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 have an user who uses Road Runner (now Spectrum) email service ( and I like to to get him moved over to Microsoft hosted exchange service with domain name ( so that his email resides in MS cloud server and his iPhone (via Exchange account) and Outlook software can synchronize the data in the cloud all the time. However he does not want to spend money ($4/month for hosted exchange, domain name $15/year via Godaddy = $53/year).
Does Gmail provide something similar to Microsoft Hosted Exchange service where he can sync up his Outlook and iPhone?

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my venter is dead , how can I remove the host and have it operate by itself

i have no need for vcenter at this point  , how can I get rid of this message if I cannot get into my vcenter to remove the host??

Need a ticket management system for a speaking tour

I need an easy to configure ticket sales service with some basic features:

- At first I will give tickets for free
- I want to switch to charging money per ticket, with the flip of a switch
- I'd like eventually offer the first X tickets for free, then charge a fee after that the free tickets have been taken

I need to support multiple speaking dates with multiple locations

I have no merchant credit card service and need a service which combines payment processing.

I need to accept many payment methods and not require a person to have a PayPal account in order to use a Visa card.

What are some choices?

I do have a WordPress site with a WooCommerce plug-in. But I suspect I would get up and running faster if a choose a full-service website for this.

AWS SSM "run " commnand" to pull down a file from s3 bucket and place it into a specific directory

I am attempting to run a shell script that copies  a file ( a pem.key)  from  an S3 bucket , to an AWSes 2 instance

I have the knowlege to get to the run command and run shell scripts no problem , but I have NO IDEA how to copy a file from S3 and place it into the

~/.ssh/ directory ,

the envental goal it to have an applicaion (ansible ) connect to each instance

I think I will first have to copy the PEM key and then that will allow me to copy the key to each instance

how can this be done , I am very new to this part of it

thanks !!
how can I ssh to a linux box and copy the key to the destination in one command

someone showed me this once it is l or ssh-L or somelike that
I have several large ISO files that I store within my sync folder which are larger than 5 GB in size and therefore are not able to be backed up to the cloud by

What are the best utilities to use to split the size of these ISO files so that they will be smaller than 5 GB in size and therefore will be able to be backed up by

I need to be sure I can always repackage these ISO files into their original state for when I need to use them.
Users within my organization who use our corporate Google Drive have been getting the message shown in the screenshot "Google Drive for Mac/PC is going away soon. We recommend installing Drive File Stream to continue syncing."

We are wondering exactly how much longer it will be until Google Drive will be going away permanently.

Has Google published any information as to when this might be?

Google Drive is Going Away Soon
Hello, I'm back!  I need to decide whether it is worth signing back in.  I'll be possibly be needing help on the following technologies (listed below), please let me know if you got experts in these areas;
vagrant vm
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I'll be searching expert-exchange while I wait for your response.
I have 2 Microsoft Access databases stored on each user's hard drive.  1 is the application and the other is the data.  When I make a change to the application, I create a zip executable and save it on the server where the user can access and it will unzip to the folder on the hard drive c:\quote templates.  I have 2 issues - the user does not always do the update and our IS department is locking down the c:\ root drive on new computers.  I have spoken with IS and they said I need to try and set up the application on One drive.  I'm very new to One drive and I'm pretty much on my own with this - limited help from IS.  My question is can it work and where do I go to figure out how to set this up?  Is it possible to hire someone through Experts-Exchange to help me?

My organization uses Comcast fiber optics for internet service. We also use Comcast for our telephone service.

Where do I go to within the Comcast administration website after logging on with our account info to change which email address voicemails for office phone numbers are sent to?
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Hello, All.

I am looking in on switching from my current hosting provider to another one.
The one I am looking at, is
Their VPS Windows Hosting packages. <-- Link provided

My question is the following.
SQL Server is what will run on it.
I have 5 sites that use SQL Server.
Will 1GB + RAM work with the SQL Server, or will it be not enough?

I chatted with their Tech Support the other day, and he told me that if I needed more ram, that it was an extra $10.00 a month, per 1GB

Any other suggestions on other hosting companies that are low cost and GOOD.
Please provide.

Thank You
Is there any way of setting corporate Google Drive data to read-only?

Once we migrate the data from our corporate Google Drive folder we would like to set this data as read-only so that the data will remain in Google Drive but will not be able to be modified.

Is there any way of doing this?
I'm trying to make sense of the Microsoft Azure pricing structures (from the website) which says that the App Service starts from $0.013/hour, the Virtual Machines from $0.011/hour, and SQL Database from $0.021/hour) (see the screenshot below).

What do these prices mean?

Also, what does "Free for the first 12 months" mean?

Azure pricing
Are pervasive computing and mobile computing different?
I’ve been reviewing some of our clients system security parameters, especially externally hosted systems.  I’m finding a real mix, some are fairly secure others just scream ‘attack me’.  For example I’ve found one externally hosted system that does not employ 2FA, minimum password age, password history or account lock after x incorrect passwords. So in theory if an attacker knows the URL and can guess or phish the naming convention for the user names, they can set up a programme to brute force account passwords until they get in.

Speaking to the system owners however and their defence is, ‘yes but you need to know the URL first’.  This doesn’t stand well with me, I’m pretty sure that if you searched their companies website or google, you would have a good chance of finding the URL in some documentation somewhere.  Or you can just ring them up and ask, I’m sure someone will tell you.

