Containerization is a form of virtualized operating system developed as a response to the many problems of hardware-level virtualization. Because the latter runs a full-blown guest operating system, it is very resource-intensive and incurs a significant amount of overhead, but containerization is much lighter. Since the containers share the host machine’s kernel, the resources are not wasted on running separate operating system tasks. This allows for a much quicker and lightweight deployment of applications.
Today we will demonstrate how to install Envoy Proxy on Ubuntu.
Envoy is a high performance C++ distributed proxy designed for single services and applications, as well as a communication bus and “universal data plane” designed for large microservice “service mesh” architectures. Built on the learnings of solutions such as NGINX, HAProxy, hardware load balancers, and cloud load balancers, Envoy runs alongside every application and abstracts the network by providing common features in a platform-agnostic manner.
Graylog Sidecar is a nimble configuration management framework for various log collectors called backends. The Graylog master node acts as a centrally located hub that contains the configurations of the log collectors. Sidecar can run as a service on both Windows and Linux servers.
Keras is a Python-based high-level neural networks API that is capable of running on top TensorFlow, CNTK, or Theano frameworks used for machine learning. It can be said that Keras acts as the Python Deep Learning Library. Keras was created with emphasis on being user-friendly since the main principle behind it is “designed for human beings, not machines.” The core data structure of Keras is a model, or a way to organize layers.
Reading Time: 1minuteLiquid Web’s Account Management System has a robust API that allows for accessing your account from outside the Manage interface. For example, the API can be used to integrate WHMCS directly to your Liquid Web account. To access the API, an API user must first be created for that account.
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Reading Time: 2minutesIf you have ever set up a Cloud VPS server in the past, you have probably seen how much easier it is to get a new server up and running than a traditional server. Once the server itself is up, of course, there is still plenty of work to do, getting other pieces configured: installing an application, setting up specific database configurations, and so forth. Tools such as Puppet and Chef help you to automate this process… but you still have to log in to your manage account and order new servers to begin with.
At least, you did. With the Cloud API, you can automate nearly all aspects of administering your Cloud servers.
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