Load Balancing: Basic Algorithms and Methods

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Workloads need to be assessed and addressed when a project is first being development. This is the best way to avoid dropped servers and ensuing losses, both reputational and material. Even though we can increase a server’s power and optimize its algorithms and code to accommodate growing loads, sooner or later, these methods just won’t cut it.

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Software-Based Routing with VyOS

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A modern business’ stability and efficiency depend largely on the continuous operation of its IT infrastructure. Unfortunately, maintenance and operating expenses can be quite high, especially for small and medium-sized businesses.

To cut costs, many companies are now looking to IT outsourcing: instead of purchasing their own equipment, companies rent from a data center and hire professionals to maintain it.
For this to be beneficial from an organizational and financial standpoint, the technical side of things needs to be thoroughly thought out.

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The Art of Virtual Conducting in OpenStack: Working with Heat

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Today we’re going to look at how we can build a ready-made infrastructure from a virtual device using the OpenStack orchestration module, Heat.

Heat requires the python-heat package, which is included in the repositories of most Linux systems. It can be installed from the PyPI repository using the PIP utility. Installation instructions can be found under Access in the control panel (Control Panel -> Virtual Private Cloud -> Projects -> Access).

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Data Security Tips

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In light of recent international data leaks, users have started paying a lot more attention to information security. As a result, partners and potential clients have been asking me more and more, “How do you protect your clients’ data?”

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Static Sites: Configuration and Optimization

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Today, we’ll be talking about hosting static sites in Cloud Storage. More specifically, we’ll be looking at how they can be set up and optimized.

From a user’s point of view, one of the most important criteria for a site is its load time. If a site takes too long to load for one reason or another, it will lose visitors who simply don’t want to wait. To increase a site’s speed, optimization must occur.

Below are some of our tips for optimizing static sites in Cloud Storage and decreasing load times.

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Guaranteed or Shared Bandwidth: Choosing the Right Channel

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Web projects rely heavily on their Internet connection; no online service today can function normally without good bandwidth. Overlooking the speed and quality of your Internet connection can lead to serious consequences: loss of users, damaged reputation, lack of revenue, etc.

As you know, there are two main kinds of bandwidth: guaranteed and non-guaranteed (a.k.a. shared). Let’s take a closer look at each of these.

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Connecting the Cloud to a CDN

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Websites sometimes contain a substantial amount of heavy static content: JavaScript and CSS libraries, images, binary files, etc. Unfortunately, storing and distributing this content can sometimes be problematic.

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