Tag : cloud applications

Private Cloud Container Orchestration using Nirmata

Private Cloud Container Orchestration using Nirmata Nirmata has full support for private clouds as part of its Microservices Operations and Management solution. In this post, I will provider some insights into the architecture of this functionality, and walk you through the setup in four easy steps. Nirmata users can securely manage VMware and OpenStack clouds…

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Cloud Native Application Maturity Model

Cloud native applications are built to run optimally on cloud infrastructure. Cloud native application architectures are very different than traditional tiered applications which are designed for a data center.  In this post I will discuss maturity model, from the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA), for assessing the cloud nativeness of an application. I recently read…

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Deploy applications, not containers!

  Its 2015 and Docker continues to build on the momentum it gained last year [1], with huge developer traction and a growing ecosystem. Even large enterprise software vendors have started to embrace Docker and are announcing Docker based solutions, that are likely to accelerate adoption of Docker in enterprises. Some in the press even…

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Cloud Applications: Migrate or Transform?

Cloud computing is forcing application developers to think differently about application architecture. Just as client side developers faced a huge paradigm shift from desktop to mobile application development, server side developers are experiencing a similar shift as they develop applications for the cloud. Deploying an application that is not architected for cloud (i.e. cloud native)…

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Orchestration holds the key to enterprise adoption of containers

According to results of a survey released a couple weeks ago, Docker is the second most popular open source project, behind OpenStack. Thanks to Docker, containers are fast becoming the de-facto delivery vehicle for cloud based applications. It is amazing that in just over a year, Docker has created a new verb – ‘dockerize’ i.e….

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Are Containers Part of Your IT Strategy?

In 2002, VMware introduced their Type 1 hypervisor which made server virtualization mainstream and eventually a requirement for all enterprise IT organizations. Although cost savings are often cited as a driver, virtualization became a big deal for businesses as it allows continuous IT services. Using virtualization, IT departments could now offer zero-downtime services, at scale,…

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Cloud native software: key characteristics

Introduction In my last post [1] I discussed how cloud computing is changing the way enterprise software is being built, operated, and sold. Businesses who understand the profound impact of cloud computing on their products are embracing cloud-native software development & operations and are poised for great success. In this post I will attempt to…

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