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How to waste $5M on containerized infrastructure

Success in Kubernetes and containers is really about the conversation

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Database shift: Start with open source but finish with AWS

AWS seems to be building natural bridges between on-premises databases like MySQL and cloud services like Amazon Aurora

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3 major cloud migration mistakes to avoid

These three mistakes are costly, but they are also easily avoidable if you know what to look for

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What is cloud-native? The modern way to develop software

Cloud-native computing takes advantage of many modern techniques, including PaaS, multicloud, microservices, agile methodology, containers, CI/CD, and devops

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Docker unveils cross-cloud management, container templates

New features in Docker Enterprise Edition and Docker Desktop support federated cross-cloud management and building containers with GUI-driven templates

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How to get the most cloud security

User education is more effective than the best security technology alone

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Open source serverless: Fission, Fn, Kubeless, and OpenWhisk

Do-it-yourself serverless frameworks offer freedom from cloud lock-in, but at the cost of cloud convenience and ease

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How the cloud will kill your business

Although the cloud provides benefits to the Global 2000, this technology will also help smaller competitors drive these slow movers out of business

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How to create a Microsoft SQL Server failover cluster in the Google Cloud

A step-by-step guide to using SAN-less failover clustering software to support SQL Server’s Always On Failover Clustering in the public cloud

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Introducing CloudEvents for event-driven development

An effective set of standards for handling events and API calls will make it easier for developers to extend existing services to support serverless endpoints

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Cloud costs too high? It’s your own fault

Cloud cost monitoring and governance planning should be the first step on your cloud journey, not the last step

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Oracle’s and IBM’s IaaS cloud strategy: Talk big, invest little

They’re both woefully behind AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud, but you wouldn’t know it from their Scrooge-like investments in their cloud platforms

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Why use SaltStack for automation and orchestration

SaltStack is a good choice for very large networks, thanks to its message queue networking and multi-master architecture

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PaaS platforms are dead, thanks to IaaS providers

Public PaaS clouds are not what they were a few years ago, with public IaaS clouds stealing much of their cloud development thunder—and market share

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Docker tutorial: Get started with Docker networking

Learn about the use cases for each of Docker's networking models, and how to best apply and tune them for your needs

Hidden cloud migration gotchas

Cloud migration will drive devops adoption

Cloud migrations provide a great opportunity to do a culture shift. Devops and automation are compelling goals that become suddenly viable

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How to avoid the coming cloud complexity crisis

Piling on to the cloud while also keeping your on-premises systems will mean too many resources under management, too much heterogeneity, and too much complexity

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When being cloud-native is a bad idea

Although being pushed as the end game for most cloud-based applications, there are trade-offs to consider

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