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Top 5 Cloud Storage Platforms 2016

Top 5 Cloud Storage Platforms 2016

We start storage the our file on different cloud system, at the beginning we just transfer them but time to time we start use Dropbox and other cloud storage even that we don’t know on that time that we talk about Cloud! So if you ask somebody who is not in IT zone if they think to use Cloud Storage in the future may be the answer it will be NO but if you ask them if they use before Dropbox or Transfer services the answer will be YES!
Is better today to keep your file on Cloud Storage because you can access from anywhere if you have internet access. And if you want to share with somebody you just send them a link. In the past we carrying heavy type of storage like USB, HDD or CD – DVD ROM to have our data with us but when we need a very large amount of data we can’t issue that way the cloud solution is so god for us to have all the data we want at just a click distance!
So lot of us use Cloud may be every day but don know is called Cloud Storage and we like to writhe here about Top 5 best cloud storage on the market in 2016 regarding price and what they offer for it!
The offers are pretty close so we provide you all the information about them and you will chose the one is good for you! We chose One Drive, Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, Amazon Cloud Drive

One Drive Logo One Drive

File Size Restriction is at 10 GB
Free Storage: 5GB
Bonus Extra Free Storage: No
Plans Cost: 2 dollars/Month for 50GB
OS Access Supported: Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Windows Phone

dropbox logo Dropbox

File Size Restriction is at 10GB with website, none with Dropbox apps
Free Storage: 2GB
Bonus Extra Free Storage: Yes
Plans Cost: $10/month for 1TB
OS Access Supported: Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Kindle Fire

google drive logo Google Drive

File Size Restriction is at 5 TB
Free Storage: 15GB
Bonus Extra Free Storage: No
Plans Cost: $2/month 100GB, $10/month for 1TB
OS Access Supported: Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

box_logo_vector Box

File Size Restriction is at 250MB for free plan, 5GB for paid personal plan
Free Storage: 10GB
Bonus Extra Free Storage: No
Plans Cost: $10/month for 100GB
OS Access Supported: Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry

Amazon Cloud Drive Amazon Cloud Drive

File Size Restriction is at 2GB
Free Storage: No, Amazon Cloud Drive offers limited free storage with an Amazon Prime subscription.
Bonus Extra Free Storage: No
Plans Cost: $12/year for unlimited photos, $60/year for unlimited files
OS Access Supported: Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Kindle Fire

May be this is not the very best top 5 companies but is the one’s with the largest  OS support that I found!
If the amount of free storage is important i think the OS Access is also very important because if you have BlackBerry is very hard to buy from Amazon with no support for BB.
In a matter of security i believe all services are very high protected and your data is safe.

Cloud storage is start to be the new standard for file hosting and sharing and storing for companies and even simple people. It very hard to find the best one because are such a variety of different options available so it may be somewhat overwhelming when it comes to deciding which cloud storage is the best for your company needs.

 

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Cloud security alliance

Cloud security alliance, what is it, a many people ask me day by day this question, so this is it:

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment. CSA harnesses the subject matter expertise of industry practitioners, associations, governments, and its corporate and individual members to offer cloud security-specific research, education, certification, events and products. CSA’s activities, knowledge and extensive network benefit the entire community impacted by cloud — from providers and customers, to governments, entrepreneurs and the assurance industry — and provide a forum through which diverse parties can work together to create and maintain a trusted cloud ecosystem.

CSA operates the most popular cloud security provider certification program, the CSA Security, Trust & Assurance Registry (STAR), a three-tiered provider assurance program of self assessment, 3rd party audit and continuous monitoring.

CSA launched the industry’s first cloud security user certification in 2010, the Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK), the benchmark for professional competency in cloud computing security.

CSA’s comprehensive research program works in collaboration with industry, higher education and government on a global basis. CSA research prides itself on vendor neutrality, agility and integrity of results.

CSA has a presence in every continent except Antarctica. With our own offices, partnerships, member organizations and chapters, there are always CSA experts near you. CSA holds dozens of high quality educational events around the world and online. Please check out our events page for more information.

Contact Info

General inquiries: info@cloudsecurityalliance.org
Membership information: membership@cloudsecurityalliance.org
Media inquiries: pr@cloudsecurityalliance.org
Website: webmaster@cloudsecurityalliance.org

Source:
cloudsecurityalliance.org

 

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Cloud based infrastructure

Cloud based infrastructure, Cloud computing is an evolving computing paradigm that has influenced every other entity in the globalized industry, whether it is in the public sector or the private sector. Considering the growing importance of cloud, finding new ways to improve cloud services is an area of concern and research focus. The limitation of the available Virtual Machine Load balancing policies for cloud is that they do not save the state of the previous allocation of a virtual machine to a request from a User base and the algorithm requires execution each time a new request for Virtual Machine allocation is received from the User base. This problem can be resolved by developing an efficient virtual machine load balancing algorithm for the cloud and by doing a comparative analysis of the proposed algorithm with the existing algorithms.

The drivers for Cloud computing are many: the performance is higher, the infrastructure is scalable, the services are cheaper and the user can pay with the growth—all different from if the company should establish its own computing infrastructure. So the cloud has its potential. Amazon.com provides a cloud based infrastructure; Microsoft goes to the cloud; Sun Microsystems provides container based data storage and processing power—just to be installed in the cloud. In total, private and public data are available in the cloud as it is cheaper, it is faster, it can grow with the demand and it is always accessible. However, care have to be taken in order to ensure that the cloud based services are offered in a degree that matches needs and expected price models. The question is only how to deploy cloud computing to the masses, the SMEs.

