Tag: Virtual Machines

What is Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)?

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With the increased digitization of everyday life and broader adoption of cloud computing, virtualization has become one of the pillars of today’s Internet. Virtualization technology enables us to create virtual instances or virtual machines of operating systems, networks, and virtualized storage devices, significantly automating and simplifying IT processes, improving scalability, and significantly decreasing costs. Overall, it enables us to reduce the amount of used physical resources/servers by separating various processes onto multiple, customizable virtual machines.

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Virtualization as a concept is experiencing more utility in recent times due to its ability to offer improved efficiency and scalability while reducing costs. Over 90% of businesses use server virtualization, and more organizations have begun exploring other types of virtualization, including desktop, application, and storage virtualization.

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What is SFTP?

Secure file transfer protocol (SFTP) is a network protocol that runs encrypted data communication between two systems over Transmission Control Protocol (TCP). It is similar to secure shell (SSH) and is often referred to as SSH File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or Secure File Transfer Protocol.

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What is VMware?

VMware is a company that develops software for virtual machines, including software for VMware Workstation, VMware Player, and VMware Server. VMware software is compatible with Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems.

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VMware’s virtualization products are an excellent solution for application development teams. Unfortunately, it is all too common for members of developer teams to proclaim something works on their machine when tests, bugs, or deployment issues inevitably crop up in a project. Virtualization offers a solution to these problems by allowing developers to code, test, and deploy their changes in a consistent environment.

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VMware is one of the most used virtualization tools in the world. Whether you are using it on the private vs public cloud, there is no denying that VMware is an important tool for businesses.

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Do you need to deploy new virtual machines (VMs) several times per day? Is the manual creation of each instance becoming tedious? If that is the case, then VMware templates are for you!

A VMware template is a master copy of a virtual machine and includes things like the:

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Introduction

If you're invested in the world of web development, you might have already heard of containerization and all its advantages or even enjoyed them yourself by using one of the many available containerization solutions. It’s not an exaggeration to say that software containerization has changed the world, just as the change from bare metal to virtual machines (VMs) did. 

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DaaS

Introduction

As firms advance towards a more modern infrastructure, the Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) model is becoming an increasingly popular cloud-based system. Desktop-as-a-Service is a multi-tenant, cloud computing solution in which a service provider furnishes a virtual desktop to an end-user over the internet. A provider typically manages the infrastructure, including the security updates, available desktop applications, data storage, and backups. In specific instances, DaaS users manage these services individually. According to Gartner via Workspot:

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What is a Secret? 

k8s secrets

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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