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Provisioning RDS Instances using Terraform
https://www.zenesys.com/blog/provisioning-rds-instances-using-terraform In this blog post, We will learn to provision RDS instances using Terraform - Infrastructure as Code. Table of Contents: ●    What is Terraform? ●    What is RDS? ●    Installation of Terraform ●    Installation of AWS CLI ●    Configuring AWS CLI ●    Create a Working directory for Terraform ●    Understanding Terraform files ●    Launching RDS instance from Snapshot ●    Launching RDS instances Prerequisites: ●    Installation of Terraform ●    Installation of AWS CLI ●    IAM user Access Key and Secret Key What is Terraform? ●    A tool to create resources, modify and delete them as required. ●    Supporting clouds such as AWS, Azure, GCP, Digital Ocean, IBM cloud etc. What is RDS? RDS stands for Relational Database Services Amazon RDS provides an interface to easily create and manage relational databases in the cloud. It provides salient features such as replication, security, scalability, and high availability with auto-failover. Amazon RDS provides DB engine types such as Amazon Aurora, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, Oracle Database, and SQL Server.  With the help of DMS, you can migrate existing DB to RDS easily. Installing Terraform Install terraform using one of the below-mentioned methods. 1.    Using binary package (.zip) 2.    Compiling from source https://learn.hashicorp.com/tutorials/terraform/install-cli From the above link, Download the respective terraform package and install it. Run the below command for checking the installed version. terraform -v Installing AWS CLI A command-line program to create and manage Amazon AWS Solutions resources programmatically Install AWS CLI using below provided command sudo apt-get install AWS CLI Run the below command to check the version of AWS CLI AWS Version Configuring AWS CLI A profile can be configured so that it can be used by the terraforming for authentication. With programmatic access, users will be provided an AWS access key and Secret key. Entire the key and region when asked while executing the below command. AWS configure Understanding Terraform Files variables.tf: A file that holds the access key, secret key, and the region of AWS. What not to do with Access Keys? Not to hard code the keys in a file What should we do? Use AWS CLI profile to pass the secret keys Then we will add AWS keys to the /home/zenesys/.aws/credentials file. Providers.tf: A plugin will be installed using terraform to communicate with the respective providers. Providers such as AWS, Microsoft Azure Services, and GCP, IBM, Oracle Cloud, Digital Ocean. You may also like: Creating EC2 Instances using Terraform Main.tf A template/file which contains a template to provision the resources.  A custom name can be used instead of main.tf Launch an RDS Instance using a Snapshot When there is a requirement to launch an RDS instance from the existing RDS instance, In this case, We will create a snapshot of the existing RDS instance and use it to launch a New RDS Instance with the same data. Let's assume you already have a snapshot in place for an RDS instance, Now we can go ahead and create a DB instance using it. Here is the terraform script for it, We are checking for the latest snapshot of the “dbinstance” DB instance. data "aws_db_snapshot" "db_snapshot" { most_recent = true db_instance_identifier = "dbinstance" } Pass the snapshot_identifier in the template to launch the RDS instance from the snapshot.  Attached is the template below, resource "aws_db_instance" "db_sample" { instance_class = "db.t2.medium" identifier = "sampledb" username = "sample" password = "Sample@#5832" publicly_accessible = false db_subnet_group_name = "${aws_db_subnet_group.db-subnet.name}" snapshot_identifier = "${data.aws_db_snapshot.db_snapshot.id}" vpc_security_group_ids = ["sg-00g52b79"]skip_final_snapshot = true } We can configure the template as required Execute terraform apply the command to launch an RDS instance from the existing snapshot. Launch RDS Instance from Scratch If you’re launching an RDS Instance for the first time,  We need to create the following resources as Subnet groups, Security Groups, Parameter groups,  If, you want to launch it in a desired VPC and Subnet group, If not, Use the below terraform script to launch your first RDS instance using terraform. resource "aws_db_instance" "default" { allocated_storage = 50 identifier = "sampleinstance" storage_type = "gp2" engine = "mysql" engine_version = "5.7" instance_class = "db.m4.medium" name = "sample" username = "dbadmin" password = "DBAdmin@5#41$32" parameter_group_name = "default.mysql5.7" } aws_db_instance – RDS instance as a resource identifier – A unique name for the DB Instance engine_version – DB version to use If you want to launch RDs instances in a custom VPC and subnet groups, You can create the same using Terraform. The VPC where you want to create RDS Instance resource "aws_vpc" "main" { cidr_block = "10.0.0.0/16" } A subnet group (collection of subnets) is a minimum requirement before creating an RDS Instance. Let's create subnets from different availability zones. the private subnet in AZ – A resource "aws_subnet" "priv-subnet1" { vpc_id = "${aws_vpc.main.id}" cidr_block = "10.0.2.0/24" availability_zone = "AZ-a of the Region" } the private subnet in AZ – B resource "aws_subnet" "priv-subnet2" { vpc_id = "${aws_vpc.main.id}" cidr_block = "10.0.3.0/24" availability_zone = "AZ-b of the region" } Now We can create a subnet group using the above subnets A and B: resource "aws_db_subnet_group" "db-subnet" { name = "DB subnet group" subnet_ids = ["${aws_subnet.priv-subnet1.id}", "${aws_subnet.priv-subnet2.id}"]} And We must pass a DB subnet group parameter in the main script to use the subnet group which we have created. db_subnet_group_name = "${aws_db_subnet_group.db-subnet.name}" Once we have the terraform scripts ready, we can execute the following commands to launch the RDS instance. terraform plan terraform apply We can create an RDS instance from Scratch using Terraform in a custom VPC. 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How COVID-19 Impacted on Data Center Accelerators in the ICT Industry ?
