Containers

What are IBM Cloud Paks?

It’s been more than a decade since commercial cloud first transformed business, but even now only about 20 percent of workloads have moved to the cloud. Why? Factors such as skills gaps, integration issues, difficulties with established codes and vendor lock-in may be preventing most teams from fully modernizing their IT operations. Business leaders have […]

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Keep data safe, even when in use by container applications

One of the challenges for DevOps professionals is ensuring applications protect data while it is in use. According to Container Journal, that challenge may now be easier for developers to overcome because of IBM Cloud Data Shield, “which runs containerized applications in secure enclaves on the IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service”. IBM Cloud Data Shield uses […]

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A distinguished engineer’s 6 trends to watch in 2019

Douglas Adams once wrote, “Trying to predict the future is a mug’s game. But increasingly, it’s a game we all have to play because the world is changing so fast and we need to have some sort of idea of what the future’s actually going to be like because we are going to have to […]

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The top 10 Thoughts on Cloud articles of 2018

What are some topics that come to mind when you think of cloud in 2018? The depth and breadth of the possibilities in and capabilities of cloud computing became even more apparent over the past year. However, a few key topics did emerge from a look at the most popular articles on Thoughts on Cloud […]

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Kubernetes adoption and the importance of application performance management

Keeping up with the pace of innovation can be challenging, especially when an organization is responsible for business-critical applications. To maintain a competitive advantage, businesses must implement the most up-to-date technology efficiently and where it can have the greatest impact. For example, the efficiency, reliability and performance benefits of implementing a Kubernetes-based cloud environment can […]

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Containers vs. VMs: What’s the difference?

If you’ve only recently started learning about virtualization tools, you might wonder how containers differ from traditional virtual machines (VMs). After all, containers have become a dominant force in cloud-native development. It’s important to understand what they are and what they are not. Here’s everything you need to know to understand the containers versus VMs […]

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The ever-growing cloud opportunity

Modernizing existing systems and apps is no small task and transitioning to cloud can be fraught with risk. As a result, most companies are taking a gradual approach to transforming their organizations on the cloud while continuing to control their IT infrastructure on-premises for their most critical or sensitive business processes. Analysts estimate worldwide spending […]

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Kubernetes vs. Docker: Why not both?

Though some observers will argue the point, the Kubernetes versus Docker discussion is a bit of a misunderstanding. Both technologies focus on containers, but they don’t actually compete. Each is great for its intended purpose. In some cases, they even work together. Here’s how each solution can help you make the most of both. What […]

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IBM Cloud teams with Google and open community to help build Knative and expand the power of serverless

Today, in collaboration with Google Cloud and the open community, we are one step closer to ending the serverless versus containers debate among developers. We’ve long been of the belief that developers shouldn’t have to choose between the two when building a new app on the cloud. Ideally, the consistency and availability of containers should […]

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What is Kubernetes and why should you care?

If you have even a passing interest in containerization, you’ve probably heard a lot about Kubernetes. With the focus in cloud development shifting to containers, this technology has exploded in popularity. But what is Kubernetes and why does it matter to your business? The problem Businesses and their customers are pushing for flexibility, faster time […]

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Building a cloud for AI with Kubernetes, DevOps and scale

Since the launch of the IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service, our goal has been to provide developers with the broadest and easiest range of ways to scale, run and build with containers. Containers are natural building blocks for the next era of cloud workloads, such as AI and machine learning. We know the benefits of fueling […]

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Creating good vibrations with app modernization

What do sleigh bells, bongos, empty soda cans, trains and a barking dog having in common with application modernization? To explain, let’s travel back to the 1960s. In 1966, the Beach Boys released their album Pet Sounds, which is often regarded as one of the most influential albums in the history of music. Pet Sounds […]

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