The Importance of Monitoring Containers
By Kevin Goldberg
With the rise of Docker, Kubernetes, and other container technologies, the
growth of microservices has skyrocketed among dev teams looking to innovate
on a faster release cycle. This has enabled teams to finally realize their
DevOps goals to ship and iterate quickly in a continuous delivery model. Why
containers are growing in popularity is no surprise — they’re extremely
easy to spin up or down, but come with an unforeseen issue.
However, without the right foresight, DevOps and IT teams may lose a lot of
visibility into these containers resulting in operational blind spots and
even more haystacks to find the presumptive performance issue needle.
If your team is looking towards containers and microservices as an
operational change in how you decide to ship your product, you can’t afford
bugs or software issue... (more)
Japan IoT delegation at @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley
NHK, Japan Broadcasting, featured @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley in a special
'Internet of Things' and smart technology documentary that was filmed on the
expo floor between November 3 to 5, 2015, in Santa Clara.
NHK is the sole public TV network in Japan, equivalent to the BBC in the UK,
and the largest in Asia with many award-winning science and technology
NHK World, Japanese TV Network produced a comprehensive documentary about IoT
and Smart technology during @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley, November 3-5, 2015.
The program ai... (more)
Microservices versus Microsegmentation
Let's just nip the conflation of these terms in the bud, shall we?
"MIcro" is big these days. Both microservices and microsegmentation are
having and will continue to have an impact on data center architecture, but
not necessarily for the same reasons. There's a growing trend in which folks
- particularly those with a network background - conflate the two and use
them to mean the same thing.
They are not.
One is about the application. The other, the network. There is a
relationship, but it's a voluntary one. They are two very different thing... (more)
Architecting for the Cloud with Serverless Computing, Cloud Foundry and
Docker on Bluemix
As the world moves toward more DevOps and Microservices, application
deployment to the cloud ought to become a lot simpler. The Microservices
architecture, which is the basis of many new age distributed systems such as
OpenStack, NetFlix and so on, is at the heart of Cloud Foundry - a complete
developer-oriented Platform as a Service (PaaS) that is IaaS agnostic and
supports vCloud, OpenStack and AWS. Serverless computing is revolutionizing
In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Ra... (more)
Today’s newsletter focuses on….Tadaaa! Microservices!
Microservices, SOA, and ruxit – A Cheat Sheet
Why the heck are microservices the business of an APM tool you ask? Read this
blog post to find out.
We are proud to present our new microservices digest.
This digest provides an overview of good resources that are well worth
reading. We’ll be updating this page as new content becomes available, so I
suggest you bookmark it.
Also, expect more digests to come on different topics that make all of our
IT-hearts go boom!
Blog post: SOA or M... (more)
What is Service Virtualization?
To achieve "quality @ speed", it's essential to have unrestrained access to a
trustworthy and realistic test environment. It is important to recognize that
a complete test environment includes the application under test (AUT) and all
of its dependent components (e.g., APIs, 3rd-party services, databases,
applications, and other endpoints).
Service virtualization is an emerging technology that provides DevTest teams
access to a complete test environment by simulating the dependent components
that are beyond your control, still evolving, or too comple... (more)