Minimum viable Kubernetes

The appeal of Kubernetes is universal. Application development, operations and infrastructure teams recognise diverse reasons for its immediate utility and growing potential — a testament of Kubernetes’ empathetic design. Web apps, galvanised by the 12 factor pattern as well as microservice-structured applications find a native habitat in Kubernetes. Moreover, there is a growing list of […]

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Running Android in the Cloud with Amazon EC2 A1 instances

Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the availability of their new Amazon EC2 A1 instances powered by custom AWS Graviton processors based on the Arm architecture, which brings Arm to the public cloud as a first class citizen. Arm based processors provide a number of benefits in terms of density and power-consumption which ultimately result in […]

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Using Juju to manage evolving complex software

With developers increasingly moving towards microservices – and with the growing prevalence of the cloud as the default platform – software has become more complex than ever. While installing all of the interconnected applications that make up a modern software stack is becoming easier, the real sting in the tail comes on day two and […]

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How to harness big data for maximum business value

Canonical and Spicule have joined forces to bring your business a better option for open source big data and streaming analytics. You can learn more about us at some of our upcoming events – read on to find out more. Or, jump right in and get started using JAAS to deploy a fully supported Hadoop […]

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The Road to Kubernetes & vSphere Integration

This article on Kubernetes & vSphere integration originally appeared at Kevin Monroe’s blog Background Recently, Juju began supporting cloud-native features via “integrator” charms (e.g.: aws-integrator, gcp-integrator, openstack-integrator). These allow charms to request things like persistent storage from a cloud provider without having to shuffle your super-secret credentials around to all the applications in your deployment. […]

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How to Manage Multi-Cloud Services with Juju

Introduction Managing a service with deployments in multi-cloud environments can be a challenge in terms of troubleshooting and scalability due to the complexity of dealing with different public cloud providers. An effective way to manage services deployed cross-cloud is to use tools that allow you to define your service once and deploy anywhere: in the […]

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451 Research benchmarks public and private infrastructure cost

Independent Report highlights the TCO of Canonical’s managed private cloud in a diverse multi-cloud strategy and enterprise infrastructure portfolio 451 Research’s latest report, ‘Busting the myth of private cloud economics ’, found that Canonical’s managed private OpenStack offering, BootStack, delivers private cloud with a TCO that matches public clouds. For multi-cloud operations, enterprise can benefit […]