Architecture Center

May 16, 2017

How to strengthen your dev team with insights on social coding

You probably have a good idea who are your strongest coders and who's great at debugging. You may even have a feeling about who'd be a potentially strong mentor for those new to your team. Don't rely on intuition, leverage the key social cues buried in your code repository. With the new DevOps Insights from Bluemix, you'll see how your team interacts based on real data, not guesswork.

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May 15, 2017

Your cloud architecture questions answered

You don’t need to start with a blank sheet of paper. Based on years of consulting engagements, the IBM Cloud Garage Method distills a portfolio of practices and provides blueprints that address business challenges. The blueprints, or reference architectures, are based on proven solutions that combine compute infrastructure and cloud-based services. Here's how you get started.

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May 10, 2017

Update to IBM Cloud Garage Method Field Guide

We've updated the Garage Method site and our high-level overview of the IBM Cloud Garage Method. Learn about the Garage Method’s practices, toolchains and architectures that will transform your the entire product lifecycle.

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May 8, 2017

My microservice has crashed, now what?

Although you have been very cautious about protecting your code against failures, it happened, it crashed. Now what? How does the platform help you keep your service available?

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May 8, 2017

Practical Advice: Key decisions when building Microservices apps in Java with Kubernetes

Based on our experience developing a sample storefront application as part of the IBM Garage Method Reference Architecture for Microservices, this post summarizes key design decisions to consider as part of a Kubernetes-based deployment and offers our recommendations.

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May 2, 2017

Performance and scalability case study of an Online Banking Application

This post summarizes the performance and scalability characteristics of an online banking (OLB) application deployed on IBM Bluemix cloud platform. The performance case study was conducted on both Bluemix Dedicated and Local platforms. The main focus of this work is to understand the capabilities of the Bluemix platform and demonstrate that it can meet the performance and scalability requirements of an OLB application at peak load.

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April 28, 2017

Announcing the IoT Industrie 4.0 reference architecture

Whether you call it Industrie 4.0/Industrial IoT or simply Digital Manufacturing, innovation on the shop floor is of heightened interest to organizations. By seizing opportunities to integrate vertically from machines to cloud, horizontally among supply networks, or along the lifecycle of the product, organizations can improve processes, quality and interoperability to meet changing business needs and achieve extremes of custom manufacturing. Industrie 4.0 represents a special case of the general Internet of Things reference architecture; this post introduces IBM's IoT Industrie 4.0 reference architecture, available in the Cloud Garage Method's Architecture Center.

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April 26, 2017

One microservice, three compute options: Cloud Foundry, container & OpenWhisk – the choice is yours

How do Cloud Foundry, Kubernetes, OpenWhisk differ and which one would you pick for your next project?

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April 9, 2017

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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