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  • Everything Is “Lock-In”: Focus on Switching Costs

    by Richard Seroter on  Jun 08, 2016

    Coding in Java, buying SAP, deploying OpenStack, and using Amazon Web Services: each one introduces a type of lock-in. However, 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.

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

    by Josh Wood on  May 01, 2016

    Public IaaS or PaaS offerings may not satisfy the regulatory, security, or performance demands of every workload. This article explores how CoreOS have studied the emerging state-of-the-art application design and deployment patterns, and created and integrated a number of open source projects in pursuit of a modular platform that satisfies the needs of modern container cluster infrastructure.

  • Build Your Own Container Using Less than 100 Lines of Go

    by Julian Friedman on  Apr 22, 2016 1

    Shipping containers and software containers share a lot in common, but the analogy has limits. This article explores this relationship further by demonstrating how it is possible to build a simple container using less than 100 lines of Golang code. Topics covered include namespaces, cgroups and layered filesystems.

Lambda Functions versus Infrastructure - Are we Trading Apples for Oranges?

Posted by Dean Sheehan on  Apr 21, 2016

Amazon's AWS Lambda service is a serverless offering that lets us run code without provisioning servers. This article compares the tradeoffs of serverless models with VM/Container based models.

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.

Lessons Learned from Scheduling One Million Containers with HashiCorp Nomad

Posted by Kevin Fishner on  Apr 08, 2016

HashiCorp's Million Container Challenge is a test for how efficiently its scheduler, Nomad, can schedule one million containers across 5,000 hosts. This post outlines the lessons learned.

"Using Docker" Book Review and Q&A with Author Adrian Mouat

Posted by Daniel Bryant on  Apr 02, 2016

InfoQ recently sat down with Adrian Mouat, author of “Using Docker”, and explored how containers can be best utilised within a typical software development lifecycle.

Is HyperContainer the Answer for Cloud Native Applications?

Posted by Xu Wang on  Mar 31, 2016

Xu Wang introduces HyperContainer, a runtime for running Docker images on any hypervisor, providing hardware-enforced isolation for multi-tenant environments.

Designing Delivery Book Review and Interview

Posted by Manuel Pais on  Mar 30, 2016

Book review and interview with Jeff Sussna, author of "Designing Delivery", on cybernetics, service exchange, customer-centric brands and a new definition of quality in a service-oriented world.

The Way to No-Hotfix Deployment

Posted by Adam Pahlevi on  Mar 11, 2016

Hot-fix redeployment is a waste at best, and often a source of further regression, Adam discusses some ready-to-use techniques that helped he and his team reduce the frequency of hot-fixing. 2

Docker Containers LiveLessons Review and Q&A

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Feb 29, 2016

Docker Containers LiveLessons aim to show what Docker containers are and how they can be used by practitioners with no previous experience with it. InfoQ has spoken with course instructor Chris Negus.

Securing the Modern Software Delivery Lifecycle

Posted by Dustin Collins on  Feb 27, 2016

Security has evolved to be pretty good at granting and managing access to confidential information - by people. But automation is taking over, requiring a shift in how we secure our infrastructure. 1

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