9 Pillars of Containers Best Practices

While it is true you can easily “containerize” nearly any software quite quickly, this alone will not realize the benefits of an effective container deployment. Those who are serious about containers will do well to learn from others. This blog enumerates nine pillars of best practices for containers. Container Best

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SOA vs. Microservices Monitoring

Some look at microservices as an extension of service-oriented architecture (SOA), and some would say the differences are too numerous to associate them together. Whichever end of this spectrum you’re on, there are realities to deal with when working with microservices. Perhaps the most important aspect when running microservice applications

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Red Hat Expands Scope of OpenShift Platforms Based on Kubernetes

Red Hat today announced an update to its OpenShift application development platform based on Kubernetes that, for the first time, adds tools aimed at IT administrators rather than just developers. Mike Barrett, director of product management for Red Hat, says the ability to support multiple personas stems from technologies that

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Sysdig Embraces Prometheus for Container Monitoring

Sysdig has announced it will be making greater use of container monitoring technologies developed under the auspices of the open source Prometheus project starting with release 3.0 of its software-as-a-service (SaaS) container monitoring platform. Eric Carter, director of product marketing for Sysdig Monitor, says Sysdig will continue to make use

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Platform9 Adds Kubernetes Cost Controls

Platform9 is moving to give organizations that rely on its managed service to deploy Kubernetes more control over costs. The Platform9 Managed Kubernetes service now allows organizations to define what percentage of their total number of nodes in a Kubernetes cluster they want to deploy as Spot instances on Amazon

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Kubernetes-as-a-Service: One Step Closer, but Not the End Game

Understanding what Kubernetes-as-a-service can—and can’t—do Four years ago, Docker democratized the ability for developers to reliably run their applications anywhere. What worked on their computer worked in test/dev and production. Portable and lightweight, containers allowed us to finally realize the benefits of microservice architectures. Hello, developer speed. Then, as developers

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Turbonomic Extends Kubernetes Management Reach

Turbonomic this week extended the reach of its workload automation platform for Kubernetes into the public cloud. Asena Hertz, senior product marketing manager for Turbonomic, says the company has added support for Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS), Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) and Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE). In

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Running Containerized Services on Kubernetes: What We Learned (Part 1)

At Magalix, we help companies and developers find the right balance between performance and capacity inside their Kubernetes clusters. So, we are big Kubernetes fans. We went through a lot of pain and learning cycles to make Kubernetes work properly for our needs. Those experiences also helped us a lot

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