microservices

Steve Harvey fans to embark on a new digital experience built on IBM Cloud

Steve Harvey is an entertainment legend. You might be one of the millions that tunes into the radio and TV shows he hosts. Maybe you’re a fan of his legendary stand-up comedy specials. Or maybe you’ve read one of his best-selling books, or heard about his growing business and philanthropic efforts. So where can fans […]

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CNCF welcomes Amazon, and so does IBM

It started with a simple theory. We, along with a handful of partners, were bold enough to believe that we could bring together all of the major cloud vendors to support a single community. That community would be dedicated to innovating around a set of leading-edge technologies which would enable the next generation of cloud […]

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5 ongoing changes in the world of cloud

I was recently invited to talk to a group of IT professionals on the theme of trends in cloud computing. Thinking about the brief and my experiences working in the field for the past few years, my talk centered on five major trends and signs of changes that I’m seeing on a day-to-day basis: 1. […]

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Microservice Builder: Software delivery goes from days to minutes

As the world becomes more connected than ever, your business must be ready to face rising challenges. In a study, Gartner predicts that by 2020 there will be more than 20 billion connected “things,” and the total will grow at an astonishing rate of 5.5 million new devices coming online each day. So how does […]

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Managing microservices with Istio

Nowadays, there are more and more developers adopting a microservices approach to build their applications. One of the main drivers for this is the need to build cloud-native applications, which are continuously available and dynamically scalable. This approach helps the developers break the applications into small, manageable pieces that can be developed and managed independently […]

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Introducing Microservice Builder (Beta)

Application development needs to adapt to enable faster innovation and business agility. According to an IDC survey, 60 percent of new applications will use cloud-enabled continuous delivery microservice architectures, DevOps, and containers. Why are microservice architectures gaining traction? Because they provide an agile and stable way for companies to develop and deliver modern, lightweight and […]

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How’s your cloud confidence?

I learned a lot at IBM InterConnect this year, but most importantly, I learned how cloud computing and having super powers are surprisingly similar concepts. I had a great time speaking with clients at the Cloud Confidence Center on the concourse. The central feature of the space was our cloud story string board, which was […]

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Come prove your building skills with WebSphere

Remember how awesome your building block structures were as a kid? Sure, others followed the instructions and built “by-the-book” pieces, but not you. Your designs were completely original, and therefore the greatest contraptions of all, complete with trap doors and aircraft vehicles that could transform into submarines. You didn’t know this then: that life has […]

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Detours on the way to microservices

In 2008, I first heard Adrian Cockcroft of Netflix describe microservices as “fine-grained service oriented architecture.” I’d spent the previous six years wrestling with the more brutish, coarse-grained service-oriented architecture, its standards and so-called “best practices.” I knew then that unlike web-scale offerings such as Netflix, the road to microservices adoption by companies would have […]

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11 ways to go cloud native with microservices and containers at InterConnect 2017

Think of a microservice within a cloud native application as similar to a Linux process: it’s designed to do one thing very well, runs only when and as long as needed, and often combines with others to work together on data. Since microservices run in containers, how a cloud platform manages relationships and resources among containers […]

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Bernhardt Furniture personalizes buyer experiences with a cloud-based virtual showroom

Twice a year, Bernhardt Furniture Company participates in the High Point Market, the furniture industry’s equivalent of fashion week where 2,800 wholesale buyers representing a slew of retailers browse the latest in furniture design and decide what they’ll put in their stores. The stakes are high for the 127-year-old family-owned company: the decisions that buyers […]

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8 ways to be serverless and event-driven at InterConnect 2017

Serverless, based on the Apache OpenWhisk open source project, IBM Buemix OpenWhisk is a programming platform as a service with packaged access to 160+ cognitive and other cloud services.  OpenWhisk scalably executes code in runtime containers in response to configurable events, through direct invocation, and without the need to manage infrastructure. Besides making cloud computing cost-effective […]

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