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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.

Hi can you back up stuff from emails in outlook to one drive?

Trying to find out if this will work.  A person scans a document to a specific email address.  The email addresses where it coming from  all have scanner names. I.e hthscanner@joebloggs.com  so I would set up subfolders in the inbox and have a rule to send email to specific folder depending on the email address.

what I’m trying to do then is at the end of the month or daily if that’s easier I need all the emails moving to a one drive or can I auto archive daily or monthly.

I would need to files to be kept for a year before I auto delete them.

does autoarchive fill up my data space in the email account? that’s why I’m sort of thinking save to one drive?

any thoughts
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We currently use Veeam and Veeam Copy Jobs to an Exagrid de-duplicating appliance.  Exagrid automatically sync's our data center backups to our remote office.  To supplement that, and to protect against a ransomware attack, we want cloud air-gapped backups.  We presently use Veeam copy jobs to iLand for that purpose but it's not going well.

We are about to demo CommVault but I figured before doing so, maybe I should take a step back and ask for thoughts on:

CommVault vs. Zert0

The ONLY thing I like about Veeam copy jobs to a cloud provider is the provider's "insider protection" which basically is a cloud based "recycle bin" which even a malicious admin can't touch.

We don't enjoy the overly complex nature of hundreds of  Veeam backup jobs and copy jobs.  It's a nightmare to monitor and maintain.

CommVault sounds much simpler.

I don't know anything about Zert0 other than it offers granular restores to the minute which could be super handy during a ransomware attack (assuming they don't successfully attack our backups).

I suppose the air-gapped-ness depends on the destination provider for both CommVault and Zert0.

Do these solutions typically rely on things like Amazon's Object Lock / Compliance Mode / WORM (write-once-read-many)?

A big requirement is MFA in order to delete backup containers; my nightmare scenario is my laptop getting hijacked and/or my admin credentials getting compromised and ransomware hacker attacking my cloud backups too !!!

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Should I or not move my resources to a cloud provider?  I would like to get some feedback from others that have done this. We have multiple offices with about 140 employees.

My firm is in the process of getting an assessment done  to give guidance for upgrades and future projects.  What they have come back to us with is to move our on-prem  Exchange and Document Management to the cloud along with our Domain as the initial phase and eventually move aging resources to the cloud when they are in need for the upgrade.
  • Exchange will be Office 365
  • AD will be Azure
  • DMS will be its own cloud service.

I have hesitations on this based on our data footprint as well as the need for performance.  The consultant feels that the cloud model will give everyone ease of mobility as well as remove the need of VDI for remote access.  We currently have 3 offices, but all the data resides in our primary location and the remote office connect back to the primary office.
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What are the security & compliance requirements we can safely
demand/expect from Oracle ERP (Enterprise Resrc Planng) Cloud.

Likely Finance, HR, Procurement modules will be used in this
cloud ERP.

a) Data sovereignty: DC must be local?

b) BCP/DR drills done yearly with DR centre also hosted locally?

c) this is an SaaS?  So we can apply all  the SaaS compliance
    requirements on them including returning data to us &
    secure erasure of data when exiting?

d) ... any other ... ?
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Well, the title says it all... any idea how I can purchase this service (which I actually used in the past when it was still openDNS) ?

I have tried multiple times to fill in this form (with various, correct information) but never got a callback.

They don't list any other mean of communication so it would seem they are not really looking for new customer (maybe the product is phased out ?).

In any case any pointer - including competing products - most welcome! I think it is a useful tool to have...
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Hi Techies ,

Any suggestions on “How can we get the inventory of all accounts and respective resources running in AWS Environment ,Currently we have 100+ Accounts .

Please suggest .
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Benefits of Citrix Cloud as control layer:
https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29147246/Citrix-SMEs-for-Citrix-Cloud-Decisions-advice-please.html
Thanks "Tony Johncock" for giving some advantages and disadvantages.
Now we have FSLogix, WVDI, O365 and Citrix cloud with resource locations like "Azure, AWS and GCP Anlong with On-Prem"
To reduce cost, what combination will be the best at cloud resource (Resource Layer)?
Like FSLogix profile container and O365 Container, Azure / AWS / GCP and On-Prem work loads.
Which Cloud provider giving best price? I know, it's based on the Enterprise agreements. But at MRP side, for Citrix VDI / SBC work loads, cost side which provider is best?
What are the price differences between on-Prem and Citrix Cloud licenses?
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we are reviewing our data leakage controls and there is a point in policy regarding uploading company data to 'cloud storage; (e.g. forbidden). There are tight controls on USB/DVD/Email etc, but I was wondering:
1) what the common/free cloud storage solutions are in 2019, and..
2) as a company from a policy enforcement perspective, is it as simple as blocking access to those cloud storage websites via your web filter/proxy to enforce this, or is it a bit more complicated than that. And if there is more to it, what other types of controls need to be in operation.
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Experts,

We are working on a major project where we are moving from a legacy based environment to the "cloud".  
> We have three critical informational assets that will be moving to the cloud:
1. Our HOA property management application - This will be moved and managed by the application software company.
2. A collection of folders where each folder contains the property documents, PDF, pictures, and etc. - This folder is nothing more than a collection of files, and is not used by our main software application.
3. A collection of folders where each folder contains our employee documents which are not related to our clients  - This folder is nothing more than a collection of files, and is not used by our main software application.

