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A bright future for Java—with Quarkus

Java at 20: Ready for life in the cloud

In the last decade, the enterprise IT landscape has moved from large, monolithic applications towards lighter and more modular application architectures. Java EE was an enabler of the old way of creating enterprise apps, so it too needed to change with the times. Reinvention—including the advent of Quarkus—suggests a bright future ahead for enterprise Java.

Simplifying cloud native development

Scaling Relational Spring Microservices Without Load Balancers

In this blog, we are going to review how cloud native application development can be simplified by moving from traditional RDBMS scaling techniques (such as vertical scaling using load balancers) to more modern distributed SQL databases such as YugabyteDB which allow horizontal scaling with cluster-aware JDBC drivers.

Disaster planning

Cloud success means more than just having faith

How justified is our faith in the cloud? While it has its advantages when everything goes well, according to Gartner, throughout 2023, 99% of cloud security failures will be the customer’s fault. In order to protect the organization, and themselves, cloud advocates need to take steps to ensure they are prepared for what could happen.

Serverless Architecture Conference 2020 program preview & early bird special

Serverless Architecture Conference 2020 will be held in The Hague from April 20 to 22, 2020—so it’s high time for a small program preview. More than 25 sessions and workshops have already been announced. Attention! Until Thursday, February 13, 2020, you can also benefit from our early bird specials and receive a C64 Mini or a Raspberry Pi for free with your ticket.

How vendor lock-in can harm a company's green business plan

Cloud Computing and Carbon Footprint

Consider the following scenario: We are somewhere in the early 2020’s. As a result of a couple of viral tweets or a media report, your company’s carbon footprint suddenly becomes a public matter and maybe even a serious publicity issue. Management decides that it’s time to become more environmentally conscious by powering offices from renewable energy, buying electric company cars and by making attempts to establish remote working or cut down on business flights.

The key to successful cloud planning

Taking a step back from the all-in cloud approach

The cloud is a journey, not merely a destination. Keep this in mind as your organization moves to the cloud. Take a step back and re-examine your approach. Should some of your databases stay on-premises, and if so, which ones? When should you shift to a multi or hybrid cloud approach? This article discusses four potential approaches to take that are not just an “all-in” mentality.

Sifting through pros and cons

A Developer’s Guide to Database as a Service

The demand for greater agility, flexibility, and scalability has accelerated the move to the cloud for developers, but when is Database as a Service the right choice for your next project? Tyler Duzan, Product Manager at Percona explains.

Interview with Red Hat's Cesar Saavedra

8 steps towards cloud-native development

Red Hat’s Cesar Saavedra talked to us about cloud-native development – what it is, what to keep in mind and what best practices he recommends for the shift. Our main focus was the eight steps that he feels will ensure the highest degree of success, as well as some extra advice for the two hardest changes that you need to make to switch to cloud native.

Secure cloud network architectures

How automation mitigates security concerns surrounding cloud migrations

Organizations continue moving to the cloud, and they show no sign of slowing down. However, many IT and security professionals have reservations about security when it comes to the cloud. In this article, Roberto Garcia discusses how automation helps minimize risks resulting from human error and protect against common security mistakes when migrating to the cloud.

Interview with Shreyans Parekh

Serverless and DevOps in 2020 – “Going serverless is a great way of cutting costs”

As 2019 comes to a close, one thing is clear – serverless computing is flourishing and everyone is eager to hop on the bandwagon. But has it gotten too big for its britches? Enterprises are eagerly migrating to the cloud regardless of the fact their DevOps teams are struggling to keep up with observability. We sat down with Shreyans Parekh, Senior Manager at AppDynamics, to talk about serverless in 2020.

Integrated Development Environment as a Service

Eclipse Dirigible 4.0 lands: Cloud development in your browser

Eclipse Dirigible started as an internal Eclipse Foundation SAP initiative for extending and adapting SOA and Enterprise Services use cases. It became an Eclipse Project in 2015, and since then has soared to new heights. It aims to provide devs a toolset for building, running, and operating end-to-end vertical apps in the cloud and offers a wide variety of features.

Bringing cf push to Kubernetes

Kubernetes backend Eirini hits 1.0 milestone

Eirini is a Kubernetes backend from Cloud Foundry, providing an Orchestrator Provider Interface layer. It allows users to choose Kubernetes as their container scheduler, so they can use the tools that they are already familiar with. Now, Eirini recently hit its version 1.0 release. This important milestone means that Eirini is ready for use and has earned its stability. See what’s new and what’s under the hood.

Adopt, assess, or avoid

ThoughtWorks Technology Radar: Assess these Kubernetes tools

What’s hot, what’s not, and what technology should you say yes to as 2020 rolls in? Tech researchers from ThoughtWorks offer their input in the biannual Technology Radar. This issue highlights some rising tech techniques that you should adopt, what Kubernetes tools you should have a look at, and advice regarding cloud adoption.