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May 2021

Images enhancements, Google SSO, and new Terraform ebook

Earlier this month, we introduced new features to our Images service, including the ability to upload Images via Cloud Manager, API, and CLI. We published a new ebook, “Declarative Cloud Infrastructure Management with Terraform”. You also now can create or change your Linode account using your Google credentials. Learn more in a packed In the Node issue below.
Featured Guides
Rust is a popular programming language designed to maximize performance and safety. Initially designed for use at Mozilla Research, Rust has been rated one of the top programming languages in industry surveys. In this guide you’ll learn how to install Rust as well as how to create, compile, and run a simple Rust project.
Formerly known as Riot and before that as Vector, Element is a free open source chat and messaging client that is an alternative to Discord and Slack. It implements communication protocols from the Matrix application layer using end-to-end encryption. This guide explains how to download and install both Element and the Matrix-Synapse communication layer, and how to set up encryption and use these applications with the NGINX web server.

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Product Updates
Explore how Terraform can support your business in adopting Infrastructure as Code practices when provisioning tools, scaling infrastructure, and working with multiple cloud providers. This ebook helps you understand the underlying concepts of Terraform, declarative cloud infrastructure management, and key basics of Terraform’s language, the Hashicorp Configuration Language. Read it now. The ebook is also available as an audio book.
Last year, we expanded account creation and authentication options by making it possible to sign-up using your GitHub account. We’re now offering you the choice to adopt single sign-on with Google. The process is seamless, and gives you one less password to remember when managing your infrastructure on Linode. To switch your authentication method to Google or GitHub, here is the step-by-step process.
Significant improvements have been made to our Images capabilities (available in beta) for all customers using any data center. Previously, Images allowed you to take quick snapshots of a disk to duplicate on another Linode. Now, you can upload your own image using the Cloud Manager, API, or CLI, and take advantage of expanded storage capacity. Learn more about updated features, pricing, and how to participate in the free beta here.
Private VLAN and Cloud Firewall are now available to all customers. We are currently rolling out these new, free, services across our global network, and additional data centers will be added throughout 2021. Visit the product pages for  VLAN  and  Cloud Firewall to learn about these features and check availability for your data center. You can also get started right away using the Cloud Manager, API, or CLI.
Open Source
Provisioning a full Kubernetes cluster in 1 minute and 44 seconds? In this article, you will learn how to create Kubernetes clusters on LKE with the Linode CLI and Terraform.
This article provides a checklist and guide for properly setting up an open source repository.
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