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.
Thiago Almeida from Microsoft shares how adopting DevOps practices resulted in better engineering and happier teams, and the lessons learned in that journey. 1
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.
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
For our inaugural podcast QCon chair Wesley Reisz talks to Adrian Cockcroft. Topics include microserivces, “Serverless" computing, Persistent memory and other potentially disruptive trends. 3
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.
This article series explains how containers are actually being used within the enterprise.
This article outlines the steps needed for the creations of a fully automated continuous-deployment pipeline that builds microservices deployed via Docker containers. 2