• VMWare or Xen?

    I want to construct a small private cloud with the following configuration: Servers: commodity 1Us as far as possible. Running almost exclusively Linux/Apache to serve web pages. A few Windows machines in a cluster running SQL server. Three Linux machines in a cluster running Vertica. Multiple...

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  • Security on the Cloud

    How you are securing the confidential data? Is there a chance for someone to access or view our confidential data by whoever is maintaining the Server @cloud? How do you ensure what you said above?

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  • Active directory restore

    Hi, I am trying to host our active directory in Cloud as a disaster recovery site. I have created same activedirectory in cloud server. now i would like to move the users, groups, and policies to cloud server. Could any body explain the process of migrating the ad. Regards Vij

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  • Uploading cached files

    One feature of GMAIL and Docs is that users can still process documents offline in a local store (cache) and upload cahnges to the remote servers after computers are connected to the internet. Describe a problem that could arise if two people have been working in parellel on the same document and...

  • Making Python scripts more user friendly?

    I have a bunch of python scripts I've put together that cut down on busy work, but I'd like to be able to share them in an easier-to-use format for others to be used internally. The scripts aren't accessing anything local, just open API's across a couple web apps. Ideally: a) Users wouldn't have to...

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  • Which vCloud Express provider do you use?

    There are currently five vCloud Express providers on the market -- if you use vCloud Express, which platform did you choose and why?

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  • Google Docs – Excel imports

    Has anyone had problems importing spreadsheets created in Google Docs to Excel, or vice versa? I'm considering recommending the Google Docs tool to some of my colleagues who use Excel but am fearful the product may not be ready for prime time.

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  • nexgen software inc

    How do we get some outsource projects (software development) NexGen Software Inc

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  • How well do Microsoft hosted solutions integrate with a company`s internal configured MS solutions?

    How well do Microsoft hosted solutions integrate with a company`s internal configured MS solutions?

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  • What are some of the core benefits with exchange in the cloud vs. exchanged hosted?

    What are some of the core benefits with exchange in the cloud vs. exchange hosted?

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  • Securing the cloud: Is IDS passe?

    It used to be a good design to not only run applications in different tiers, but also physically separate them on different network switches. Network devices have since improved (security wise) and some folks seem to be alright with virtual switches. And then came the cloud infrastructure where...

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  • ERP on Clouds – Is it a success yet or still evolving?

    Everyone is talking on eliminating the capex and convert it into opex (operating expenditure) by using ERP as SaaS and on clouds. Yes, there are some benefits as mentioned at ERP on Clouds but are these overstated? Can we say that moving to clouds is the right way forward and the time has come to...

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  • Reminder: Microsoft Live Cloud Chat Tomorrow 02/23, 11 am – 2 pm ET

    Tomorrow, 02/23, Microsoft Experts Jim Glynn and Brett Hill will be joining us live on IT Knowledge Exchange to discuss the benefits of the Cloud on Microsoft products like SharePoint and Exchange. Visit the live chat page now to post your questions in advance in the comments area, or sign up for...

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  • What are the uses of virtual machines (VMs) in cloud computing deployment?

    [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]...

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  • Energy metrics for X-as-a-Service and cloud offerings?

    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...

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  • Answer a “Cloud Computing in 2010” question, earn 200 bonus Knowledge Points

    If you think you can answer one of our Cloud Computing in 2010 questions, there's never been a better time to act -- provide the first quality answer to any unanswered question with this tag, and we'll give you 200 bonus Knowledge Points. It could be just what you need to nudge into our Nexus One...

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  • Framework for cloud computing purchase decisions?

    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...

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  • Setting up an Amazon EC2 VPN network

    I'd like to set up a VPN network across Amazon's EC2, across both the US and Europe and my own network over IPSEC. Does anyone have experience setting up VPN on EC2, and any points to make it work well?

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  • Service Level Agreements (SLA) for cloud computing services

    Can anybody enlighten me about what kinds of things are in a real SLA for a cloud? I'm primarily interested in performance and availability. My reason for asking: A research group I'm becoming affiliated with has a neat technique for optimally scheduling tasks to provide realistic guarantees on...

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  • Migrating Microsoft Exchange to a cloud or hosted service

    I am in a quandary and wanted some useful input on what will surely be, in the not too distant future, a very seamless and straightforward process.  How can one seamlessly and intelligently migrate an in-house Exchange environment to a cloud/hosted based service?  In short I have facilitated a...

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