Changes between Version 3 and Version 4 of container-infrastructure


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Timestamp:
Jun 15, 2018, 9:48:29 AM (13 months ago)
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Jamie McClelland
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    11= Container Infrastructure =
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    3 Our current infrastructure was designed in 2005. A lot has changed since then - both with the organization and the available technology. It is time we re-organized our infrastructure to address our short comings and take advantage of new technologies available to us.
     3Our current infrastructure was designed in 2005 to primarily provide web, email and database services to our members. A lot has changed since then - both with the organization and the available technology. It is time we re-organized our infrastructure to address our short comings and take advantage of new technologies available to us.
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    55== The Problem ==
     
    3939To prepare for the container-based approach, we will need to change, so that the DNS system routes all members to one or several public facing servers, and these servers in turn route the request to the appropriate place in our network.
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    41 We are currently using this approach for email - all members configure there email programs to send and receive via mail.mayfirst.org - which in turn routes the request to the appropriate server.
     41We are currently using this approach for email - all members configure their email programs to send and receive via mail.mayfirst.org - which in turn routes the request to the appropriate server.
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    4343We also are starting to provide that services for web site - we have one web server that can provide caching services to protect it from DDOS and also high traffic, which in turn routes that web traffic to the appropriate server. This approach will need to be further developed to provide a generic form of the service for all web sites.
     
    5959Currently, all hard disks in our network are provided by the physical servers hosting the services which means moving data is a slow and resource-intensive process.
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    61 We will need to invest in a dedicated server to provide file systems to our network and begin experimenting with moving our data to this new server.
     61We will need to invest in a dedicated server to provide file systems to our network and begin experimenting with moving our data to this new server, probably running NFS.