COVID-19 Impact on Data Center Accelerators in the Information and Communication Technology Industry ANALYSIS ON IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE MARKET The spread of COVID-19 has entirely changed people's life. COVID-19 which was originated in the city of Wuhan, China, in 2019 and had been continuously spreading all over the world since then. It has been spread to more than 180, and the U.S. tops the list, followed by India, Brazil, France, Turkey, among others. As of 10 August 2021, WHO reported 204.21 million positive cases worldwide, of which 4.31 million patient has lost their life to the virus. On a positive note, 183.39 million patients have recovered, and 4.46 billion doses have been administrated globally. The pandemic has put the lockdown, travel ban, and business shutdown in most of the countries, which has highly impacted the global economy. All the major industries are facing serious disruption such as a break in the supply chain, shut down of offices and manufacturing units, and many more due to the pandemic. However, the demand for cloud-based services and the use of Artificial intelligence has increased tremendously. The burgeoning application of A.I. in different sectors like automobile, consumer electronics, medical, education, and others have enhanced consumer perception and expectations from A.I. technologies. Also, for cloud server inference applications, numerous FPGAs are being developed to perform different tasks such as enhancing security and fast computing. STRATEGIC DECISION BY MANUFACTURERS AND GOVERNMENT INITIATIVES AFTER COVID-19 Post-COVID manufacturers are taking many strategic decisions to get back their original business place in the market. The companies are conducting many research and development activities to improve the technology involved in the data center accelerators. Thus the companies are bringing more advanced technology in the market to increase their market share and being recognized by the clients. Also, companies are acquiring other I.T. companies to expand their business in the market. For instances, · In March 2021, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. released a new data center chip to grab more market share from its rival company Intel Corp. The company's "Milan" data center processor is faster than Intel's current best data center chips. The chip and its predecessor have both outperformed Intel's chips, helping AMD gain more market share and land customers such as Alphabet Inc's Google. Thus by bringing advanced technology, the company is increasing its market share · To expand the portfolio of data and hybrid cloud consulting services, IBM announced in July 2021 that it had acquired Bluetab Solutions Group, S.L., an I.T. service providing company. Bluetab will help the company to further advance its hybrid cloud and A.I. strategy. Also, Bluetab has expertise in data and cloud migration services which includes specialized data strategy, data fabric, and advanced analytics, which will further help in the company's growth The advancement in technology and its use in the government sector have also made the government take the initiative to boost the growth of the market. For instance, · Chinese government has issued a Three Year Plan for new data centers, demanding that the new facilities should become more efficient, should have a PUE of 1.3, and have a utilization of 60 percent by the end of 2023. This Plan for the Development of New Data Centers will also limit the growth of data centers to 20 percent and sets out a national architecture supporting national cloud hubs, provincial data centers, and edge data centers. The Plan is designed to support digital transformation in the country IMPACT ON PRICE COVID-19 pandemic has pushed all businesses to make immediate transitions into digital functioning. For this transformation, the firms have to adopt cloud technology. Thus due to the rise in the demand for the same, there has been a major impact on the price of the technology. For instance, · Research done by ANALYTICS INDIA MAGAZINE PVT LTD shows that, on average, the price of 1 T.B. of on-premises storage with exceptional performance could cost over USD 3,000 for a year, and hybrid cloud cost more than this. Also, AWS, Google Cloud, Azure are considered to be the major competitors in the space of cloud platforms. The cost of their platform differs based on customized and discounting models that combine to create a highly personalized cloud deployment. IMPACT ON DEMAND AND SUPPLY CHAIN The manufacturing sector is enhancing its manufacturing processes by using A.I., IoT, and blockchain technologies. With the help of these technologies, companies are cutting costs, increase their process efficiency, and reduce human contact. A.I. is also used for predictive maintenance and will further be implemented to forecast demand and returns in the supply chain. Also, educational firms have deployed A.I. tools to enhance online learning and virtual classroom experience for students. As the use of data centers is increasing, its demand in the market is also growing. To cater to this rising demand, the companies are coming forward with new modern data center solutions in the market. For instance, · In Sept 2020, Marvell announced that the company's custom application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) offering would enable the next generation of artificial intelligence (A.I.) accelerator solutions for the data center and automotive markets. The ASICs provide turnkey design and verification, as well as custom mesh; interconnect network-on-chip communication. Also, it provides features such