Containers vs. Serverless Computing

Containers vs. Serverless Computing

The five key differences between containerization and serverless computing: Cost — You must pay for serverless environments hosted in the cloud, whereas a container can be set up for free. However, containers have ongoing management costs, which can be expensive — even if no one is using the application. Longevity – Serverless functions live short, which also provide agility and flexibility. Containers…

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From bulky apps to microservices: how app architecture evolved

Overview For those who understand application development and architecture, the difference between modern practices and those used a decade or two ago is stark. Along with other IT changes, the evolution of app architecture has led to cost and time-savings for both companies and clients. Table of Contents Monolithic App Architecture N-tier Architecture Microservices Achieve…

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Amazon SQS (Simple Queue Service): Quick Overview and Tutorial

Amazon SQS

Now that’s quite a queue! Queues are a powerful way of combining software architectures. They allow for asynchronous communication between different systems, and are especially useful when the throughput of the systems is unequal.   Amazon offers their version of queues with Amazon SQS (Simple Queue Service). For example, if you have something like: System A -…

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DevOps: What is the Future of DevOps?

future of devops

The term “DevOps” is a phrase that was coined by Patrick Debois approximately ten years ago. It is used to describe the methodology behind operation and development engineers working together from design to development. Developing a strong understanding of DevOps allows you to experience improvements regarding the efficiency and quality of the development of your…

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Simple way to offload container-based background jobs

Table of Contents What are container-based background jobs? Why are container-based background jobs important to developers? Do container-based background jobs help companies scale? What is a Saas company that provides a simple easy-to-use application to offload container-based background jobs? Achieve Cloud Elasticity with Iron Speak to us to find how you can achieve cloud elasticity…

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Introducing: Computerless™

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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Gartner Names Iron.io on 2016 “Cool Vendor” List

Here’s some cool news. Iron.io was recently named a “Cool Vendor” in the Cool Vendors in Platform as a Service, 2016[1] report by Gartner. The report puts Iron.io on an extremely short list with just three other vendors in the space: Clusterpoint in London, England; Flybits in Toronto, Canada; and Neoway out of Florianopolis, Brazil.…

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Microservices Architecture and Container Technology Explained

Guest blog by Bob Johnson Vice President & Principal Analyst at IDG Connect Fighting for space in the world of web based services and applications needs a quick eye and a strong software development arm, and companies everywhere are looking at new ways to boost agility and shorten their time to market. One of these is microservices,…

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