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Let us know your experience with IBM Cloud Foundry

This is all about the importance of the Cloud Foundry survey and what we learn about our customers. But most check out the prizes you can win for taking this important survey.

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Setting up Terraform and IBM Cloud Provider on Windows

This blog post is a quick guide on how to setup Terraform and IBM Cloud Provider on Windows operating system.

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Monster performance from IBM Compose for ScyllaDB powers IBM Cloud’s service catalog

When your business is operating at web scale, every microsecond counts. For most of the past decade, it has been an open secret that website performance has a measurable impact on financial results – for example, a study conducted by one major web retailer revealed that every additional 100 milliseconds of latency resulted in substantial and costly losses in revenue.

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Running Go Programs as IBM Cloud Functions

IBM Cloud Functions is a functions-as-a-service platform that is powered by Apache OpenWhisk. It is a readily extensible serverless platform that supports functions authored in various programing languages including Node.js,Python, Swift, Java, and PHP. A feature of IBM Cloud Functions that has been around for some time but not well documented is support for native binaries: any executable that is binary compatible […]

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Connecting your Kubernetes cluster to on-premises resources

Writing microservices in containers and deploying them to a Kubernetes cluster running on IBM Cloud is a great way to create greenfield applications. Frequently you'll also have mountains of useful data hosted by on-premises systems. What if you can’t migrate this data to the cloud due to compliance reasons, but you still want to allow your new microservice application to leverage it?

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Building Your Decoder Ring At CloudNativeCon

Today I’m blogging from ISTIO Day at CloudNativeCon in Austin. IBM has a whole cache of event activities for attendees looking to unlock the secrets to accelerated DevOps, container ops, distributed logging, container security, microservices, and serverless computing. We’ll also have tips & tricks for building cloud native.  Coming out of the conference, developers will […]

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Keeping up-to-date with Kubernetes

Kubernetes development and adoption continues to grow at a rapid pace, and keeping current can be difficult without the right process and tools. For example, IBM Cloud Container Service launched with support for Kubernetes v1.5.6 earlier this year. Since that initial launch, the Kubernetes community provided 3 minor releases (v1.6, v1.7, and v1.8) and over 25 patch releases. By year's end there's likely to be another minor release and numerous patches. So with all this change, what's the best way to keep your cluster and apps up-to-date and secure?

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Introducing Serverless Composition for IBM Cloud Functions

Functions-as-a-Service (FaaS) bring to the cloud a set of properties that are central to the serverless computing promise: little to no concern about infrastructure operations, auto provisioning and auto scaling, and pay-per-use with zero cost for idle time. While these benefits are driving the growth of FaaS, developers are quickly realizing they need a better programming […]

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Quick tests of WebSphere apps, easily done in the cloud

There are several cases where it is useful to be able to stand up additional WebSphere capacity for a limited time period, without needing to worry about data center server capacity and software licenses. Typical examples include batch type workloads, test of new code at infrequent intervals, maybe as part of an overall application modernization strategy.

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