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At the AWS re:Invent event, Amazon has announced a host of new services that highlight its commitment to enterprises. Andy Jassy, CEO of AWS, emphasized on the innovation in the areas of artificial intelligence, analytics, and hybrid cloud. Amazon has been using deep learning and artif...
Internet of Things plays a key role in enterprise digital transformation. With the right level of integration, IoT acts as a crucial bridge between the physical assets and the IT infrastructure. Enterprise IoT improves the efficiency of supply chain management and material resource pla...
The market for personal assistants with conversational user experience is heating up. While Amazon has already launched the next generation Echo in the form of Echo Dot and Echo Tap, Google is busy turning its Assistant more intelligent and smarter than the competition. Starting Decemb...
Kubernetes is an open source container management platform designed to run enterprise-class, cloud-enabled and web-scalable IT workloads. It is built upon the foundation laid by Google based on 15 years of experience in running containerized applications. Though their popularity is a m...
Microsoft Azure becomes the first public cloud to support all the mainstream container orchestration engines including Docker Swarm, Mesosphere DC/OS, and Kubernetes. Microsoft is also one of the few companies to open source the commercial container management service, Azure Container ...
Despite increased consumer interest, new scenarios, and multi-million-dollar investments, Internet of Things is still struggling with one of the worst problems of the hi-tech industry – security. The recent DDoS attack on DynDNS where hackers exploited insecure cameras and DVRs is just...
Recently, I came across a new Containers as a Service (CaaS) offering called Hyper. After signing up and installing their CLI, I liked the overall workflow of managing containerized applications. Having extensively worked on containers, I feel that Hyper got many things right. In a way...
Enterprises have the tendency to adopt a technology only after it moves to its third major version. CXOs are not for embracing cutting-edge technologies before they became stable and proven to be reliable to run mission critical applications. Thanks to the cloud, that trend is changing...
Cloud Computing has a significant role to play in making startups successful. From San Francisco to London to Israel to Bengaluru, many early-stage startups utilised the cloud in rapidly scaling their businesses. During the last five years, many new players entered the market, making i...
IBM is doubling down its investment in Watson by adding the power of cognitive computing to its IoT platform. With this combination, customers will get best of both worlds – connected devices and artificial intelligence. To fuel the research and development in this area, IBM has announ...
In the last part of this series, we explored how the concept of volumes brings persistence to containers. This article builds upon the understanding of volumes to introduce persistent volumes and claims, which form the robust storage infrastructure of Kubernetes. To appreciate how Kube...
Containers are emerging as the most disruptive technology of this decade. From platform vendors to early-stage startups to large enterprises, every company is getting impacted by containerization. Both the supply and demand side of the industry is gearing up to deal with this phenomeno...
Canonical is the latest entrant into the container management ecosystem with a fully supported, enterprise distribution of the Kubernetes. In partnership with Google, Canonical will deliver an integrated Kubernetes stack that can be deployed across private, public, and hybrid cloud env...
At the Ignite conference in Atlanta, Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Server 2016. Along with it came a slew of other announcements related to Docker and containers. Microsoft would be bundling the commercial version of Docker with every copy of Windows Server 20...
One of the key challenges in running containerized workloads is dealing with persistence. Unlike virtual machines that offer durable and persistent storage, containers come with ephemeral storage. Right from its inception, Dockerencouraged the design of stateless services. Persistence ...
A few years ago, when virtualization was introduced to IT administrators, there was an attempt to standardize the virtual machine (VM) as the unit of deployment. Each new build and version resulted in a new VM template. Eventually, developers and administrators started creating new ima...
Amazon has the track record of incubating technologies that have the potential of becoming multi-million-dollar businesses. If AWS is one such technology, Amazon Echo is soon turning to be the next big thing for the company. While Apple, Google, Microsoft, and IBM are making significan...
In the era of microservices and cloud-native applications, Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) is going through a major transformation. The combination of containers and continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) is enabling rapid deployment of software like never before. And thou...
When it comes to the public cloud, launching VMs, provisioning storage, and configuring networks is no more cutting edge. The core building blocks of IaaS have gone past the evolution phase to become stable. With enterprises adopting public cloud at a rapid pace, we cannot expect furth...
There is a general perception that Kubernetes is meant only for professionals with advanced infrastructure management skills. While there is a bit of truth in it, there are multiple ways to configure Kubernetes without getting overwhelmed. With each major release, Kubernetes is getting...
