June 21, 2018

How to deliver great performance for global apps on IBM Cloud

A large telecommunications service provider in Europe wants to serve customers in Brazil from their Frankfurt, Germany location. One challenge with such large geographical distances is achieving consistently low latency in order to provide a good user experience. Another challenge is scaling the infrastructure to handle a large number of user requests during peak traffic conditions.

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June 5, 2018

Using IBM Cloud Internet Services for application high availability and performance

You have an Internet facing application, or website, or API running in IBM Cloud that must be highly available and resilient to not only a datacenter or zone wide failures, but also region wide failures. In addition, it must be deployed in a distributed fashion such that clients or users are routed to the closest origin for best performance. In this article we will walk you through a simple configuration with IBM Cloud Internet Service that addresses these concerns and looks like the following when done:

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February 27, 2018

Bare Metal Worker Nodes in IBM Cloud Container Service

Do you want to maximize computing resources for your containerized apps? Does your organization require dedicated physical servers to run your workloads in the cloud?

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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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February 10, 2017

Drive DevOps transformation: Have developers own application monitoring

To learn more about the role that DevOps is playing in organizations today, IBM conducted a global study to explore DevOps adoption, usage patterns, and impact. Some key observations came out of this study that show how DevOps impacts all three pillars of software development: people, processes, and tools.

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February 1, 2017

Get the most out of Bluemix Availability Monitoring

In my last blog we kicked off a series of “how to” videos to help you quickly see value from monitoring your Bluemix Application. In case you missed that, we just launched a new service to help you called Bluemix Availability Monitoring.

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December 28, 2016

HTTP/2 will make the Internet faster. So why the slow adoption?

It's hard to measure the true impact HTTP/2 will have on our Internet experience, but there are a few technologists trying to figure it out.

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November 15, 2016

Building up to OpenStack II: Improving Cloud Performance

In this blog, second in a series, we’ll cover more cloud fundamentals: More about QEMU, and lots more about how to improve your cloud’s overall workload performance.

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August 23, 2016

IBM Bluemix Availability Monitoring now available as Beta!

IBM Bluemix Availability Monitoring service is native to the Bluemix platform and maximizes the uptime and user satisfaction of applications wherever they are deployed – in development, test, staging, or production. Tightly integrated into the DevOps lifecycle, the service proactively runs simulated tests from around the world to detect, isolate, and diagnose performance issues.

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