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Application Transformation
Jenkins and Continuous Integration and Builds

  (Steps to deploy a Jenkins build server in AWS https://d1.awsstatic.com/Projects/P5505030/aws-project_Jenkins-build-server.pdf) Continuous integration takes code from source control to deployment readiness in a centralized repository. DevOps teams can also turn code into an artifact for

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Microservices
When to use Docker and Containers – a summary

What are Docker containers? Docker containers are lightweight application hosting environments. Like VMs, they are designed to be easily portable between different computers and isolate workloads. However, one of the main differences between Docker and

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Microservices
Kubernetes and a Service Mesh

How a service mesh combats Kubernetes’ limitations Kubernetes is not set up to provide a high degree of management for inter-container data processing. A service mesh provides a series of services that enable various actions,

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Microservices
Service Mesh – Benefits and Challenges

Microservices and distributed applications require instantaneous network communications and complex orchestrations to ensure high performance and fast scalability. The levels of intricacy require full management automation, since the complexity surpasses the abilities of IT administrators

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Enterprise Architecture
AWS EKS add-ons, plug-ins and Roadmap

  AWS has announced its AWS Kubernetes roadmap which will include an EKS GitOps add-on, along with tighter security and observability integrations with other AWS services and edge computing support, the cloud giant’s container executives

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Cloud Design Goals
Docker – summary of what, when, why

  What are Docker containers? Docker containers are lightweight application hosting environments. Like VMs, they are designed to be easily portable between different computers and isolate workloads.   However, one of the main differences between

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Microservices
Kong API Gateway for Architects – a summary

Kong Kong API Gateway sits in front of the backend API services.  The gateway forwards client requests to those services.  Kong is the first point that the client or requesting application will hit.  Kong can

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Observability
Observability Summarised

Observability is Yet Another Buzzword or YAB.  But what is it?  In reality it is monitoring your systems and then acting on them to either fix or prevent issues. What is observability? In technical parlance,

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