Applications

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Llega “Azure Container Instances”

Me encantan los contenedores. Tú también amas los contenedores. A todos nos encantan los contenedores. Pero, si alguna vez intentaste ejecutar sus programas en Microsoft Azure, tuviste un problema. No fue fácil ejecutar contenedores estilo Docker, una tecnología nativa de Linux, en Azure. Se podía hacer, pero era laborioso. Ahora, con Azure Container Instances (ACI), […]

Here’s why you should use containers

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In just a few years containers have risen from obscurity to become the way we deliver software. But just why are companies making the move? Let’s go over the basics. First and foremost, with containers you can run more application instances on a server than you can with virtual machines (VMs). By their very nature, […]

Arriva “Azure Container Instances”

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Adoro i contenitori. Anche tu ami i contenitori. Tutti noi amiamo i contenitori. Ma, se hai mai provato a eseguire i tuoi programmi su Microsoft Azure, hai probabilmente avuto un problema. Non è stato facile gestire containers in stile Docker, una tecnologia Linux nativa, su Azure. Oh, si poteva fare, ma era molto lavoro. Ora, […]

How to effectively migrate SAP to the cloud

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Most large organizations face similar cost and licensing challenges when it comes to transitioning SAP to a cloud-native environment. For decades now, running SAP throughout the enterprise has required expensive infrastructure and personnel. Organizations also have found that it is cumbersome and costly to develop, test and deploy SAP applications. So the ability to start […]

How Agile Service Management (ASM) combines the best of both worlds — Agile and ITSM

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The tension between IT service management (ITSM) frameworks and Agile development started years ago when businesses began to recognize technology as a critical business success factor. IT faced increasing demands to do more with less. Software developers, meanwhile, faced mounting pressure to deliver faster, working, incremental software to clients. This lead to “frustrations about delays, […]

Azure container instances arrive

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I love containers. You love containers. We all love containers. But, if you ever tried to run your programs on Microsoft Azure, you had a problem. It wasn’t easy to run Docker-style containers, a native Linux technology, on Azure. Oh, it could be done, but it was work. Now, with Azure Container Instances (ACI), it’s […]

Everything old is new again: Microservices

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If I told you about a software architecture in which components of an application provided services to other components via a communications protocol over a network you would say it was… Well, it depends. If you got your start programming in the 90s, you’d say I just defined a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). But, if you’re […]

Docker embraces Kubernetes with Docker Enterprise 2.0

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It turns out Docker was serious about adopting Kubernetes. Docker has its own container orchestration program, Docker Swarm mode, but the company saw the wind was blowing towards Kubernetes so it added Kubernetes to its selection of orchestration tools in October 2017. But, there’s adoption and then there’s “Adoption.” With the first you announce you’ll […]

What you should know when building a client-reseller relationship

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We constantly hear from our clients about a general lack of multivendor licensing knowledge across their workforce and the global market pressures that are driving their cost control initiatives. In our experience, there are some salient ways to tackle both challenges simultaneously by instigating a discussion around how an organization effectively manages key software vendors’ […]

How to use Kanban to conquer to-do lists in your personal life

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TO-DO LISTS. It seems like they never come to an end. You check off one task and add two new ones. The lists are constantly growing and can get really messy at some point. Worst case – they make us feel stressed and keep us from falling asleep. ✓ Laundry ✓ Grocery Shopping ❒ Organize […]