There are different deployment models as described in, varying from purely private clouds, owned fully by the company, to public ones which are accessible to all interested parties via the internet. This reflects that there are trajectories in the deployment of the cloud that spans over: – National cloud deployed where the user must determine how to use public cloud to meet their goals—a realistic case for the SMEs. – Many organizational private clouds are deployed. Organizations must then determine how to federate or hybridize.

In between these two extreme trajectories, there are also community cloud (a cloud that is controlled and used by a group of organizations that have shared interests, such as specific security requirements or a common mission) and hybrid cloud (a combination of a public and a private cloud that interoperates—e.g. for outsourced non-business critical information and processes, while business critical services and data remains under control). It is expected that mainly larger companies will apply hybrid clouds.

The cloud provides an infrastructure, access technologies, services, etc. feasible to all end-users. Therefore, everything must be simple from an end-user perspective independent on the real complexity of what is underneath. However, when it comes to transparency for the location of own data, it becomes a major problem, as the end-user typically is unaware of where the data is stored. This means that the SMEs expect the data to be stored at a certain service provider, but the service provider might have outsourced the data to be stored elsewhere.

As already said, the cloud has a number of advantages both for the service provider and the SME. The SMEs just have to be convinced and understand what is appropriate behavior and philosophy. It is necessary to focus on how services on the internet, like Facebook, Twitter and others, always keep part of our social history. Therefore, it is worth questioning whether we are willing to open up for the same level of information when it comes to our professional life.

Once again, if the data are available on the internet, they can be traced. The on-going trend changing the infrastructure to a cloud based infrastructure, a trend that started recently as a result on the presence of a suitable platform for storage, sufficient computing power and an appropriate infrastructure in selected areas. This means that the roll-out of the cloud will continue with more and more services and companies providing cloud infrastructure and components hereto, like Microsoft, Cisco, HP and Amazon.

Last, but not least, it is necessary to take into account whether it is legal to use certain services and from where. Services like Pirate Bay are legal in some countries, but not in others—but are they illegal in the country from which they are accessed, or in which they are stored. This is an issue that must be raised due to ever on-going outsourcing of services.

This paper presents on-going research to develop the Intercloud Architecture Framework (ICAF) that addresses problems in multi-provider multi-domain heterogeneous cloud based infrastructure services and applications integration and interoperability, to allow their on-demand provisioning. The paper refers to existing standards in Cloud Computing, in particular, recently published NIST Cloud Computing Reference Architecture (CCRA).

The proposed ICAF defines four complementary components addressing Intercloud integration and interoperability: multi-layer Cloud Services Model that combines commonly adopted cloud service models, such as IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, in one multilayer model with corresponding interlayer interfaces; Intercloud Control and Management Plane that supports cloud based applications interaction; Intercloud Federation Framework, and Intercloud Operation Framework.

The paper briefly describes the architectural framework for cloud based infrastructure services provisioned on-demand that is used as a basis for building multilayer cloud services integration framework that allows optimized provisioning of both computing, storage and networking resources. The paper also provides suggestions for consistent inter-cloud security infrastructure. The proposed architecture is intended to provide an architectural model for developing Intercloud middleware and in this way will facilitate clouds interoperability and integration.

Cloud based applications operate as regular applications, in particular, using standard Internet protocols and platforms for services and applications interaction and management. However their composition and integration into distributed heterogeneous multi-provider cloud based infrastructure will require a number of functionalities and services that are jointly defined in this paper as Intercloud Architecture Framework.

This paper presents on-going research at the University of Amsterdam to develop the Intercloud Architecture that addresses problems with multi-domain heterogeneous cloud based applications integration and inter-provider and interplatform interoperability. The proposed high level architecture is based on the development and implementation of its different components in a few cooperating projects such as GEYSERS, GEANT, MANTICHORE and NOVI, which experience demonstrated needs for more general approach to complex multi-provider cloud based infrastructure services.

The proposed Intercloud Architecture Framework includes the four inter-related components that address different issues in heterogeneous multi-provider, multi-cloud, multi-platforms integration: multi-layer Cloud Services Model that combines commonly adopted cloud service models, such as IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, in one multilayer model with corresponding inter-layer interfaces;

Intercloud Control and Management Plane that supports cloud based applications and infrastructure services interaction;

Intercloud Federation Framework that defines infrastructure components for independent cloud domains federation;

and Intercloud Operation Framework that defines functional components and procedures to support cloud based services provisioning and operation.

The proposed approach and definitions are intended to provide a consolidation basis for numerous standardisation activities in the area of inter-cloud architectures by splitting concerns and using already existing and widely accepted solution where possible.

The analysis of the security issues in provisioning complex heterogeneous multi-provider intercloud infrastructures presented in the paper will also provide a good basis for the further intercloud security infrastructure definition and development.

