Tag : Cloud Architecture

Accelerating DevOps adoption using Containers

These days, there is a lot of buzz about DevOps and rightly so. Enterprise IT teams are rapidly adopting DevOps to accelerate application delivery. New technologies, like application containers, are making it possible to accelerate application delivery cycles, while ensuring high quality and improving availability. As every business is becoming a software business, main drivers…

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Easiest way to leverage EC2 Spot Instances with Docker and Nirmata

Cloud computing accelerates innovation by providing ubiquitous access to computing resources at a click of a button. However enterprises are weary of the costs associated with public cloud, especially as their usage grows. At the same time, public cloud providers like AWS have created multiple cloud resource consumption models to reduce the barrier to adoption…

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Auto-Recovery, Activity Feeds, Host Details and More

Nirmata is pleased to announce new features and improvements to our solution. Our focus has been on resiliency and state management: Service instance auto-recovery Environment activity feed System events in activity feeds Host agent version, docker version & host details. Delete option for specific hosts in a host group. Enhanced pre-validation checks during environment creation….

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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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Service discovery and dynamic request routing with Nirmata

As microservices style architectures are becoming more common, new architectural patterns are emerging. Microservices style applications are highly distributed and dynamic, and a key architectural constraint for microservices applications is elasticity i.e. A microservice must be able to scale, up or down, independently of other services in the same application [1]. As a microservice scales…

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Microservices: Five Architectural Constraints

Microservices is a new software architecture and delivery paradigm, where applications are composed of several small runtime services. The current mainstream approach for software delivery is to build, integrate, and test entire applications as a monolith. This approach requires any software change, however small, to require a full test cycle of the entire application. With…

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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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The real value of Cloud – its not what you think it is!

Over the last couple of years, as I spoke to various enterprise customers, the most common cloud use case that I heard was test/dev cloud. This is a great first step as enterprises become familiar with the technology. Most customers easily understand the top benefits of adopting cloud i.e. lower cost and increased IT agility….

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Using containers to transform traditional applications

Using Virtual Machines In the past, many companies have tried to deliver traditional applications by deploying them in VMs as a hosted offering. To achieve multi tenancy, they end up deploying separate instances of the application for each customer. They typically find that this approach works for a few customers but does not easily 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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