The Cloud Expo was held June 7-9, 2016 in New York City, and Iron.io sent a team to present our vision for the future, collaborate with other attendees and answer questions. Below is a summary of three technical sessions representative of the Containers track at the conference: Scaling Massive Content Stores in the Cloud How to…

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Intel launched the OpenStack Innovation Center to build new pools of developers who write applications that run on enterprise clouds, and who understand that as they write the code for these clouds, it’s based on best practices of operational experience.       Intel is also working with Mirantis, Rackspace and CoreOS to make OpenStack…

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This post originally appeared on DZone My previous post, Distinguished Microservices: It’s in the Behavior, made a comparison between two types of microservices – real-time requests (“app-centric”) and background processes (“job-centric”). As a follow up, I wanted to take a deeper look at job-centric microservices as they set the stage for a new development paradigm…

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This post originally appeared on DZone Microservices is more than just an academic topic. It was born out of the challenges from running distributed applications at scale; enabled by recent advancements in cloud native technologies. What started as a hot topic between developers, operators, and architects alike, is now catching on within the enterprise because…

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Is Open Source Eating the World?

Thanks to Dominic Alves for the base image! CC BY 2.0 The phrase, “Software is eating the world,” first showed up in 2011. In 2015, open source took its rightful seat at the table. “If the theory pervades deeper – and software does eat the world – then surely open source software will swallow it,…

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Shepherding Containers

Thanks to Yahoo for the base image CC BY 2.0 As one of the earliest users of Docker, I’ve had the pleasure of creating and working with multiple different platforms built on containers. Each platform has evolved in step with current ecosystem around it, and I’ve gotten the chance to really put Docker’s “batteries included,…

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This post is a continuation of our Defrag 2015 coverage from yesterday. Read on to hear about our favorite talks from day two. Talks Where Does the Time Go? – Researching Top Activities At Work Lisa Kamm is a Product Manager at Google. She got involved with a project to figure out how Googler’s spend…

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Yesterday was the start of the 9th annual Defrag conference! What is Defrag? Defrag describes itself as: “We explore the frontiers of technology’s intersections with society, government, education, healthcare, and commerce through discussions and sessions rooted in topics like cloud computing, APIs, mobile technologies, big data, devops, the internet of things, and next generation human…

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The Go gopher was designed by Renee French. CC BY 3.0 US Last night’s meetup, which was hosted by Betable, included two presentations and two lightning talks rounding out a solid evening for the GoSF group. Topics included identity on the web, safe storage of tokens (beyond ENV vars), and even the debut of a…

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Remember when enterprise shied away from Open Source software? I sure do. The times they aren’t a changin’.  Led to by the desire to cut costs and create better products, companies are embracing open source. Business today runs on a mix of open and closed solutions. Nowhere was this more apparent than at the inaugural…

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