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Cloud services are services made available to users via the Internet from a provider's servers. Cloud services are designed to provide easy, scalable access to applications, resources and services, and are fully managed by a cloud services provider. It is a model for enabling ubiquitous, on-demand access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources. Frequently offered cloud services are infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), desktops-as-a-service (DaaS), software-as-a-service (SaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS). Examples of cloud services include online data storage and backup solutions, Web-based e-mail services, hosted office suites and document collaboration services, database processing, managed technical support services and more.

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Greetings Technicians,

I have a Client looking for a low Cost unlimited size file shareing program like Dropbox.

the Box wants $720 per year for 3 users unlimited size

client looking for something cheaper???

any Ideas

Cjoego
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Efficient way to get backups off site to Azure
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Efficient way to get backups off site to Azure

This user guide provides instructions on how to deploy and configure both a StoneFly Scale Out NAS Enterprise Cloud Drive virtual machine and Veeam Cloud Connect in the Microsoft Azure Cloud.

I'm sure this may sound simple, but over the last few days in my efforts to save data, files, etc. , (using Windows Easy Transfer between two computers running Windows 7) before doing a system recovery, it seems that I either simply did not fully understand the expression "back up" or, it's never been precisely defined for me.

 My backup saved a LOT of data and folders, but it seems that many (if not all) .exe files, along with their configurations, were not included in the Windows Easy Transfer. I somehow thought that if you transferred program files (in various folders) AND the settings/data/created info associated with the programs, all you had to do was copy them all to another computer (in this case, the one I did the system restore on), and you were good to go--open Excel, for example, and just pick up where you left off with any given associated file. I did not expect to have to totally reinstall Excel.

This also raises a question in my mind about "image backups." Nothing I encountered in searching for info answered the question the term raises, specifically, does "image backup" mean that once you install it on to a computer, you can then simply open any program and have it run, with all the settings and data, saved in whatever file name/folders as before the backup?

And finally, it seems to me that maybe the smartest thing I could do would be to have two computers, both of which have the same operating system, and in setting them up, make them identical twins…
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As I have mentioned in one of my previous questions, as a business were are now procuring more and more cloud services.  
I’m trying to examine our procedures and governance to make sure that we procure cloud solutions that are fit for purpose and secure.
One of the controls I have thought of is to have a central repository of our cloud providers as we already have numerous different suppliers and I don’t think as a business we have one go to document that shows the provider of the cloud solution hosting our data, an emergency contact, location of data etc etc.  I have been reading through best practice guides and frameworks but I can’t see anything that suggested that this is something that should be implemented.
It seems like a good idea to me but can anyone point me in the direction to any best practice, frameworks, guides etc that support this to take to management as a bit of backup.
Is it something that is done in your own businesses?
Are there any real benefits to this and are there any risks to not implementing such a control?

Unless of course you feel this is not a worthwhile control to have in place, in which please feel free to say.
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Cloud for Startups
Are you a startup company? Being a startup, you may be using shared hosting, or maybe even dedicated hosting. But have you ever given a thought to using cloud computing now? Yes, don’t be surprised, it is possible for startups to opt for cloud computing.
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I’m about to start some work looking at how our business procures cloud services.
We are a large business with many different departments and an in-house IT team.

We already have some of our systems hosted via SaaS and these have followed correct procedures in terms of ensuring data is appropriately secured etc.  
My concern is that some departments might be going off and procuring cloud services with no input or support from IT.  This obviously poses several high risk issues, especially when you consider some of the data may be private, confidential or commercially sensitive and as such needs to be carefully controlled.

I have two questions:
1)      How do other businesses mange the procurement of cloud services to ensure that appropriate security and governance issues have been considered and how can you control this to ensure that individual departments can’t just go and do this themselves with no IT/Business input.
2)      How can we determine if we have any data out there in the cloud that we are centrally unaware of and that have had no corporate input.  I’m thinking of analysing our finance system to determine if any payments have been made to cloud providers, this might not be easy as not all providers have obvious names.  Reviewing our contracts registers to identify any cloud providers.  Reviewing corporate credit cards for similar to see if anything has been purchased on credit cards.

