Move a VM based application to Kubernetes

The IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service offers managed Kubernetes clusters with isolation and hardware choice, operational tools, integrated security, as well as insights into images and containers. Kubernetes offers many great benefits like application scalability, visibility, time savings, version control, rolling updates and more.

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Bare metal servers vs. virtual servers: Choosing the best option for you

What criteria do you use when selecting the right cloud infrastructure to run a workload? Why choose one over the other – bare metal or virtual servers? Check out some of the key criteria that you should consider when selecting a cloud server environment.

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Using IBM Cloud Internet Services for application high availability and performance

You have an Internet facing application, or website, or API running in IBM Cloud that must be highly available and resilient to not only a datacenter or zone wide failures, but also region wide failures. In addition, it must be deployed in a distributed fashion such that clients or users are routed to the closest origin for best performance. In this article we will walk you through a simple configuration with IBM Cloud Internet Service that addresses these concerns and looks like the following when done:

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Analyze and visualize open data with Apache Spark

Many government agencies and public administrations offer access to data, contributing to open data. Using IBM Watson Studio with Jupyter Notebooks and Apache Spark it is simple to retrieve, combine and analyze data from different sources. The result can be easily visualized. Learn what it takes with this IBM Cloud solution tutorial.

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Enhance IBM Cloud virtual servers with NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPUs

The global availability of NVIDIA®Tesla®P100 graphics processing units (GPUs) in IBM Cloud’s virtual server environment is now here. Learn how you can significantly accelerate the performance of your compute heavy workloads with GPUs on IBM Cloud servers.

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Creating Spring Boot applications with App ID

A typical problem developers face when creating a new app is implementing their own sign-in and identity management mechanism. This can be easily achieved by developers integrating IBM Cloud App ID into their apps. In this post, I will show you step-by-step, how to integrate App ID into a sample Spring Boot application that uses OAuth 2. The integration gives us the possibility to use OIDC to retrieve user information when users log in to the app.

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How to pack serverless Python actions

For my tutorial on automated data retrieval and analytics, I use IBM Cloud Functions to automatically fetch GitHub traffic statistics once a day. It is implemented as a serverless Python action. Because some Python packages are needed, the question was how to pack and create the action. In this blog post, I share my experiences.

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IBM Cloud Object Storage Regional service now available in Frankfurt

IBM Cloud Object Storage regional service is now available in Frankfurt, Germany. Learn how this Regional service provides availability and data durability by automatically storing data across three IBM Cloud data centers in the Frankfurt region.

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Generate Rich Business Insights Through Streaming Analytics

Today’s generation of cognitive and analytical solutions pack a powerful punch, thanks to their ability to deliver insights as they are requested by decision makers or systems. Many of today’s game-changing solutions provide in-depth insights – ranging from understanding customer intentions, to healthcare measures, to systems performance – at the moment they are needed, which is often in real time. Cognitive and analytics systems can dive deep to draw and deliver inferences on behaviors and patterns.

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