HPC on Azure: Benefits and Best Practices

High performance computing (HPC) enables you to leverage supercomputing resources for complex processes. In the past, supercomputers were accessible mainly to those with high budgets. Today, affordable HPC services are offered by the top cloud vendors, including Azure. This article explains basic HPC concepts, and examines best practices for Azure HPC deployments. What Is HPC? … Continue reading HPC on Azure: Benefits and 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 SourceĀ    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