Compute Services

VIDEO – Kubernetes vs. Docker: It’s Not an Either/Or Question

Although a common misconception, Kubernetes and Docker are not opposing technologies—they actually complement one another. Moving to scale with Docker alone poses many challenges; Kubernetes tackles those challenges that emerge with large Docker-based deployments.

VMware

New Builders Podcast Ep. 43: From 3 Months to 8 Hours—The Evolution of VM Deployment

New Builders Podcast Episode 43: VMworld and VMware with Simon Kofkin-Hansen. The New Builders Podcast is back! We're now a part of the New Builders Initiative on the IBM Cloud Blog, and we're going to continue to bring you interesting guests and deep dives into fascinating topics in the cloud world.

Compute Services

Docker Swarm vs. Kubernetes: A Comparison

When considering the debate of Docker Swarm vs. Kubernetes, it might seem like a foregone conclusion to many that Kubernetes is the right choice for workload orchestration. Let's take a moment, however, to explore the similarities and differences between these two preeminent container orchestrators and see how they fit into the cloud deployment and management world.
October 17, 2018

IBM Cloud Object Storage Archive is Now Available at $0.002 per GB

The IBM Cloud team is excited to announce the general availability of IBM Cloud Object Storage Archive. At $0.002 per gigabyte per month, IBM Cloud Object Storage Archive is an extremely low-cost, scalable, secure, and durable solution designed for long-term data archival, backup, and disaster recovery.

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October 17, 2018

Introduction: Build Messaging Solutions with Apache Kafka or Event Streams for IBM Cloud

This multi-part blog series is going to walk you through some of the key architectural considerations and steps for building messaging solutions with Apache Kafka or IBM Event Streams for IBM Cloud. This series will be helpful for developers, architects, and technology consultants who have a general understanding of Apache Kafka and are now looking toward getting deeper into evaluating and building messaging solutions.

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October 17, 2018

Certified Kubernetes Deployments Made Easy with WebSphere Liberty Cloud Pak

You want to have confidence in your cloud-based deployment of WebSphere Liberty on Kubernetes. Developers want an environment that's ready to go, administrators want an infrastructure that's trusted. Who wants to be in the business of stitching together component layers and then verifying they're compatible with each other? With IBM Cloud Paks, rely on a trusted and tested release with key components verified as a set.

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October 16, 2018

Growing Our Family of Elastic Data Warehouse Offerings

Meet Flex, the newest member of our elastic data warehouse family. It delivers independent scaling of storage and compute, self-service backup and restore, and fast-recovery HA in a configuration optimized for storage-dense workloads.

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October 16, 2018

Watson Office Hours Special Event

Come join IBM specialists to receive 1:1 guidance and have questions answered about how to build with IBM Watson services in this Special Office Hours Event on October 29, 2018, at 1:00pm GMT/3:00pm Eastern European time.

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October 16, 2018

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service: Deployment Patterns for Maximizing Throughput and Availability

With the upcoming release of Kubernetes version 1.12 on IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service, we are releasing the new IKS LoadBalancer 2.0 for public beta so that customers may test. This article discusses the capabilities of this LoadBalancer service and a few deployment patterns around it, providing examples along the way.

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October 16, 2018

Helping Simplify HPC Workloads with HPCaaS from Rescale on IBM Cloud

HPC-as-a-Service with Rescale is a new IBM Cloud solution designed to simplify and streamline the many steps required for HPC workloads, including infrastructure deployment, data input, workflow management, and accessing results. Using this service, clients can rapidly execute their HPC jobs on IBM Cloud with their choice of application, compute type, and number of compute nodes.

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October 16, 2018

Serverless Data and Analytics

IBM Cloud has a really compelling portfolio of relevant serverless services that makes it a prime player in delivering a serverless data and analytics platform. All of these services have special mutual integration and optimization points.

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October 15, 2018

A Quick Guide to Redis Lua Scripting

In this post, we'll introduce Lua scripting for Redis, making sure that all the commands work with IBM Cloud Databases for Redis.

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