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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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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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Bring your own private IP addresses to the cloud using IBM Container Service

In our previous series on Kubernetes and the IBM Container Service, we learned how to deploy and secure container-based workloads on the IBM Cloud. Of course, not all applications and services are meant to be consumed by the public internet in general, so in this post, we will discuss how to expose these services to an on-premises network, accessible only through a VPN tunnel.

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How do I monitor my IBM Cloud applications?

If you are a service owner or first responder, you ask yourself "What’s going on with my IBM Cloud application?", "Are my customers satisfied with the service they’re getting?", "Has performance changed recently?" and so on. The answer begins with your organization's plan to design, deliver, operate, and control the IT and cloud services that it offers. This first post of the series begins with monitoring your cloud-based applications.

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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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IBM Cloud Private V2.1 – Deploy Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry with ease in your data center

IBM Cloud Private is focused on enabling your enterprise to make the journey to cloud. Whether you’re starting with more automation to manage virtual machines or building 12-factor apps on top of container platforms like Kubernetes, all of the pieces are available in one packaged offering from IBM. Start your journey to cloud by setting up Kubernetes from IBM Cloud Private.

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Microservices: 5 Principles of Management

The benefits of a microservices architecture come with a price. The service management solution must deal with the architecture’s inherent dynamics, dependencies, and complexities to ensure that the application is available and performing. Ignoring these considerations could result in the microservice-based applications might behave worse than a monolithic application that was built in the traditional fashion. The principles of managing microservices explained in this post will help you avoid these pitfalls.

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Microservices and cloud-native development versus traditional development

Kyle Brown, Distinguished Engineer at IBM, shares his experience assisting IBM Cloud Garage clients with the adoption of microservices leveraging the tools and practices defined in the Garage Method.

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WebSphere on the Cloud: Evolving to Microservices

Do you have existing monolithic Java/JEE applications running on WebSphere Application Server? Is your application comprised of multiple business functionalities, but it’s packaged as a single application? Are there performance bottlenecks that you are not able to resolve because the application does not scale well? If you answered yes to any of these questions, read this post to learn how you can refactor your existing monolithic WebSphere application into a microservices-based application.

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