Serverless? Is That Even Possible?
We often hear the term "serverless" in the media, only to be consoled by the fact that servers still exist. If we pay for them, they are operated by someone else. Despite the fact that we have the ability to be truly "serverless" with the browser, very few people use it. So let's take a look at what's actually possible with modern APIs in the browser these days.
Kubernetes for in-house operations
Software vendors need to decide for a suitable target platform, if they want to offer their product as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) in the Cloud as well as for self-hosting on-premises. Today it is likely that a large portion of on-premises customers are already running Kubernetes clusters. In this article, we’ll take a look at how SaaS providers can benefit from an open source Kubernetes distribution maintained by AWS.
The 7 tenets of serverless data
As the industry moves towards DevOps, full-stack, and Serverless, there is a responsibility for the application team to do everything. Every data service will now start to claim serverless. Let’s explore the seven tenets of serverless data and hopefully provide some guidance about data in a serverless architecture.
ECS Anywhere: Fast way to hybrid operations
Established software vendors increasingly want to offer their product portfolio as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution. However, parallel development for on-premises and cloud deployments poses challenges. This article shows how vendors can standardize environments using container platforms in order to reduce costs for delivery and operations of SaaS in hybrid scenarios.
A framework in the cloud
What is Azure Spring Cloud and what can it do? Let's take a closer look at Spring Cloud. The framework allows developers to add cloud patterns and connections to cloud infrastructures in their Spring application.
Simplifying Cloud-Native Engineering and Accelerating Digital Innovation with a Digital PaaS [keynote video]
Serverless Architecture Conference 2022 in The Hague has been a blast with a lot of amazing speakers! One of them was Eric Newcomer (WSO2), who has more than 35 years of industry experience. We've recorded his keynote talk to offer you a few glimpses of the Conference.
The cloud has many faces
For anyone dealing with the topic of the cloud, Kubernetes is a household name. But if you ask about other cloud platforms, it gets more difficult. In this article, we’ll take a look at using Cloud Foundry as an alternative, and find out if it holds a candle to Kubernetes.
Application Management with AWS Proton – Part 2
Managing hundreds, or sometimes thousands of microservices with constantly changing configurations for CI/CD chains is a nearly impossible task for many platform teams. The following article takes a closer look at AWS Proton, a fully managed service for rolling out container and serverless applications. The first part of this article series was on application management with AWS Proton, and provided an initial overview of the service and the different views of infrastructure and application in the context of Proton. In the second part, we will focus more on technical aspects, especially templates.
Application Management with AWS Proton – Part 1
Managing hundreds - or sometimes even thousands - of microservices with constantly changing configurations for CI/CD chains is for many platform teams nearly impossible. This article takes a closer look at AWS Proton, a fully managed service for deploying container and serverless applications. The first part of this series provides an overview of the service; the second part will take a look at the technical details.
Architectures for cloud solutions
Cloud applications have been the talk of the town for several years now. Especially when it comes to cost reduction and more efficient use of available resources, the cloud is hard to beat. Its true potential only becomes apparent when cloud-optimized architectures and design patterns are used. This enables stable software to be developed and complex requirements to be broken down into small, manageable solutions. But this advantage comes at a price. Questions start to arise like: "How can services communicate with each other when systems fail?" and "How do I deal with peak loads?"