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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 a Word 2017 (Mac) doc that is outputting a PDF that is 362 MB in size. I have about 85 pictures in there which I have not yet compressed. but this only represent about half of the book.

I plan to sell this on download from my website, so the question is, what kinds of expectations are there for file size of the PDF they purchase?

Then, what about needing to support the bandwidth of such a large file? If I sell it, using eBay, for $9.99, I clear about $9.50 per copy. How much money will I spend simply paying AWS:EC2 for the bandwidth of 1/2 Gigabyte download?

Thanks
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Optimizing Cloud Backup for Low Bandwidth
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Optimizing Cloud Backup for Low Bandwidth

With cloud storage prices going down a growing number of SMBs start to use it for backup storage. Unfortunately, business data volume rarely fits the average Internet speed. This article provides an overview of main Internet speed challenges and reveals backup best practices.

Hi there. As the [sole] IT person for a <25 user small business, I am looking for advice on whether to dive into an Office 365 premium subscription, complete with cloud access to office as well as exchange, OR to do office apps only and keep our email domain hosted with a 3rd party.

I feel like our current vendor is going to deliver us news that we must change up our service due to Microsoft's "unplugging" the current shared exchange service (this I heard from a sales person).

We currently pay 12/month per user including complete admin support and management of exchange as well as an anti-spam solution (Symantec).

Microsoft says office 365 premium (incl. Exchange) costs 12.50/per month for 1 yr/user.

I feel like the Office 365 Premium subscription offer doesn't include the same level of administrative support as either 3rd party email host.

I feel like our current vendor is going to soon-deliver us news that we must change up our service due to Microsoft's "unplugging" the current shared exchange service (this I heard from a sales person).

Add to this Comcast business offering office 365 solution for $14.95/month per user.

I would appreciate a few inputs so I might make an informed decision for our company.   Many thanks for your consideration!  :)
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can you give examples of cloud storage models and providers and basic architecture
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Environment:
-Exchange 2010 with all services on Windows Server 2012 Datacenter (not R2)
-Barracuda cloud email filter

Issue:
Outbound/inbound emails seem to have about a 5 minute delay.
The outbound messages seem to be sitting in the Queue just waiting.
I spoke to Barracuda support and they said I needed to give them some logs.
I'm not sure what logs and they weren't being helpful in suggesting where I should look. You know, just some general logs, I guess.

If the emails are sitting in the queue waiting to be sent to Barracuda, there's not much else I can do to change that, is there?
Any ideas on how I can explore delayed delivery and reception of emails on my end?
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Hi,

I have an office that's running a Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 (Dell Poweredge) that's about 6 years old.  Let me preface this question with: I've inherited the server from the former technician who set it up--it would not be the way I would have originally set it up (all IT guys say that, right?).  

There has been some indications with this server that it's nearing the end of it's life.  The owners would like to look at going to "the cloud."  They have recently had a taste of Google Docs from moving many of their Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to Google Sheets and really like it.  I've let them know about the pros and cons to using Google Docs.  They were curious about Google versus Microsoft.  They're considering moving their email server to Google Apps so that everything is on Google.  Their end goal is to completely get rid of their server.  They still need active directory for their 10 workstations on the network but I was thinking that can be possibly done with Microsoft Azure.  

I've been fighting going to "the cloud" for years but the current is getting really strong to go to a cloud based solution.  My question is two fold.  Have you had experience going to Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365?  What are the pros and cons?  Also, for Active Directory.  I've had experience with Google Apps and Office 365 but not with Azure for Active Directory.  What are the pros and cons for going to something cloud based for Active Directory?  Any help or …
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We are developing a website and are looking to migrate to the google cloud. We are trying to decide if we are better of using app engine or compute engine.

The website is mainly build in php and javascript. it talks to a mysql db which will be hosted on google cloud sql

Eventually there will also be an app that talks to the same database.
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Hi,

We are looking for recommendations for a UK based backup provider.

At the moment, we like using crashplan, as we like the unlimited backup and the pricing is great. However, as its based in the USA, this doesn't suit every client.

Can anyone recommend a UK based backup provider that provides great value for money?

Thanks!
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looking  to Backup 1 Q-NAP NAS box to Cloud.

Require expertise in selection of right cloud provider.

NAS contains FileShares and some  backup image files.
Total files size 800GB.
Future file growth in 5 years @ 2.5 TB

From your experience who would you recommend solution of this size.
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I have a local backup in place. I now want a cloud-based backup as well. Please could you experts recommend one.
Price is obviously a consideration but it must be a reputable company that has a long term future.
It needs to provide a versioning function.
Something else that bothers me about backup - I am concerned about the possibility that if malware were to gain access to my system that it could theoretically delete the data in my local backup. We use external hard drives that are rotated, so there is always off-site disconnected backups, but this is still a concern. What do the cloud-based backup solutions do to protect against this eventuality? Are some companies better than others at dealing with this?

Thank you
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We have a hosting stating that we have reached our files limits within the hosting.  We ran FileZilla and from root folder and the total files is not even 1% (see  below).

ftplimit
We thought maybe the hosting has "temp" areas or folders, like in Windows where one deletes its contents and free up space.  Nevertheless,  maybe we didn't correctly  used FileZilla to determine how many files are in our hosting.  

