• What’s the difference between cloud and disributed computing?

    I'm relatively new to the cloud computing world and I'm having trouble when it comes to the term distributed computing. What's the difference between the two terms? What's are the benefits of using distributed computing? Thanks!

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  • Which cloud service should we use for our Java EE application?

    We have a small application that uses Jave EE, MySQL and Tomcat. We would like to host it in the cloud and have considered three options: Amazon EC2 Windows Azure Google App Engine We're worried about which cloud technology is best suited for us, as well as the costs. Does anyone have any...

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  • Accessing and retrieving iCloud reminders for a Ruby application

    Our department is looking to build a task dashboard application that will pull our tasks from different systems, followed by displaying them for our users. Is there some way to access Apple reminders for our web application. We know it's possible through iOS / OSX but we'll need to connect directly...

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  • Can we migrate between OpenStack and Rackspace?

    For our organization, we're deploying a OpenStack private cloud. From what we know, OpenStack was created by Rackspace and their own platform uses it. So our question is can we migrate our images/servers from our OpenStack cloud to the RackSpace public cloud?

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  • Should I migrate from Azure Website to Azure Cloud Service?

    I'm working on a project and I'm planning to start a web application as an Azure website and then move it over to an Azure Cloud Service. I made that decision because I've heard that Azure websites are more simple and fast to develop with almost no Azure-specific configurations or code. But I'm...

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  • Are you surprised by the switch from second to third platform technologies?

    During IDC's Directions conference this week, much of the discussion focused on IT's 'third platform', which includes mobility, big data, cloud computing and social media. In fact, IDC reported that third-platform revenue is projected to grow at 12% each year for the next seven years  while...

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  • Can Microsoft Azure handle Session State?

    Would anybody know on state is managed in Microsoft Azure when a person has to choose multiple instances? Would InProc be the best bet? We thought it might not be the best idea since we would have to have another state server instance / use the datastore to store the users state across servers. But...

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  • Hosting web applications in the cloud

    We have made a small web application that was created in J2EE. Since we're looking to use this for our business, can we host it in one of the cloud services? If so, which one would you recommend? Thanks in advance.

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  • Is it possible to use iCloud with Windows applications?

    I'm a developer and I've been using Apple's iCloud to sync application data between different versions of the applications between Mac OS X and iOS. But is this possible to do using a Microsoft Windows version of the app? Thanks!

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  • How to sync an existing Core Data store with iCloud?

    Over the past week, I've been trying to get iCloud to work with one of my applications, which needs to migrate to an existing local Core Data store to a ubiquitous store (if the user requests it). This is what I'm using but it's not working consistently: (NSPersistentStoreCoordinator...

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  • How can I access Google Cloud Storage file locally?

    I have written a file for my Google Cloud Storage and reading it as well. Everything is working great when I'm deploying the application to appspot, but I keep getting errors when trying to run it locally. Here's what I'm getting: INTERNAL_SERVER_ERROR Caused by:java.io.IOException at...

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  • Is it possible to deploy a MPI application in Windows Azure?

    We have an application that's written in C (Linux) that we're trying to run in Windows Azure but we have a few questions: First off, is it actually possible? Do we need to convert it to Microsoft MPI? Is there a specific Azure service we need to get? Do we have to write a managed wrapper for it to...

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  • Is it possible to run C++ applications in Microsoft’s cloud?

    I have several applications that are written in C++ (which intends intensive computation). I mean that it can be done without GUI / controlled by a .NET service. Would I be able to run this Microsoft's cloud? If it is, can someone explain how to do it?

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  • Anyone know if Azure ACL is available for cloud services?

    For my cloud service, I know of two different ways to apply an IP address restriction. Add a startup task on the web role to use NETSH command to modify the Windows firewall Configure the firewall through the cloud service configuration And I know that Azure has ACL support for a VM endpoint. Does...

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  • Authenticate Google App Engine for cloud storage use

    Our department is trying to use Google Cloud Storage for all of our user-uploaded files but there's a problem with the "App Identity." As it turns out, our team is based off of Google Apps for our domains and it's not allowing any of the email addresses that are not on the domain to be allowed....

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  • How can I download a VM image from Azure to local machine?

    For the past week, I've been trying to download a VM image to one of my local machines. I need to do this so I can upload it to another credential in Windows Azure. But I keep getting this error message: ResourceNotFound The specified resource does not exist....

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  • Is it possible to use iCloud to store and sync app files?

    My friend and I have an iPhone app that's been storing data in our local documents folder. But we have run into a bit of a snag using iCloud. Is it possible to use iCloud as a directory when we check for new versions. The reason were asking is because we're trying to avoid UIDocument, file...

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  • Can I run a 64-bit AMI on Amazon EC2?

    I'm currently using Amazon EC2, along with a 64-bit AMI. When I open EC2, the "Instance Type" only has Large, Extra large and High CPU-Extra Large (there's no Small). Is this because I'm using a 64-bit? Can I run EC2 with a 64-bit AMI? Thank you.

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  • Do Git and Dropbox work together well?

    I apologize in advance if this is too short of a question (I'm a beginner to cloud computing) but how do I use Git and Dropbox together effectively? Are there any problems with using both of them together?

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  • What cloud storage provider works with C++?

    I have a C++ application and I'm having a hard time figuring out how to use cloud storage for it (Dropbox). I've checked out the API and it only has Java, Python and Ruby options. Does anyone know of a cloud storage provider that has an API for C++? Possibly Box? Thank you.

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