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Docker- a Tool to Build, run and Manage Containers

Did you know that Docker is not a “Thing”? It’s rather a collection of tools that enable users to build, run and manage containers. In this 5MoC episode, Robert Starmer explains what the pieces are and how they work together to provide the container service that has application developers so …






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How do Containers Work _With_ OpenStack?

Containers are the darling of the DevOps world, changing the operations model to one more closely aligned with modern development models. However, there are few applications where one model fits all aspects of the development pipeline. And where containers fail, a classic VM or bare metal infrastructure is more appropriate. …






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How PaaS Provides Value to Enterprise Users

The Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) cloud service model has a lot of benefits for enterprise users. Some “legacy” enterprise apps will not fit this model, but surprisingly, a number can be transitioned to and managed from a PaaS. Moving forward, building applications on a PaaS, that abstract away much of the hardware …






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What is OpenStack? How does it build an IaaS cloud?

OpenStack is a leader in open source cloud management systems (CMS) that, while it can be used to build PaaS and SaaS model clouds, was initially intended to provide IaaS cloud functionality. What is OpenStack and how does it provide an Infrastructure-as-a-Service? OpenStack is a collection of (primarily) python-based software …






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How Containers help with OpenStack – OpenStack in Containers – Kolla

One of the questions that often comes up is if you should run OpenStack to run containers, or if you should run OpenStack _in_ containers. I think both are valid options, and to that end, I’ve been working with the Kolla project to get a better feel for how these …






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Let’s figure out what a Computer in the Cloud actually is.

Did you know not all computers in the cloud are virtual? Learn about the changing world of the computer in cloud computing as Kumulus Technologies’ CTO, Robert Starmer, clarifies how baremetal, virtual servers and container technologies are changing how the cloud works. Click on the video above to watch! Need …






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Why cloud computing as a business model is moving from disruption to staus quo.

Let’s face it. Unless you know about the US NIST Model, cloud computing is not only hard to define, its hard to understand. We’ve heard “The Cloud” described as ‘just a buzzword,’ the answer to all things IT, or ‘just someone else’s computer,’ all of which are wrong. In this …