The aim of this is to ensure there are suitable frameworks/procedures/policies…
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What are the important factors to consider while migrating to cloud and the best practices needed to protect your investment.
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Apparently the application "Google Drive" has been replaced by "Google Backup and Sync" as the desktop application.  When I am copying files to the desktop from an external hard drive it is trying to sync these files to the cloud.  I DO NOT want this to happen.  I only want to backup files to the cloud that are located in the Google Drive folder (shortcut on the desktop).

How do I set this up?
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What Is meant by open stack?

diff bet VMware and open stack ?

what Is meant by open stack components and what is the useful of each and every component ?

Do we require any scripting language  knowledge to learn open stack ?
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I am working to create View / Report using VROPS 6.6.   Is there a way I can  create a View or Report for a few machines under a specific criteria.   How can I do it?
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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
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Veeam Disaster Recovery in Microsoft Azure
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Veeam Disaster Recovery in Microsoft Azure

Veeam PN for Microsoft Azure is a FREE solution designed to simplify and automate the setup of a DR site in Microsoft Azure using lightweight software-defined networking. It reduces the complexity of VPN deployments and is designed for businesses of ALL sizes.

BACKGROUND:
A ways back, I'd set up nameservers on my VPS (let's call them 'ns1.mydomain.com' and 'ns2.mydomain.com').  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:  'ns1.mydomain.com' and 'ns2.mydomain.com'.

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 'mydomain.com' one of the domains/accounts hosted on oldVPS.  

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

QUESTION:
How do I create my new nameservers on newVPS, say 'ns1.myotherdomain.com' and 'ns2.myotherdomain.com', presumably from newVPS's WHM (I'm …
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hi,

I'm looking to port some prototype database processes online. I'm developing the logic on MS Access but will need to move this to an online service probably mid 2018. I'm new to cloud services, I'd like to understand them better but don't want to do the coding. I notice the new "Gigs" service here, so thinking to setup some mini-tasks to see who's best suited to what, and get a better handle on costing.

Example task could be : to create a single database table (say 100 records) on mySQL using my bluehost account:
1. (xenium/dev) setup an account on bluehost for the developer
2. (xenium/dev) supply data+specs to developer / answer questions
3. (dev) create table and upload the data
4. (dev) document the steps so I can recreate if needed

Is this a good approach, if so how much should I post for such a task? I imagine step 3 is fairly trivial, but the rest may depend. Much of the work maybe educating me on how it all works.

Any other recommended approaches welcome.

Cheers
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devops-what-why
As we talk to multiple clients across the globe, one common discussion thread seems to be that DevOps for one company, may not necessarily be the same as for another company.
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I got a requirement to store some documents and photos into a Cloud service provider.

Just wondering which one should be considered? How much budget should I allocated per annual?

As a startup, I need to have a storage of 2TB. Subsequently, I foresee an incremental growth of storage like 500GB is required for the following years and I also need that cloud service to be available in Asia.

Let me know your thoughts.

Thank you
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I recently found a bunch of my cds of music I've gathered over a couple decades.  I have imported them all into my Macbook's iTunes.  I looked for a short time to see if iTunes can do what I want, but it seems like the files have to be physically on the devices to do this.  Or I have to turn on Home Sharing.  Meh.  Not really a solution I'm looking for.  I didn't see an option to put them in the cloud and then stream to my devices?  Did I miss that?

Ideally, I would like to put the files in the cloud and then access those songs from my devices.  Essentially, I'm asking for a way to stream my music, right?  I'm new to Plex and imagine that can do what I want it to if I install the Plex client on all my devices and buy Plex Pass, but wanted to know if there is another option I should look into?  
What have you used and recommend?

(If you've experience with Plex Pass please share your experience!)

I have a Macbook, iPhone, Apple TV, Roku and iPad.

Thank you for looking.
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Is B2C completely separated from B2B? Let’s say we have a B2C user; and suddenly he becomes part of the organization, is there a way to sync?

I couldn't find a way to do it.
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I have a split database. I want to allow multiple users to read and write data to tables in the back end through a cloud-based option. Can I do this with Amazon? If not, is there another site that would work for this project?
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I am looking for a Cloud provider for one of my clients

30 Users
1 Server
132 Gigs of Data (Currently)

My Request is for those who use and resell cloud products

Looking for reliability and Price.

