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 22, 2018

Production Workloads on Multizone Kubernetes Clusters in London

The Kubernetes Service is already supported in London in our United Kingdom region, and we are very excited to announce the general availability of multizone clusters in London.

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October 22, 2018

Kafka Monthly Digest: September 2018

Important happenings in the Kafka community in September 2018, including Kafka Summit SF 2018, new releases, KIPs, and relevant blogs.

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October 22, 2018

Use Your Own Provider for Mail Sent with IBM Cloud App ID

With IBM Cloud App ID’s Cloud Directory feature, you can add sign-up and sign-in to your mobile or web apps and create a user registry to manage users. Cloud Directory supports sending email messages to your users to verify their email address, allows them to reset their password, and more.

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October 22, 2018

Scaling Your Java MicroProfile-Based Microservices App (1 of 3)

In the next three entries of this blog series, we’ll cover how to handle scalability for Liberty’s MicroProfile-based microservices. First up: Externalizing your configuration in support of different environments like dev, test, and production. Each requires specific values that must be changed based on the deployment environment. The MicroProfile Config Feature makes it easy.

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October 19, 2018

Part 1: Build Messaging Solutions with Apache Kafka or Event Streams for IBM Cloud

As part of the iterative approach described in the main introduction blog of this series, the first step is to building messaging solutions is to identify the use case requirements and quantify these requirements as much as possible in terms of Apache Kafka and Event Streams.

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October 19, 2018

Become an IBM Cloud Architect (In Less Than 1500 Words)

Now it's easy to learn how to apply Agile and Lean principles to get customers to experiment, learn, and deliver successful projects as a cloud architect.

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October 19, 2018

Explore and Quote Compute Services More Conveniently Than Ever

Being blocked by account access while trying to explore cloud infrastructure solutions can be a major deterrent when you're determining what services and providers are right for your enterprise. We are excited to announce that now all users can navigate to our IBM Cloud compute services without the need for an IBM Cloud account.

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October 18, 2018

Mount iSCSI Block Storage on VMware ESXi 6.5U2

It seems like pretty much everyone is using VMware ESXi virtualization nowadays. In this article, I'll cover how to mount IBM Cloud Block Storages onto this popular hypervisor using the iSCSI protocol.

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October 18, 2018

Explore the Best of IBM @ VMworld Europe This November

Attending VMworld 2018 in Barcelona? As you finalize your conference schedule, we’ve made a list of the Top Five sessions and activities you won’t want to miss. Don’t forget to put some time on your calendar to meet with IBM executives and SMEs as well.

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