However if you got nowhere with this approach but you did find out that the system you’re after was hosted by a particular company, is it possible to get the URL by some kind of ‘probe’ at the hosting company.  I’m not an expert but can you do something with DNS to find URLs or anything to determine what it could be apart from searching websites for documentation that might have been made public with the URL?
What are the best online resources for learning how to implement, support, and troubleshoot Azure and using Azure to run virtual machines in the cloud?

I prefer online resources over books and will be more than willing to pay for online training and support services.

Please let me know what resources are available.
Can I setup a folder structure on OnDrive to share files such that different users can access files on designated folders only ?

Alternatively, any cloud solution that can meet this purpose ?

We have an ancient server running in our office that needs to be replaced and properly backed up.  Our goal is ultimately to move to cloud server.  Following is our IT response:

"Phase I

Configure and ship a small HP brick server to be used to host applications to ECH.
Purchase and ship a Datto device to Solve IT Solutions
Configure the Datto device as required for initial link and then ship to Hawaii
Once both the server and Datto devices are received in Hawaii, connect the server to domain and migrate over applications
Create a virtual data center on our hosting platform only because we know the interoperability’s of it inside and out. This is information on our data center that we use and note that it is one of the largest in the world: This is not owned by Solve IT Solutions (Although I wish I had stock) Microsoft Azure is basically a hosting platform that is similar to the ones that we use that runs out of datacenters like these.
In your virtual data center, we will create a domain controller and a virtual router.
Connect a site to site vpn a connection between your office and the virtual data center
Migrate your Domain Controller to the cloud server
Demote the on-site server and take offline to save for the time being.
Configure the Datto device to backup the onsite VM’s in encrypted format
Test the entire operation and ensure that all applications are working as required as well as log on and log off
How can I as a Google super administrator determine the total number of files that all of our company's users have within Google Drive?

So far I have only been able to determine things such as the total size of all of our data or how many files have been added each day but haven't been able to determine the total number of files contained within our corporate Google Drive.

I understand that their are custom URL hyperlinks available to display data such as this that can't be directly accessed by going through the website. For example the custom URL was provided to me by someone else which does display more detailed information that had been unavailable to me.
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Researching Hosted Exchange (online) for a client (71 mailboxes). Question has come up as to why I would need to employ a Hybrid setup and what that cost might be. My understanding is a hybrid setup would be done if client had an exchange server on site previously and wanted to migrate those settings and mailboxes to the online exchange version while retaining the features. It would also grant more time to make the migration of the mailboxes to the online version. I would also need archiving to meet requirements for this client. The client currently has POP email hosted by another firm currently, do i even need to do a hybrid setup? The ongoing cost of exchange online would be a total of $497 per month.  This would include $4.00 x 71 for the email boxes = $284 plus $3.00 for archiving x 71 users = $213 per month. Knowing the task will have a one time charge to migrate the email boxes. Can someone verify if I am missing something?
I have about 200 members that are participating in a video contest. I want for them to give me their videos the easiest way possible. I  thought about using Dropbox. During testing, I send them a Dropbox link; when they tried to "drop" me a file, they are asked to create a Dropbox account. That idea did not go over well.

Any suggestions or comments are welcome!
Anyone using SkySync Enterprise connected straight through to StorageCraft's cloud? StorageCraft hasn't completed their Box sync yet. Trying to determine if it's possible to Sync between Box and StorageCraft data center using SkySync.
I have several sites with on premise VMware setups running numerous applications. I want to move all out to cloud. The challenge I have is what fit is best. I’m leaning toward private data centre as I can transition swiftly and all resources are dedicated and will be resilient.
Iaas has been mentioned but I’m not sure if it’s economical as I have over 120 vms.

Interested to hear from other people who were in this scenario and what they chose. Thanks
A ways back, I'd set up nameservers on my VPS (let's call them '' and '').  I host a couple of dozens websites on that VPS.

For all of my domains, on the domain registrar's site, I'd set the Nameservers for that domain to Custom Nameservers:  '' and ''.

Recently, I had to ask my VPS provider to create a new server for me (let's call it 'newVPS'), leaving my previous VPS (let's call it 'oldVPS') active so I could migrate or re-create accounts and contents from the oldVPS to the newVPS.

Both the oldVPS and newVPS use WHM/CPanel admin interfaces.  
The oldVPS is setup as (cut and pasted from the WHM panel banner): 'CENTOS 6.9 i686 virtuozzo – oldvps  WHM 56.0 (build 52)'
The newVPS is setup as (cut and pasted from the WHM panel banner): 'CENTOS 7.4 virtuozzo [newvps]  v68.0.21'

My understanding (which is limited in these areas) is that the nameservers I setup on my VPS have to be associated with one of the domains I own/host on that VPS.

The nameservers which I had previously setup on oldVPS were associated with '' one of the domains/accounts hosted on oldVPS.  

For simplicity, I'm thinking of creating new nameservers on newVPS and associate them with '', another domain/account to be hosted on newVPS.

How do I create my new nameservers on newVPS, say '' and '', presumably from newVPS's WHM (I'm …
We're currently storing data on Office 365 cloud and looking for redundancy, so far we tested Cloud Ally and it's hard to tell how well it's working. My personal feeling is it's too light, meaning it doesn't provide enough feedback of current status especially larger folders. Just says, "backup in progress" and nothing else. Depending on the folder size this can last for days.

I'm not concerned with running my own calculations to determine when the backup should finish. I'm looking for software that will do this for me or I would just FTP sync the data myself.

Question EE, what have you used for cloud to cloud backup and why?

Thank you

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.