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Latest Tips on Automation and Optimization for Your Business in the Cloud

Market analysis Automation and optimization for cloud workloads is the core topic for many modern enterprises today. That’s because they need to innovate and adapt dynamically in order to meet the demand of the end-users and ensure the resiliency of their IT environments. In parallel, the ability to scale, the simplification of operations, and the elimination of some or all …

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Containerization Technology: Types and Uses of Different Containers on CloudSigma’s PaaS Platform

Container technology provides a way for you to package your applications. You can put it into individual packets that are functionally capable and independent. CloudSigma’s Platform-as-a-Service solution (PaaS) offers two different types of containers: system containers and application containers. Let’s explore what each of these are, how they work, and where you can use them. What are System Containers? System …

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How To Create a Kubernetes Cluster Using Kubeadm on Ubuntu 18.04

This tutorial will guide you on setting up a Kubernetes cluster from scratch using Ansible and Kubeadm and further deploying a containerized Nginx application with it. Introduction Kubernetes (also known as k8s or “kube”) is an open-source container orchestration platform that automates many of the manual processes involved in deploying, managing, and scaling containerized applications. Kubernetes has a rapidly growing …

Cloud for Research and Education

  CLOUD FOR RESEARCH & EDUCATION CloudSigma is the preferred cloud partner of the Open Clouds for Research Environments project (OCRE), aiming to accelerate cloud adoption in the European research community. Our value offer to the GÉANT community   After being selected by GÉANT as the only cloud partner to provide OCRE vouchers to researchers as part of the preparation ...
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Elevate your cloud experience with CloudSigma’s new turnkey PaaS solution

Geneva, Switzerland – April 2021– CloudSigma is excited to announce the launch of a new turnkey Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution on top of our powerful cloud infrastructure.  CloudSigma’s PaaS offering allows developers, IT consultants, and system integrators to easily set up their applications as the configuration and environment provisioning can be managed with extreme simplicity. Our new PaaS solution is ideal …

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Nginx Server and Location Block Selection Algorithms: Overview

Introduction Nginx is among the world’s most popular web server options. It is able to successfully deal with a multitude of simultaneous client connections. At the same time, it is functioning as a mail, web, or reverse proxy server. This guide aims to outline the behind-the-scenes methods that direct how Nginx processes client requests. We will demystify the server and …

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The Nitty Gritty of Networking: Learn about Terminology, Interfaces, and Protocols

Introduction In the modern world of technology, having in-depth knowledge of how networking works has become a requirement. If you are involved in server management, then you definitely need to be aware of how it works. Having detailed knowledge about the inner operations of your service will help you keep your services in line. It will help you employ the …

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How to Build Robust Security Measures to Protect Your Servers

Introduction When working on cloud infrastructure, your primary concern is making sure your applications are fully operational. One important inclusion of your setup and deployment process is to build effective, thorough, and robust security measures into your apps or systems before they are offered to the public. Instead of retroactively implementing security measures post-deployment, it is important to ensure that …

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Setting up OpenVPN on Ubuntu 18.04

Introduction Would you like to securely access the Internet from your smartphone or laptop when you connect to an untrustworthy network (e.g., WiFi in a hotel or coffee shop)? Luckily, there is a way to grant you your wishes. You can securely connect to an untrusted network as if you are on a private network using a Virtual Private Network …

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Getting to Know Kubernetes

Container Technology and Docker The idea of using containers for deployment in an application environment is not new. People have been using it for several years and with much success. With the help of containers, developers are able to isolate an application’s coding and configuration in an executable package. This prevents needless interference and hangups that would only slow down …

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Testing out rook/EdgeFS + NFS (RTRD) on Minikube

I’ve been checking out rook lately and it seems like a great project. They’re trying to, somewhat, standardize the approach to storage from k8s’ perspective. Particularly, I was impressed with EdgeFS’ capabilities. Object Storage, iSCSI block storage, Scale-out NFS (as they call it), geo-transparent storage solution. Man, that, in itself, is a mouthful and an impressive set of features! In …