Gitlab is moving from Microsoft Azure to Google Cloud Platform mainly due to its integration with Google Kubernetes Engine. Gitlab believes Kubernetes is the future and makes their platform to massively scale as it grows. The move is scheduled on July 28. Gitlab plans to use their Geo product for the migration of Gitlab.com. For more, read the article.
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How to failover a website without actually doing a failover? It’s actually easier than you think. The key is to trick your computer that it’s pointing to a failover website. You can easily do this by editing your hosts file and adding a DNS entry. In both Linux and MacOS, you can edit the /etc/hosts file and add the failover site like the following below.
# /etc/hosts # failover site # xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx yourdomain.com
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is the IP address of your failover site.
If you need to test the failover site, just uncomment the IP address.
Replace a comment if you’re done testing.
It took about 2,000 Digital Ocean droplets, 13 minutes of compute time, and about $7 dollars worth of cloud resources, to break the Enigma code which were used by the Nazis in World War 2. The code was written in Python and ran as minions. The minions did the 99% of the grunt work. The droplets ran 41 million password combinations per second. What took years for Allied forces to break the code can now be decoded in just 13 minutes. Read the article.