What is Terraform?

Terraform

Outsourcing IT resources has long since become the standard in many companies. The decisive reason for this is the simple scalability of rented cloud resources, which offers a great solution to the fast-moving business world. However, managing this kind of infrastructure involves a lot of work. How the IaC-Tool Terraform can help reduce this effort is explained in this article.

Everything you need to know about IANA

IANA: admins of the internet

A unique address is needed for a letter to reach the right person by post. It is similar on the internet. The network equivalent of a postal address is an IP address. One of the tasks of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) is to coordinate the worldwide pool of IP addresses, and thereby contributing to an integral part of millions of people’s lives.

Server Containers: virtualisation without emulation

Application containers: the next generation of virtualization

The introduction of Software containers is widely regarded as a revolution in server administration. The idea of isolating applications in virtual runtime environments is nothing new, but with platforms like Docker, users can enjoy extensive functionality, which facilitates working with server containers. So, what exactly can application containers do?

Virtualization

Virtualization: an overview

In this article we will give a definition of virtualization, and look at in which cases virtualization technology can be used. Furthermore, we will also look at the forms of virtualization which everyone should be familiar with, with a specific focus on corporate environments.

PaaS - Platform as a Service

PaaS: platform as a service at a glance

Cloud services are becoming increasingly important for companies. In addition to software and infrastructure that can be booked via the provider's cloud (SaaS and IaaS), cloud-based platforms for developing new applications (PaaS) are also becoming more popular. Companies can make their self-developed software available on these platforms without having to set up the necessary infrastructure...

Apache Kafka tutorial

Kafka tutorial: getting started with Apache Kafka

The Scala-based streaming and messaging software is one of the most popular solutions for efficiently storing and processing large data streams. In this Kafka tutorial, you will learn the requirements for using this open source software and how best to install and set up .

Software Defined Data Center

Software Defined Data Center (SDDC): The virtual data center

Software-defined Infrastructure-as-a-Service options have taken the market by storm. More and more providers are offering these flexible IT resources, ranging from storage and servers to complete networks. With the software defined data center (SDDC), there is now a solution that combines all IaaS models and grants access to an entirely virtual data center.

Software Defined Networking

SDN: What is behind Software Defined Networking?

Renting cloud resources is common practice in many companies. This is because the use of external, visualized hardware is attractive both for cost reasons and because of the associated flexibility: Many providers now use Software Defined Networking (SDN), a modern network approach that makes it possible to manage and scale hardware around the clock using software.

Hybrid Cloud

Hybrid Cloud: A Good Compromise

Cloud services have several advantages: they are flexible, mostly inexpensive and require little overhead. If only there wasn’t the disadvantage of having to hand over your sensitive data to a third party. The hybrid cloud offers compromise. Through this solution your important data can stay on site and the rest of it can be stored in a flexible, scalable public cloud. Find out how it works.

Server

1&1 IONOS Server Guide: professional tips on configuration and administration

Servers are what make up the physical basis of the internet. Setting up your own professional site, putting products online for sale, or connecting multiple company locations with one another: all of these tasks require the support of high-performance computers. And it doesn’t matter if you purchase hardware resources for your own data center or opt for the flexibility of cloud services: operating a server comes with the challenge of independently configuring and administering hardware components. But don’t worry, there’s a lot of support out there for these tasks. In the Server Guide of 1&1 IONOS’s Digital Guide series, you’ll find regular articles, news, and tutorials on how to operate this indispensable component of today’s IT infrastructure.

Server information for businesses, developers, and tech hobbyists

Packed with practical tips, our guide covers a wide spectrum of topics primarily aimed at mid-sized companies, freelance developers, and tech hobbyists. While some articles, like ‘What is a server?’ or ‘DNS – name resolution online’ cater more to beginners, experts are by no means left hanging; there’s a wide range of detailed texts and tutorials on important tasks like choosing the best operating system, filling security gaps, or getting the best possible performance out of your software and hardware.

What you can expect in the 1&1 IONOS Server Guide

If you take a look, you’ll notice our guide is divided into four different subcategories, each covering a different topic. The ‘KnowHow’ area sets out to familiarize beginners with the basics of operating a server. Details on different server types and how to use them are also laid out here. Tips and tricks on managing server software is found under the keyword, ‘Configuration’. The category, ‘Security’ is all about dealing with potential problems server operators may encounter from online threats. Conventional methods of attack, like viruses, worms, and Trojans, and what you can do to combat them are explained here. And the category, ‘Tools’, provides useful guidance on what resources can help make administering your server a more manageable task.


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