Synchronization of data across systems is expensive and impractical when running systems at scale. Traditional approaches for performing computations or information dissemination are not viable. In this article Basho Sr. Software Engineer Chris Meiklejohn explores the basic building blocks for crafting deterministic applications that guarantee convergence of data without synchronization.
Addison-Wesley Professional Devops in AWS LiveLessons is a 4+ hours video course for infrastructure developers and Sys Ops engineers who aim at creating a fully-automated continuous delivery system in AWS. The course is focused on leveraging key features of AWS while also presenting them in the framework of DevOps best practices and tools. InfoQ has spoken with course author Paul Duvall.
"The Docker Book", by James Turnbull, is a hands-on book for everyone who wants to learn about Docker. It will take you from first principles to scenarios that model the real world.
This article examines the attributes needed to make an application delivery controller for SaaS and how these attributes map to the unique requirements of cloud-based application service providers.
Chris Swan presents an overview of the Docker journey so far and where it is headed along with its growing ecosystem of tools for orchestration, composition and scaling. 3
InfoQ reached out to experienced ops engineers to ask them what is “Immutable Infrastructure”, its borders as well as its benefits and drawbacks, in particular compared to desired state convergence. 1
There has been a raging debate about PaaS and whether it is still a valuable part of a cloud portfolio, so InfoQ reached out to 4 leaders in the cloud domain for their opinions on the future of PaaS.
Raffi Krikorian, Vice President of Platform Engineering at Twitter, gives an insight on how Twitter prepares for unexpected traffic peaks and how system architecture is designed to support failure. 1
Monty Taylor and James Blair talk about the build and test challenges they face at OpenStack, and how they managed to tackle them.
What’s the best way to protect servers in the cloud? To find out, InfoQ spoke with Mark Nunnikhoven, a Principal Engineer in the Cloud & Emerging Technologies division at Trend Micro.
Netflix is a widely referenced case study for how to operate a cloud application at scale. In this interview, InfoQ spoke with Adrian Cockcroft who is the Cloud Architect for the Netflix platform.
Luke Kanies, CEO of Puppet Labs, discusses how software is taking over what have always been hardware functions, and how that shift is causing dramatic realignments in how people work together.
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