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Topic # 141226 5-Mar-2014 12:59
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Hi there guys,

Im a computer networking student at MIT doing my final year project and i chosen to do it on cloud. Im looking at basic cloud server programs but havent gotten very far in finding any good ones. Does anyone know of a few basic cloud software that provides storage and other standard services for windows and is fairly easy to grasp.

Any help would be much appreciated

Thanks Guys

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  Reply # 999412 5-Mar-2014 13:00
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  Reply # 999444 5-Mar-2014 13:42
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The project brief is still developing as i go but i would like to show multiple cloud storage software and compare its resource needs. Then recommend each one to a different target audience depending on their needs

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 999447 5-Mar-2014 13:46
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Are you looking from the end-user perspective, or the server perspective?

End-user - Dropbox, Box, iCloud, GoogleDrive, OneDrive (or whatever MS is calling it this week). Just off the top of my head. Then you have all the Online backup providers.



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  Reply # 999450 5-Mar-2014 13:48
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Well i sort of need both,  i need cloud storage software that is free to use in order to run it privately and have users connect to it

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  Reply # 999530 5-Mar-2014 14:49
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Have a look at ownCloud, it is both server and client software to create your own private cloud. It also allows you to access the files via any browser.

If all you are after is file syncing, then I suppose BitTorrent Sync could also be used for this and is free.

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  Reply # 1011723 24-Mar-2014 12:28
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Hey guys,

Thanks for all the help on the cloud server programs. 

I was wondering if anyone knew of any methods or programs that can measure the resource usage of cloud servers i think they are called bench marking programs.

Cheers.

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  Reply # 1011875 24-Mar-2014 15:53
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You seem to be using the marketing speak for "cloud".

To me 'cloud' means something like a distributed virtual server (usually in the form of API services) where capacity can scale dynamically and virtually depending on how much usage/bandwidth. It could be used as a web server or some other more advanced application maybe file sharing, but "the cloud" in my mind is resilient and spread across (usually) multiple geographical locations with automatic backup and plenty of redundancy.

This is in comparison to a "real" hardware server which is a box that sits somewhere known (a data centre?) and serves up a database or webpage to clients but has limited network and processing capacity.

Can you define things a bit more clearly?

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  Reply # 1011927 24-Mar-2014 16:38
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kieran21: You seem to be using the marketing speak for "cloud".

To me 'cloud' means something like a distributed virtual server (usually in the form of API services) where capacity can scale dynamically and virtually depending on how much usage/bandwidth. It could be used as a web server or some other more advanced application maybe file sharing, but "the cloud" in my mind is resilient and spread across (usually) multiple geographical locations with automatic backup and plenty of redundancy.

This is in comparison to a "real" hardware server which is a box that sits somewhere known (a data centre?) and serves up a database or webpage to clients but has limited network and processing capacity.

Can you define things a bit more clearly?


You've described elastic computing. Cloud can be many things, but anything offsite can technically be considered to be 'in the cloud'.


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  Reply # 1011935 24-Mar-2014 16:44

I'm thinking like Amazon Cloud, or Microsoft Azure, those kind of clouds. If it's just a plain jane web server then saying "it's in the cloud" is just marketing speak really.

I mean you can go as far as to say "the cloud" just means "the internet" but it's not very useful to have such a broad definition.

See wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_computing

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  Reply # 1015861 31-Mar-2014 10:43
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Hi there,

To clarify I'm looking for good programs to measure the upload/download speed to the server and the resources required to run the server.


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  Reply # 1015920 31-Mar-2014 11:46
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If you are at MIT why not give Intel,  Microsoft, Amazon etc. a call, tell them about your project and ask if they have someone in their data centres who could give an overview into how they work and what kind of things to think about.  I am sure there are some marketing people in each company that could provide you with resources - or even if you ask nicely, perhaps allow you a guided tour.





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  Reply # 1015936 31-Mar-2014 12:10
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Thanks TwoSeven 

Will definitely give that a try

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