as adaptive voltage supplies for power reduction along with custom hierarchical test methodology, logic redundancy, and a custom memory BIST solution for enhanced reliability · In Feb 2021, Xilinx, Inc. released a new range of data center products and solutions, including a new family of Alveo SmartNICs. The company has also introduced smart world A.I. video analytics solutions that provide deterministic low latency performance for the most demanding A.I. video applications. Thus this new accelerated algorithmic trading framework will help software developers to create trading solutions that break the microsecond latency barrier CONCLUSION Post-COVID inception, the demand for cloud services and advanced technology has tremendously increased, leading to the growth of the market. The use of A.I., IoT, and other technology in different sectors like medical, education, automobile, and others has further raised its demand in the market. Also, the use of this technology can help the manufacturing firms to work more efficiently and accurately has raised the demand for A.I. technology in the market. The technology also helps in predictive maintenance and helps to forecast demand and return in the supply chain. Also, due to the shift to work from the home scheme and to secure a remote workforce, the demand for cloud-based services has increased. Thus due to the rise in demand, the sending of the firms on cloud platforms has also increased in the market.
Why Should Learn AWS and How?
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What Impacted COVID-19 on Cloud Computing ?
Impact of COVID–19 on Cloud Computing in the Semiconductors and Electronics Industry Overview: An outbreak of the most dangerous epidemics called Corona Virus disease also known as COVID-19 has galloped the whole world with its worst effects and made world standstill in terms of movements of population, markets, cash flows, and economies. This outburst of virus forced various governments to launch lockdowns and commuting restrictions in the hope to contain this virus from spreading rapidly until the vaccine is invented. Lockdowns indicate temporary shutting of marketplaces, plants, workplaces except for essential services such as medics, doctors, and food markets. Lockdowns have negatively impacted several economies and sectors such as manufacturing, automotive, oil & gas, tourism, hospitality; on the other hand, it has also impacted positively on several sectors such as healthcare, cloud computing industry, and such others. The cloud computing adoption rate has massively increased due to companies offering work from home policies to its employees. Due to lockdown situations, various IT companies started offering work from home to its employees permanently or temporarily, which requires to cloud platform access to its employees in order to get the work done and provide required information portal access. Logically, the majority of the employees worldwide is working from home adoption of cloud platforms and is going to experience a sharp rise. For instance, managing director of Google Cloud India, Karan Bajwa in an interview said, “The one thing we have seen from this unexpected outbreak is the rapid adoption of digital tools as more agile organizations turn to technology to stay connected and productive, as more and more businesses rely on connecting an at-home workforce to maintain productivity, we have seen surges in the use of Google Meet, our video conferencing product, at a rate we’ve never witnessed before”. Earlier cloud meant, collection of vaporized water in the sky; but now when someone utters cloud corporates think about cloud computing; that’s’ how cloud computing made a corner space in the minds of computer technology students, aspirants, corporates and industry leaders. Cloud computing was growing at a healthy CAGR even before COVID–19 pandemic due to its features of low costs, application-specific cost and hassle-free storage facilities, since pandemic erupted adoption rate has seen sharp rise in the cloud computing industry. This scenario is mainly due to work from policies, businesses have gone digital, booming e-commerce industry, and other such sectors which require IT services to operate their entities. For instance, Director of ITU, Doreen Bogdan-Martin told, “Cloud computing represents the catalyst and the enabler of the important technological shift that was already well underway before COVID-19”. Apart from the IT sector, other sectors have also started adopting cloud computing to ensure smooth workflow, such other sectors are e-commerce, healthcare, media and entertainment. Impact on Demand & Supply Chain: As described in the overview demand for cloud computing or cloud applications has seen major growth spike majorly due to remote workforce operating for different organizations. The companies that were earlier using the software are now shifting their operations on software as a service platform which makes way for cloud applications. All of the business sectors worldwide have experienced this pandemic effect somewhat negatively; however few technologies such as cloud computing could bring businesses back on track as it offers remote work facilities at low cost and being safe from this disease spreading. IT can bring back the organizations which are experiencing losses to no loss situation of low loss situation or marginal profit situation. According to MIT Technology Review, major companies are shifting to the cloud, “We needed to downgrade our servers to save costs, and we also want to increase capacity once the lockdown is over. We used the elastic capacity expansion utility in Alibaba