February 5, 2018

Cloud native applications and the “golden age” of service management

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.

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January 24, 2018

Dashboards for IBM Cloud Private

Large enterprises will have a requirement for the IBM Cloud Private components to be monitored and feed alerts to an event management tool for notification and possible incident management, if warranted. With input from numerous IBMers and in collaboration with Robert Barron, we delivered the initial Cloud Service Management and Operations Dashboards to assist an organization with gaining an immediate understanding of the health of their IBM Cloud Private deployments.

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September 12, 2017

Learning how to monitor your first Bluemix application in Production (Part 3)

This is the last of three parts on preparing and deploying an MVP application

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September 6, 2017

Getting organized to take your first Bluemix application all the way into Production (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this series we described the IBM Bluemix Garage’s approach to building a Cloud Foundry application and introduced the top ten steps to consider in an MVP Build-Up to ensure the application is production-ready.Below we elaborate and provide practical guidance on the basic steps to consider putting in place to establish a good foundation in preparation to going into production.

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August 9, 2017

Considerations in taking your first Bluemix application all the way into Production (Part 1)

This is the first of three blog posts describing how the IBM Bluemix Garage helps clients successfully deploy and manage their first application on IBM Bluemix.

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