OAM and Rudr: Steering Kubernetes to an application-centric future

Kubernetes is the cloud’s breakout success story. It’s gone from nothing to the application development equivalent of a superstar in only a few years, a rapid growth that’s left developers looking for better ways to build and manage Kubernetes-hosted applications. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story) from InfoWorld Cloud Computing… Continue reading OAM and Rudr: Steering Kubernetes to an application-centric future

Don’t botch serverless cloud applications

It’s a funny business. Once we remove some core steps from application development (such as having to provision cloud resources like storage and compute) developers take this freedom to an illogical yet understandable conclusion. In some cases, planning and design is being tossed out the window. Why? Considering that serverless is self-provisioning, and applications can… Continue reading Don’t botch serverless cloud applications

Yes, you can reap cost benefits from the cloud

The cloud has long been touted as a way for enterprises to save money, whether it’s through reduced on-premises servers and storage systems, decreased software licensing, less need for equipment maintenance, or fewer requirements for in-house expertise. But do cloud services actually result in cost savings? The quick answer is, it depends. A number of… Continue reading Yes, you can reap cost benefits from the cloud

What is big data analytics? Fast answers from diverse data sets

There’s data, and then there’s big data. So, what’s the difference? Big data defined A clear big data definition can be difficult to pin down because big data can cover a multitude of use cases. But in general the term refers to sets of data that are so large in volume and so complex that… Continue reading What is big data analytics? Fast answers from diverse data sets

Create a productive cloudops feedback loop

One of the most frustrating things that can happen when you’re on a cloudops team is having end users go directly to your leadership to complain about some issue with the cloud-based systems. It could be performance, lack of some feature, availability, or a compatibility problem with a browser. You cannot fix or improve what… Continue reading Create a productive cloudops feedback loop

What’s next for the cloud data warehouse

If multicloud is the strategy for data warehousing today, then cross-cloud is its vision for tomorrow. This prediction comes from a universal need to seamlessly move and exchange data across different regions within the same cloud provider and even across different clouds. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story) from InfoWorld… Continue reading What’s next for the cloud data warehouse

Microsoft unveils Kubernetes, microservices projects

Microsoft has unveiled two open source projects in the microservices and Kubernetes realms. Dapr (short for distributed application runtime) provides a runtime for microservices, while the Open Application Model, or OAM, offers a specification for running applications on Kubernetes and other platforms. Dapr is a portable, event-driven runtime intended to make it easier to build microservices-based stateless… Continue reading Microsoft unveils Kubernetes, microservices projects