The Client Technical Engagement (CTE) team can help you accelerate your business outcomes. CTE has a premier location at the heart of the Think 2018 Cloud and Data campus -- on the expo floor at booth #660. We're bringing designers, developers, consultants, solution architects and technical luminaries to work with our clients on their cloud adoption and transformation journeys.
Last week I highlighted dozens of sessions from the IBM Cloud Garage consultancy of cloud architects and solution engineers that you’ll want to remember when planning your agenda. In this blog post, I introduce four of my colleages from our team on the IBM Cloud Garage Method. They will be on the staff supporting the Think 2018 conference as presenters, lab leaders, and “Ask Me Anything” experts. Look for them and ask them about the updated Garage Method Field Guide and two new Guides!
Think 2018 will feature all of IBM’s essential technologies in one place, including Cloud and data, Blockchain, infrastructure, and AI. The IBM Cloud Garage consultancy of cloud architects and solution engineers will be there as presenters, lab instructors, and consultants in the Cloud and Data Campus. This post highlights their sessions and discussions to help you plan your agenda!
Secure microservice-to-microservice communication across Kubernetes clusters using a private network
Deploying microservices works great inside a single Kubernetes cluster. But what if your microservices need to communicate with other microservices that are deployed in a separate cluster? And how can you connect those microservices using an encrypted connection through a private network for added security? This how-to presents the steps for the IBM Cloud Container Service.
One of the key elements of the Cloud Garage Method is Culture. That single word encompasses a whole range of practices about how we manage our projects, and how we interact with our stakeholders and each other. One of my favorite parts of the Cloud Garage culture is the fact that it includes a fun work environment.
Some clients express the concern that adopting microservices-oriented cloud architectures will mean operations of these environments will be more complicated due to multiple moving parts, dynamic topologies, and higher SLA requirements. Coming from a background which began in development and transitioned into Monitoring/Service Management, I have found just the opposite—monitoring operations are easier with a cloud-native environment. This post explains why cloud-based applications naturally support superior serviceability and reliability.
To give you an idea of the IBM Cloud Private environment, the IBM Cloud Garage Method site hosts a hands-on demonstration using actual private servers, allocated on demand for your evaluation. The brief 10 minute demo guides you through the steps of installing a storefront shopping application defined by several Kurbernetes-based microservices. Once installed, you’ll see how to monitor its deployment and running status.
Whether your APIs are organically developed, or they are exposed endpoints to existing back-end services, a DevOps platform gives you the ability to streamline and to automate the process of developing, building, testing, and deploying APIs onto the API runtime cloud platform. In this webinar, IBM distinguished engineers Paul Bahrs and Tien Nguyen will discuss how to achieve faster, more efficient API governance model for automated deployment using DevOps.