• Open IT Forum: What cloud questions do you want answered?

    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?...

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • Upload a YouTube video

    I uploaded a video from YouTube to my Google docs. But, it is an web archive file, which will not open. How do I convert the video to a file that will open in Google docs?

    memoore45685 pointsBadges:
  • Securing Windows Server 2008

    What is the best way to lock down and secure a Windows 2008 server? We want to block all remote connections and secure passwords and what not.

    TeachMeIT975 pointsBadges:
  • Has Microsoft tried to do too much with Windows Azure PaaS?

    Microsoft Windows Azure PaaS, as originally defined, was created to serve two roles -- Web and worker.As with any PaaS system, Azure was designed to be flexible. In fact it has been tailored to work with many development paradigm including Java, Tomcat, JBoss, PHP, Python, Ruby on Rails, etc.But in...

    Chris Leonard4,300 pointsBadges:
  • Photograph

    How do I remove my photo from my Gmail account?

    harsaran15 pointsBadges:
  • I want to build a public cloud storage website like Dropbox, Skydrive, iCloud, Amazon S3, Sugarsync, etc.

    Hi! I read an article on "Steps to building a cloud storage services business" on SearchITchannel. I am an entrepreneur, and I'd like to start up my own cloud storage business from the scratch. All I have is a laptop and some money. Please, how do I begin? 2. What cloud storage Software should I...

    Merrygold2Lucius15 pointsBadges:
  • Cloud computing information

    where can i find materials on cloud computiong for my research

    Issey5 pointsBadges:
  • Are you exploring the possibility of moving away from AWS?

    As enterprise applications continue to turn web services for the hardware / software that make the web pages function, most organizations go with laaS to provide these central services (particularly AWS). However, with an ever-growing number of AWS alternatives to choose from, the question becomes:...

    Michael Tidmarsh34,830 pointsBadges:
  • iCloud data transfer

    How do I transfer music from one iCloud account to another iCloud account?

    dej5 pointsBadges:
  • Would a 50% drop in cloud pricing convince you to switch cloud providers?

    While many Infrastructure as a Service (laaS) providers, including AWS and Rackspace, continue to cut cloud pricing in an effort to lure new customers, many users believe this is just a marketing stunt and won't take the bait. If your company had the chance, would a 50% drop in cloud pricing...

    Michael Tidmarsh34,830 pointsBadges:
  • Types of independent storage as a service in cloud

    As per my knowledge, there are three types of cloud storage solutions: Block storage File storage Object storage And OpenStack provides two of it as a service: Cinder - block storage Swift - object storage But, Cinder services are provided to the user as a part of nova (compute service) and Swift...

    cloudstoragetype10 pointsBadges:
  • What are the biggest roadblocks to the growth of the Cloud?

    Although a new report by Morgan Stanley states that Amazon Web Services will hit $24 billion in revenue by 2023, David S. Linthicum believes there are major roadblocks on the way to that growth.  He notes three specific issues that could slow or derail the assumed gains the Cloud will make: The...

    Chris Leonard4,300 pointsBadges:
  • When it comes to cloud services, is security your highest concern?

    In a recent Quocirca study for CA Technologies, it was found that IT security spending was higher among companies who said they were enthusiastic about cloud computing services. But 72% said they lacked the resources required to secure their cloud services. When it comes to cloud services, is...

    Michael Tidmarsh34,830 pointsBadges:
  • Have you had a failed cloud deployment?

    Everyone who embarks on a cloud project wants it to succeed, but data suggests there's a real risk success may not happen -- even with careful planning. Statistical modeling suggests that every company will have at least one failed cloud endeavor because of overrun costs, outages or unsuitable...

    Chris Leonard4,300 pointsBadges:
  • Is the cloud a natural fit for a startup company?

    In the IT world, most people think that cloud and startups are a natural fit together due to greater flexibility, lower up-front expenses and getting enterprises up and running faster. However, the cloud approach may impose other challenges including availability and possible outages. Is the cloud...

    Michael Tidmarsh34,830 pointsBadges:
  • Public cloud or private cloud?

    “Suppliers of public cloud services are experts and focused on security, so if security is a real issue, get into public cloud as soon as you can." This was the message Richard Sykes, chair of the Cloud Industry Forum, told attendees at the G-Cloud in practice conference. Furthermore, he said a...

    Michael Tidmarsh34,830 pointsBadges:
  • necessity of keeping backup hard copy for cloud customers stored data

    do you think is it necessary for cloud customers to keep backup hard copies for their data stored in cloud data centers to avoid any disaster occurrence in cloud data centers that may affects customers requests for retrieving their stored data.

    k1l1m1n1o1p130 pointsBadges:
  • Will PaaS ever become as popular as laaS and SaaS?

    "Without any doubt, use of PaaS is growing. But PaaS is smaller and younger than IaaS and SaaS, and it also suffers from a lot of confusion." These were the words from Yefim Natis, vice president and analyst at Gartner Inc., who believes while PaaS is becoming more popular, it still has a long way...

    Michael Tidmarsh34,830 pointsBadges:
  • Remote infrastructure management

    In which part of Infrastructure management the job opportunities are more in future? 1) Server 2) Storage 3) Network By choosing anyone of this as my career how can I advance my field using Cloud Computing, virtualization, unified communication, green data centers. Which is the best option? I need...

    rama2chandar15 pointsBadges:
  • Best cloud service for a simple application

    There probably is not 1 best provider for all applications... That is why I describe my application. I need a service to enable my customers to run my application. Each customer needs an individual directory, and does -upload some input files (Similar to FTP?) -execute my application -download the...

    cjacobi5 pointsBadges:

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