A Timeless Way of Building a Cloud Native System?

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This article was written jointly by Anne Currie and our CTO Pini Reznik. Introducing Patterns In 1979 a US architect called Christopher Alexander wrote two best selling books that proposed a different way to architect cities, streets and homes. The books were called “A Pattern Language” and “A Timeless Way of Building”. The approach to design and architecture that he described has had a [...]

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Six Steps to Successful Cloud Native Migration (Part 2)

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Every time we guide another enterprise client onto the cloud, Container Solutions gains new experience and insights. We used this knowledge to refine the successful migration process into six steps. Previously, we examined each step in depth in “When is the WRONG time to use Kubernetes?”. We then returned to consider them again in conjunction with case studies from organisations, like the [...]

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Embracing Kubernetes Doesn’t Have to Mean OPERATING Kubernetes

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Microsoft’s initial version of Azure Container Service, its a Containers as a Service (CaaS), offered a choice of orchestration engines in the form of Mesosphere DC/OS, Docker Swarm, and Kubernetes. But none of them were truly managed, which meant that the customers had to maintain the environment including patching, upgrades, scaling, and managing the clusters. In many ways, Microsoft only [...]

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Cloud Native Maturity Matrix

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When an enterprise organisation looks to transform itself into a Cloud Native entity, the transformation must be firmly rooted in understanding. Too many companies see going to Cloud Native simply as going to Kubernetes. Blinders on, they see only the exciting new tech that everyone is buzzing about. But without understanding their own architecture, their own maintenance and delivery [...]

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Propagating configuration from Terraform to Kubernetes Apps

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I recently encountered an interesting problem while terraforming Kubernetes clusters on Google Cloud. Our Terraform configurations have some important information which is needed by applications running on the cluster. These are either values for which our Terraform resources are the primary source, or values which are outputs from them. Here are some examples of the types of values we want to [...]

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