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  • The Three Generations of AWS

    by Noah Zoschke on  Oct 21, 2016

    When building a new system on AWS we are faced with three architectural choices around application packaging, runtime service and load balancing service. This article looks at these three options, and concludes that the Amazon EC2 Container Service provides the best architectural option for today's applications.

  • Introduction to SQL Server Containers

    by Paul Stanton on  Sep 08, 2016

    Containers are just around the corner for the Windows community, and this article takes a closer look at using SQL Server containers. The author discusses the value, use cases, and means for taking advantage of SQL Server containers today.

  • Containers Live Migration: Behind the Scenes

    by Ruslan Synytsky on  Jul 22, 2016 1

    This article addresses a topic that is not fully covered in current IT world: live migration of containers, how it works behind the scenes, and what problems it solves. The demand for this technology is growing as it unlocks new possibilities by giving more freedom in application lifecycle management.

Virtual Panel: The Current State of Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS)

Posted by Kent Weare on  Jul 04, 2016

This Virtual Panel focuses on some of the current trends in iPaaS. InfoQ has reached out to thought leaders from MuleSoft, SnapLogic and Microsoft to participate in this dialogue.

Article Series: Cloud and "Lock-in"

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Jul 01, 2016

With the fast-pace of cloud changes, cloud lock-in remains a popular refrain. But what does it mean, and how can you ensure you're maximizing your cloud investment while keeping portability in mind?

Approaching Lock-In from a Consultant’s Perspective: An Interview with Nicki Watt

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Jun 30, 2016

Consultants play a major role in helping companies deliver software. How do these consultants tackle lock-in and build portable solutions? In this interview, OpenCredo's Nicki Watt tackles this topic.

Multi-Cloud Is a Safety Belt for the Speed Freaks

Posted by Michael Coté on  Jun 24, 2016

Cloud bursting! On-premises! Hybrid cloud! Off-premises! Multi-cloud! Each of them makes logical sense, but it’s the last - multi-cloud - that the author has been seeing in actual practice the most.

Virtual Panel on (Cloud) Lock-In

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Jun 17, 2016

There's no shortage of opinions on the topic of technology lock-in. InfoQ reached out to four software industry leaders to participate in a lively virtual panel on this topic.

Wiring Microservices with Spring Cloud

Posted by Rob Harrop on  Jun 15, 2016

As we move towards microservice-based architectures, we're faced with an important decision: how do we wire our services together? 1

Everything Is “Lock-In”: Focus on Switching Costs

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Jun 08, 2016

It makes no difference how hard you try- some form of lock-in is unavoidable. What matters most is understanding the layers of lock-in, and how to assess and reduce your switching costs.

OpenStack in Action Review and Q&A with the Author

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  May 13, 2016

OpenStack in Action is a new release from Manning that aims to introduce readers to the OpenStack platform for cloud computing (IaaS). InfoQ has interviewed V. K. Cody Bumgardner, author of the book.

Lambda Functions versus Infrastructure - Are we Trading Apples for Oranges?

Posted by Dean Sheehan on  Apr 21, 2016

Amazon's AWS Lambda service is a serverless offering that lets us run code without provisioning servers. This article compares the tradeoffs of serverless models with VM/Container based models.

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