Cloud to Jumpstart Staging and Collaborative Workflow Testing - Page 3

Jack Fegreus
There is a library of templates for VMs that include a pre-installed version of Windows or Linux, as well as templates that include common Windows server and desktop applications, such as MS Office, SharePoint 2010, MS SQL and Oracle. In addition, CloudShare is adding applications from other vendors, including SAP.

For our test environment, we were able to utilize a VM with Windows Server and Active Directory configured for use of a Primary Domain Controller. In addition, our Windows XP Pro client desktop system had MS Office 2010 pre-installed.

Simplified Cloud Provisioning

More importantly for prototype development, CloudShare provides a robust drag-and-drop environment that supports file sharing between the PCs or workstations used by IT professionals and the VMs that they are accessing. In particular, access to a VM using the Windows RDP client is simplified through the CloudShare environments display, which identifies all VMs in the prototype and their configurations.

Both the internal and external addresses are provided for each VM. Using the external address, a connection can be made using the RDP client on a Windows system or a connection can be made directly using a Web browser. This latter method can also be set for RDP and file sharing. In addition, a VPN can be configured to enhance connectivity between on-site systems and the cloud environment.

Using both access methods, we configured IIS 2008, Exchange 2010 and up.time 5 on three Windows servers. For our SLA proof-of-concept demonstration, we utilized our VM running up.time 5 to create monitoring services for each virtual server in our prototype. We also defined availability and performance Service Level Objectives for our SLA. These objectives were dependent on both our AD controller and the VM running Exchange 2010.



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Jun 7, 2011 7:06 AM office2010 office2010  says:
As a result, any IT provider can now lay a foundation for rock-solid excellence by delivering over the Web robust, agent-less solutions for pre-production tasks such as development, testing, QA, staging and back-end training sessions. Reply
Feb 16, 2012 1:02 PM Megan Megan  says:
IT specialist is doing a great job,This is a huge project for them :D Reply
Feb 17, 2012 4:02 AM Rose from how to promote your music Rose from how to promote your music  says:
Another good thing is now you can have as many environments as you need, and scale them. Not only that you can bring in your development teams to work in the environments as needed and control access. Reply
Feb 27, 2012 3:02 PM Andrea from Best Hand Truck Andrea from Best Hand Truck  says:
The access is a bit easy compare to the traditional monitoring.Less time and less expense. Reply
Mar 8, 2012 2:03 PM Andrei from auto shipping quote Andrei from auto shipping quote  says:
"CloudShare is a cloud computing provider which enables users to create, replicate and share fully functional IT environments in the Cloud. " Reply
Mar 11, 2012 10:03 AM Jen Jones Jen Jones  says:
IT specialists help build and support websites, run computer networks, grant users access to company databases and systems, upgrade computer software and troubleshoot computer system outages. Reply
Mar 17, 2012 10:03 AM Nada Brown Nada Brown  says:
This tool will definitely give a big break for IT users :D Reply

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