VMWare has rebranded itself as a “cloud company” and is actively throwing around buzzwords such as Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), hybrid cloud, multi-cloud, and Tanzu Kubernetes. Is there any substance underneath VMWare’s new clothes? Let’s find out.
Software has become too complex. The art of writing simple, effective, and fun computer programs has been lost. CI/CD pipelines, microservices architecture, enterprise application frameworks, Agile ceremonies, and compulsory unit testing are just some of the few impediments between us and yet-to-be-written, useful applications.
This is a rather rough outline that contains key points relevant to the Amazon Certified Solutions Architect (Associate) exam. My source material was primarily the A Cloud Guru course and the AWS documentation.
These are the best statements I heard (or were shown on slides but not necessary verbalised) during the Cloud Native 2018 conference held between Wednesday, 26th and Friday, 28th September at CodeNode, London.
Every application proposal trying to win the heart of a Fortune 500 company today not only needs to claim to be Agile—oh, sorry, SAFe—but also based on a microservices architecture. After high-profile microservices disasters like Dell’s, we understand that a myopic microservices approach may not end up well. What if we could have all the benefits of a microservices architecture but none of the drawbacks?
Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it; the saying goes. Many organisations are still paying the price for vendor lock-in and struggling to get out of “enterprise” platforms such as WebLogic, WebSphere and TIBCO, as they desperately try to break down their monoliths and become cloud native.