Data breaches are getting more common these days with increased globalization and the accessible networks of the internet. This has led to identity thefts, stolen PIN codes, compromised security systems. Thankfully, with the advent of 2FA, some banks and retail companies are heightening the security defenses of their clients and customers. As a rule of…

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Introduction With the rapid growth of cloud computing, the “as a service” business model is slowly growing to dominate the field of enterprise IT. XaaS (also known as “anything as a service”) is projected to expand by a staggering annual growth rate of 38 percent between 2016 and 2020. The reasons for the rise of XaaS solutions…

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Since releasing our flagship product in early 2011, Iron.io customers have enjoyed tightly coupled hosted solutions with Amazon Web Services (AWS). In addition customers are running Worker on-premise and in their own private clouds.  In the last year, an increasing number of customers have requested support for the Arm architecture both for on-premise deployments and…

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In short, it rocked! We had a great time with old and new friends alike. Thanks to everyone who made it awesome, not the least of which were our co-sponsors CircleCI and Sauce Labs. From interesting (and sometimes downright hilarious) conversations, to just shooting some billiards, it was a memorable and enjoyable night. Iron.io’s swag…

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Mark your calendars next week for an awesome 3-day conference that brings the container technology community together to learn, share and connect. DockerCon 2019 will consist of workshops, keynotes, expo hall and of course a few drink-ups. (Our team will be co-hosting one of them!) You can expect a variety of attendees from across the…

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Overview: If you are in the field of software development, you have probably heard of containers. A containerized application has myriad benefits, including efficiency, cost, and portability. One of the big questions with this technology is where and how to host it? In house, in the cloud, somewhere else? Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers a…

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Iron was one of the pioneers of Serverless, so we’re excited to announce that we’ll also be one of the first companies to offer the next generation of compute:  It’s called Computerless™. Unlike Serverless, this technology removes the physical machine completely.  Our offering piggy-backs off the recent developments in fiber optic technology developed at the…

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Introduction It was once a tech buzzword, but cloud computing has become a mature best practice for companies of all sizes and industries. Even if you don’t know it, it’s highly likely that part or all of your business has already moved into the cloud. Case in point: A whopping 96 percent of organizations now…

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At Iron we love programming languages.  We started off with Ruby way back in the day, and eventually moved most of our latency critical services to Golang.  Internally, our team is made of some that love Typescript, some that speak fluent Rust, and myself… I’m a big Erlang nerd at heart, so I’m obviously a big…

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Docker and Kubernetes are two hot technologies in the world of software. Most software architectures are using them, or considering them. The question is often asked – Docker vs Kubernetes – which is better? Which one should we be using? As it turns out, this question misrepresents the two. These two technologies don’t actually do…

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