Cloud Computing vs. Cloud Native: The Difference Revealed!

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This article is co-written by Anne Currie and Michelle Gienow Though the terms are often confused, cloud computing and Cloud Native are two entirely separate entities! Cloud computing -- often referred to simply as “the Cloud” -- is the on-demand delivery of infrastructure (hardware/servers), storage, databases and all kinds of application services via the internet. Frequently these [...]

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The Problem(s) with Cloud Computing

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  This article was jointly written by Container Solutions engineer Anne Currie and Michelle Gienow. Once upon a time, the world’s most advanced technologies were attainable only by large enterprises. Companies who could maintain in-house IT teams dedicated to the development, care and feeding of powerful but still-immature innovations like containers and microservices. Cloud [...]

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The Cloud Native Engineer Role

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Cloud computing changed the required skills for software engineers and system administrators. IT departments that didn’t continuously researched and adopted new technologies are usually caught off-guard when they decide to “move to the cloud”. A cloud native IT department requires new skills as the software they have will need refactoring and repackaging to run and take advantage of the new [...]

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What is Cloud Computing?

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This article was written jointly by Container Solutions engineer Anne Currie and Michelle Gienow When we talk about cloud computing, what do we actually mean? Quite often we might be referencing the public cloud. As in, how someone (probably Amazon) built a giant warehouse full of servers with reliable and redundant power along with fast external and internal networking - in other words, a [...]

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Unicorn Solutions Are Far From Magical

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Cloud native architecture can practically endow software developers with superpowers by granting project velocity, scalability, increased security and reliability, even cost savings. An undeniably potent combination of capabilites -- but only if we use them correctly. As we explored previously in When is the Wrong Time to Use Kubernetes?, the desire to modernise infrastructure and go Cloud [...]

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