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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
Olivier Bonsignour on what "X-Raying" software means, how it can help prevent software disasters and why CIOs should care. 3
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
This article series explains how containers are actually being used within the enterprise.