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  • Virtual Panel on Bimodal IT

    by Manuel Pais on  Aug 31, 2016

    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.

  • Respect Your Organisational Monoliths

    by Margo Cronin on  Aug 18, 2016

    There is a lot of information about DevOps, the technology, the culture, the behaviour. There is not a lot of information about tackling DevOps in large enterprises and there is certainly very little about tackling DevOps in large financial organisations. This article presents lessons learnt rolling out DevOps in a large insurance organisation.

  • Virtual Panel: The Current State of Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS)

    by Kent Weare on  Jul 04, 2016

    Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) is becoming a mainstream way of connecting mobile, SaaS, IoT, and Big Data systems. This Virtual Panel focuses on some of the current trends in iPaaS and where this model of delivering integration services is headed. InfoQ has reached out to thought leaders from MuleSoft, SnapLogic and Microsoft to participate in this dialogue.

Article Series: Cloud and "Lock-in"

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Jul 01, 2016

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?

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

Posted 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

Posted by Michael Coté on  Jun 24, 2016

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.

Virtual Panel on (Cloud) Lock-In

Posted 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.

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

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.

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