The goal of moving to the cloud is that all three of these assets can be accessed by our employees - Some from with in our main office and some by our remote field managers.

For IA's #2 and #3, we are looking at Google Drive or AWS, but to be honest, I am a bit "a fish out of water" with the cloud offerings and what is the best way to take advantage these offering.
> Based on my research, it appears that once we select which cloud based storage to use, we simply upload the files and the users can access these items via a browser - Which is pretty cool... BUT!!!
> I am concerned with the security of the IA's and how we can restrict their access - The Google and AWS documentation was a bit light on this topic.

Does anyone have any …
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Hello,

Maybe this question is not technical help but wanted to know what is your opinion.  Last week in a group conversation a colleague said that the United States is storing and has been storing our data on cloud in a facility in UTAH, all text messages, calls land/mobile, web-browsing, etc.

How true is this and should there be any concern?
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Hi -

I am currently reviewing RMM systems, namely Datto, Ninja and Solarwinds.
I am an IT consultant aimed purely at small business support. Does anyone have any general feedback on their experience with either of these RMM solutions?

Thanks
D
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Shared Files on Cloud Storage solution for board members.  Board Members of our Our Homeowners Association need access to residential listing in the form of a spreadsheet.  Currently this spreadsheet is offline and maintained by our bookkeeper.  Not all board members have a Google account therefore they do not have a Gmail account.   Google Drive can support shared access through a shared link however anyone with that link would then have access to confidential information.  Seems we need cloud storage file/folder sharing that supports any authorized individual's private email address authentication.  

Looking for a solution that will provide a single account owner with less than 10 additional shared user accounts and less than 1GB storage.  Authentication will allow use of current private email addresses and passwords.
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Hi Experts,

we have a big environment with 25 domains.
We use O365 and ADSYNC.
ADSync is installed on on DC to sync all doamins and users to the cloud.
It works, but not all, sometimes some password changes are not synced over days.

Can you help me out ?
Why it happens sometimes and sometimes not ?
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Can you setup VPCs, ENIs, NAT Gateways with the free version of aws? I see it comes with a small linux EC2 and small windows EC2 and lambda and dozens of other features. I don't want to get charged by wandering into something that's not included.


https://aws.amazon.com/free/
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please advice good sources to learn self-paced learning online paid for devops admin courses.
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I have a customer who wants "online backup".  I understand that this topic is huge - I need help narrowing down the options so I can give her two or three choices that make sense.  
Question:  Apart from Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive, what is there to say in simple, layman's-terms language, about options for online backup of data files?
In a minute I'll post a related question about file synchronization.  Maybe it should be the same question.
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Is there a program that will find all OneNote files and migrate them to OneDrive for Business?
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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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After migrating the AD users to Exchange Cloud, where can I disconnect the synchronization between  onPremise AD and Exchange Cloud ?

Thx.
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Take backup of MySQL and My Apps from Azure to the local PC.
I have only 2 more days to take backup after that it will get deleted.

Appreciate your help to download/backup the database and apps.

Thanks
MAS
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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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When create a license users, it ask for the location. Should I need to select the physical location for a users ? eg. If the user is office is in Beijing and relocate to London, should I specify the location be "London" ? Will Exchange try to assign users to the server that close to his working location ?

Thx again.
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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

Conclusion: I can EDIT “document#2” either, I am at home or office (Without connecting to VPN)
At Office, I use the network drive called “home drive”; the path of the home drive is “ \\BOBA-SQL\HOME\SF (H:) “

Question: Can I see the Home Drive ( \\BOBA-SQL\HOME\SF ) @ Computer 2 (which is at my home)?

tjie
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User has two locations where they work on their photo library using Adobe LightRoom on Mac.  They are 8 months at first location, then 4 months at the second for the summer.

Can I have a Synology NAS at each location to synchronize their work?

Internet connection in NYC is FIOS, which currently is 600+ mbps using Speedtest both Download and Upload
Internet connection in MA (Massachusetts) is Xfinity which measures 30 Download and 6 Upload

They have about 5 TB of photos on a RAID directly attached to their computer.
I can use software to sync the RAID files to and from the Synology


I will do the initial synchronization of  the Synology units in NYC, and have them bring one to MA

Once in MA
User adds 1 to 2 GB of photos every few days, which will be synchronized to the NAS

At the end of the 4 months, when the user returns to NYC, I would like their photo library and LightRoom catalogs to be a mirror of what they were working on in MA, and ready to use.



Is this a good method?
Any steps missing?


Thanks
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Have a potential client, that has 2 marina locations.  They have DSL (10Mbps) as best possible internet source.  They currently have a VPN for voice network, using those same DSL connections.  QoS priority is the phones.  Due to the small bandwidth, instead of using the RDP connection to one slave computer at Site A... They are looking for cloud based software to manage the marina businesses as one entity.  The software must be cloud based, and a Terminal Server is not an option.  It must work with Quickbooks for all accounting.
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Cloud Services

719

Solutions

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Contributors

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.