What are the Five Criteria Of a Cloud Platform?

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Cloud computing is a model for empowering users to access a useful, network-accessible, shared pool of resources that allows for quick changes to settings and configurations with minimal intervention from a service provider in an easy-to-maneuver self-service management interface.

Our Managed Cloud service uses several virtual resources to create and drive a combination of components. These components work together to create our cloud environment. This framework meets the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s1 (NIST) five basic cloud computing platform criteria:

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How to Install ESXi in VMware

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Introduction

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In this tutorial, we will learn how to install and configure VMware ESXi. The majority of VMware cloud product installations are targeting experienced Linux or Windows administrators. However, we will try to simplify the process as much as possible. If you are new to hypervisors like ESXi or VMware vSphere, this guide might be right for you! Let’s start by reviewing what ESXi is.

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How to Store Secrets in Kubernetes

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What is a Secret? 

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A Kubernetes Secret is an object that enables us to store and manage sensitive information. A Secret can contain data like SSH keys, OAuth data, or other user authentication information like passwords. It is typically stored within a cluster in a manner native to Kubernetes. Using a Secret object provides more granular control over how highly sensitive data is used. It also lowers the risk of data exposure to unauthorized parties. 

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How to Install and Configure KubeKey

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What is KubeKey?

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KubeKey is the newest Kubernetes installer for KubeSphere. KubeSphere is a distributed OS management system for cloud-native applications using Kubernetes as its kernel. It provides a plug-and-play structure for seamless integration of many third-party applications. It is somewhat similar in nature to MiniKube for installing Kubernetes.

KubeKey was developed using the Go programming language. It provides a quick method to install Kubernetes and any additional add-ons using Chart or YAML files. KubeKey uses the kubeadm application to install a Kubernetes cluster on multiple nodes in a synchronous manner to reduce the complexity of the installation and improve efficiency. Using KubeKey reduces installation time considerably compared to many other installation techniques.

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Why Choose a VMware Cloud? 

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If you have been in the hosting industry for some time, you most likely had to upgrade your hosting package or resize your server at some point. As your business grows, so do the resources needed to run that business. Over the years, someone has most likely recommended a private cloud solution to you. You probably asked yourself why you would need a more expensive private solution like VMware cloud when you have a powerful VPS server or Dedicated server that is perfectly capable of handling your existing traffic.

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What are Cloud Computing Projects?

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What is a Project?

A project is a group of virtual machines, servers, and online assets such as domain registration that work together to deliver your business online. These cloud computing based servers work in tandem to ensure that your website and applications are always online, regardless of operating your business on a dedicated, VPS, or cloud environment.

Online assets are just an individual piece of a project. Whether that asset is a server, domain, or additional services such as backups or a VPN. The project aspect allows you to group your servers and relative assets. This makes it easy to separate your cloud platform from any other servers that you may have running on your account.

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Using Telepresence to Improve Microservice Development

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What is Telepresence?

Initially developed by Datawire, Telepresence is a new open-source tool supported by the CNCF (Cloud Native Computing Foundation). It allows developers to run local software while connected to a remote Kubernetes cluster. The application uses a two-way network proxy to simulate TCP connections, environmental variables, and other volumes of services as local processes. This link allows for remote work to be accomplished while seemingly local to the cluster via the proxied connection. 

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CloudLinux Pricing Change

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CloudLinux Pricing Increase

Liquid Web was recently informed that the licensing cost for CloudLinux will be increasing at the beginning of the new year and will take effect on January 1st, 2021. All CloudLinux license types (both standalone and those bundled with cPanel) will increase by $2.00 per month with no variance on license type.

We understand that price increases are never welcome. Although Liquid Web tries to minimize the impact of any cost increase to our clients whenever possible, the CloudLinux licensing fee increase is a pass-through expense and, unfortunately, not something we have control over. Liquid Web appreciates your continued commitment and support through this process. We will continue to keep our clients updated as additional information becomes available.

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What is Containerization in DevOps?

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Containers are the future of application development and hosting. They enable DevOps, developers, and system administrators to build, test, deploy, and maintain applications quickly, securely, and efficiently. Tools built around the containerization concept provide simple solutions for basic web applications. These advanced granular configuration options provide the control many enterprise applications may need. 

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How to Install and Configure Rancher K3s

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What is Rancher K3s?

K3s is an official Cloud Native Computing Foundation sandbox project that brings a lightweight, fully compliant Kubernetes distribution designed for lower resource production models like remote locations or on an IoT device. When used in conjunction with Rancher, K3s can easily be managed from within the Rancher orchestration platform.

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