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, […]

Cloud service providers (CSPs) of the future to offer more “intelligence”

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Cloud service providers (CSPs) are beginning to offer intelligent technologies to enterprise customers as a way to separate themselves from competitors, according to a recent market report. “To grow market share, many cloud service providers (CSPs) are introducing specialized compute instances, which target data-intensive workloads and ease the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine […]

Kata Containers: A virtual machine take on running containers

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First things first. Kata Containers aren’t containers. Kata is a virtual machine (VM) for running containers. That said, Kata promises to deliver workload isolation and security with lightweight VMs, while feeling and performing like containers. Kata does this by combining the best of two earlier virtualized container open source code bases: Intel’s Clear Containers and […]

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 are cloud regions and availability zones?

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If you use a public cloud, you’ve used availability zones (AZ), but what are they really? How do they fit into regions anyway? Let’s go over the basics. First, a region is not an AZ. No, I know what you’ve been told, but it’s not. A region must have at least one AZ within it, […]

DXC Agility Platform 11.1 released

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I am very happy to let you know that DXC Agility Platform version 11.1 has been released and is available for our customers to download.  With this release, we have improved the solution in a few different areas and I invite you to review the release notes for specific details. Below are a few highlights […]

Red Hat’s system management tools join hands with its DevOps programs

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For years we’ve used older system management tools such as Ivanti LANDESK, Kaseya VSA and  Dynatrace Application Monitoring. They’re still great, but as we move to the cloud, containers and continuous integration and development (CI/CD) DevOps programs such as Puppet, Chef and SaltStack have risen in importance. Red Hat, a leading business Linux distributor, has a foot […]