AWS embraces Fedora Linux for its cloud-based Amazon Linux5 votes
The worst case: What would happen if AWS us-east-1 went offline?8 votes
IBM to break up 109-year old company to focus on cloud growth18 votes
EU shoots for €10B ‘industrial cloud’ to rival US7 votes
Five ways cloud-native application testing is different from testing on-premises software4 votes
Oracle wins cloud computing deal with Zoom as video calls surge8 votes
Microsoft: Cloud services demand up 775 percent; prioritization rules in place4 votes
Google leadership set 2023 as deadline to beat Amazon and Microsoft in the cloud business6 votes
Prime leverage: How Amazon wields power in the technology world5 votes
When AWS, Azure, or GCP becomes the competition7 votes
Computer files are going extinct12 votes
What's your cloud/syncing setup for files, pics, mail, bookmarks, etc?
So I've spent the last few days trying to sync everything up between devices, with the following thoughts in mind: how fucked am I going to be if a device gets corrupted/stolen/lost? how can I...
So I've spent the last few days trying to sync everything up between devices, with the following thoughts in mind:
- how fucked am I going to be if a device gets corrupted/stolen/lost?
- how can I easily access everything I need from a mobile device/device not belonging to me?
- how can I avoid using services from the big tech companies, and keep things open source, as much as possible?
I'm by no means an expert in the field, and I'm hoping in this thread to get a discussion going as to the pros and cons of using different services/setups, to get a general idea as to what others are doing to keep their daily lives simpler and more secure, and to perhaps see what are the future steps for me to take when I feel like playing around again.
Servers & Storage
I span up a 25GB VPS with Vultr for 'active use data', and also took out some 'deep storage'(?) from Wasabi for things which I need to keep, but not really access that much.
Protonmail with custom domain. Using the ProtonMail app for mobile, and Linux ProtonMail bridge with Evolution mail for desktop.
Nextcloud autoupload feature on mobile automatically uploads my pics to an 'autoupload' folder on Nextcloud server. Here, I categorise pics into folders and share what needs sharing before deleting anything I don't need and wiping the pics on my phone.
Nothing yet. Looking at getting KeyPass synced across devices.
Again, nothing yet. Had Firefox Sync running to connect Fennec and Firefox, but am looking for a more open approach which involves Nextcloud somehow, and allows me to tag and order things more effectively as opposed to dragging things around in the sidebar.
Evolution calendar on desktop, simple calendar on mobile, hooked up to Nextcloud and all synced using davx5
Programs and General Setup
Here, I'd like to somehow take an image/backup of my Ubuntu configs of importance and experiment with getting my setup and customisaitons replicated on another machine quickly and without taking up too much space in storage (i.e. don't need to bakckup all my files as they're already on cloud).
Also, I am very curious as to whether anybody is using Syncthing across their devices? And if so, how are they finding the experience?22 votes
The Google outage highlights the perils of a centralized internet4 votes
Microsoft Azure: A ten-point IT maintenance plan3 votes
Chinese company says they are bringing Google Cloud to China, then swiftly denies the news4 votes
Google in potential cloud services talks in China, with Tencent and others5 votes
Opinions on Kubernetes and Cloud-Native
I don't want to start a flame-war around this, but I am curious to hear about other peoples opinions. I've been working in 'the cloud' for a few years now and love how convenient and easy it is to...
I don't want to start a flame-war around this, but I am curious to hear about other peoples opinions.
I've been working in 'the cloud' for a few years now and love how convenient and easy it is to build on. My work is 100% cloud-based, and we host absolutely nothing. From internal tooling (slack, payroll, email) to what we sell (kubernetes, orchestration, some custom-tooling).
I'm not sure what side I stand as I still run all of my own tooling myself on a dedicated box. I love being able to have my own server to tinker with, and run my own websites/rss-aggregators/VPN servers/etc.
Having used AWS/GoogleCloud, I can see huge value in the automation and reduction in overhead that they provide when it comes to setting up and managing infrastructure.
I am genuinely interested in different opinions and viewpoints on the way computation and data are managed, especially with companies that deal with sensitive information.
As an aside, I would be interested in opposing ideas regarding containerisation (ie. Docker/Rkt).
Edit: I realise this probably should have been posted on ~comp4 votes