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  • Choosing the Right Cloud Infrastructure for Your SaaS Start-up

    As a solutions architect, I have been designing SaaS applications for years and I have seen start-ups struggle to find the right cloud infrastructure and improve their product offering. These experiences prompted me to write this article as a tool to help companies make a pragmatic fact and data-driven decision.

  • What Does Zero Trust Mean for Kubernetes?

    Zero trust is a powerful security model that’s at the forefront of modern security practices. It’s also a term that is prone to buzz and hype, making it hard to cut through the noise. So what is zero trust, exactly, and for Kubernetes, what does it mean in concrete terms? In this article, we’ll explore what zero trust is from an engineering perspective.

  • Managing Kubernetes Secrets with the External Secrets Operator

    Kubernetes doesn’t yet have the capabilities to manage the lifecycle of secrets, so sometimes we need external systems to manage this sensitive information. Once the amount of secret information we need to manage increases, we may need additional tools to simplify and better manage the process. In this article, we’ll take a detailed look at one of these tools, the External Secrets Operator.

  • Discovering the Versatility of OpenEBS

    OpenEBS provides storage for stateful applications running on Kubernetes, including dynamic local persistent volumes or replicated volumes using various "data engines". OpenEBS can address a wide range of applications, from casual testing and experimentation to high-performance production workloads

  • Embracing Cloud-Native for Apache DolphinScheduler with Kubernetes: a Case Study

    This article shares how Apache DolphinScheduler was updated to use a more modern, cloud-native architecture. This includes moving to Kubernetes and integrating with Argo CD and Prometheus. This improves substantially the user experience of deploying, operating, and monitoring DolphinScheduler.

  • Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions with Serverless and Kubernetes Native Java

    Moving application workloads to multi- and hybrid cloud platforms causes more carbon dioxide emissions, although better scalability and performance. Serverless and Kubernetes Native Java enable developers to solve the global climate changes by reducing carbon dioxide emissions by natively native features with milliseconds first boot time, tiny resident set size memory and scalability.

  • Article Series: Native Compilation Boosts Java

    Java dominates enterprise applications. But in the cloud, Java is more expensive than some competitors. Native compilation makes Java in the cloud cheaper. It raises many questions for all Java users: How does native Java change development? When should we switch to native Java? When should we not? And what framework should we use for native Java? This series provides answers to these questions.

  • Kubernetes Native Java with Quarkus

    Quarkus is an industry leader in startup time and memory utilization for native and JVM-based Java applications. This reduces cloud costs. Kubernetes is a first-class deployment platform in Quarkus with support for its primitives and features. Developers can use their Java knowledge of APIs like Jakarta EE, MicroProfile, Spring, etc. Applications can be imperative or reactive - or both!

  • Kubernetes Crosses the Chasm, and Other Lessons from the 2021 CNCF Survey

    You know I love a good survey, so let’s take a look at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s 2021 annual survey. They asked 2,302 respondents how they use Kubernetes and the more general category of cloud-native tools. The major conclusion of the report is that Kubernetes usage is mainstream, as the sub-title of the report labeled 2021: “The year Kubernetes crossed the chasm.”

  • Best Practices for Running Stateful Applications on Kubernetes

    Running stateful applications on Kubernetes is not a common use-case but it is possible. This article covers a number of techniques for safely operating stateful applications on Kubernetes including the StatefulSet and DaemonSet controllers, secret management, ConfigMaps, and the effective use of namespacing.

  • Java InfoQ Trends Report—December 2021

    This article provides a summary of how the InfoQ Java editorial team and various Java Champions currently see the adoption of technology and emerging trends within the Java and JVM space in 2021.

  • Implementing Pipeline Microservicilities with Tekton

    Microservicilities is a list of cross-cutting concerns that a service must implement apart from the business logic. These concerns include invocation, elasticity and resiliency, among others. This article describes how a service mesh such as Istio may be used to implement these concerns.