Architecture Center

December 19, 2017

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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December 8, 2017

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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October 25, 2017

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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October 24, 2017

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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October 13, 2017

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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September 26, 2017

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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September 5, 2017

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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August 9, 2017

Webinar: Rapidly developing applications with microservices

This webinar presents the important aspects of microservices by focusing on a specific cloud enhanced and cloud native microservice reference application. The presentation includes the deployment of an app on a managed Kubernetes service and explanation of the benefits of doing DevOps within that environment.

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August 8, 2017

How to design and version APIs for microservices (part 6)

In part 6, we review best practices for creating and maintaining APIs within an application and between a cloud-deployed application and components that live on premises. This is a guide to the overall series.

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