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.
Feature flags can superpower development, allowing faster features. But they can also be the worst kind of technical debt if misused or mismanaged. This article walks us through some horror stories of feature flags gone bad, and lessons learned.
This article describes two novel practices for continuous delivery: Latent-to-live code pattern and Forward compatible interim versions. You can use these practices to simultaneously increase speed and reliability of software development and reduce risks. These practices are built on top of two other essential continuous delivery practices: trunk-based-development and feature toggles.
Bimodal IT has been supported by many and criticized by many. InfoQ reached out to enterprise experts to dig deeper into the pros and cons of this strategy and how/when/if is it applicable.
There is a lot of information about DevOp out there but little on tackling DevOps in financial organisations. This article presents lessons learnt rolling out DevOps in a large insurance organization.
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. 1
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.
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?
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! Each of them makes logical sense, but it’s the last - multi-cloud - that the author has been seeing 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.