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July 10, 2018

Build, Deploy, and Scale Real-World Solutions on IBM Cloud

IBM Cloud Solution Tutorials give you step-by-step instructions to create applications running on virtual servers, Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry, and serverless architectures. The tutorials also cover topics ranging from web and mobile applications, chatbots, IoT, and machine learning and analytics.

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June 27, 2018

Obtain and visualise uniform metrics, logs, traces across microservices using Istio

In this blog post, you will learn how to setup Istio on your Kubernetes cluster using Helm or Kubernetes-YAML and you will be using add-ons like Jaeger, Prometheus, Grafana, & Weavescope to collect, query and visualize metrics, logs & traces (in-depth telemetry) for your microservices.

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June 20, 2018

Securing your Python app with OpenID Connect (OIDC)

Some weeks back I introduced to a tutorial on how to analyse GitHub traffic. The tutorial combines serverless technology and Cloud Foundry to automatically retrieve statistics and store them in Db2. The data can then be accessed and analyzed using a Python Flask app. Today, I am going to show you how the web site is protected using OpenID Connect and IBM Cloud App ID.

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June 19, 2018

Pod security policies in IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

You can now use Kubernetes pod security policies in your IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service clusters. These policies enable the cluster administrator to configure who is authorized to create and update pods. For many cluster administrators, this is an important security feature to leverage.

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May 30, 2018

IBM Cloud Private v2.1.0.3 Boosts Scalability and Security

IBM® just announced the release of version 2.1.0.3 of IBM Cloud Private which provides guidance for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance and adds new capabilities for securing, managing, and scaling your platform. Additionally, 2.1.0.3 includes support for both Microclimate and select open source runtimes.

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May 24, 2018

How to architect an application with microservices (part 2)

This 6-part series on microservices application development provides a context for defining a cloud-based pilot project that best fits current needs and prepares for a longer-term cloud adoption decision. Gartner analysts recently emphasized the importance of doing cloud native development as soon as possible after any initial migration of existing workloads. Explore the Gartner report […]

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May 3, 2018

Kubernetes versions in IBM Cloud Container Service

We are excited to announce the availability of Kubernetes v1.10.1 for your clusters that are running in IBM Cloud Container Service. You can easily update your cluster without the need for deep Kubernetes knowledge. When you deploy new clusters, the default Kubernetes version is now v1.9.7, or you can choose to immediately deploy v1.10.1. IBM Cloud Container Service now supports the latest four Kubernetes versions: v1.7, v1.8, v1.9, and v1.10. Please note that following our n-2 version support model, v1.7 will soon be deprecated.

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April 24, 2018

IBM Cloud Foundry – CF Summit Summary and Path Forward

The Cloud Foundry Summit 2018 Boston just ended, and all I can say is wow! I'm the Offering Manager for IBM Cloud Foundry, and let me just say, it's been an honor representing IBM Cloud Foundry this week and working with all the incredible IBM technology people supporting this IBM Cloud compute offering. There was so much going on, so many great new things to learn, and so much news all around, it was a world-wind week of Cloud Foundry excellence.

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February 28, 2018

How to see performance details for cloud functions (FaaS)

In a serverless application platform, functions as a service (Faas) run opaquely for the most part. In general terms, when a serverless function is invoked, the platform accepts the request and provisions resources before it executes the function. Let’s refer to the duration between accepting the request and the start of the function execution as the […]

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