connection by external settings in Exchange.
And, I suppose that the host name of Outlook Anywhere, run "Get-OutlookAnywhere | FL Identity,*Host*" to check it.

If the ExternalHostName is server.domain.local, change it to webmay.mycompany.com and retest ExRCA again. "

Anybody try this with good results?

Thanks for your help.
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I have had 2 customers in the past ask me to move them "to the cloud" Both left me soon after I should the numbers and my time were more than paying for a new server and using me to manage.
I currently have a prospective small non profit asking the same thing. They have a Windows domain server I don' trust. (doesn't boot well) And they wanted a flat rate per month to maintain. I pay for parts and software.
I know a board member has put a bug in their ear saying "OneDrive is great!". I don't see that kind of product as working for them from a security  and a performance point of view. They currently have 30MB download and I told them they'd need to upgrade to 100 MBPS as a start. There are only 1-3 people in the office at a time with a max of 8 computers in the office that could be used at one time
They just want a file server in the cloud.
Any success stories out there?
They probably have 100 GB of data to move to cloud.
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Serious iCloud login problem from macOS HighSierra to iCloud

Attempt to login to iCloud from macOS HighSierra [10.13.6] with newly created Mac Mini password results in login locked out after 3 attempts to enter newly created password. This password was newly created to satisfy password requirement for iCloud login and works for cold start login. There was no previous password.

How to I [re]create iCloud login?
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Getting some test environment for AWS and Azure

I am in no position to spend money, so I would not be surprised to hear that neither AWS nor Azure has anything for me. But, I hope for a small test environment for Mac or Windows which allows me to touch and feel the environment and even interact with it in some fashion.

Is there such thing as a developer's license? Or, have third parties set up training efforts that could let me get some hands-on experience with either AWS or Azure?

In the case of AWS, this may mean some restricted access to Cloud 9...

Thanks.
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What is Cloud 9 on AWS?

Please explain the highlights os using Cloud 9 on AWS. And explain their Javascript editor and/or unique Javascript language.

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Hi guys

I'm looking for an environment outside of my work place that I can log in to to play around with Vmware along with setting up Windows infrastructures. So that I can set up a lab of my own. I know that AWS is one place, any other places?

Thanks for helping
Yash
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Become a Certified Penetration Testing Engineer
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Become a Certified Penetration Testing Engineer

This CPTE Certified Penetration Testing Engineer course covers everything you need to know about becoming a Certified Penetration Testing Engineer. Career Path: Professional roles include Ethical Hackers, Security Consultants, System Administrators, and Chief Security Officers.

I've seen a Squarespace website that has a BOOK AN APPOINTMENT button that links to https://abcchiropractor.janeapp.com/.   janeapp.com has acquired cloud storage and has created a subdomain for the business abcchiropractor.  They've also associated a function with the storage that books appointments after referring to a database, etc.  They say they've also created a Charting function that lets doctors keep charts on individual patients.

I want to do something similar, where my clients can have their own space in a cloud where they can describe an idea that they want to develop and bring to market. So after logging in to their cloud area, they could upload videos that described themselves and their idea, as well as images and documents. This could all be viewed by other people, like potential investors.

I'm looking for a development platform that would do as much of the heavy lifting here as possible. My initial thought is to start with a Squarespace site.  From there the client would log into their cloud area and upload what they wanted to their private space.   Does anyone know of a platform that might work for me here?

Thank you!
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What is the best solution for Citrix Cloud, Azure HSD Workloads and O365 with One Drive integration?
Like for 200 Users,  Citrix cloud and Azure AD, Express route, Azure Windows 2016 Server VMs as Citrix Work loads, O365 with One Drive as Profile storage.
On-Prem apps will publish.
Challenge is One drive integration. For On-Prem we have File Director, Cloud Drive solutions.
For Citrix Cloud and Azure, do we have any such solutions?
Please suggest.
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I would like to run/travel with a clean laptop with nothing on it, but the programs I run. No password so TSA can have a look.

Want to pull everything down from the cloud.

What's the best approach.

MS Office 365?
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I am working on a CASB solution and would like to know what cloud security metrics are usually important to management.  The plan is to build a dashboard to include these metrics.
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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!
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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.