Thanks,   Cjoego
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Are you looking at migrating your data centers to the cloud? Here’s how Experts Exchange successfully made the transition. #TechTuesday
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[eBook] Windows Nano Server
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 [eBook] Windows Nano Server

Download this FREE eBook and learn all you need to get started with Windows Nano Server, including deployment options, remote management
and troubleshooting tips and tricks

Hi,

I've been using Dropbox for years, the 1 TB account and I think it's great.  I have some clients that use Google Drive and they think it's great--until lately.  One of the users deleted a bunch of random files in many different folders.  Being familiar with Dropbox, I was thinking that it was going to be simple to restore these deleted files from the trash.  I would just go in there (past the meatloaf from last week, egg shells, etc) and sort the trash folder by date deleted or date modified and restore the data back to its original location. Apparently, it's not that simple.  The trash is all mixed together.  It has a "last modified" and "last opened" column option but there is no chronological sorting when those options are selected.  Please say that I'm missing something here.  I googled, "google drive restore by date deleted files" in hopes to find someone else that had this issue.  I found an old Google productforums page and the conclusion by the Google Drive tech was, "Thank you for posting and sorry you're running into this issue. The only way for you to restore files on specific days is to do it manually."  So, no sorting in the trash?  You must restore the whole thing and then sort through it?  I checked out Dropbox again and I see that you can sort the deleted files by date/time deleted.  Please let me know if you have some experience with this or if Google Drive is not a good option.  Thank you!
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I have an OS need to be patched which has veritas file system running.

According to the following link, my new kernel version is not listed here. does it mean veritas will not work after patching?

https://sort.veritas.com/kernel
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Newt Global is now an AWS advanced consulting partner in the AWS Partner eco-system

Newt Global is pleased to announce its new status as an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, after fulfilling the requirements in record time.

Newt Global Consulting, LLC, the provider of Enterprise Cloud and DevOps services & solutions for leading fortune 500 companies, is part of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) and recently achieved Advanced Consulting Partner status. Newt Global continues to leverage its best of breed partnerships to enable cloud adoption at Enterprises by delivering secure, high-performance, and cost-effective cloud technology solutions on the industry leading AWS platform.
Speaking on this achievement, Neeta Goel, CEO and President, Newt Global Consulting, LLC said, “We are excited to deepen our relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS). The Advanced Consulting Partner status will empower Newt Global to design, build, migrate and manage workloads and applications on AWS for all Enterprise companies for reducing their overall IT costs”
Newt Global Cloud Services provides tailored, end-to-end solutions, supported by practice expertise, to help clients transition to the AWS Cloud. It specializes in cultured and challenging cloud systems integration projects utilizing the suite of AWS services.
Madhavan Srinivasan, Managing Director at Newt Global for Solutions Business, said: “Promotion to the next level as AWS Advanced Consulting Partner is an …
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I am at a company that is trying to sync their local data drive to the google cloud but this is not the problem.

They would like to setup permissions on the files within the google teams to duplicate the MS server permissions so that certain people can have access to these folders remotely and update, edit and keep them in sync.

The challenges are that within folders we need some to be read only others to be modify and to allow a sync back to the client and back up again.

Can you suggest any third party software or advice or alternatives as I can see this getting messy very quickly, mainly from the manual replication of permissions. If there are any tools to help with assigning permissions that would also help.

thank you
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we want to implement electronic signatures for documents that our sales team sends out.  I have research DocuSign developer website briefly and found some rest APIs and SDKs that seem like they would accomplish our goals.

I wanted to see if any of you experts out there have been through a similar situation and if so what worked for you.  I really would like to find the best fit for our needs.  Thanks!
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If anyone asked you to network diagram of the internet, it was drawn in the form of a fluffy cloud which further became known as cloud computing. Popularly cloud computing is defined as workloads that run over the internet in a commercial provider’s datacenter – named as the public cloud.
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Cloud services are services made available to users via the Internet from a provider's servers. Cloud services are designed to provide easy, scalable access to applications, resources and services, and are fully managed by a cloud services provider. It is a model for enabling ubiquitous, on-demand access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources. Frequently offered cloud services are infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), desktops-as-a-service (DaaS), software-as-a-service (SaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS). Examples of cloud services include online data storage and backup solutions, Web-based e-mail services, hosted office suites and document collaboration services, database processing, managed technical support services and more.