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Questions tagged [cloud]

for questions about cloud computing: running servers or services in a virtualized environment that is usually run off-site by a third party.

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Tooling to get AWS STS credentials with an MFA device and a SAML identity provider

A little bit exotic topic and quite many abbreviations. The background is here that you want to use AWS federated identity management i.e. you can use your enterprise identity management system as ...
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What is a “mesh”?

In this context and cloud computing, I read about "service mesh" and/or "serverless mesh" but I don't fully understand what it is. Can you explain?
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Open source private cloud metadata service repository

I was wondering if anyone has come across an open source metadata service repository that you can run on-premise to facilitate private cloud deployments. I've been Googling around about this but I ...
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Availability/Reproducibility of Ubuntu Minimal as Docker image

While for Debian you find on Docker Hub "slim" distributions, it seems not the case with Ubuntu. Now there is a "minimal Ubuntu for public clouds" distro from Canonical, but I can find just cloud VM ...
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Mocking CloudStack API

Is it anyhow possible to have a mock interface for the Apache Cloud Stack API? For example, in this bug report for Python Cloud Stack client I test an SSH key upload to CloudStack; a mock could help ...
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Identifying a benchmark to compare overall performance of VM virtualization vs hardware

Which performance index is most suitable to find out real performance of your VM limited by sharing and quotas? For example, if you have a physical server with 4 cores and 16 GB RAM, its performance ...
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How to install a private managed Kubernetes on-premise?

Where do you start in case you need something like a managed Kubernetes solution to setup a multi-tenant orchestration solution on-premises? Any entity with its own container infrastructure has an ...
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Cheapest and easiest way to run a periodic Docker process

I have a dockerized Python process that a client would like to run once or twice a month. It calls a number of Google APIs and stores the results in a Google Sheet. It does not accept network requests....
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Need suggestions to deploy desktop app in cloud

I was wondering whether its possible, if so how, to deploy windows desktop apps made with PyQT GUI in the cloud? Its the legacy desktop app. End goal: People can go to the end point and view the app. ...
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What are best practices for securing connections between CI and artifact managers in the cloud?

Bitbucket, github, circleci are examples of Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) tools in the cloud. In the past, a lot of companies ran all services, like CI/CD and artifact ...
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How much it will cost for AWS for deploying a inventory management application [closed]

I am developing an inventory management application i want to use AWS EC2 . which will have 10-15 users and storage about 2GB .as a newbie i could not understand the pricing can somebody help me how ...
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simulate SQL DB usage pattern of a typical cloud native web app with sysbench?

As far as I understand sysbench is for bencharking / test max. performance of a database server. I wish to simulate DB usage pattern of a typical cloud native web app (Twelve-Factor App). Is this ...
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Is it possible to securely delete a file from a virtual disk in a cloud provider?

Considering that virtual hard drives are generally formatted using something like ext3 that abstracts away from the underlying block device, which in and of itself is an abstraction over the top of a ...
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availability calculation of a azure service fabric stateful application

I have looked at the question and answer in How do you calculate the compound Service Level Agreement (SLA) for cloud services? I have a service fabric application which has a stateful service which ...
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Running unmanaged Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) in the Cloud

I have to admit to never having asked, or been asked, the question if it is possible to have a Hardware Security Module in a public cloud, by which I mean Google, Amazon or Azure. Has anyone found ...
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Large number of host emulation

What would be the best way to emulate (or really to instantiate) a large number of hosts / virtual machines / docker containers in the cloud? Assume I want to run a scenario where 10,000 hosts are ...
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Geographically, where are the travis-ci jobs run?

Where are the travis-ci servers located? Does travis-ci leverage AWS EC2?
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How to shut down a stateless app gracefully?

Quote from CF training on twelve-factor app’s processes are disposable: Apps should also shut down gracefully (but can also die unexpectedly). Cloud Foundry stops routing traffic nearly ...
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Defined start sequence of containers

AFAIK you cannot influence the order how Docker Swarm starts containers for services. Is that possible with: Mesos? K8s (Kubernetes)? Rancher? Other? This question is not about specific ...
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CI/CD with a GPU cluster

With typical continuous integration environments, you configure an environment capable to execute compilation and test batches (agent, slave..) coordinated by a scheduler (master, server..) But what ...
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openstack instance metadata

With Openstack Nova CLI I could set or get instance metadata with nova meta set/get ... but with the openstack "all-in-one" CLI that option does not exist. Is it possible to work with instance ...
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How can I calculate costs of deploying 1000 instances of Drupal?

What are the things that should I investigate for making an estimate of the cost of deploying 1000 instances of Drupal, for example? I was thinking in: Database space Database usage (in ops/second? ...
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How can I experiment with Cloud (Azure, AWS, Google, etc) without going broke?

Cloud technologies are very hot right now, but they can be expensive. What are the best strategies for learning/trying cloud services without racking up a huge bill?
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How to avoid “retry storms” in distributed services?

A "retry storm" is caused when clients are configured to retry a set number of times before giving up, a retry policy is necessary because of packets loss will occur in normal operation of a service. ...
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How do you calculate the compound Service Level Agreement (SLA) for cloud services?

Cloud services hosted by Amazon Web Services, Azure, Google and most others publish the Service Level Agreement, or SLA, for the individual services they provide. Architects, Platform Engineers and ...