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May 10, 2017

Mastering the Art of Container Management

Dennis O' Reilly

Managing containers in cloud environments would be a lot simpler if there were just one type of container you and your staff needed to deal with. Any technology as multifaceted as containerization comes with a bucket full of new management challen...

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April 28, 2017

The Drawbacks of Running Containers on Bare Metal Servers

Dennis O' Reilly

Marketing hype isn't limited to the tech industries by any means, but the tech press certainly cranks up the hype machine to unprecedented levels. Among the recent darlings of the pundits is containerization.  A prime example of the container wor...

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April 13, 2017

Hybrid Clouds: Here to Stay or Stopgap Technology?

Dennis O' Reilly

When something is labeled a "hybrid," the natural inclination is to consider it temporary, a stopgap between what was and what will be. A gas-electric hybrid car, for example, combines old and new technologies. This may be a good choice for driver...

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March 30, 2017

How MSPs Can Meet the Cloud Needs of Their Customers

Dennis O' Reilly

You hear all this talk about how the cloud changes everything. Not really. The most important things stay the same. If you want to succeed, you need to have a plan.  Not just any plan, but your plan. The plan that's custom-made to reach your bu...

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March 13, 2017

21 Automated Deployment Tools You Should Know

Guest Post

Bill Gates was quoted as saying, “The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify ...

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March 09, 2017

How to Do DevOps Testing with Morpheus

Dennis O' Reilly

The widespread adoption of agile development methods has transformed the software design timeline into a “time circle.” Everything happens simultaneously: design, test, deploy, maintain. Considering the fundamental change this represents, it’s no ...

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March 07, 2017

Control Plane Versus Data Plane

Guest Post

The terms control plane and data plane get tossed around quite a bit these days, but it seems that many have a difficult time understanding the key differences between these two terms, with the ambiguity even leading to debate amongst CCIE candida...

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March 02, 2017

How to Create a Docker Backup With Morpheus

Dennis O' Reilly

Docker and Morpheus go together like bread and butter. Want proof? Look no further than the process of creating container backups, which are an essential element of Docker management. Consider this typical scenario: You’ve created a data volume f...

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February 28, 2017

Why Is This 30-Year-Old Website Architecture So Popular in 2017?

John Pollock

A popular infrastructure for web applications is the “shared nothing” architecture (sometimes also referred to as “share nothing”). Interestingly enough, even though shared nothing architecture is widely used for web development, the idea was thou...

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