We want to create a computer to computer vpn over the Internet between two Windows 2003 servers how can we achieve this where all communications between the two machines go through the vpn tunnel?
Answer Question | November 8, 2010 8:22 PM
Cloud Computing in 2010, cloud computing network infrastructure, Internet infrastructure, VPN, VPN configuration, VPN connectivity, VPN hardware, Windows Server 2003
I’m heading to Interop next week in New York to rub elbows with all the big names in tech. From marrying the public and private cloud to assessing whether cloud security risk is overstated, I’ll be absorbing the latest analyses of trends and announcements in the cloud. What do you want to know? Leave the [...]
Answer Question | December 16, 2011 7:58 PM
Cloud Computing, cloud computing adoption, Cloud Computing in 2010, Cloud computing security, Interop, Open IT Forum, SaaS and cloud computing, SaaS implementation, SaaS in 2010
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Answer Question | October 18, 2010 2:24 PM
Cloud Computing in 2010, Contests, Exchange performance, Giveaways, IT Books, Routers, SaaS in 2010, SLA agreements, Windows Server 2008 R2
We want to virtualize 4 servers on one box. Where should we begin? How do we tell what virtualization platform to run with?
Answer Question | February 8, 2012 7:17 PM
Cloud Computing in 2010, SaaS, SaaS in 2010, Virtual Machines, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms, Virtualization strategies
We’re curious as to how your company is approaching cloud computing and SaaS. Are you using it for non-mission-critical tasks with an isolated workload or for business processes such as HR or accounting? Do you have a public or private cloud? A hybrid? Let us know how you’re adopting the cloud and various services, and [...]
Answer Question | October 25, 2010 5:17 PM
Cloud Computing, cloud computing adoption, Cloud Computing in 2010, Open IT Forum, SaaS, SaaS and cloud computing, SaaS in 2010
I have a small 2 person business. Outlook is integral to us, my partner uses Office 10, I have Office 07. We have each purchased an new android phone. We would like to sync Outlook with our new phones regularly. We do not use a server in our business. Can I get Exchange in a [...]
Answer Question | October 4, 2010 2:40 PM
Android, Cloud Computing, Cloud Computing in 2010, Exchange synchronization, Office 2007, office 2010, Outlook Mobile, Outlook Synchronization, SaaS in 2010
What are the benefits or disadvantages of hosting a SQL server on site or using a MYSQL server in the cloud? The MYSQL box is much cheaper is there anything I will not be able to do with my web app using MYSQL?
Answer Question | November 3, 2010 8:14 PM
Cloud Computing, Cloud Computing in 2010, Cloud Services, MySQL, SQL, SQL Server, SQL Server administration
I know there is a lot of buzz around cloud computing, but the weaknesses seem to get no press. My greatest concerns are encryption and key management. What are the other downsides you’ve discovered?
Answer Question | December 16, 2011 2:03 PM
Cloud Computing in 2010, Encryption, Encryption key management
Wondering if anyone has had experience with business intelligence (BI) as a service, or vice versa, using BI with cloud services. Is it tricky to sync data correctly between on and off premise? Any major vendors out there have a good mastery of this sort of practice? Thanks for any advice.
Answer Question | March 9, 2010 2:49 PM
BIaaS, Business Intelligence, Cloud Computing in 2010
My company is looking to deploy a private cloud, and we’ve been considering Eucalyptus, OpenNebula, Nimbus, vSphere, abiCloud and Joyent. I’m very interested in Eucalyptus and OpenNebula, since they are both open source, they have many features, they both support Amazon EC2 and Amazon APIs and they seem to be able to work with different [...]
Answer Question | December 16, 2011 3:29 PM
abiCloud, Cloud Computing, Cloud Computing in 2010, eucalyptus, Joyent, Nimbus, OpenNebula, vSphere
Are there any online sources for cloud computing best practices?
Answer Question | December 16, 2011 5:05 PM
Cloud Computing, Cloud Computing in 2010
[h2] [h2]With more cloud service providers like Force.com offering completely platform independent cloud computing solutions, is there going to be a long-term use for virtual machines in the cloud?[/h2] [h2]Is virtual shared serving on its way out, or will VM instances be around for a while?[/h2] [/h2]
Answer Question | February 13, 2010 7:38 PM
Cloud Computing, Cloud Computing in 2010, Open IT Forum, Virtual Machines, Virtualization
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Answer Question | February 11, 2010 6:25 PM
Cloud Computing, Cloud Computing in 2010, Knowledge Point Challenge, Knowledge Points, Nexus One
Does anyone have a good framework for deciding on deciding vendors and requirements for a cloud computing deployment? I’m looking for help on how to methodically go about planning scope, defining requirements, writing RFPs, and then actually picking someone, and if anyone’s seen a good guide I’d appreciate the pointers!
Answer Question | February 11, 2010 2:38 AM
Cloud Computing in 2010, cloud computing services, Deployment, IT Decision Frameworks
Any recommendations for scaling multiple application server instances in Amazon Web Services against Amazon’s Relational Database Service? For example, if you had multiple tomcat instances running, should they each also have a slave that talks to the RDS master? Or let them all connect to RDS?
Answer Question | February 10, 2010 3:42 PM
Amazon AWS, Amazon RDS, Amazon Web services, Cloud Computing in 2010, Knowledge Point Challenge, Scaling Out, Virtualization
A large company is working on a new project that requires cloud computing. If they utilize their private network they can reasonably assume their data to be secure, given that all protocols with remote access are followed or the private network does not allow remote access.
Answer Question | December 16, 2011 8:21 PM
Cloud Computing in 2010, Cloud computing security, Knowledge Point Challenge, Security
I’m hoping to find a solid, inexpensive network auditing tool for virtual networks as prep for a HIPPA compliance audit. Does anyone have suggestions of open source or pay tools they’d recommend? Do I need to pull in an outside party for this?
Answer Question | March 9, 2010 6:48 PM
Cloud Computing, Cloud Computing in 2010, HIPAA, Knowledge Point Challenge, Virtual networking
With so many people worry about virus/spam out in the cloud and looking for a safe haven would this reduce the below work to reduce virus/spam. Windows has a rep for having virus, so if I decide to use a Mac and install Windows as Virtual. Would any virus or spam be stop by the [...]
Answer Question | February 9, 2010 4:13 PM
Cloud Computing in 2010, Mac OS X, Windows Security, Windows Virtualization
ERP isn’t the prettiest of processes, so I’m curious about whether people think that more web services using standards like SOAP mean a brighter future down the road when it comes to enterprise planning? IF the data is all nice and tidily exportable, will implementation and revision become easier and ERP deployments cheaper, or is [...]
Answer Question | February 10, 2010 9:56 PM
Cloud Computing in 2010, ERP, Knowledge Point Challenge, SOAP
What, if any, metrics are software-as-a-service and storage-as-a-service vendors providing when it comes to electrical consumption? My company’s “green” policies have some guidelines about our vendors, but outsourced IT seems to be a black box right now. Some companies, particularly storage providers, have been more forthcoming than others, but I’m wondering if others have run [...]
Answer Question | February 12, 2010 5:25 PM
Cloud Computing, Cloud Computing in 2010, Knowledge Point Challenge, SaaS, Storage, storage as a service