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Google Cloud Incident Root-Cause Analysis and Remediation

by Sergio De Simone Follow 14 Followers on  Jul 26, 2018

Google disclosed its root-cause analysis of an incident affecting a few of its Cloud services that increased error rates between 33% and 87% for about 32 minutes, along with the steps they will take to improve the platform performance and availability.

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Scaling Push Messaging for Millions of Devices @Netflix - Susheel Aroskar at QCon NY

by Srini Penchikala Follow 34 Followers on  Jul 16, 2018 1

Susheel Aroskar from Netflix's Engineering team spoke at the recent QCon New York 2018 Conference about Zuul Push, a scalable push notification service that asynchronously pushes data like personalized movie recommendations from cloud to devices.

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The Future of Microservices and Distributed Systems: QCon London Microservices Panel Discussion

by Jan Stenberg Follow 34 Followers on  Mar 11, 2018

In the microservices panel at QCon London 2018, track host Sam Newman together with Susanne Kaiser, Guy Podjarny, Idit Levine and Mark Burgess, discussed how the service technology as we see it today will change, and how we will build systems in the future. They believe microservices will continue to exist but will evolve into becoming a base for other techniques like serverless architectures.

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Kubernetes 1.9 Supports Workloads API, Container Storage Enhancements and Windows Beta Support

by Srini Penchikala Follow 34 Followers on  Dec 20, 2017

The latest version of the container orchestration framework Kubernetes supports GA version of Workloads API, container storage enhancements and Windows support (beta). The Kubernetes team announced the release of version 1.9 last week. This is the fourth and final release this year, and also supports the Custom Resource Definition (CRD) validation.

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Observability and the Monitoring of Cloud-Native Applications

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 14 Followers on  Nov 16, 2017 1

Cindy Sridharan summarizes her thoughts on observability and its relevance in monitoring cloud native applications in her recent article. Observability is a philosophy that encompasses monitoring, log aggregation, metrics and distributed tracing to gain deeper, ad-hoc insights into a system.

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Terraform and the Increasing Ease of Multi-Cloud

by Rafiq Gemmail Follow 6 Followers on  Oct 24, 2017

Raf Gemmail surveys recent developments around multi-cloud and Hashicorp’s Terraform cloud provisioning tool.

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Microsoft Releases More Azure Stack Details, Available September

by Kent Weare Follow 10 Followers on  Jul 14, 2017

At the recent Microsoft Inspire partner conference, Microsoft announced Azure Stack is now available for order and will ship as soon as September. Azure Stack is a private cloud implementation of Microsoft’s public Azure cloud. Unlike other private cloud providers, Microsoft is offering Azure Stack as a consumption-based service, similar to its public cloud counterpart.

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Challenges Building Facebook Live Streams

by Jan Stenberg Follow 34 Followers on  Mar 30, 2017 2

Facebook Live started in a hackathon two years ago, and was launched to users eight months later. One of the challenges has been dealing with the unpredictable number of viewers of a single stream, Sachin Kulkarni noted in his presentation at the recent QCon London conference, where he described his team's architecture and design considerations when building Facebook live streams.

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Google Launches Cloud Spanner Public Beta

by Andrew Morgan Follow 3 Followers on  Feb 28, 2017

Google has launched the public beta for Cloud Spanner, its globally distributed relational database service. Part of Google Cloud Platform, it delivers both ACID transactions and high availability, appearing to violate CAP theorem.

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Netflix Engineer Lorin Hochstein on Chaos Monkey 2.0

by Rags Srinivas Follow 11 Followers on  Oct 25, 2016

Netflix made waves when it initially announced Chaos Monkey, a tool that would terminate normally healthy VM instances in production. The goal was to embrace failure and thereby increase resiliency. Rags Srinivas caught up with Lorin Hochstein at Netflix regarding the recent upgrade to Chaos Monkey.

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DeepMind AI Program Increases Google Data Center Cooling Power Usage Efficiency by 40%

by Dylan Raithel Follow 9 Followers on  Jul 28, 2016

DeepMind Sensor data captured from Google data centers yield a 40% increase in data center power usage efficiency and an overall site-wide 15% power usage efficiency gain using an AI program similar to an earlier game-like program of theirs that had learned how to play Atari games.

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Cloudera Announces Partnership with the Broad Institute

by Dylan Raithel Follow 9 Followers on  Jun 02, 2016

Cloudera announced their partnership with MIT & Harvard's Broad Institute and detailed some of their experience with the Genome Analytics Toolkit pipeline.

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The Broad Institute Migrates Genome Sequencing Pipeline to Google Cloud Platform

by Dylan Raithel Follow 9 Followers on  May 13, 2016

Genomic data sequencing and subsequent analysis faces large data volume challenges that several organizations are solving with cloud services. The Broad Institute detailed their experience with petabyte scale sequencing pipelines last month through the Google Research Blog and is detailed here by InfoQ.

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Q&A with Michael Behrendt on IBM's Event-driven Programming Service Bluemix OpenWhisk

by Rags Srinivas Follow 11 Followers on  Apr 19, 2016

IBM joins a number of vendors making a play in the emerging paradigm of serverless computing with a new event-driven programming service for their Bluemix platform called OpenWhisk.. InfoQ's Rags Srinivas caught up with Michael Behrendt, one of the architects for Bluemix regarding the IBM Interconnect conference, OpenWhisk and Bluemix in general.

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Developing Microservices for the Cloud

by Jan Stenberg Follow 34 Followers on  Nov 27, 2014 3

When working with Microservices pushing them to the cloud, people often find it difficult to understand the new architecture, it’s a paradigm shift, Daniel Bryant explains in a presentation at the Microservices Conference in London. As a help when designing and implementing cloud microservices Daniel has created the DHARMA principles, the idea being to use them as a checklist.

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