How to Make Docker Containers Faster and Improve Performance

Source:- containerjournal.com Your Docker containers are already fast, at least compared to virtual machines. But what if you want to make them even faster? Here are strategies for optimizing Docker container speed and performance. If you’re using Docker, it’s probably at least partly because you want your applications to start and run faster. Out of the box, containers offer significant performance advantages over infrastructure built using virtual machines. Making Containers Even Faster But why settle for the speed containers give

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20 Docker security tools compared

Source:- sysdig.com There are quite a few Docker security tools in the ecosystem, how do they compare? This is a comprehensive list of Docker security tools that can help you implement some of the container security best practices. Is Docker insecure? Not at all. Actually features like process isolation with user namespaces, resource encapsulation with cgroups, immutable images and shipping the minimal software and dependencies reduce the attack vector providing a great deal of protection. But, is there anything else we

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Getting the balance right in microservices development

Source:- cloudcomputing-news.net Choices, choices, choices. User requirements and non-functional requirements are just the beginning of the balancing act of services development. New development paradigms usually take a few years before their practitioners get a handle of the factors that they need to balance. In the case of microservices, this balancing act comes down to three things: granularity, data consistency, and performance. The most usable and best-performing services built on the microservices architecture will find a balance of these three factors

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Why The Cloud Is The Biggest Disruptor In Every Business Today

Source:- forbes.com The first sign that the cloud was going to take over the world came in 2008 when research firm Gartner introduced cloud computing on its closely-followed hype cycle, which ranks fledgling technologies based on how the market perceives them and how far they are away from mainstream adoption. At the time, Gartner predicted that the cloud was 2-to-5 years away from going mainstream, and few people outside the world of enterprise computing really understood the concept of accessing

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Possible Amazon cloud failure worries tech community

Source:- fnlondon.com The tech community has added its voice to the debate around whether companies are at risk from an over-reliance on a cloud-based computing service run by e-commerce giant Amazon. Financial News this week published an article that revealed Amazon Web Services as the predominant cloud provider to the City and highlighted concerns aired by the Financial Stability Board that the cloud computing giant could now be ‘too big to fail’. Responding to the article on Hacker News, the

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Multi-cloud: the future of computing

Source – itweb.co.za Cloud computing has revolutionised the way people work, consume applications, and the way they store their data. However, although it was born out of the need to simplify IT environments and make their business lives far easier, today, many companies are opting to have many cloud vendors, instead of just one. Multi-cloud is the future of computing. A recent Dimensional Research survey found 77% of businesses are planning to implement multi-cloud architectures in the near future. Many businesses want to have different options, and

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The Best Ways to Evaluate Your App

Source – informationweek.com For app developers, this statistic can seem especially grim. No one wants their hard work to end in abandonment, but it’s hard to figure out where you’re missing the mark. This is where user feedback and user evaluation comes in. But how do you know which technique to use? Many app developers prioritize user feedback over other evaluation techniques, such as heuristic evaluation and A/B testing. But is user feedback the only method you should use? Is there

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Triple-digit growth for enterprise DevOps leader

Source – it-online.co.za XebiaLabs, a leader in DevOps and Continuous Delivery software, represented in South Africa by 9th BIT Consulting, has completed 2016 with triple-digit growth.  XebiaLabs is the only Enterprise DevOps vendor focused one hundred percent on Continuous Delivery, with its Application Release Automation (ARA) tools, helping large companies to accelerate software delivery and reduce risk. According to XebiaLabs CEO, Derek Langone, “In 2016, there was a meaningful increase in the number of large enterprises that recognised the need for

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17 Statistics Forecasting the Future of Business Intelligence in the Cloud

Source – business2community.com As once common objections and concerns around moving to the cloud (such as security) begin to wane, organizations are identifying and prioritizing their IT and business initiatives that might benefit most from a cloud deployment. Business intelligence and analytics is one of those key initiatives. Within the next few years, it is predicted that cloud will be the preferred delivery mechanism for analytics. But many organizations are already there. In a Deloitte, EMA and Informatica State of Cloud

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DevOps Security & the Culture of ‘Yes’

Source – darkreading.com I was talking to the CISO of a Fortune 500 healthcare company about how security teams work with their counterparts in other organizations. He lamented that he had recently overheard a peer refer to him derisively as the “C-S-No.” That was painful to hear because it brought into focus one of his most strategic challenges, one that security leaders everywhere are facing. That is, we as an industry haven’t figured out how to remain effective and relevant within

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