How to scale my microservice with Cloud Foundry, Containers and OpenWhisk?

As your app gets more users and traffic how do you scale its components to handle the additional load?

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Prevent ransomware attacks with blockchain

This weekend saw a large scale 'ransomware' attack. It affected among other institutions, the National Health Service in the UK. Patient treatment was delayed and new born babies had to stay at hospitals a little longer than they should, because their identity couldn't be registered. This made me wonder if health records stored in blockchain could been used to prevent ransomware attacks.

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One microservice, three compute options: Cloud Foundry, container & OpenWhisk – the choice is yours

How do Cloud Foundry, Kubernetes, OpenWhisk differ and which one would you pick for your next project?

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Serverless computing and Watson service chaining via OpenWhisk : Part 1 of 3 Resource Requirements

This 3-part series of posts helps you understand the in-depth features of Serverless Computing via OpenWhisk. OpenWhisk offers an easy way to chain services where an output of first action acts as an input to the second action and so on in a sequence. This post describes the resource requirements for performing this lab.

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Serverless computing and Watson service chaining via OpenWhisk : Part 3 of 3 expose an action or sequence

By now, you should be aware of what OpenWhisk is and leverage OpenWhisk Sequence to chain Watson services. Also, you should have created Swift and NodeJS actions for transforming the JSON to required formats. In this post, you will learn how to expose an action or a sequence (Chain of actions) as a RESTful endpoint via OpenWhisk API Gateway and OpenWhisk CLI.

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Serverless computing and Watson service chaining via OpenWhisk : Part 2 of 3 chaining the services

In Part 1 of this series, you learned the basics of Serverless computing and the building blocks behind OpenWhisk. In this post, you will create Watson Services and add them to an OpenWhisk Sequence on IBM Bluemix. As our post is all about chaining Watson Services using OpenWhisk, in this section you will create three Watson Services

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Changing the rules of storage

For decades we have become masters at storage. With file, block and object storage we have found new ways to sock away ever increasing volumes of data and content. As the adoption of cloud has taken hold in the personal and professional realm, we are now able to sock away seemingly infinite volumes of data.

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Kubernetes now available on IBM Bluemix Container Service

Today IBM has released a beta of Kubernetes support in the IBM Bluemix Container Service. The IBM Bluemix Container Service, now combines Docker and Kubernetes to deliver powerful tools, an intuitive user experience, and built-in security and isolation to enable rapid delivery of applications all while leveraging Cloud Services including cognitive capabilities from Watson

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New Benefits Program for Cloud Solutions Providers ISVs

Wondering how to accelerate your business? Good news! – IBM is announcing a new benefits program specifically designed for the needs of Cloud Solutions Providers and ISVs. Do you need access to technology? Need help to drive demand for your business? Ready to make more money?

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