Top 8 Container Security Best Practices

Containers are a streamlined way to build, test, and deploy applications on local machines and in the cloud. However, there are some security challenges that are unique to containers. A large attack surface, access control issues, and vulnerable images can pose substantial risk. However, it is possible to prevent an exploitation of these vulnerabilities, by … Continue reading Top 8 Container Security Best Practices

What You Need to Know Before Deploying SAP HANA on Azure

Another interesting article from my favorite guest author. Image source   SAP HANA is column-oriented, in-memory relational database management system (RDBMS). While traditional databases store information in persistent storage, HANA uses random access memory (RAM). This in-memory functionality enables it to provide significantly faster read and write times. SAP HANA functions as a database server, … Continue reading What You Need to Know Before Deploying SAP HANA on Azure

DIY Kubernetes: Pros, Cons, and Where to Start

Another guest post today - hope you like it! Image Source Although Kubernetes is notoriously complex, there are still many who choose to self deploy Kubernetes. Self, or DIY, deployment grants you full control over your clusters and configurations but requires significant expertise and experience. Before deciding if DIY deployment is right for you, consider … Continue reading DIY Kubernetes: Pros, Cons, and Where to Start

Building Infrastructure as Code with AWS Cloudformation

Another guest author article! Image Source    Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is gaining attention as a method for improving the resilience, consistency, and scalability of IT infrastructure. IaC enables you to configure infrastructure in the form of a code file. Since it is just text, you can easily copy, edit and distribute the file. When … Continue reading Building Infrastructure as Code with AWS Cloudformation

Kubernetes as a Service: Amazon EKS vs Google Kubernetes Engine

Another guest author and post today. Image Source Kubernetes makes the management and deployment of containers much easier. However, maintaining the platform can be complicated and expensive so many companies opt to use managed Kubernetes services. This article provides an overview of Kubernetes as a Service (KaaS) and compares two of the top providers: Google … Continue reading Kubernetes as a Service: Amazon EKS vs Google Kubernetes Engine

Encoding Video for the Web: Codecs and Compression Techniques

We have another guest post today.  Interesting subject! Image Source  Transmission of uncompressed video data over any network is nearly impossible due to file size. A single frame of uncompressed, high-definition video is approximately 8 MB. A minute of uncompressed HD video requires 1.4 GB of storage. As a result, you need a network bandwidth … Continue reading Encoding Video for the Web: Codecs and Compression Techniques

Understanding Premium Azure File Storage

Another interesting guest author post. Image Source Companies need to store their data in a way that can be accessible and protected. To achieve this, many organizations are migrating their workloads to the cloud. One of the top cloud storage providers, Microsoft Azure, provides highly available and scalable storage services. Recently, the Premium tier of … Continue reading Understanding Premium Azure File Storage

Efficient Cloud Migration With Kubernetes

Efficient Cloud Migration With Kubernetes Image Source Nowadays, most companies have at least one workload running in the cloud. Cloud environments are generally scalable, reliable and highly available. However, migrating large workloads to the cloud presents a challenge for developers. Using container-based cloud environments can be a solution. A container packages the application components in … Continue reading Efficient Cloud Migration With Kubernetes

How Cloud-Native and Kubernetes Drive Industrial Modernization

A guest author piece again today.  Hope you like it. Image Source Many organizations don’t take full advantage of their cloud services. This is usually because they have only taken their first steps into the cloud—migrating apps and functionality to a cloud platform. Moving to the next level requires a different approach. To fully take … Continue reading How Cloud-Native and Kubernetes Drive Industrial Modernization

6 Little-Known Amazon EBS Features You Should Be Using

Guest post today from Gilad David Maayan. I thought it interesting and learned from it so I hope it is useful to you too. This is only my second time with a guest author so let me know what you think. === Image Source In 2018, Amazon Web Services (AWS) held 85% of the cloud … Continue reading 6 Little-Known Amazon EBS Features You Should Be Using