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Stateful vs. Stateless Architecture Overview

Stateful vs. Stateless – An Overview The key difference between stateful and stateless applications is that stateless applications don’t “store” data whereas stateful applications require backing storage. Stateful applications like the Cassandra, MongoDB and mySQL databases all require some type of persistent storage that will survive service restarts. Keeping state is critical to running a stateful application…

Kubernetes vs. Docker: What Does It Really Mean?

“Kubernetes vs. Docker” is a phrase that you hear more and more these days as Kubernetes becomes ever more popular as a container orchestration solution. However, “Kubernetes vs. Docker” is also a somewhat misleading phrase. When you break it down, these words don’t mean what many people intend them to mean, because Docker and Kubernetes…

SERVERLESS CONTAINERS ARE THE FUTURE OF CONTAINER INFRASTRUCTURE

In an effort to increase system stability, developer productivity, and cost effectiveness, IT and DevOps teams have undergone two major shifts in recent years. The first was the move from on-premises infrastructure to the cloud. This shift allows companies to remove a significant amount of overhead in managing their technologies while scaling capacity up or…

Cloud-based SD-WAN: The optimal approach to WAN latency

A recent Tech Research Asia study found that on average, “network problems” lead to 71 hours of productivity loss. This stat struck a chord with me as it helps to quantify a common problem the Cato team works with customers to solve: reducing WAN latency. With the growing popularity of cloud services like Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) and the surge…

Cloud Security and AWS: Part 1

As DevOps culture and the public cloud have become widely adopted, engineering teams in many companies have become faster and more agile than ever before. However, this very autonomy and agility that teams now enjoy also demand a bigger role in operational security. As such, DevSecOps and Cloud Native Security are essential topics that need to be addressed to…

Spotinst adds automation to simplify and optimize Kubernetes clusters

Introduction As a leading purveyor of excess hyperscaler capacity, Spotinst has years of experience in algorithmically maintaining cost-oriented clusters for production workloads. In December 2018, it launched Ocean, a serverless container engine to help customers get started with Kubernetes, using sensible defaults and enabling ‘nodeless’ operation with autoscaling at the pod level. The company’s pay-as-you-save…

The Tinder, Reddit, Airbnb and Pinterest’s move to Kubernetes

Kubernetes’ increased adoption is showcased by a number of leading companies which have integrated the technology into their services. Get some insights from the biggest companies which are successfully using Kubernetes. The Docker adoption is growing fast with more companies using it into their Production. Using an orchestration platform to scale & manage your containers is…

Securely Migrating to the Cloud

By 2020, 83% of enterprise workloads will have moved into the cloud. Cloud migration can be a challenging process. A key issue is security both during the migration and in the post-migration environment. Read more and Learn: Elements to consider before and during a migration and common problems to avoid Strategies for secure cloud migration…