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June 19, 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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June 15, 2017

Kubernetes and IBM Bluemix: How to deploy, manage, and secure your container-based workloads – Part 3

IBM Bluemix Container Service is based on Kubernetes and runs on top of IBM Bluemix Infrastructure; it automates the full end-to-end installation of Kubernetes through the Bluemix portal. This series of posts will explain what infrastructure components are involved, how to connect it to your existing workloads and data sources, and how to secure it. In this entry, we finish looking at the network details behind the communication between your container-based workloads in Kubernetes.

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June 5, 2017

SmartFactoryKL- IBM’s learning factory and Industrie 4.0 Reference Architecture example

SmartFactoryKL has become the learning and showcase factory for IBM and its strategic technology in the area of Industrie 4.0 and addresses the full scope of the IBM Industrie 4.0 Reference Architecture. This post presents their use cases that demonstrate a typical Industrie 4.0 project in a public-private initiative.

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June 5, 2017

Focus your ideas and deploy faster with Cloud Architectures and the IBM Garage Method

The IBM Cloud Garage Method sets you up with tools: Design Thinking, reference architectures, code templates, tutorials, services guidance - what you need to focus your ideas and deploy faster. Imagine how much faster you can innovate when you start by knowing what works in general, have techniques to identify the unique need or problem, and then dive into implementation?

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June 1, 2017

Start your DevOps journey with an experienced guide

Based on the experience of our cloud consultants, the IBM Cloud Garage Method provides reference architectures, proven practices, and toolchains to jump-start your cloud and DevOps transformation.

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May 30, 2017

Kubernetes and IBM Bluemix: How to deploy, manage, and secure your container-based workloads – Part 2

IBM Bluemix Container Service is based on Kubernetes and runs on top of IBM Bluemix Infrastructure; it automates the full end-to-end installation of Kubernetes through the Bluemix portal. This series of posts will explain what infrastructure components are involved, how to connect it to your existing workloads and data sources, and how to secure it. In this entry, we look at the network details more closely to better understand how your container-based workloads communicate between each other in Kubernetes.

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May 24, 2017

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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May 23, 2017

How to strengthen your development team with IBM DevOps Insights

Complex systems require developers to work together and problem-solve together. To achieve this goal, developers must be able to easily read, understand, edit, or rewrite each others code. Using IBM DevOps Insights, I’ll show you how social coding interactions affect your development team dynamic and how your team do more faster by adapting your development processes based on these insights.

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May 22, 2017

Kubernetes and IBM Cloud: How to deploy, manage, and secure your container-based workloads

IBM Bluemix Container Service is based on Kubernetes and runs on top of IBM Bluemix Infrastructure; it automates the full end-to-end installation of Kubernetes through the Bluemix portal. This series of posts will explain what infrastructure components are involved, how to connect it to your existing workloads and data sources, and how to secure it.

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