Articles about microservices

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Orchestral manoeuvres in the Docker: A noob's guide to microservices

Given the hype around microservices, it's tempting to question whether the task of managing microservices has also been oversold. Isn't it just just like managing a traditional piece of software? Well, no. Here's why. In the case of our trusted monolithic applications, you'll more often than not find yourself dealing with a …
Michael Crilly, 14 May 2018

Ex-Nimble CEO grabs controls at microservices monitoring biz Sysdig

Ex-Nimble top dog Suresh Vasudevan is the new president and CEO of container intelligence outfit Sysdig. Sysdig uses open-source tech to give admins and developers information for container troubleshooting, visibility and security. The firm's unified platform works with Docker, has Kubernetes, Mesos and Swarm integration, and …
Chris Mellor, 24 Apr 2018
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Microservices 101

Supported Public cloud providers increasingly differentiate themselves through the features and services they provide. These run from basic storage or content delivery network up to sophisticated flavours of data analysis and increasingly Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). For the most part, these services are not …
Trevor Pott, 20 Dec 2017
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Sir, you're doing 60 in a 30mph container zone. What are you, some kind of devops cop?

Profile An Israeli startup has devised a containerised traffic cop which it claims stops rogue containers from misbehaving at run-time. Aqua Security uses a combination of intelligent defaults, machine learning, and threat research to provide life cycle security for container-based applications. it supports both Linux and Windows …
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With microservices Java can at last join us in our cloudy, DevOpsy world

Microservices aren't a new concept to Java – their forerunner was Service Oriented Architectures (SOA), which could be constructed, among other means, with the assistance of Enterprise JavaBeans (EJBs). The fundamental concept behind microservices is applications should be broken down into small services that can be …
Trevor Pott, 16 Oct 2017
Microsoft's Service Fabric is an application platform for microservices

Redmond takes a small step towards opening Service Fabric

Last year, Microsoft offered up its first public beta of Azure Service Fabric for Linux. This month, it quietly took another step with the fabric by partly open-sourcing it. As we reported last November, Azure Service Fabric is a platform for cloud-hosted microservices. Created to handle Microsoft projects like Azure SQL, …
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This easy one cloud trick is in DANGER. Why?

Legacy, or technical debt – call it what you will – has always been a major challenge to techies looking to move forward and never more so than now, as you're being asked to shift data centre software to the cloud. Possibly the biggest challenge in dealing with legacy is identifying who “owned” an application when it was …
Chris Tofts, 9 Mar 2017
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Oracle confirms Java EE 8 is delayed for 'major enhancements'

Java Enterprise Edition 8 is delayed yet again, Oracle has conceded. The next enterprise Java will ship at the end of 2017 – moving back at least six months from Oracle’s last rescheduled date that it named in June, of “first half” of next year. Anil Gaur, Oracle’s vice president for Java EE and application server development …
Gavin Clarke, 20 Sep 2016
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Stripped and ready to go: Enterprise Java MicroProfile lands

The project for a lightweight and modular enterprise Java suited to microservices has hit general release. MicroProfile 1.0 has now hit general availability, just over two months after the project was unveiled by representatives of IBM, Red Hat, Tomitribe, Payara and the London Java Community on June 27. A formal announcement …
Gavin Clarke, 16 Sep 2016
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What do microservices do to data stores? Netflix is built on them and had no idea!

Microservices are the new black for developers, but even one of their world's biggest and most prominent users – Netflix – has said they're a bugger to manage. “As Netflix runs thousands of microservices, we are not always aware of the traffic that bundled microservices may generate on our backend systems,” write the company's …

Citrix to unleash containerised NetScaler this month

Citrix is mere weeks away from releasing the containerised version of its NetScaler application delivery controller is revealed last December. “NetScaler CPX” was shown off at the company's Synergy conference last month, but NetScaler veep and general manager Ash Chowdappa today told The Register the software has snuck into a …

Virtuozzo to build full container stack, target the data centre

Virtuozzo is going to build a comprehensive stack of tech for containerised computing. The company is the server virtualisation bits of the now-devolved Parallels, which kept its name for a spin-out devoted to desktop hypervisors. The company's cloud automation assets were sold to Ingram Micro and the Plesk service desk …
Simon Sharwood, 12 May 2016
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Continuous Lifecycle: Making a big noise about microservices

They may be small, but microservices are having a real impact on the way real world organisations are developing, deploying and maintaining their software. That’s why we’ve got thought leaders and real world users discussing the impact of microservices architectures at Continuous Lifecycle London from May 3 to 5. Electric …
Joe Fay, 23 Mar 2016
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Big, fat fail? Here's how to avoid that: Microservices and you

Sure, we've all heard about "microservices" but just what use are they and why would you want them? How do you even start designing microservices? Most applications built more than a couple a years ago would more than likely use classic application design methodology that is monolithic in nature, i.e. everything is bundled …
Stuart Burns, 16 Feb 2016
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Continuous Lifecycle: Want to get deep? Welcome to our workshops

The schedule for Continuous Lifecycle London is filling up, and today we’re pleased to announce four all-day workshop sessions on May 5 for those of you who want to drill really really deep on DevOps, Agile and CD. Each of these sessions is designed to give you a deep understanding of the topic in question, and hands-on …
Joe Fay, 22 Jan 2016
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No, Agile does not 'equal' DevOps: Examining complexity and the long haul

Two of the hottest buzzwords in the industry at the moment are DevOps and microservices – both are riding high on the hype cycle and we're starting to see gurus emerge telling us that they will save the IT industry (or at least save the industry a great deal of money). One of the ideas of DevOps is that software deployment …
Andrew Cobley, 14 Jan 2016
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Microservices are not the same thing as components

Mention cloud, mention DevOps and it won’t be long before microservices enters the discussion. But what is, or are, microservices? The name implies something small – but what? Is it a part of a bigger thing or a piece of discrete functionality? And how are microservices different to application components? And why should we …

Nexenta catches micro-services bug, slings its Edge into containers

Nexenta is supporting containerised servers by having its NexentaEdge product nodes run as microservices along with application microservices on any scale-out Linux server cluster. NexentaEdge is scale-out block and object storage. Containers are a more efficient form of server virtualisation, having thinner "wrappers" than …
Chris Mellor, 16 Sep 2015

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