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Deploying Linux Servers in the Cloud

With the prevalence of cloud providers today, it’s more feasible and easier than ever for everybody to launch and run their own Linux servers. End users have a wide variety of providers and implementations to select from, such as OpenStack, Linode, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Azure, and IBM Cloud.

The speed and ease with which a brand-new Linux server distribution can be brought online almost makes the hard work we put into Chapter 2 seem like a waste! Almost everything comes prebaked for you in the cloud. You only need to know how to turn on or off the right switches to get up and running in the cloud—and have the appropriate billing information handy, of course. ...

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