Containers

Why Containers Will Drive Transformations in the 2020s


Every decade or so a new IT infrastructure model barges onto the scene and changes the way organizations use technology. Client/server architectures put computing resources in the back room and doled them out back in the 1990s. Virtual machines (VMs) created the ability to emulate one computer’s resources on another in the 2000s. Cloud hit […]

Utilizing Container-Based Functions in a Serverless World


Over the past few years, serverless and containers emerged as winners for building modern infrastructure. Each of these technologies have their own sweet spots and challenges. Highly customized container workloads might require sophisticated orchestrator infrastructure with high reliability. Serverless cloud services are limited when it comes to application portability, barring some recent advancements, such as […]

Kubernetes’ Expanding Role in Data Science


In a few short years, containers have established themselves as indispensable tools for managing portable, stateless applications like Web servers and microservices. But they have taken time to catch on in the world of data science where they have been viewed as too lightweight to package and manage complex, stateful services dealing with big data. […]

Managed Container Services vs. Bring Your Own Container Stack


2018 has been the year of mass adoption of container platforms, and the momentum will very much continue into 2019. With Kubernetes (K8s) being the clear winner of the “container orchestration war,” organizations (both providers and adopters) focused their efforts on productionizing and maturing their Kubernetes deployments. In this regard, 2018 has seen some significant […]

How to Ensure End-to-End Kubernetes Security


In just a few short years, Kubernetes has evolved into a mainstream technology. The open-source container orchestration project has over 1,500 contributors and is ninth in number of commits on GitHub. Most enterprises have moved beyond experimentation, and are now planning to operationalize the deployment of workloads and consumer applications to their Kubernetes clusters. But […]

Podcast: Getting to Hybrid Cloud Nirvana


We discuss the importance of good hygiene from the beginning of every technology transformation. Typically, when we see that our clients are doing something incorrectly in their data center, they will likely be making the same mistakes in the cloud as well. To right these environments, it doesn’t necessarily take fixing bugs, but rather educating […]