That said,
  • does FileZilla really searches the root of our hosting?
  • did we use FileZilla correctly to search for total files?
  • is there another apps we can try to determine the total of files our hosting has?
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Edgartown IT Case Study
Edgartown IT Case Study

Learn about Edgartown's quest to ensure the safety and security of the entire town's employee and citizen data. Read the case study!

I pay $222/month and I get:

- Land line
- FIOS Internet
- Cable TV

But I watch only a few channels and feel ripped off.

What options do I have?

I like having a land line for a phone conversation that is near perfect, which I sometimes need for job interviews.

My cell reception from home is not terrible, but it fluctuates. Hence, the cell network would be a high cost way to get Internet access.

I really do not want to go up on my roof, three stories up to put a put on a satellite dish. Plus, I may not be living here much longer.

Do I have any options?

Thanks.
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We are looking at a new application which will be hosted on the cloud. There will be some sensitive information the provider holds. We haven't decided on Azure or AWS yet

Our INFOSEC people are asking if the data will be held on servers that are multi-tenant?

From a cloud perspective, what does this really mean? What is the real risk here?
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I'm downloading 66gb of photos and videos from my icloud to my Windows PC external USB drive as I plan to wipe my icloud drive.  If the download is interrupted, will I need to download the whole thing again or is it a sync tool such that it will continue where it left off when interrupted?

No opinions pls (JH), facts pls.

Thx.
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Hi Guys

I am building tutorial how to safely open links in email from Dropbox or google drive .

Do you know any manual or tutorial ?

thank you
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I need to upgrade one of our QA test sites to have the exact version of every service running in Production, and to have some form of mirrored database running on the QA site. I guess it's mainly that I would need a load on the system, which can be replicated by the flow of data.

What are my options for data concurrency?

I assume there is a setting on SQL Serve 2012 to clone any changes on the Production database back to our mirrored site. But with testing taking place on the QA site, and new data being generated, I see risks of data being rejected by the database.

Even though the production database would have many more transactions than the QA database, I see the risk that data being mirrored from Production  would be getting inserted into a different database. Different because there would be a small number of records being added by testing.

How can I best accomplish my goal of a test environment that is near identical to Production?

Thanks
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The pricing of a single license makes buying the Creative Cloud package very tempting.

But I want to be sure there is no catch here, because the "Cloud" part scares me.

Can someone confirm that the Creative Cloud package allows me to run the full installation of all the apps on the desktop both online and offline, and is there any performance difference between single license and cloud license?
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I have two users that have iPhones and they are using the calendar syncing to their iCloud.  Whenever they save a meeting request from an Exchange server via Outlook their iCloud calendar sends the same meeting invitation to all participants.  How can I prevent this from happening?
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Hi All,

I'm going to Office 365 with E3 license for my company next month so at the moment we are comparing the feature between the Exchange on Office 365 (E3) and the other email security product like Symantec EV.Cloud and MIMEcast.

What's the difference between the archiving methods and ease of use ?
I only know that in Office 365 anything can be archived for free with no limit or quota so I'm now considering whether I should be going to different archiving vendor or stay with Office 365 for archiving.

Thanks in advance.
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Hi All,

i am from a Microsoft infrastructure operations background and now venturing a career in devops.

i was advised to learn one of the config management tools, either chef or Puppet. which one should i learn? which one is the most popular and demanding?


thank you in advance,
Kay
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Comparison of Amazon Drive, Google Drive, OneDrive
Comparison of Amazon Drive, Google Drive, OneDrive

What is Best for Backup: Amazon Drive, Google Drive or MS OneDrive? In this free whitepaper we look at their performance, pricing, and platform availability to help you decide which cloud drive is right for your situation. Download and read the results of our testing for free!

Hi Pros,

I wanna know can I install and configure vRealize Automation 7 in nested virtualization using VMware Workstation 11/12?
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User is currently storing backups on DreamHost at .03 per Gigabyte per month.   Now, Retrospect, the company that produces their backup software (which I've been using for decades) supports BackBlaze B2, which is .005 per Gigabyte per month.

Naturally, the price is good.  However, I still worry that the price might be too good to be true.
My thought is to have the user do 2 cloud backups, since a Terabyte is $5.00 per month

The user has close to 6 Terabytes of photos on a local RAID 5 that is currently backed up at DreamHost.

Any advice?   Thanks.
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I am attempting to use the harmony hub to turn on my tv and have it MUTED

thanks !!!!!
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Hello

My company is on-prem and they are looking to make the switch to O365, although still in its early stages. I'd like to get ahead of this by learning about Azure and taking some of the MS certifications to prove my knowledge.

I have no experience in Azure of any cloud platform. What's the best and most cost effective way to spin up some servers? Ideallydown the line, I'd like to create my own domain along with Intune for mobile.
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I am attempting to ping the internal interface on my Ubuntu 16  on Azure but cannot . do these need to be in the same resource group or something ?

what firewall rules do I need for azure

firewalls are turned off on both the linux and windows server

thanks!!
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We have an application (GoldMine 2014) that came with SQL 2008 Workgroup. We need to move this server to AWS EC2 instance. My understanding is that in general with standalone SQL license you can only to do it if you have Software Assurance. We of course don't have it as it came with the software. Have you guys seen situation where it was eligible to use embedded SQL DB in the cloud? Please don't ask me to call MS and ask them, as asking 3 diff MS reps may give me3 diff answers. I'm just asking what have you seen in real world scenarios

Thanks!
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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.