microservices

Gain flexibility with microservices applications

Microservice development techniques have ushered in an unprecedented era of continuous delivery and deployment. It’s important that organizations investing in IT evaluate its application modernization journey. As part of that journey, businesses can gain efficiencies and cost savings by unlocking the potential of microclimate architectures. Yet, careful consideration must be given to how to best […]

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Simplifying complex modernization strategies with the right tools

A few years ago, NASA found water on Mars and mountains on Pluto. The first ever self-driving cars hit the road across the country. And organizations were still building compute workloads with monolithic applications in their local, dedicated data centers with predefined support and upgrade cycles. How far we’ve come since then. Companies are realizing […]

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4 benefits microservices architecture can bring to integration

While some of its benefits go back to development practices as old as Unix, the modern concept of microservices architecture originated at born-on-the-web companies in the last decade. At first, many observers were skeptical microservices could work outside of a few web-based firms. These days, companies from a wide range of industries have successfully embraced […]

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Shifting from the monolith to the cloud with microservices

Rapid application deployment is vital for companies to meet consumer demands, compete in the market and scale for the future. Quickly delivering software to support your organization across these facets is a tall order. Developers often spend their days building something new or debugging something that’s broken, which is why they want a solution that […]

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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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Microservices and APIs help modernize mainframe applications

An increasing number of financial services customers with mainframe applications want and need to modernize. They face many issues related to the management, maintenance and deployment of mainframe applications. Real-world modernization barriers Most financial services customers are reluctant to modernize mission-critical applications because, well, they are mission critical. They run the business on them. These […]

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Tackling APIs in a multicloud world

Businesses have rapidly adopted cloud technologies for greater efficiency, lower cost and enhanced agility to drive innovation. But they aren’t picking just one cloud provider. They are deploying applications across a range of environments, including on-premises, private cloud and public clouds. Workloads are split across multiple cloud platforms, including IBM Cloud. According to IDC, by […]

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SOA versus microservices: What’s the difference?

If you work in IT, you might have heard the SOA versus microservices debate. After all, everyone is talking about microservices and agile applications these days. At first glance, the two approaches sound very similar. In some ways, they are. Both are different from a traditional, monolithic architecture in that every service will have its […]

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IBM, Google Cloud and the open community launch Istio 1.0 to bring microservices to the enterprise

Just over a year ago, we launched the first release of Istio in collaboration with Google Cloud, Lyft and the open community. Since then, Istio has become a popular and active open service mesh project with hundreds of contributors and users from startups and global airlines to international data networks. In collaboration with Google Cloud, […]

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What is a modern app?

Modernizing something means it must be obsolete to begin with. That’s true of applications as much as anything else. What may be a “heritage” application to you may not seem out of date to someone else. Looking back at heritage applications To appreciate a modern application, one must understand what a modern application is not. […]

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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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3 best practices for digital transformation

We are living in a rapidly evolving digital era, which is underpinned by proliferating technologies based in cloud computing: artificial intelligence, blockchain, and Internet of Things (IoT). Consumers demand real-time, secure, intuitive, and web- or mobile-based digital services. This evolution will accelerate as 5G cellular service becomes widely available within a few years. To be […]

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