Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) architectures simplify how applications are deployed for developers, and serverless architecture or Functions-as-a-Service (FaaS) is the next step in that direction. This article explores how serverless platforms are built, operated and leveraged for rapid application delivery. A conclusion of this work is that the serverless space is ripe for innovation.
Do enterprise architects still matter? Has a cloud-native development model—not to mention a DevOps and SRE approaches to operations—fundamentally changed how we think about enterprise architecture? In this roundtable, we talk to four experienced architects to find the answer.
Does your approach to application and data center security change when adopting cloud services? InfoQ reached out to Pete Cheslock, from Threat Stack to learn more.
The level of software quality attainable is reflective of organizational commitment to a range of quality factors covering environments, experience, skills, education and processes.
As Serverless approaches end of early-adopter phase, Mike Roberts puts on prediction goggles on where this movement is going next and what changes are needed from organizations to support it. 2
To build a high performance organization via DevOps, one often needs to change the organizational culture. This case study shows how you can apply the competing values framework for culture change.
The book Starting and Scaling DevOps in the Enterprise by Gary Gruver provides a DevOps based approach for continuously improving development and delivery processes in large organizations.
Automated builds and delivery pipelines are a wonderful thing once they’re operational. But provisioning build agents can be quite painful. It can be greatly simplified by running tools in containers. 1
The key to effective database administration in DevOps initiatives is safe automation and enforced source control for the database, which prevents many errors from reaching the deployment stage.
Blockchain, most well known as the technology behind Bitcoin, has uses far beyond cryptocurrencies. It will soon become a key component for distributed infrastructure and middleware applications.
The third edition of The Practice of System and Network Administration incorporates developments like DevOps, infrastructure as code, continuous integration, operational excellence and assessments.
The orchestration of containers is key for success, and various technologies are competing for market share. This article examines the current tooling and how this relates to deploying microservices. 2