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  • Approaching Lock-In from a Consultant’s Perspective: An Interview with Nicki Watt

    by Richard Seroter on  Jun 30, 2016

    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.

  • Multi-Cloud Is a Safety Belt for the Speed Freaks

    by Michael Coté on  Jun 24, 2016

    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.

  • Virtual Panel on (Cloud) Lock-In

    by Richard Seroter on  Jun 17, 2016

    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: Joe Beda, Simon Crosby, Krish Subramanian, and Cloud Opinion.

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

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Jun 08, 2016

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

Posted by Josh Wood on  May 01, 2016

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.

Build Your Own Container Using Less than 100 Lines of Go

Posted by Julian Friedman on  Apr 22, 2016

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

The InfoQ Podcast: Adrian Cockcroft on Microservices, Terraservices and Serverless Computing

Posted by Wesley Reisz on  Apr 22, 2016

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

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.

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