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12 Jun 2017
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How To Get Started With Containerization [64287]
InfoWorld, June 12th 2017

"Given how truly disruptive containers are, it's easy to get excited and want to go all in. But there's much to be gained by getting a lay of the land before you jump...

As part of my job, I regularly meet with devops people to discuss their container strategy. Most of the time, the people I talk to are eager to reap the many benefits containers offer, but they are new to working with them. They might have a container-based system or two on-premises or in the cloud, but no clear strategy..."
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11 Jun 2017
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The Challenge Of Container Networking [64324]
Container Journal, June 11th 2017

"Understanding container networking is crucial for building an effective containerized environment. Containers change the networking game in several key ways that require you to forget everything you know about traditional networks - and even SDN - when setting up Docker.

To understand just how novel container networking is, it's worth thinking about how computer networks have evolved over the past several decades. You can break that evolution down into several stages:..."
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30 May 2017
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8 Ways To Make Sure You Really Need Microservices [63900]
ZDNet, May 30th 2017

"You may not even need microservices to manage your monolith. A tech transformation expert offers some ways to test your readiness...

Microservices -- today's service oriented architecture du jour -- are great, but not for everyone. There are many situations where they may do more harm than good.

That's the word from Adam Drake, a technical business transformation expert, who recently posted some words of caution about microservices. He warns of increased operational overhead, performance issues, and scalability problems..."
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30 May 2017
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Containers: A Primer for Enterprise IT Pros [63912]
Network Computing, May 30th 2017

"Stephen Foskett provides an introduction to application containerization at Interop ITX.

The buzz around containers, particularly the Docker container platform, is hard to avoid. Containerization of applications promises speed and agility, capabilities that are essential in today's fast-paced IT environment. But outside the world of DevOps, containers can still be an unfamiliar technology.

At Interop ITX, Stephen Foskett, organizer of Tech Field Day and proprietor of Gestalt IT, provided some clarity about application containerization. In a presentation entitled, "The Case For Containers," he explained the basics about the technology and what enterprise IT shops can expect from it..."
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30 May 2017
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What's The Hardest Part About Microservices? Your Data [63947]
opensouce.com, May 30th 2017

Christian Posta writes, "In this article, I'm going to explore perhaps the hardest problem when creating and developing microservices: your data. Using Spring Boot/Dropwizard/Docker doesn't mean you're doing microservices. Taking a hard look at your domain and your data will help you get to microservices..."
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29 May 2017
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Serverless Computing: The Basics [63936]
CIO, May 29th 2017

"The latest cloud buzzword sounds like an oxymoron; it's actually a new programming model that abstracts away even more complexity and offers great economics - in the cloud or even on your own servers. Here's what savvy CIOs need to know.

The cloud, goes the old joke, is just someone else's computer. That's true; except that it's a computer that's probably better run and more frequently patched and better secured than yours, that you didn't have to pay for, that you can rent by the second and that offers services that let you work at a much higher level than powering on a server and installing software on it yourself..."
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