Getting Started with Infrastructure as Code

What is IaC? When you are new to the cloud, your early interactions are via the web portals such portal.azure.com for Microsoft Azure or aws.amazon.com for Amazon Web Services. This is ideal for at the start, because it’s interactive and follows a step-wise approach to resource creation which is great for learning. However, when scale, automation and repetition is required, using a portal is […]

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How To Set Up And Run Kafka On Kubernetes

What is Apache Kafka? Kafka is a messaging system that collects and processes extensive amounts of data in real-time, making it a vital integrating component for applications running in a Kubernetes cluster. The efficiency of applications deployed in a cluster can be further augmented with an event-streaming platform such as Apache Kafka. This in-depth tutorial shows you how to configure a Kafka server on […]

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Duf – A Better Linux Disk Monitoring Utility

duf is one of the fancy Linux disk monitoring utilities written in Golang. It is released under MIT license and It supports Linux, macOS, BSD, and even Windows too. Some of the core features of duf include: a better ‘df command‘ alternative. Light and Dark color scheme. Output in JSON format. Option to sort, group, and filter output. Adjustable terminal Height and Width. […]

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How to Install a Kubernetes Cluster on CentOS 8

Logical Architecture Our installation is designed to have the Master-Node controlling the Worker Nodes. At the end of this installation, our logical architecture will look something like this. Master Node – This machine generally acts as the control plane and runs the cluster database and the API server (which the kubectl CLI communicates with). Our 3-node Kubernetes Cluster will look something like this: Installation of Kubernetes […]

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How to Install Docker on CentOS 8

What is Docker? Before we begin, let’s describe what Docker is. Docker is a set of virtualization tools that allows us to create, test, and deploy containerized applications quickly and easily on a dedicated server. It has become very popular and used almost everywhere in our daily lives. Thanks to containerization, we can quickly launch applications on different private cloud host platforms utilizing […]

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Connect to O365 v2 (EXO v2)

In order to Connect to O365 (EXO v2) using modern authentication you will need to install and import the EXO v2 module. ***PowerShell needs to have TLS 1.2 enabled in order to run EXO v2*** Run this in PowerShell:   [Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol = [Net.SecurityProtocolType]::Tls12 Install-Module -Name ExchangeOnlineManagement -Force If you have this module already installed, then you just need to import it […]

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Kubernetes (K8s) Overview

Given the importance of Kubernetes in today’s environment, we wanted to give you a “one stop shop” where you can learn any information you may need. What is Kubernetes? Simply put, Kubernetes, or K8s, is a container orchestration system. In other words, when you use K8s, a container based application can be deployed, scaled, and managed automatically. The objective of Kubernetes container […]

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Docker Container Overview

What is Docker — Introduction to Docker Container TL;DR Docker enables you to separate your applications from your infrastructure so you can deliver software quickly. With Docker, you can manage your infrastructure in same ways you manage your applications. You can ship, test, and deploy code quickly, and significantly reduce delay between writing code and running it in production. The whole […]

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Azure — Difference between Azure Load Balancer and Application Gateway

Azure Load Balancer vs Application Gateway in Azure Azure Load Balancer works with traffic at Layer 4, while Application Gateway works with Layer 7 traffic, and specifically with HTTP (including HTTPS and WebSockets). Azure Application Gateway Application Gateway (AGW) is a web traffic manager for your web applications (one or multiple) i.e. load balancer that enables you to manage traffic […]

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AWS — Amazon RDS vs Amazon EC2 Relational Databases — Comparison

Difference between Amazon RDS and Amazon EC2 Relational Databases in AWS TL;DR: Amazon RDS enables you to run a fully featured relational database while offloading database administration. Whereas, for more control and flexibility, EC2 will be better for your relational database. If you want an automated and cost-effective solution, go for RDS. With Amazon RDS, AWS will take care of […]

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