Apache Spark & OVH Analytics Data Compute

How to run massive data operations faster than ever, powered by Apache Spark and OVH Analytics Data Compute

If you’re reading this blog for the first time, welcome to the ongoing data revolution! Just after the industrial revolution came what we call the digital revolution, with millions of people and objects accessing a world wide network – the internet – all of them creating new content, new data. Let’s think about ourselves… We …

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Deploying a FaaS platform on OVH Managed Kubernetes using OpenFaaS

Several weeks ago, I was taking part in a meetup about Kubernetes, when one of the attendees made a remark that resonated deeply with me… Hey, Horacio, that Kubernetes thing is rather cool, but what I would have loved to see is a Functions-as-a-Service platform. Most of my apps could be easily done with a …

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Intel vulnerabilities

Like all the players from the IT sector, OVH has been informed on May 14, 2019 of security vulnerabilities following the discovery of hardware vulnerabilities on Intel processors.  These new vulnerabilities are similar to previous spectrum and meltdown vulnerabilities and affect Intel’s microprocessors, which are part of the components used by OVH. Researchers have shown …

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IPMI-based alerting

Alerting based on IPMI data collection

The problem to solve… How to continuously monitor the health of all OVH servers, without any impact on their performance, and no intrusion on the operating systems running on them – this was the issue to address. The end goal of this data collection is to allow us to detect and forecast potential hardware failure, in …

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OVH Private Cloud and HashiCorp Terraform – Part 1

When discussing the concepts of DevOps and Infrastructure-as-a-Code, the tools developed by HashiCorp quickly come up. With Terraform, HashiCorp offers a simple way to automate infrastructure provisioning in both public clouds and on-premises. Terraform has a long history of deploying and managing OVH’s Public Cloud resources. For example, you can find a complete guide on …

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Machine Learning with OVH Prescience

Prescience: Introducing OVH’s Machine Learning Platform

Machine Learning projects are becoming an increasingly important component of today’s search for more efficient and complex industrial processes. OVH Prescience is a Machine Learning platform that aims to ease the conception, deployment and serving of models in an industrial context. The system manages Machine Learning pipelines, from data ingestion to model monitoring. This involves …

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Web hosting: migrating 3 million websites

Web hosting — why we decided to migrate three million websites

Have you migrated a website before? If you have, or will need to migrate websites regularly, you’ll be familiar with the difficulties associated with this kind of operation. To put in the most basic terms, this operation usually involves six steps: purchasing and configuring the destination infrastructure testing the new infrastructure by importing data and …

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Deploying game servers with Agones on OVH Managed Kubernetes

One of the key advantages of usisng Kubernetes is the formidable ecosystem around it. From Rancher to Istio, from Rook to Fission, from gVisor to KubeDB, the Kubernetes ecosystem is rich, vibrant and ever-growing. We are getting to the point where for most deployment needs we can say there is a K8s-based open-source project for …

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Creating, editing and deleting loops

Loops: Powering Continuous Queries with Observability FaaS

We’re all familiar with that small snippet of code that adds reasonable value to your business unit. It can materialise as a script, a program, a line of code… and it will produce a report, new metrics,  KPIs, or create new composite data. This code is intended to run periodically, to meet requirements for up-to-date …

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