Cloud for our product clusters, which automatically downgrades and upgrades resources according to traffic volume. As our business grows, customers will have new expectations, requiring more features, a smoother experience, and greater service availability”. With pandemic continuing its havoc for about 8 months as of now, companies cannot be shut for long as economies are being affected; decreasing per capita income rate, companies increasing debt is forcing organizations to opt for a cloud application, which is generating very high demand for cloud solutions, according to Mirae Asset, Korean Investment firm suggested that growth rate would be around 58% for cloud computing adoption in Asia region. President of international business at Alibaba Cloud applications are cost effective as it provides specific features according to requirement at reduced cost which is ideal small & medium enterprises (SMEs) technology in this pandemic situation. Selina Yuan expressed views on cost saving by SMEs, “When businesses can purchase cloud products on demand, and scale cloud resource consumption up and down based on their actual needs, going onto the cloud actually helps them with easier access to digital tools and best-in-class technologies in a cost-effective way—and access insight and intelligence that could see them emerge from the crisis even stronger. This is especially true for SMEs, who can capture the opportunities arising from cloud intelligence without heavy upfront IT investment.” Supply chain is not impacted due to this pandemic as deployment virtually done and no physical means are used, which ensures smooth supply chain. Cloud Intelligence, Selina Yuan also explained about how small & medium enterprises (SMEs) are rapidly adopting cloud solutions, further explained, “As enterprises and SMEs move more of their critical businesses online, they will increasingly look for trusted cloud vendors to support their online footprint in an efficient, resilient, and secure way”. Steps Taken by Cloud Computing Solutions & Service Providers: With organizations scaling up their operations by shifting to digital technology and adopting cloud services; solution and service providers of cloud computing are providing cloud services to SMEs also at higher pace. Apart from cloud computing giants such as Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Alibaba smaller providers are gearing up to grab the opportunity. Even the small chunk of this big pie would generate large amount of revenues. Cloud providers are offering clouds with unlimited storage, features to send confidential documents safely and online communication for meetings can be done through cloud services. Conclusion: From the overview, impact on demand & supply chain, and steps were taken by service providers it is evident that the cloud computing industry which was already growing with a healthy CAGR has achieved boosting growth rate since the outburst of COVID–19 pandemic. Since the pandemic situation in the coming times looks blur and unpredictable and safety norms implied by government bodies are in regulation; work from the home policy by companies is not getting lifted cloud computing industry will surely experience the boom. Many of the giant companies such as Quora, Twitter, OYO have opted for permanent work from home of long term work from home policies which indicates that cloud computing is the futuristic technology and will stay for the longest of the time. Cloud platforms help companies to get connected on cloud platforms such as Google meet where meetings can take place and cloud offers secured storage of meeting material. And these cloud platforms are generating heavy revenues in this pandemic situation. For instance, Google meet achieved a 60% day-on-day growth rate in recent times and is generating more than 30 times the revenue as in January 2020. Goggle meet secures daily 3,800 years size of meetings. According to IBM CEO Arvind Krishna, ““With this crisis, the importance of hybrid cloud and AI has accelerated. IT transformation journeys that would have lasted a few years are being packed into months”. He iterated a fact that digital transformation would have taken several years if pandemic situation did not occur. IBM launched several AI-powered services and hybrid cloud computing initiatives for its clients. According to Managing Director of Arrow PC Network, Gurpreet Singh in an interview said, “Customers will consume technology in all forms depending upon their workloads and hybrid cloud platforms will reap utmost benefit from it as this has opened up a myriad of possibilities in terms of technological advancement”, he further described in brief, “In simple terms, hybrid cloud is the future of IT in the post COVID-19 world”. Working from home, online business meets, online teaching at schools & universities, online examinations; all of these require strong and efficient online network which is wisely feasible with cloud computing technology. Even if pandemic situations are evaded cloud technology looks inevitable with ease of operations in which virtual things will ensure smooth workflows such as online meets, task monitoring, unlimited storage, and secured data. Digital transformation is the biggest step to future growth and adoption of cloud services is a vital step in the digital transformation of an organization. Above statements from industry experts, it can infer that the market for cloud computing is looking bright in terms of demand as of now and is expected to grow at greater growth in the coming times. In the coming half-decade cloud computing industry looks optimistic and can be seen as an opportunity.