 

Sources:

Round Robin with Server Affinity: A VM Load Balancing Algorithm for Cloud Based Infrastructure Komal Mahajan*, Ansuyia Makroo* and Deepak Dahiya*

Cloud Based Infrastructure, the New Business – Possibilities and Barriers Kloch, Christian; Petersen, Ebbe B.; Madsen, Ole Brun

Intercloud Architecture Framework for Heterogeneous Cloud based Infrastructure Services Provisioning On-Demand

Yuri Demchenko, Canh Ngo, Cees de Laat University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands / Juan Rodriguez, Luis M. Contreras Telefónica I+D, Madrid, Spain

Joan Antoni Garcia-Espin, Sergi Figuerola I2CAT, Barcelona, Spain / Giada Landi, Nicola Ciulli NextWorks, Pisa, Italy

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Cloud security companies

Cloud security companies, a list with 17 the most powerful one:
1. AppRiver
Does messaging security in the cloud. It offers SaaS-based e-mail and Web security tools that are subscription-based and include spam and virus protection, e-mail encryption and Web security. It also offers a full managed service for Microsoft Exchange.
2. Awareness Technologies
Security and DLP in the cloud is no easy feat, but Awareness Technologies has brought its SaaS-based DLP model to the channel and in just a short time has amassed a small army of channel partners ready to do DLP in the cloud.
3. Barracuda
wears many hats, and most recently it’s donned the cloud cap. The Barracuda Web Security Flex is a cloud-based offering that delivers malware protection, URL filtering and application control to networked, remote and mobile users via SaaS, gateways and agents.
4. Cloud Passage
Came out of the gate with products to manage cloud security and defend cloud servers. The Halo SVM and Halo Firewall perform server exposure assessments, monitor configuration compliance and provide network access control to secure public and hybrid cloud servers.
5. M86 Security
M86 doubles down, offering security tools that are part appliance and part cloud. With its Secure Web Service Hybrid, it takes its on-premise malware prowess and extends it into the cloud to squash malware and other Web-based threats in realtime.
6. McAfee
Now owned by Intel, McAfee has been a proponent of the cloud with its suite of security offerings. McAfee’s cloud security approach is to offer security for, in and from the cloud, and the security giant has products and services to hit each one.
7. Panda Security
Cloud Protection, a cloud-based security play delivered in a SaaS model, provides protection at the three major threat vectors: endpoint, e-mail and Web. The three-pronged approach has earned Panda praise as a cloud security leader and innovator.
8. Ping Identity
In its bid to end the madness created by too many passwords, single sign-on player Ping Identity turns to the cloud to provide federated identity for cloud and SaaS applications without getting in the way.
9. Qualys
Arms cloud providers with its next-generation Security-as-a-Service platform that takes the compliance and threat defense built into its QualysGuard portfolio of security solutions and puts a cloud spin on it. And Qualys said more cloud security plays are coming.
10. SafeNet
Been around for a while, and its Trusted Cloud Fabric is a comprehensive set of security solutions designed to give enterprises secure cloud and virtual environments through a data-centric approach that is breathing new life into the security game.
11. Sentrigo
Database security player Sentrigo turned its attention to the cloud since, well, databases power many Web applications. With its Hedgehog software, Sentrigo can monitor who is accessing the database and what is being done with that data.
12. Still Secure
With its subscription-based, ProtectPoint appliance StillSecure delivers an impressive all in one firewall, intrusion detection, antivirus and more along with round-the-clock service and expertise needed to protect your network and bring you into compliance with data security policies.
13. Syferlock
Does identity and access management with patented authentication, security and single sign-on plays to lock down access across cloud, mobile and network apps using single-factor, two-factor and multi-factor authentication without extra hardware, tokens or client software.
14. Symantec
Eliminating the need for on-site hardware and software is at the core of Symantec’s Symantec. cloud services, which secure and manage information on endpoints and are delivered via e-mail, Web and instant messaging. Symantec promises high-availability, lower TCO and increased protection in the cloud.
15. Symplified
Calling itself “the cloud security company,” Symplified offers a unified access management system built for cloud architectures of SaaS and integrates into existing infrastructure with the cloud to streamline management, reduce costs and boost security.
16. Trend Micro
SecureCloud is Trend Micro’s key management and data encryption offering that protects and controls confidential information deployed into public and private cloud environments. It uses policy-based key management to ensure compliance regulations are met through remote authentication.
17. Veracode
Veracode’s cloud-based application risk management leverages its binary code analysis, dynamic Web assessments and developer e-learning for accurate and affordable verification of application security without pricey tools or source code.
16. Watchguard
With its cloud-based Reputation Enabled Defense suite of security services, WatchGuard vaulted into the cloud to provide Web security. The services, coupled with the XTM and XCS security appliances, provide protection from viruses, malware, spyware and other Web threats.
17. Webroot
Webroot pulls out all the stops when it comes to cloud security, wheeling and dealing with a Web Security Service, E-mail Security Service and E-mail Archiving Service, all in the cloud and all with no software or hardware required for protection.

Source:
http://www.clouds360.com/security.php

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Cloud security risks

Cloud security risks, Cloud computing is fraught with security risks, according to analyst firm Gartner. Smart customers will ask tough questions and consider getting a security assessment from a neutral third party before committing to a cloud vendor, Gartner says in a June report titled “Assessing the Security Risks of Cloud Computing.” Cloud computing has “unique attributes that require risk assessment in areas such as data integrity, recovery, and privacy, and an evaluation of legal issues in areas such as e-discovery, regulatory compliance, and auditing,” Gartner says. Amazon’s EC2 service and Google’s Google App Engine are examples of cloud computing, which Gartner defines as a type of computing in which “massively scalable IT-enabled capabilities are delivered ‘as a service’ to external customers using Internet technologies.” Customers must demand transparency, avoiding vendors that refuse to provide detailed information on security programs.

