There’s just something about the fresh start you get with a new job. Both my previous job and my new one began with the opportunity to build a new infrastructure from scratch. In both cases, as is common with startup infrastructure in its early stages, everything was to be built using Amazon Web Services (AWS), […]

HPE and Microsoft Back Data Center Startup Mesosphere

Mesosphere, the data center startup commercializing open source technology that powers data centers for some of the most popular tech companies, including Apple, Netflix, Twitter, eBay, and Uber, has scored official backing from two giants in the enterprise data center space: Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Microsoft. via HPE and Microsoft Back Data Center Startup Mesosphere […]

Patch Java now, says Oracle.

Malicious web page could achieve remote PC takeover without authentication Oracle is urging Java users to upgrade, ASAP, to crimp a very nasty bug in the desktop and browser plug-in versions of the software. Labelled CVE-2016-0636, the flaw scored a 9.3 on the Common Vulnerability Scoring System bug severity rating. That high score comes about […]

Building Resilient Microservices from the Fallacies of Distributed Computing

Microservices are the latest hot trend in software architecture – and with good reason. They create a path to Continuous Deployment in cloud-native environments, giving organizations increased business velocity and flexibility. However, that speed can lead engineers to focus too much on the business features they are more easily churning out and forget that their […]

The Twelve-Factor App

In the modern era, software is commonly delivered as a service: called web apps, or software-as-a-service. The twelve-factor app is a methodology for building software-as-a-service apps that: Use declarative formats for setup automation, to minimize time and cost for new developers joining the project; Have a clean contract with the underlying operating system, offering maximum […]

Microservices: An application revolution powered by the cloud

We are in the midst of an application development and IT system management revolution driven by the cloud. Fast, agile, inexpensive, and massively scalable infrastructure, offered fully self-service and with pay-as-you-go billing, is improving operational efficiency and enabling faster-time-to-value across industries. The emergence of containers, with their fast startup, standardized application packaging, and isolation model, […]

Amazon Web Services turns ten years old

It sounds like a work of fiction to say that a bookstore would grow to one day power much of the web’s critical infrastructure, but 10 years ago, that’s exactly what happened when Amazon launched S3, rewriting the rules around hosting and helping launch an ever-growing cloud industry. In the original 2006 press release, Amazon […]