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Data and Storage

GraphQL – what’s good to know?

GraphQL quickly becomes a popular way to access the data of your applications through your APIs. It's a tech agnostic query language that works with many programming languages and databases. Cloud providers also jump on this new trend since it quickly gains momentum. As with all trends, you need...

Benefits when applying the 12 Factor App principles (part 3)

The story of the benefits of the 12 Factor App principles continues in part 3 of our articles. In our last article, we'll zoom in into disposability, runtime environments, logs, and admin processes. Benefits when applying the 12 Factor App principles (part 3) Factor 9: Disposability Cloud-native applications should only run...

Benefits when applying the 12 Factor App principles (part 2)

In our previous article, you can read bout the first principles. We'll continue our journey to explore the most appealing advantages of 12 Factor Apps over traditional apps. Benefits when applying the 12 Factor App principles (part 2). Factor 5: Build, release, run Every application that follows a DevOps specific SDLC...

Benefits when applying the 12 Factor App principles (part 1)

Developers all around the world adopt one or more topics that together form the 12 Factor App principles. They already changed the way they build their software. Since this has great advantages in the cloud-native ecosystem, those companies they work for manage to push features faster and more reliable....

What is NAS and why you should backup your NAS data

Network-Attached Storage (NAS) is a dedicated file storage system that contains one or more storage drives for multiple users to collaborate. It is designed to handle unstructured data, including media storage for personal use, a backup server for a small business, or an unstructured data management tool for larger...

Containers are the new Virtual Machines

There are still people in organizations that need to understand what a container is. And what the main benefits of container technology are. Although the concept is pretty old and the most famous container software (Docker) saw the light nearly a decade ago, this still holds true. Sometimes technical...

Stork’s approach to Kubernetes storage and why it matters

Stork, a cloud-native Storage Orchestrator Runtime scheduler plugin created by Portworx is an open-source project that uses Kubernetes' extensibility to allow DevOps teams to efficiently run stateful applications like queues, databases, and key-value stores on Kubernetes. Stork allows stateful applications to take advantage of scheduler extenders to enjoy the benefits...

Marking sensitive data – here’s how

Companies that process information should classify their data assets to distinguish mission-critical data and publicly available data. Sensitive data requires better protection in terms of access control, storage, transfer, destruction, etc. This is true for organizations that primarily run in the cloud but also for the ones that operate...

Security tools: what business professionals want

In one of my previous articles, I outlined the considerations to select a tool for enterprise-grade businesses. Most often the tech guys come up with the functional requirements. But it's more than that. Business representatives as well as (senior) managers and personnel from legal and compliance departments have a...

Are you ready for DevSecOps? Five key indicators to think about it twice

Everyone talks about DevSecOps nowadays. A lot of companies implement the main concepts of it. Some of them are pretty successful while others face major (organizational) challenges. It's great to hear the success stories of the companies that are well on their way. However, it's also extremely valuable to...