Ask questions related to the qualifications of policy makers, architects, coders and operators; risk-control processes and technical mechanisms; and the level of testing that’s been done to verify that service and control processes are functioning as intended, and that vendors can identify unanticipated vulnerabilities. Here are seven of the specific security issues Gartner says customers should raise with vendors before selecting a cloud vendor.

1. Privileged user access. Sensitive data processed outside the enterprise brings with it an inherent level of risk, because outsourced services bypass the “physical, logical and personnel controls” IT shops exert over in-house programs. Get as much information as you can about the people who manage your data. “Ask providers to supply specific information on the hiring and oversight of privileged administrators, and the controls over their access,” Gartner says.

2. Regulatory compliance. Customers are ultimately responsible for the security and integrity of their own data, even when it is held by a service provider. Traditional service providers are subjected to external audits and security certifications. Cloud computing providers who refuse to undergo this scrutiny are “signaling that customers can only use them for the most trivial functions,” according to Gartner.

3. Data location. When you use the cloud, you probably won’t know exactly where your data is hosted. In fact, you might not even know what country it will be stored in. Ask providers if they will commit to storing and processing data in specific jurisdictions, and whether they will make a contractual commitment to obey local privacy requirements on behalf of their customers, Gartner advises.

4. Data segregation. Data in the cloud is typically in a shared environment alongside data from other customers. Encryption is effective but isn’t a cure-all. “Find out what is done to segregate data at rest,” Gartner advises. The cloud provider should provide evidence that encryption schemes were designed and tested by experienced specialists. “Encryption accidents can make data totally unusable, and even normal encryption can complicate availability,” Gartner says.

5. Recovery. Even if you don’t know where your data is, a cloud provider should tell you what will happen to your data and service in case of a disaster. “Any offering that does not replicate the data and application infrastructure across multiple sites is vulnerable to a total failure,” Gartner says. Ask your provider if it has “the ability to do a complete restoration, and how long it will take.”

6. Investigative support. Investigating inappropriate or illegal activity may be impossible in cloud computing, Gartner warns. “Cloud services are especially difficult to investigate, because logging and data for multiple customers may be co-located and may also be spread across an ever-changing set of hosts and data centers. If you cannot get a contractual commitment to support specific forms of investigation, along with evidence that the vendor has already successfully supported such activities, then your only safe assumption is that investigation and discovery requests will be impossible.”

7. Long-term viability. Ideally, your cloud computing provider will never go broke or get acquired and swallowed up by a larger company. But you must be sure your data will remain available even after such an event. “Ask potential providers how you would get your data back and if it would be in a format that you could import into a replacement application,” Gartner says.

Sources:

Seven cloud-computing security risks
By Jon Brodkin | Network World

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Cloud security framework

Cloud security framework, Cloud Computing is the fundamental change happening in the field of Information Technology.It is a representation of a movement towards the intensive,large scale specialization.On the other hand,it brings about not only convenience and efficiency problems,but also great challenges in the field of data security and privacy protection.

Currently,security has been regarded as one of the greatest problems in the development of Cloud Computing.This paper describes the great requirements in Cloud Computing,security key technology,standard and regulation etc.,and provides a Cloud Computing security framework.This paper argues that the changes in the above aspects will result in a technical revolution in the field of information security.

Cloud computing allows for both large and small organizations to have the opportunity to use Internet-based services so that they can reduce start-up costs, lower capital expenditures, use services on a pay-as-you-use basis, access applications only as needed, and quickly reduce or increase capacities. However, these benefits are accompanied by a myriad of security issues, and this valuable book tackles the most common security challenges that cloud computing faces.

The authors offer you years of unparalleled expertise and knowledge as they discuss the extremely challenging topics of data ownership, privacy protections, data mobility, quality of service and service levels, bandwidth costs, data protection, and support. As the most current and complete guide to helping you find your way through a maze of security minefields, this book is mandatory reading if you are involved in any aspect of cloud computing.

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Verizon cloud sign in

Verizon cloud sign in

Sign in to Verizon Cloud Service

Sign in After signing in to your ‘My Verizon’ account the first time, the Verizon Cloud Service remembers your credentials and password and they will appear automatically in the Sign in screen.

1. Select Sign in on the Verizon Cloud Service to sign in to your ‘My Verizon’ account.

2. Sign in: Enter your mobile number or use your ‘My Verizon user ID’ and password. The application allows you to sign in to a Verizon Wireless, Verizon Residential or Verizon Business account.

3. Forgot user ID: Select Forgot user ID? then select an account to open a Verizon web page with instructions how to retrieve your User ID.

4. Forgot password: Select Forgot password? then select an account to open a Verizon web page with instructions how to create a new password

5. New user? Register for My Verizon: Select Register for My Verizon then select an account to open a Verizon web page with instructions how to register for My Verizon.

6. Cloud account settings: Your ‘My Verizon’ credentials and password will be used to sign you in automatically based on the selected option:

a. Automatic: The application will search for your credentials to try to sign you in to your Verizon Wireless account. If the credentials are not found it will then sign you in to Verizon Residential or Business account.

b. Verizon Wireless account: The application will sign you in automatically to your Verizon Wireless account. c. Verizon Residential or Business account: The application will sign you in automatically to your Verizon Residential or Business account.

