We thought April was busy, but May has been crazy here at Tidal and in the cloud community at large; we hope you find the stories and links below valuable on your cloud journey!
As always, we’re grateful for your product feedback and new feature ideas, so keep them coming at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out our new Product page. With so many enhancements we realized the site wasn’t talking about all the great new features. What do you think?
- Domain & application technology discovery
- Efficient stakeholder interview feature lets you get a consistent overview of each of the applications in your portfolio
- Assess each application’s technology and business value
- Plan the disposition of each application based on Amazon Web Services 6 R’s to:
- Refactor - highest value
- Replaftorm - cloudify a portion of your app
- Repurchase - replace an app with SaaS
- Rehost - lift & shift to the cloud
- Application Assessment report generation, saving hours of time for your most valued personnel
- Synchronize your server inventory to quickly size your existing IT footprint for the cloud
- Schedule an app for migration and all of the dependencies on servers, apps and databases follow it, making migration wave planning a cinch
You can always see the latest improvements and fixes in the changelog here.
gVisor containers is a new project launched at KubeCon, or is it? The provide a new OCI compatible container runtime compatible with Docker, that’s what’s new. The runtime provides more security than the namespaced containers but better performance than a hypervisor. http://blog.nigelpoulton.com/gvisor-containers/
Remember that there are several steps on the journey towards cloud native computing, and starting with container orchestration may not be the best idea. Check it out: https://container-solutions.com/when-is-the-wrong-time-to-use-kubernetes/
Nice intro/overview on serverless adoption from a top-tier business news service: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2018/05/18/why-companies-are-adopting-serverless-cloud-technology/#3d632d1074d9
Great blog post here on Fortran and Docker: How to Combine Legacy Code with Cutting-Edge Components https://medium.com/@urban_institute/fortran-and-docker-how-to-combine-legacy-code-with-cutting-edge-components-35e934b15023
Ballerina | new programming language | microservices, APIs, and streams are first-class constructs. Generate Docker and Kubernetes artefacts directly.
GraalVM is a virtual machine for running applications written in several languages from Java to Python, C++ to Ruby. Interoperability opportunities and performance improvements.
Good blog post. Terratest | test your infrastructure. Go, Terraform, Docker, Packer, AWS packages and more. https://github.com/gruntwork-io/terratest
A useful set of Docker images which replicate the runtime environment of AWS Lambda, ideal for both automated and manual testing.
Architect is a high-level tool for building serverless apps. Keeping you away from too many infrastructure implementation details.
The next Toronto Cloud Migration Clan MeetUp in Toronto is set for Wednesday, June 27, 2018. You can join the Clan here: TCMC and register for this session at the same time.
The monthly AWS Tech Connect session is on Tuesday, May 29th at noon. You can register here: AWS Tech Connect. Better Together - AWS, TriNimbus & Sumo Logic
Red Hat Day Toronto | June 20, 2018 You can register here: Red Hat Day How to build a secure, scalable, and dynamic infrastructure to meet the needs of the business and developers Implement and operate innovative technologies including containers, Kubernetes, and cloud platforms Accelerate application delivery with containers and modernize existing applications with microservices Connect different software applications, services, APIs, data, and devices to provide the right information in the right place, at the right time
O’Reilly Velocity Conference | June 11-14 in San Jose, CA. Attend Velocity Conference to future-proof your systems—and yourself. Stay ahead of important trends in systems performance, microservices, containers, cloud infrastructure, security, and more. Learn the strategies and tools you need to make your systems fast, resilient, and secure straight from industry leaders like Susan Fowler (Stripe), Julia Grace (Slack), Kyle Kingsbury (Jepsen), and more. https://conferences.oreilly.com/velocity/vl-ca
Devopsdays Toronto | May 30-31, 2018 Its back for its 5th consecutive year and can handle 700 attendees this year https://www.devopsdays.org/events/2018-toronto/welcome/
That’s all for May 2018. If you’ve enjoyed reading this, please consider forwarding it and follow us on twitter to stay up to date. to keep current. See you in June.
Missed April’s newsletter? Here you go: https://tidalcloud.com/2018-april-newsletter/