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Mar 31


Presented at CloudNativeCon + KubeCon EU 2017.

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Mar 11

Ship with tug (source: tpsdave via Pixabay).

Cloud-native applications are designed to draw upon the performance, scalability, and reliability benefits of distributed systems. Unfortunately, distributed systems often come at the cost of added complexity. As individual components of your application are distributed across networks, and those networks have communication gaps or experience degraded performance, your distributed application components need to continue to function independently.

To avoid inconsistencies in application state, distributed systems should be designed with an understanding that components will fail. Nowhere is this more prominent than in the network. Consequently, at their core, distributed systems rely heavily on load balancing—the distribution of requests across two or more systems—in order to be resilient in the face of network disruption and horizontally scale as system load fluctuates. Continue reading »

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Nov 10

Presented at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2016 on Nov. 9th, 2016 –> Slides

See also Cloud Native Ambassadors and Docker Captains navigate users through the container ecosystem.

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Oct 04

Presented at ContainerizeThis 2016 on Sept. 30th, 2016.

An introduction to container runtimes (engines) and an understanding of when container orchestrators enter and what role they play. We’ll look at what makes them alike, yet unique.

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