7. Click Sign in to open the Verizon Cloud Backup wizard.

Change user

Change to a different Verizon Cloud account.

1. Select Change user on the Verizon Cloud Service to sign in to a different ‘My Verizon’ account.

2. Sign in: Enter your mobile number or use your ‘My Verizon user ID’ and password. The application allows you to sign in to a Verizon Wireless, Verizon Residential or Verizon Business account.

3. Forgot user ID: Select Forgot user ID? then select an account to open a Verizon web page with instructions how to retrieve your User ID.

4. Forgot password: Select Forgot password? then select an account to open a Verizon web page with instructions how to create a new password

5. New user? Register for My Verizon: Select Register for My Verizon then select an account to open a Verizon web page with instructions how to register for My Verizon.

6. Cloud account settings: Your ‘My Verizon’ credentials and password will be used to sign you in automatically based on the selected option:

a. Automatic: The application will search for your credentials to try to sign you in to your Verizon Wireless account. If the credentials are not found it will then sign you in to Verizon Residential or Business account.

b. Verizon Wireless account: The application will sign you in automatically to your Verizon Wireless account.

c. Verizon Residential or Business account The application will sign you in automatically to your Verizon Residential or Business account.

7. Click Continue to open the Verizon Cloud Backup wizard.

Usage meter

The usage meter displays an informative line about your Verizon Cloud account usage (e.g. Usage: 992.8 MB of 125.0 GB (1%).

Upgrade account

1. Select Upgrade account on the Verizon Cloud Service to open the Upgrade your Verizon Cloud account window.

2. Choose one of the options on the screen to select a different subscription plan option to upgrade your Verizon Cloud account.

Verizon cloud sign in

 

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Cloud infrastructure

Cloud infrastructure it’s about the hardware and software components that make a cloud functional.
All the components like servers, storage, networking and virtualization software that are needed to support the computing requirements of a cloud computing model.
In addition, cloud infrastructures include a software abstraction layer that virtualizes resources and logically presents them to users through programmatic means.

In cloud computing, virtualized resources are hosted by a service provider or IT department and delivered to users over a network or the Internet. These resources include virtual machines and components such as servers, compute, memory, network switches, firewalls, load balancers and storage.

In a cloud computing architecture, which refers to the front end and back end of a cloud computing environment, cloud infrastructure consists of the back end components.

Cloud infrastructure is present in each of the three main cloud computing models infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and software as a service (SaaS). Together, these three models form what’s often called a cloud computing stack, with IaaS as the foundation, PaaS as the middle layer, and SaaS as the top layer.

Businesses use cloud infrastructures to run their applications. Unlike subscription-based pricing models, or payment structures that enable users to subscribe to vendor services for a set price, cloud infrastructures are typically purchased using a pay-per-use model. In a pay-per-usage model, users only pay for the services consumed generally on an hourly, weekly or monthly basis.

Rather than purchase cloud infrastructure from a provider, businesses can also build cloud infrastructures on-premises. When cloud providers maintain the cloud infrastructure, the environment is a public cloud. When the organization using cloud maintains the cloud infrastructure, the environment is a private cloud. And when both the cloud provider and user own pieces of the cloud infrastructure, the environment is a hybrid cloud.

Surces:

http://searchcloudcomputing.techtarget.com/definition/cloud-infrastructure

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Verizon wireless cloud

Verizon wireless cloud can be accessed form every where if you are connected to internet. If the connection is wireless or mobile is no problem, may by only the possible cost!
You just login and use your storage or you can backup your flies as long you are online.
Anyway the Verizon cloud ofer a complex usage of their cloud:

Verizon Cloud Service

• Run automatic backups. The Verizon Cloud Service runs in the background silently backing up the files on your computer to your Verizon Cloud account.

• Restore files from your Verizon Cloud account to your computer.

• Change your backup folders and settings, back up files manually, view backup progress and more.

And you can make this for Pictures, Videos, Music, Documents or any type of file you want.

For more information please read Verizon Cloud Download to understand better how you can manage your file.

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Services cloud computing

Services cloud computing, Cloud services means services made available to users on demand via the Internet from a cloud computing provider’s servers as opposed to being provided from a company’s own on-premisesservers. Cloud services are designed to provide easy, scalable access to applications, resources and services, and are fully managed by a cloud services provider.

A cloud service can dynamically scale to meet the needs of its users, and because the service provider supplies the hardware and software necessary for the service, there’s no need for a company to provision or deploy its own resources or allocate IT staff to manage the service.  Examples of cloud services include online data storage and backup solutions, Web-based e-mail services, hosted office suites and document collaboration services, database processing, managed technical support services and more.

Who uses cloud computing services and why?

Corporate and government entities utilize cloud computing services to address a variety of application and infrastructure needs such as CRM, database, compute, and data storage. Unlike a traditional IT environment, where software and hardware are funded up front by department and implemented over a period of months, cloud computing services deliver IT resources in minutes to hours and align costs to actual usage. As a result, organizations have greater agility and can manage expenses more efficiently. Similarly, consumers utilize cloud computing services to simplify application utilization, store, share, and protect content, and enable access from any web-connected device.

