Rick Osowski

Speed deployment on Kubernetes with Helm Chart – Quick YAML example from scratch

Are you working with Kubernetes, with all the recent supporting releases on IBM Cloud Private, the IBM Bluemix Container Service on IBM Cloud Platform, or elsewhere? Are you in the middle of containerizing workloads across your portfolio? Have you adopted Kubernetes and looking to speed up deployment and reuse? This post is a learn-by-doing example that introduces you to Helm and Helm Charts.

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How to rapidly develop apps with microservices (part 1)

This is the first post in a series on how to move your team towards the best long-term cloud platform adoption decision. Since adopting a cloud platform involves a significant commitment, and implies the confirmation that comes from previous work on one or more pilot projects, the primary goal of this series is to get you to the step of defining an appropriate cloud-based pilot project for your team.

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WebSphere on the Cloud: Application Modernization

In our last post, we took high-level view of our process for moving WebSphere applications to the cloud. In this entry, we'll look closely at the tools that help you with the first step, modernizing your existing WebSphere application.

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How to use development patterns with microservices (part 4)

This is the fourth post in a series on microservices application development. The series provides a context for defining a cloud-based pilot project that best fits current needs and prepares for a longer-term cloud adoption decision.

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Rapidly developing applications (part 1): an overview

This is the first post in a series on how to move your team towards the best long-term cloud platform adoption decision. Since adopting a cloud platform involves a significant commitment, and implies the confirmation that comes from previous work on one or more pilot projects, the primary goal of this series is to get you to the step of defining an appropriate cloud-based pilot project for your team.

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Taking WebSphere Applications to the Cloud

With many traditional workloads moving to cloud-based infrastructures, now is the perfect time to assess your existing Java-based workloads and migrate them to WebSphere Application Server on IBM Bluemix. More commonly known as “WAS on Cloud”, this service provides a fully-configured, turn-key WebSphere-based application environment, supporting both Traditional WAS and Liberty applications. You use your same tried & true wsadmin automation scripts, same CI/CD techniques, but just point them at Bluemix instead of your own infrastructure! This post summarizes the steps from WAS to the cloud.

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IBM Containers and Bluemix Services – simplifying distributed Docker applications at runtime

Instead of hard-coding or manually passing in environment variable parameters from the command-line, developers can dynamically and programmatically bind service instances to container instances on Bluemix using IBM Containers. This how-to shows you one way to access the bound service information when you need it prior to the main Docker executable starting.

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How big is Big Data? Get hands-on experience today.

We've recently published the beginning of the Big Data Actionable Architecture on Bluemix series, starting with secured hybrid data warehouses. This workshop series introduces you what Big Data and Analytics capabilities are, how Bluemix supports them, and then gets you hands-on with Bluemix in walking through a real-world use case.

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