Machine to Container (M2C) Teleports Existing Enterprise Apps to the Cloud
It's been a busy time for tech's ongoing infatuation with containers. Amazon
just announced EC2 Container Registry to simply container management. The new
Azure container service taps into Microsoft's partnership with Docker and
Mesosphere. You know when there's a standard for containers on the table
there's money on the table, too.
Everyone is talking containers because they reduce a ton of
development-related challenges and make it much easier to move across
production and testing environments and clouds. Containers are the technology
that, many believe, deliver on the long-promised portability in the cloud to
avoid vendor lock-in, and put developers, system administrators and their
enterprises in the driver's seat.
Getting up to speed about containers is not easy, but the good news is, the... (more)
Given my (well-known and enduring) interest in all aspects of services, I
have followed Martin Fowler's writing on microservices. But I will admit I
always found the original paper more confusing than insightful. And in my
client work I have resisted the temptation to use a microservices pattern,
for precisely the reason that it would more than likely confuse. So I was
interested to see the book Building Microservices by Sam Newman published
last month, particularly as Newman is part of the Thoughtworks stable, which
presumably means it is authoritative.
Right off the bat, Newman... (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)
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)
Orchestrating Microservices: Who's Composing This Symphony, Anyway?
by Les Worley
Before becoming a developer, I was in the high school band. I played several
brass instruments - including French horn and cornet - as well as keyboards
in the jazz stage band. A musician and a nerd, what can I say?
I even dabbled in writing music for the band. Okay, mostly I wrote
arrangements of pop music, so the band could keep the crowd entertained
during Friday night football games. What struck me then was that, to write
parts for all the instruments - brass, woodwind, percussion, even keyboards ... (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)