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InPKS
Overview Since this is the first week of our new PKS Blog Series, we’re going to start off with the basics of Kubernetes and cover how to deploy workloads to Kubernetes, then expose them internally or externally. Kubernetes is an open-source container orchestration platform designed to help wrangle the complexity of a cloud native, microservice…
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When we say “app refactoring,” we are referring to the process of rewriting parts, or the entirety of, a software application without changing the app’s functionality. This may occur for many reasons, such as scalability, deprecated stacks, different resource consumption requirements or limitations reached due to technical debt. Sometimes to take advantage of highly scalable…
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Last week on January 9th, AWS launched DocumentDB, a managed Database as a Service that uses the MongoDB API while competing directly with MongoDB’s own similar paid offering, MongoDB Atlas on the AWS Marketplace. This is only the latest development in a battle that’s been brewing for half a year between cloud providers and open…
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Embracing a Change and Learning to Automate   For many companies, we typically see a dedicated group of engineers who handle the infrastructure side of the house, then we have another dedicated group of engineers who handle the development side. This has been the norm for many years and each group has felt comfortable taking…
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The problem with the term Cloud, in its popular usage in IT, is that it’s intended to obfuscate complexity to help a varied audience grapple with fundamental shifts in the industry. It’s a marketing term leveraged to sell products, rather than a technical classification described by the IEEE. Real clouds are amorphous and ethereal, and those attributes intentionally drive the metaphors inherent ambiguity. The fundamental point is that something provided to you by the Cloud is flexible and easy, in some way managed for you, and at least initially, hosted by the provider rather than in your own datacenter.