Designing a successful IoT strategy could be very challenging for an enterprise. Unlike other software initiatives, which IT owns and controls, IoT deployments span multiple business units and operational teams. Even for organizations with successful track record of rolling out complex...
During the early days of my career, I used a variety of development environments, including the most popular Turbo C along with FoxPro, PowerBuilder, and Delphi before finally settling down with Microsoft Visual Studio. The first line of code that I have ever written was in QBasic run...
For anyone who is fascinated by distributed computing, Kubernetes provides an ultimate playground. It’s one of best implementations of cluster management software of our times. Google must be appreciated for not only open sourcing Kubernetes, but also simplifying it, and making it acce...
After Internet of Things (IoT), Connected Cars is the most used buzzword in the industry. From automobile manufacturers to software vendors to telecom operators to consumer electronic companies, everyone is excited about the connected vehicle phenomenon. With the power of 20 modern PCs...
Amazon Kinesis Analytics, announced at AWS Summit New York is the latest addition to the AWS Kinesis family of streaming services. This stream processing service, which plugs a significant gap in the AWS data services portfolio, enables customers to analyze streaming data in real time....
The speed at which data is generated, consumed, processed, and analyzed is increasing at an unbelievably rapid pace. Social media, the Internet of Things, ad tech, and gaming verticals are struggling to deal with the disproportionate size of data sets. These industries demand data proc...
Once in every five years, technology industry goes through a major overhaul. The last wave of disruption came in the form of cloud computing, impacting almost every segment of the industry including hardware manufacturers, infrastructure companies, operating system vendors, and platfor...
Cloud computing has paved the way for programmable infrastructure, which brought extreme automation into software development lifecycle. The ability to provision resources, configuring them on the fly, deploying applications, and monitoring the entire process led to the DevOps culture ...
Mesosphere has announced the general availability of Confluent and Lightbend Reactive platforms on DC/OS, a distributed operating environment for enterprise datacenters. The company is evangelizing Container 2.0 to customers where they can run contemporary, stateless applications along...
What started as a cultural shift to bring developers and operations together, has transformed to become the most important aspect of modern software development lifecycle. From early-stage startups to large enterprises, DevOps is now an integral part of project planning and delivery. E...
Cloud9, the online browser-based IDE, announced that they are acquired by Amazon Web Services. This deal has many implications for AWS customers, competition, and the broader ecosystem. Cloud9 was found in 2010 in San Francisco by Rik Arends and Ruben Daniels. It raised over $5 million...
Firing the latest volley in the container battle, Google announced the availability of Kubernetes 1.3, the latest version of the open source container orchestration engine. This release comes within a few days of Docker, Inc. announcing Docker 1.12 which comes with built-in Swarm orche...
At the recently held Red Hat Summit, Red Hat’s annual user conference, containers took the center stage. The keynotes emphasized the importance of containers, both for the company, and the broader open source ecosystem. OpenShift, the PaaS offering from Red Hat, hogged the limelight by...
Last week Seattle hosted DockerCon 2016, industry’s largest technology conference focused on containers. Like most of the vendors, Docker has utilized its user conference to announce a slew of new products, features, and services. These announcements reveal Docker’s ambitious plan to m...
At the AWS Summit event at Mumbai, Andy Jassy, the newly minted CEO of Amazon Web Services announced the immediate availability of the India Region. Mumbai becomes the 6th AWS Region in Asia Pacific bringing the global footprint of AWS Regions to 13. AWS already has three edge location...
Last week Samsung announced that it was acquiring Joyent, a San Francisco-based cloud provider. Even though the analysts declared that the public cloud market consolidation is over, this deal proves that there is still scope for M&A in the infrastructure segment. Interestingly, Joy...
Amazon has been adding new competencies to the AWS Partner Networkto encourage existing and new partners to acquire additional capabilities. The latest competency that it announced targets the opportunity to migrate large enterprise workloads to AWS. Along with it, AWS has also added n...
In the first part of this article, we explored the concepts of pods and services in Kubernetes. Let’s understand how to achieve the scale and reliability with replication controllers. We will also discuss how to bring persistence to cloud-native applications deployed on Kubernetes. Rep...
Serverless Computing is turning out to be the most discussed topic among startups as well as enterprises. While some believe that this is the next big thing, many consider it as a fad. PaaS aficionados argue that Serverless Computing is just another term for platform services that exis...
With containers gaining the attention of enterprises, the focus is slowly shifting to container orchestration. Complex workloads running in production need mature scheduling, orchestration, scaling and management tools. Docker made it extremely easy to manage the lifecycle of a contain...