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Cloud Native

What Does It Really Mean to be Cloud-Native

The term cloud-native has been bandied about for years now but what was once short-hand for a specific type of IT architecture is in danger of becoming yet another meaningless buzzword. The term itself generally refers to IT technologies that are designed to run in a way that makes...

GitPod is the new developer experience

Just some phrases from the Gitpod website: "Select project, start coding", "Works on my machine - and yours", "Always ready to code.". Those statements make you curious. What's it all about and what should you know about it? GitPod is the new local developer experience. Suppose you have a...

SRE Tools – Part 5, Large or Small: One size does not fit all

This is the fifth part of a series of articles attempting to lay down a road map to kickstart a potential journey into SRE.  In the first part of this series, we discussed MADARR and its relationships with the DevOps principles of continual development and continual improvement.  The Second...

SRE Tools – Part 3 Reaching for the moon, productionising your pilot.

This is the fourth part of a series of articles attempting to lay down a road map to kickstart a potential journey into SRE. In the first part of this series, we discussed MADARR and its relationships with the DevOps principles of continual development and continual improvement. The Second...

Useful techniques to boost your cloud storage performance

Cloud computing gives you the flexibility to host your business service the way you want it. You can choose from an IaaS, a PaaS or SaaS solution, as well as a combination of those. The same is true for your storage needs. Whatever solution you choose, performance problems can...

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....
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Recap video KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2022

KubeCon is Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s flagship multi-day tech conference that gathers contributors and maintainers of Kubernetes and various other open-source and cloud-native projects. This year’s KubeCon was a hybrid event held in-person with a virtual component between May 16-20 in Valencia, Spain. We talked to some of the...

5 ways you can participate in CNCF projects

Nearly 85% of enterprises are planning to shift to a cloud-first philosophy by 2025, according to a Gartner survey. The cloud approach enables organizations to offer enhanced customer experiences like mobile payment systems, personalization, and security. To power this wide-scale cloud adoption, businesses will have to use cloud-native applications...