How cloud computing services work

Cloud computing services have several common attributes:

  • Virtualization– cloud computing utilizes server and storage virtualization extensively to allocate/reallocate resources rapidly
  • Multi-tenancy resources are pooled and shared among multiple users to gain economies of scale
  • Network-access – resources are accessed via web-browser or thin client using a variety of networked devices (computer, tablet, smartphone)
  • On demand resources are self-provisioned from an online catalogue of pre-defined configurations
  • Elastic resources can scale up or down, automatically
  • Metering/chargeback resource usage is tracked and billed based on service arrangement

Among the many types of cloud computing services delivered internally or by third party service providers, the most common are:

  • Software as a Service (SaaS)software runs on computers owned and managed by the SaaS provider, versus installed and managed on user computers. The software is accessed over the public Internet and generally offered on a monthly or yearly subscription.
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) – compute, storage, networking, and other elements (security, tools) are provided by the IaaS provider via public Internet, VPN, or dedicated network connection. Users own and manage operating systems, applications, and information running on the infrastructure and pay by usage.
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS) – All software and hardware required to build and operate cloud-based applications are provided by the PaaS provider via public Internet, VPN, or dedicated network connection. Users pay by use of the platform and control how applications are utilized throughout their lifecycle.

Benefits of cloud computing services

Cloud computing services offer numerous benefits to include:

  • Faster implementation and time to value
  • Anywhere access to applications and content
  • Rapid scalability to meet demand
  • Higher utilization of infrastructure investments
  • Lower infrastructure, energy, and facility costs
  • Greater IT staff productivity and across organization
  • Enhanced security and protection of information assets

 

sources:

http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/C/cloud_services.html
http://www.emc.com/corporate/glossary/cloud-computing-services.htm

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Verizon cloud contacts

Verizon cloud contacts, for several months, Backup Assistant doesn’t back up my contacts. It’s supposed to back them up from my phone daily. I have tried to manually back my contacts, that doesn’t work (the only option Backup Assistant offers is to restore my contacts, not back them up). I have tried resetting the application to defaults and that doesn’t work. I have tried to uninstall (in order to reinstall) the application and that doesn’t work…I get a message that it is locked and can’t be uninstalled…even when I have specifically unlocked it (the icon shows that it is unlocked). Verizon is unable to troubleshoot this issue and so I am reaching out to the user forum to see if others have encountered this problem and figured out a wa to resolve it so that Backup Assistant works as it has worked for a few years, up until these last few months.

I’m disappointed to learn that this is happening with your Backup Assistant backup. I personally use Backup Assistant all the time and I don’t know what I would do if I experienced a problem. I’ll be delighted to help you fix this and have the piece of mind your contacts are backed up. What make and model device do you have? Is the application updated? Any other apps giving you any problems?

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Verizon cloud download

Verizon cloud download

Verizon cloud download
Verizon cloud download

Download pictures

Download pictures from your Verizon Cloud account to your computer.

1. Select the pictures you want from the content view area.

2. Click the Download button or right click and select Download to start downloading the files to your computer. The files get downloaded to your Downloads folder.

3. A progress bar appears on the top right side of the Desktop application.

4. A Download complete notice appears when download is done with download numbers and size.

5. Click Download details to view the report with download details.

 

Download songs

Download songs from your Verizon Cloud account to your computer.

1. Select the songs you want from the content view area.

2. Click the Download button or right click and select Download to start downloading the files to your computer. The files get downloaded to your Downloads folder.

3. A progress bar appears on the top right side of the Desktop application.

4. A Download complete notice appears when download is done with download numbers and size.

5. Click Download details to view the report with download details.

 

Download videos

Download videos from your Verizon Cloud account to your computer.

1. Select the videos you want from the content

2. Click the Download button or right click and select Download to start downloading the files to your computer. The files get downloaded to your Downloads folder.

3. A progress bar appears on the top right side of the Desktop application.

4. A Download complete notice appears when download is done with download numbers and size.

5. Click Download details to view the report with download details.

 

Download documents

Download documents from your Verizon Cloud account to your computer.

1. Select the documents you want from the content view area.

2. Click the Download button or right click and select Download to start downloading the files to your computer. The files get downloaded to your Downloads folder.

3. A progress bar appears on the top right side of the Desktop application.

4. A Download complete notice appears when download is done with download numbers and size.

5. Click Download details to view the report with download details.

 

Download files

Download files from your Verizon Cloud account to your computer.

1. Select the files you want from the content view area.

2. Click the Download button or right click and select Download to start downloading the files to your computer. The files get downloaded to your Downloads folder.

3. A progress bar appears on the top right side of the Desktop application.

4. A Download complete notice appears when download is done with download numbers and size.

5. Click Download details to view the report with download details.

 

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Verizon backup assistant

Verizon backup assistant

• Verizon Cloud Backup wizard:The Verizon Cloud Backup wizard is part of the Verizon Cloud Service. It guides you through each one of the steps required for the first backup from the computer to your Verizon Cloud account.

• Run automatic backups: The Verizon Cloud Service will run in the background backing up your files silently to your Verizon Cloud account based on the first backup settings that were entered.

• The Verizon Cloud Service displays various options that allow you to change the backup folders and settings, backup now, view backup progress and backup reports, restore files to your computer, manage your Verizon Cloud accounts and more.

Open Verizon cloud Service

Click on the Verizon Cloud Service icon in the System tray (Windows) or Menu bar (MAC) to open the Verizon Cloud Service window. To close the window, click on the Verizon Cloud Service icon.

