In this episode, modern web applications have a lot riding on them. Our customers depend on them, and our business depends on them. Without modern web applications, many businesses would not survive. Modern web applications must scale to meet our biggest needs without suffering outages or other availability issues. In order to meet and exceed […]
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Cloud-based solutions have become the norm for companies across the globe. More specifically, a recent Forrester study indicates 88% of organizations are adopting a hybrid IT approach, and 89% acknowledge that adoption includes a dedicated hybrid cloud strategy. How are IT infrastructure and ops teams managing data, applications, and infrastructure across the complexity of a […]
In this episode, the hardest part of your cloud migration is moving your data to the cloud. Moving your data to the cloud, without suffering planned or unplanned downtime, can be a challenge. I’m going to give you three strategies that will help you avoid downtime during the migration of your critical application data to […]
What’s the difference between application reliability and application availability? Is the difference important?
Data partitioning is a common practice to make use of multiple databases to store larger datasets or datasets accessed at a higher frequency than a single database can handle. It’s a common practice used in large Software as a Service (SaaS) systems for scaling to handle larger quantities of traffic. But used incorrectly, it can limit your scalability in unexpected ways that will only show up when you have reached your limits of scalability.
In this bonus news report, Google Cloud Next is coming to the Moscone Center in San Francisco from April 6 until April 8. This is Google’s big cloud event of the year. According to Google: Google Cloud Next brings together a global cloud community of leaders, developers, and influencers to help you get inspired and […]
In this episode, we conclude our three part series on Service Tiers, and how they can be used to prevent disasters in applications using service based architectures. We also take a look at the very first AWS service. Any guess what that service is? Finally, what does redundancy look like in outer space? And just […]
Written by: Lee Atchison, Published in: Information Age In 2020, many organisations have already embarked on some form of cloud migration, as part of their wider digital transformation strategy involving the adoption of DevOps, cloud-native solutions, and modern software technologies. With the growing expectations of customers and increasing concerns over reliability, scalability, and functionality of […]
On January 21, 2020, Amazon announced a reduction in the cost of their Elastic Kubernetes Service. The cost to run a cluster in EKS went from 20c per hour to 10c per hour. It’s important to note that this only impacts the overhead necessary to run a single cluster. This means the per month cost […]
In this episode, we continue our three part series on Service Tiers, and how they can be used to prevent disasters in applications using service based architectures. We also take another look at Amazon S3, and ask the question, how large is S3? The answer might surprise you. All of this, in this episode of […]