Scott Carey

VMware’s new Tanzu platform aims to unify Kubernetes development

VMware has announced the beta release of the new Tanzu Application Platform (TAP) to help enterprise developers build and run cloud-native applications on Kubernetes through a unified control plane. This opinionated developer platform aims to bring together templated starting points, consistent deployment processes, automated security, and out-of-the-box observability to help developers modernize their application portfolios …

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Docker Desktop is no longer free for enterprise users

Docker will start forcing enterprise customers to sign up for a paid plan to use its popular Desktop application as of August 31, 2021, as part of a major subscription pricing shakeup from the container company. Existing professional Docker Desktop customers who work for a company with more than 250 employees or have $10 million …

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How to nail the Kubernetes certification exams

Kubernetes is hard, and so is getting certified on the container orchestration technology, but there are some surefire resources, tips, and tricks that will help you pass the tough exams. First launched in 2017, there are three primary Kubernetes certfications under the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and Linux Foundation banners: Certified Kubernetes Application Developer …

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4 reasons to get Kubernetes-certified, and 4 reasons not to

Container orchestration with Kubernetes is one of the most in-demand skills in technology today, but it is also hard, with many IT professionals deciding to pursue certifications to prove their chops. But are these certifications worth the time and money? The answer to that question will of course depend on the individual and their unique …

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MongoDB goes serverless with latest Atlas release

Popular NoSQL database provider MongoDB is jumping on the serverless computing bandwagon by offering the MongoDB Atlas database-as-a-service (DBaaS) option on a serverless basis for preview customers from today. Serverless is an emerging cloud architecture which sees third-party providers dynamically allocate the compute and storage resources needed to execute a particular function, meaning developers no …

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How 5 companies got their developers to care about cloud costs

Previously the purview of dedicated centers of excellence, or even exclusively the procurement and finance teams, cloud cost management is rapidly becoming a required skill for anyone who consumes cloud resources on a day-by-day basis—and that includes software developers. The emerging approach for cloud-first organizations is to have a central team that can manage broad …

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How enterprises are bringing pandemic-driven cloud costs under control

To the concern of finance officers everywhere, the quick issuance of stay-at-home orders during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic gave IT teams the authority to quickly scale up cloud usage to meet a rapidly changing set of employee and customer needs, almost overnight. In fact, cloud spending outpaced on-premises investments for the first …

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From legacy to the cloud: The 3 stages of enterprise modernization

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, enterprises were at various stages of their cloud strategies, whether that meant finally moving their email server to the cloud, switching to Microsoft 365, or even aggressively exiting their own data centers and going fully cloud-native. When the pandemic hit, it pushed all those plans into warp-speed. There was no time …

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How companies are moving on from Cobol

The programming language Cobol has been around for 61 years in some form or another. For many organizations, that age shows, and people who can keep mainframe-based Cobol applications upright are becoming harder and harder to find, especially as most computer science programs aren’t teaching it any more. The importance, and brittleness, of these systems …

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Splunk bundles ‘smart’ telemetry dashboards for cloud-native development

“Observability” might prove to be the buzzword of the year, and logging and monitoring specialist Splunk is joining other software tools developers to address the market with its latest product, Observability Cloud. The managed cloud service aims to bring together infrastructure, application performance, digital experience, and synthetic monitoring capabilities with log investigation and “smart” incident …

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