Exit Verizon Cloud Service

1. Select Exit to close the Verizon Cloud Service and remove it from the system tray.

2. Go to your applications and select the Verizon Cloud Service to re-open it.

Verizon backup assistant
Verizon backup assistant

Verizon Cloud Backup Wizard The Verizon Cloud Backup Wizard will guide you step by step how to set up automatic backups. The wizard starts the first backup and afterwards your files will be backed up automatically anytime a new change occurs and once every day.

• The Verizon Cloud Backup Wizard can be accessed anytime from the Verizon Cloud Service by selecting the Change user option and signing in.

Verizon backup assistant sign in

1. Welcome to Verizon Cloud Backup Wizard

Note: You will need to have a Verizon Cloud account to back up content.

1. Click Sign in, the next screen that you will see is #2 Sign in to your Verizon Cloud account window to sign in to your account.

2. Sign in to your Verizon Cloud account

The sign in screen appears without any information the first time you run the Verizon Cloud Backup Wizard.

1. Sign in: Enter your mobile number or use your ‘My Verizon user ID’ and password. The application allows you to sign in to a Verizon Wireless, Verizon Residential or Verizon Business account.

a. If you signed in and you have a Verizon Cloud account, then the next screen that you will see is #4 Select folders to backup on Verizon Cloud.

b. If you signed in to a Verizon Wireless account but you do not have a Verizon Cloud account then the next screen that you see is #3 To create your Verizon Cloud account, choose one of the options below.

c. If you signed in to a Verizon Residential or to a Verizon Business account but you do not have a Verizon Cloud account then the next screen that you see is a Verizon web page with instructions how to crate a Verizon Cloud account.

2. Forgot user ID:
Select Forgot user ID? then select an account to open a Verizon web page with instructions how to retrieve your User ID.

3. Forgot password:
Select Forgot password? then select an account to open a Verizon web page with instructions how to create a new password

4. New user? Register for My Verizon:
Select Register for My Verizon then select an account to open a Verizon web page with instructions how to register for My Verizon.

5. Cloud account settings:
Your ‘My Verizon’ credentials and password will be used to sign you in automatically based on the selected option:

a. Automatic: The application will search for your ‘My Verizon’ credentials to try to sign you in to your Verizon Wireless account. If the credentials are not found it will then sign you in to Verizon Residential or Business account.

b. Verizon Wireless account: The application will sign you in automatically to your Verizon Wireless account.

c. Verizon Residential or Business account The application will sign you in automatically to your Verizon Residential or Business account.

Verizon cloud backup wizard

3. To create your Verizon Cloud account, choose one of the options below

This screen prompts you to create a Verizon Cloud account.

1. The window displays the different Verizon Cloud account subscription plan options available by Verizon.

2. Select one of the Verizon Cloud options, agree to the Verizon Cloud terms and click Create to create a new account.

3. When done, the next screen you see is #4 Select folders to backup on Verizon Cloud.

4. Select folders to backup on Verizon Cloud

1. The system folders appear automatically: Desktop, My Pictures/Pictures, My Music/Music, My videos/Movies, My Documents/Documents.

2. Backup folder: Click on a folder. A backup folder displays with a red up arrow.

3. De-selected folder: Click on a backup folder to de-select it and to remove it from the backup. A de-selected folder displays with a ‘Not backing up’ icon with Not backing up notice.

4. Add folders: Select any folders you want to back up by clicking the Add folder to backup button and selecting the folder.

5. De-selected folders appearance: a. User added folders: De-selected ‘user added’ folders appear in the Verizon Cloud Backup wizard during the current session however the next time you launch the wizard they will not appear.

a. User added folders: De-selected ‘user added’ folders appear in the Verizon Cloud Backup wizard during the current session however the next time you launch the wizard they will not appear.

b. System folders: De-selected system folders permanently remain in the list. You have the option to select them for backup anytime.

6. The mobile number or your ‘My Verizon user ID’ appears on the top bar with the Verizon plan size information.

7. Advanced settings: Click on the Advances settings link to open the Advanced backup settings window:

a. Enable or disable backup:
Selecting the Enable backup option will back up the content in the selected folders daily to the Verizon Cloud when the Verizon Cloud service is running.
Note: The saved settings from the backup wizard will be used to automatically back up files to the Verizon Cloud anytime a new change occurs and once every day.

b. Run on startup:
Selecting this option will run the Verizon Cloud Service every time you restart the computer.

8. When ready click Start to star the backup process, the next screen you see is #5 Uploading your content to Verizon Cloud.

5. Uploading your content to Verizon Cloud

This window appears while the application backs up your content to your Verizon Cloud account. The window displays the estimated upload time, the percent complete of the current upload and progress bar. It also displays the name of the currently uploading file and the file’s progress bar.

Note: Backing up content for the first time might take a long time.

1. Hide window: Click the Hide button to hide the window and back up the content in the background.

2. Show window: When a backup is running, the Verizon Cloud Service icon on the bar icon changes and the Backup Progress line becomes active in the Verizon Cloud Service menu.

3. Backup progress: Click the Backup progress option on the Verizon Cloud Service menu to open the window.

4. Stop backup: Click the Stop backup button on this window to cancel the backup.

5. If the backup size exceeds your Verizon Cloud account capacity, then the next screen that you see is #6 Your Verizon Cloud is full!

