How to use Azure Cosmos DB in .Net

Azure Cosmos DB is an easy-to-use, scalable, NoSQL database available in Microsoft’s Azure cloud. Cosmos DB is hosted on SSDs and hence data storage and retrieval is very fast. This database service also supports multiple data models including document, key-value, graph, and columnar, so can be leveraged for all kinds of applications. We will focus… Continue reading How to use Azure Cosmos DB in .Net

Serverless computing explained: Freedom for devs at last

Serverless computing provides a great opportunity for developers seeking relief from the burden of infrastructure. By abstracting away everything but a block of code, the serverless model makes it faster for developers to iterate and deploy new code, enabling smaller teams with smaller budgets to do things that only big companies could do before. Or,… Continue reading Serverless computing explained: Freedom for devs at last

If your cloud apps don’t have APIs, you’re doing it wrong

If you are building new applications on public cloud platforms, you are faced with a choice: Should you build a set of APIs bound to the new cloud application’s application services? Or should you look for another job? I’m seeing many new cloud applications that are built to fail. Not because they are poorly designed,… Continue reading If your cloud apps don’t have APIs, you’re doing it wrong

How to gain visibility into a multicloud environment

Alex Henthorn-Iwane is vice president of product marketing and Ameet Naik is technical marketing manager at ThousandEyes.  Multicloud is typically understood to be an evolutionary step for enterprises that are moving past a single-cloud starting phase toward a “best of breed” approach to cloud offerings. Various factors dictate this. For some, it’s the diversity of… Continue reading How to gain visibility into a multicloud environment

Expect cloud providers to bypass GDPR where they can, just like Facebook did

Facebook is moving 1.5 billion users away from GDPR protection just before the law becomes a reality in May 2018. GDPR, the General Data Protection Regulation, restricts what companies can do with people’s online data. If the GDPR went into effect right now, almost 1.9 billion Facebook users around the world would be protected by… Continue reading Expect cloud providers to bypass GDPR where they can, just like Facebook did

How to use Azure Search in .Net

Azure Search is a powerful search service available in Microsoft’s Azure cloud. Azure Search provides excellent support for indexing and querying data while at the same time shielding you from the intricacies of deployment, management, and search algorithms. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story) from InfoWorld Cloud Computing https://ift.tt/2qTvcV2 via… Continue reading How to use Azure Search in .Net

IDG Contributor Network: A perfect pair in the cloud: containers and devops

At IBM, the IBM Cloud Container Service is updated an average of 40 times per day. This may seem like a shockingly high number of updates, but there is good reason. Built on top of microservices and deployed globally on the IBM Cloud, we want to provide our users with a continuous drumbeat of new… Continue reading IDG Contributor Network: A perfect pair in the cloud: containers and devops