How to disable swap on Linux

Swap is virtual memory mechanism that can provide additional system operating memory. When the system needs to free up some memory for applications, it temporarily moves data from the RAM to a storage device. Swaping is important for the operating system, but as storage drives are slower than the RAM memory, this process can sometime slow down a system. That’s why sometimes removing swap is neccessary.

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What is Multi-Cloud? How to improve your cloud strategy for 2018

For the past few years cloud computing has made it’s stable grounds in every tech company. With the wider adoption of clouds, the better services and tools and the vast investments in automation and scalability, now it’s time to pay a bit more attention on the quality of the service and end user experience and multi-cloud is the strategic approach that will be the main driving power in 2018.

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Easy live partition resizing on Ubuntu 16.04

Overview

A great benefit of the cloud servers is the easy scaling of resources up and down. But after scaling to a larger cloud machine and acquiring more storage space, you should extend the Linux partitions on it as well as the file system, in order to use that new space.

The tricky part here comes when you want to resize the root partition and some old methods included taking your server off, mounting the storage drive on another Linux machine and resizing the partitions. That of course is very inconvenient in the case of a production server and there are better ways to resize your root partition without having to take it offline.

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How to setup LXD Linux containers on Ubuntu 16.04 cloud machine?

Overview

Containers are a great tool for any scale, from a small dev environment set up on a cloud machine to a large and scalable applications infrastucture. The main benefits are the lightweight, fast and easy setup and the plenty of flexibility.

In this tutorial we’ll take a look at LXD containers – one of the most popular at the moment, especially good for its “virtual machine” like containerization.

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