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  • Article Series: Cloud and "Lock-in"

    by Richard Seroter on  Jul 01, 2016

    With the fast-pace of cloud changes (new services, providers entering and exiting), 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

    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

    by Michael Coté on  Jun 24, 2016

    Cloud bursting! On-premises! Hybrid cloud! Off-premises! Multi-cloud! These are phrases author Michael Coté heard over the past 10 years when covering cloud as an analyst, strategist, and now evangelist. Each of them makes logical sense, especially on a big whiteboard with boxes and arrows going to and fro. In recent times, it’s the last - multi-cloud - that he's seen 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.

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.

A Reference Architecture for the Internet of Things (Part 2)

Posted by Daniel Karzel, Hannelore Marginean, Tuan-Si Tran on  May 25, 2016

This is the second article of a two article series in which we try to work from an abstract level of IoT reference architectures towards a concrete architecture for actual use cases. 1

DevOps Lessons Learned at Microsoft Engineering

Posted by Thiago Almeida on  May 22, 2016

Thiago Almeida from Microsoft shares how adopting DevOps practices resulted in better engineering and happier teams, and the lessons learned in that journey. 1

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.

Controlling Hybrid Cloud Complexity with Containers: CoreOS, rkt, and Image Standards

Posted by Josh Wood on  May 01, 2016

CoreOS have studied the emerging state-of-the-art application design and deployment patterns, and integrated a number of open source projects with the goal of creating a modular container platform.

The Holistic Approach: Preventing Software Disasters

Posted by Olivier Bonsignour on  Apr 28, 2016

Olivier Bonsignour on what "X-Raying" software means, how it can help prevent software disasters and why CIOs should care. 3

Build Your Own Container Using Less than 100 Lines of Go

Posted by Julian Friedman on  Apr 22, 2016

This article demonstrates how it possible to build a simple container using less than 100 lines of Golang code. Topics covered include namespaces, cgroups and layered filesystems. 1

Article Series: Containers in the Real World - Stepping Off the Hype Curve

Posted by Daniel Bryant on  Apr 17, 2016

This article series explains how containers are actually being used within the enterprise.

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