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No Home Lab? No Problem...

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Phoenix, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. Phoenix
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    Just wanted to point you all towards the CloudShare Pro beta
    CloudShare is a VMWare based cloud IaaS providor, and whilst CloudSharePro (aimed at individuals or small teams) is in beta, its completely free
    you can fire up a variety of virtual machines, and play around with technology via a web browser to the session

    I'm pretty pleased with it so far, albeit the lack of direct external access makes it a bit limiting for me, i'd love to fire up an ISA server and VPN it to my own ISA server and use it as an extension of my own lab for demos to client and such, but their CloudShare Enterprise platform does provide these features

    Here is a bit more info
    http://www.cloudshare.com/Products/CloudShare-Pro/CloudShare-Pro-overview.aspx

    and there should be somewhere to 'try' it
    make sure your trying CloudShare Pro and not CloudShare Enterprise

    Last night I threw together a DC, Ex2010 CAS and MB server, and a Win7 client to test it all :)
     
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  2. trebor_88

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    Looks very cool!
     
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  3. Boycie
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    mate that's awesome - thanks for sharing!
     
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  4. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Indeed it does... I am trying it out right now!
     
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  5. SuPaStA

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    Great Find, Thanks!
     
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  6. madman045

    madman045 Kilobyte Poster Premium Member

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    This is great, just got to figure out making a 70-291 lab on it
     
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  7. BrizoH

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    Nice, thanks for the link
     
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  8. madman045

    madman045 Kilobyte Poster Premium Member

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    I just noticed at the top of the screen "15 days free trial left"

    So it seems you get 15 days use of it....

    Going to have to see how much it costs and if i can use it for my MCSA studies
     
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  9. Phoenix
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    This is displayed and you have to 'refresh' it every 15 days to show you are still interested/using the environment, you can refresh it throughout the beta with no additional charge.. i think it said this somewhere on the sign up pages

    Doubt it will be all that cheap, just wanted to give you all a taste of the cool cloud tech ;)
    heres hoping the pro version will be affordable for the average IT joe
     
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  10. Finkenstein

    Finkenstein Kilobyte Poster

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    Nice find...
     
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  11. ravnil

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    will give it a try this weekend for my 70-291
     
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  12. Theprof

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    I would definitely use it if was free after beta... but fortunately I get a free vm setup at home (thanks to work)!
     
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  13. westernkings

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    If anyone is using it already. Post Screenshots :D
     
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