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.

Hybrid Deployments

IBM Cloud Private V3.1: Top Five Improvements

We are very pleased to announce the release of IBM Cloud Private V3.1! Simplified getting started, upgraded Kubernetes et al, streamlined user experience, and more.

Databases

A Quick Guide to IBM Cloud Databases for PostgreSQL

As you may have seen, we're launching a new range of databases called IBM Cloud Databases with Databases for PostgreSQL and Databases for Redis. If not, then let's get you up to speed by looking at IBM Cloud Databases for PostgreSQL.
October 15, 2018

New Builders Podcast Ep. 43: VMworld and VMware with Simon Kofkin-Hansen

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.

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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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October 15, 2018

Add Custom Domain and TLS Certificate to Your Secure Cloud App

Secure your cloud app end to end. Use a custom domain with TLS certificate for apps deployed on IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service.

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October 12, 2018

Querying the IBM Cloud Databases API from the Command Line

Querying APIs can look like a lot of complex and hard work at times. Sometimes the best way to explain things is to show, and in this article, we're going to show the process of querying the API of the just-launched IBM Cloud Databases.

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October 12, 2018

Cloud Functions Package Design and Best Practices

Whether they're JARs, libs, Gems, or modules, successful programming languages provide an ability to share and re-use code. IBM Cloud Functions is no different—it enables developer productivity through installable packages. But what makes a good package?

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October 11, 2018

Java Microservices with MicroProfile – Rest Client and JSON-B

To help us effectively implement REST, powerful languages like Java provide a vast library of convenient tools to use. Today's blog will highlight two features, MicroProfile's Rest Client 1.0 and JSON-B, and how to build them into your Java EE microservice application to help you achieve the benefits of cloud-based application performance, scalability, and simplicity. 

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October 11, 2018

IBM Aspera CLI for IBM Cloud Private

IBM Aspera is very excited to release our first deliverable to support IBM Cloud Private (ICP). ICP is built on open standards using Docker and Kubernetes. The Aspera CLI can be easily provisioned within ICP environments to provide fast and secure data transport into or out of private cloud environments.

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October 11, 2018

Using VMware Update Manager in Your VCS Instance

One of the great things about VMware on IBM Cloud is that you can use your existing tools and knowledge straight away. The VMware folks have integrated VMware Update Manager directly into the vCenter Server Appliance that is automatically deployed in your VCS instance.

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October 10, 2018

Growth Fabric – Learnings for Repeatable Growth

If mastering growth isn't already challenging enough, how do we ensure it's repeatable? We've got five steps to ensure that your robust efforts to create or transform yourself and your organization into a growth juggernaut are not lost the moment that something changes.

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