6. When the backup is done, then the next screen that you see is #7 Backup complete.

6. Your Verizon Cloud is full!

This screen appears if the backup size exceeds your Verizon Cloud account capacity. The screen prompts you to upgrade your Verizon Cloud account.

1. Upgrade account: Click Upgrade account to go to the next Upgrade Verizon Cloud account screen to select a different subscription plan option.

2. Select one of the suggested Verizon Cloud subscription plans and click Upgrade to purchase it

3. When done, the backup will automatically start; the next screen that you will see is #5 Uploading your content to Verizon Cloud.

7. Backup complete

The window displays the total upload size and the total capacity of the Verizon Cloud account plan. The window also displays the number of pictures, music, videos and documents that were uploaded.

1. View backup details: Click View backup details to see the last backup log file with details.

2. Open Verizon Cloud: Select Open Verizon Cloud to launch the Verizon Cloud Desktop application after you exit the wizard or after the backup is complete.

3. Click OK to exit.

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Cloud Storage

How to access verizon cloud

How to access verizon cloud? Accessing verizon cloud. How to access verizon cloud on computer?

How to open the Verizon Cloud Desktop application

1. Double click on the Verizon Cloud application shortcut or run it from your applications.

2. Alternatively, click on the Verizon Cloud Service icon and select the Open Verizon Cloud option.

How to open the Verizon Cloud Service

1. Click on the Verizon Cloud Service icon in the System tray (Windows) or Menu bar (MAC) to open the Verizon Cloud Service window.

2. To close the window, click on the Verizon Cloud Service icon.

C. System requirements

Windows Microsoft®

Windows Vista with Service Pack 1,

Microsoft® Windows 7,

Microsoft® Windows 8 or Microsoft®

Windows 8.1 Pentium® 4 processor (or above) 250 MB available hard disk space 1 GB of RAM 16-bit Color monitor, 1024 X 768 pixels QuickTime® 7 or higher Microsoft® Internet Explorer 7 or higher Windows Media Player 10 or higher Mac Intel processor 250 MB available hard disk space At least 1 GB of RAM Mac OS X v10.6 or later QuickTime® 6 or higher

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Verizon cloud desktop app

Verizon cloud desktop app

Verizon Cloud Service

• Run automatic backups. The Verizon Cloud Service runs in the background silently backing up the files on your computer to your Verizon Cloud account.

• Restore files from your Verizon Cloud account to your computer.

• Change your backup folders and settings, back up files manually, view backup progress and more.

Verizon Cloud Desktop application

Verizon Cloud Desktop application

PICTURES

• Access and manage pictures on your Verizon Cloud account.

• Organize your pictures by creating online albums.

• Run a full screen slideshow of your pictures with background music.

• Upload pictures from your computer to your Verizon Cloud account.

• Download pictures from your Verizon Cloud account to your computer.

 

MUSIC

• Manage and play music on your Verizon Cloud account.

• Create unique music playlists and organize music collections

• Upload music from your computer to your Verizon Cloud account.

• Download music from your Verizon Cloud account into your computer.

 

Desktop application – VIDEOS

• Manage and play videos on your Verizon Cloud account.

• Create unique video playlists and organize music collections

• Upload videos from your computer to your Verizon Cloud account.

• Download videos from your Verizon Cloud account into your computer.

 

DOCUMENTS

• Manage and view your documents.

• Upload documents from your computer to your Verizon Cloud account.

• Download documents from your Verizon Cloud account into your computer.

 

FILE VIEW

• View the folder tree and files in your Verizon Cloud account. You can view and manage your folders and files and see them the same way that you see them in your online account web interface.

• Upload files from your computer to your Verizon Cloud account.

• Download files from your Verizon Cloud account into your computer.

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Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing Definition

CLOUD COMPUTING DEFINITION

Cloud computing is defined as a blend of computing concepts that include a huge number of computers associated through a real time communication network (internet). In science, Cloud computing is an analogue for distributed computing over a network which is the ability to execute a program or application on several connected computers simultaneously. Cloud computing is a computing that depends on shared system resources instead of local servers or individual devices to implement applications. In Cloud computing, the Cloud pictogram is used as a symbol for the internet. Therefore, Cloud computing is a kind of internet based computing, where distinct services are delivered to an organization through the network. Cloud computing is analogous to Grid computing, a kind of computing where new processing cycles of an individual computer in the system are linked to resolve the problems of all stand-alone systems.
cloud computing definition

Also cloud computing offers a large versatility for all the user is more than user friendly because you can find all the data o any project in one place and also you can resolve all the computing necessarily on remote mode without using your computer!

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Cloud Definition

Cloud Definition

Defining the Cloud A cloud is a pool of virtualized resources across the Internet that follows a pay-per-use model and can be dynamically re-configured via on-the-fly (de)provisioning of virtual machines. The cloud service model for IT provisioning is based on virtualization and cluster/distributed computing technologies.

A cloud is a server who can be used from every where with possibility to make storage and in our day even computing!

When we play games on some server that server it’s work like a cloud!

Now we realize that we have so much digital information that our Hard disk drivers have no capacity to keep it, think about that all our vacation movies are recorded on High Definition and in the future on UHD and this data it’s simply to large to keep on your computer so here cloud storage come to help you at very good price to store all this amount of data on servers that are all time online that is cloud storage!

The cloud industry has developed very fast and today we have cloud storage, cloud computing, cloud platforms and many more services of cloud system.

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