Distributed Services Fabric for Container-Based Applications Powered by Avi Network
4 hours ago, openshift

In the first blog post of this series I discussed the challenge and requirements for providing application services to container-based applications and introduced the Avi Networks distributed services fabric. In this post I will highlight many of the performance and automation benefits of using the integrated OpenShift and Avi Networks solution. Scale and Performance Avi […] The post Distributed Services Fabric for Container-Based Applications Powered by Avi Network appeared first on OpenShift B...

Podcast: Edith Harbaugh of Launch Darkly on Engineering a Good Engineering Culture
7 hours ago, infoq

In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Edith Harbaugh of Launch Darkly on the way she and her cofounder have deliberately engineered their organisation’s culture By Edith Harbaugh...

Article: Measuring Tech Performance: You’re Probably Doing It Wrong
8 hours ago, infoq

We try our best to measure our performance, and along the way identify just the right OKRs and KPIs and ABCs. There’s no One True Metric That Matters, but there are some useful guidelines and some all-too-commonly made mistakes. Use measures that focus on outcomes, not output, and measures that optimize for global or team outcomes, not local or individual outcomes. By Dr Nicole Forsgren PhD...

Bloomberg’s Standardization and Scaling of Its Monitoring Systems
1 day ago, infoq

One of the outcomes of Bloomberg’s adoption of SRE practices across its development teams is the monitoring system, backed by the Cassandra-based Metrictank time-series database, that they put in place. By Hrishikesh Barua...

Presentation: The Cloud is Ready. Are You? Accelerating Enterprise Cloud Adoption with Automation
1 day ago, infoq

Ashok Balasubramanian discusses how Syntel’s automation powered approach helps enterprises adopt cloud, including one case of adoption of Pivotal. By Ashok Balasubramanian...

I Wanna Go Fast - Load Balancing Dynamic Steering
1 day ago, cloudflare

Earlier this month we released Dynamic Steering for Load Balancing which allows you to have your Cloudflare load balancer direct traffic to the fastest pool for a given Cloudflare region or colo (Enterprise only)....

Presentation: Solving Business Problems with Blockchain
1 day ago, infoq

The panelists discuss the business problems that blockchain can solve. By Terrence Yang...

Article: Securing web.config with Encryption Certificates on Windows and Azure
1 day ago, infoq

A major area where security is often lax is the web.config file. Usually stored in plain text, an intruder who gains access to this file can then easily access databases and other resources both internal and external. With this technique, secrets in your web.config can be encrypted using the Windows certificate store By Jonathan Allen...

Presentation: From Zero to a Full Docker-based IT Teams
1 day ago, infoq

Rachid Zarouali discusses their adoption of Docker, the tooling used, and how it helped them in their development and ops work. By Rachid Zarouali...

Presentation: It's Not Continuous Delivery if You Can't Deploy Right Now
1 day ago, infoq

Ken Mugrage argues that CD is done when code is deployed in production, providing code management strategies, deployment patterns, and types of CD pipelines. By Ken Mugrage...

Amazon SageMaker Adds Batch Transform Feature and Pipe Input Mode for TensorFlow Containers
1 day ago, aws

At the New York Summit a few days ago we launched two new features: a new batch inference feature called Batch Transform that allows customers to make predictions in non-real time scenarios across petabytes of data and Pipe Input Mode support for TensorFlow containers. SageMaker remains one of my favorite services and we’ve covered it […]

5 must-see network sessions at Google Cloud NEXT 2018
1 day ago, googlecloud

By Neal Mueller, Product Lead Whether you’re moving data to or from Google Cloud, or are knee-deep plumbing your cloud network architecture, there’s a lot to learn at Google Cloud Next 2018 next week in San Francisco). Here’s our shortlist of the five must-see networking breakout sessions at the show, in chronological order from Wednesday to Thursday. Operations engineer, Rebekah Roediger, delivering cloud network capacity one link at a time, in our Netherlands cloud region (europe-west4). ...

Microsoft brings Python coding help beyond Visual Studio
1 day ago, infoworld

Microsoft plans to extend IntelliSense code analysis for Python to tools beyond Visual Studio, using its Python Language Server. IntelliSense provides autocompletions for variables, functions, and other symbols that appear as developers type code.Available as a beta in the July release of the Python extension for Visual Studio, the Python Language Server will be offered later this year as a standalone component for use with tools that support the Language Server Protocol. That protocol lets ed...

IDG Contributor Network: The challenges of public cloud storage and how to overcome them
2 days ago, infoworld

I recently met with the technology team of a large enterprise to discuss its strategy; a major focus was the use of public cloud storage. The internal business desire was strong; they saw it as providing flexibility, agility, and the chance to spread risk and free themselves from lockin to any one service provider.But they also saw significant challenges, and this is not unusual. While cloud storage brings many desirable benefits, almost limitless scale, flexibility, and access to other servic...

Open sourcing oomd, a new approach to handling OOMs
2 days ago, lwn

Over on the Facebook code site, Daniel Xu announces the release of oomd under the GPLv2. Oomd is a user-space "out of memory" killer that was mentioned in our recent article on the block I/O latency controller and it uses the pressure stall information covered in an even more recent article. "Oomd constantly monitors PSI [Pressure Stall Information] metrics to assess whether a system is under unrecoverable load. PSI alone is insufficient, so oomd also monitors the system holistically. This is ...

Monitoring Your PostgreSQL Database with Telegraf and InfluxDB
2 days ago, influxdata

Overview This tutorial will specifically cover the process of setting up Telegraf and InfluxDB to monitor PostgreSQL. For any newcomers to the scene, PostgreSQL (or just Postgres for short) is a really popular open source, object-relational database system that was originally spearheaded by developers at UC Berkeley back in 1986. It has important features like […] The post Monitoring Your PostgreSQL Database with Telegraf and InfluxDB appeared first on InfluxData....

A one year PWA retrospective
2 days ago, pinterest

Zack Argyle | Engineering manager, Core ExperienceThe idea of building a “Progressive Web App” (PWA) is not new, but its definition has changed with the emergence of key technologies like service workers. Now it’s finally possible to build great experiences in a mobile browser. Being an early adopter can be scary, so we’d like to share a brief overview of our experience building one of the world’s largest progressive web apps.Three years ago we looked at the state of our website on mobile browse...

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