I wonder if this "container orchestration" thing will catch on...
Anyway, time to get caught up on the latest cloud news and tutorials! This month was all about Docker Swarm and Kubernetes. Using Docker Swarm and Kubernetes, comparing them to other orchestration solutions, adding high availability — there was no shortage of avenues to explore. So, settle in and enjoy the reads!
Looking Cloudy Out
- Fun With Docker Swarm, by Meng Xu. In this post, a Docker lover shows us how to quickly create a Dockerfile and use Docker Swarm to upload an image to the web.
- Kubernetes vs. Amazon ECS, by Akshai Parthasarathy. This side-by-side comparison of Kubernetes and AWS ECS looks at both container orchestration solutions and compares them across an array of criteria.
- A Development Workflow for Kubernetes Services, by Richard Li. Learn how to build a development workflow for Kubernetes microservices using a cloud infrastructure with Ambassador, Docker, Forge, git, Telepresence, and kubectl.
- HA Docker Swarm With Docker Machine, by Manuel Morejón. Make sure your Docker Swarm setups remain highly available to overcome software ruptures, service order overloads, and infrastructure or hardware problems.
- With Kotlin to the Clouds (AWS Beanstalk, Oracle ACCS), by Frank Munz. Loving Kotlin? Well, let's see what it takes to deploy Kotlin to a couple of different cloud services, namely Oracle ACCS and AWS Beanstalk.
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A Look at T2
Excited about ECS T2 instances? Should you be? Here's a great breakdown from CloudTech that covers what T2 instances offer, how they balance cost vs. performance, and whether they're worth your notice.
A New Challenger Appears! (And It's Oracle)
We've had a few mentions of Oracle Fn, Oracle's serverless offering, around DZone, but here's a good, brief overview (with links for more) of Oracle's answer to AWS Lambda, Google Cloud Functions, Azure Functions, etc. Even better, it's an open source project to boot.
How AI Will Help the Cloud
It's always nice to see technology coming together. Here's a fantastic article from CIO exploring how AI will help the cloud, particularly to avoid outages. This specific article focuses on AWS, but it's hardly a stretch to see how this might spread to every big provider.
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