SaaS as an Enterprise Software Development Tool?

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is the Cloud Computing service model most are familiar with, but exactly what SaaS means is changing. SaaS is moving beyond the role of Storage, Office, Productivity, Messaging, etc. for enterprise users. We are starting to see some SaaS applications approaching PaaS-like functionality, where machine-to-machine, machine-to-human, and human-to-machine …

Enterprise IaaS systems are hosting #LegacyApps on infrastructure intended for #Cloud-native applications. Will it work?

What Changes for Enterprise Applications Running on Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Do modern Enterprise IaaS systems have a place for enterprise applications from pre-Cloud times? Infrastructure-as-a-Service is a core service model in Cloud Computing, but its basic approach to how it handle resiliency drastically differs from the traditional rock-solid infrastructure model traditionally employed for enterprise applications. Add to that the fact …

Why the OpenStack Foundation’s Certified OpenStack Administrator Hits the OpenStack Certification Mark

One of the most amazing tales of certification failure was an “OpenStack Certified” job applicant who admitted to not having retained anything from the training that allowed him to achieve the certification. While this is an extreme example, my experience has been that OpenStack Certified, even if it means the …

Kubernetes, k8s, has dominated Docker Container scheduling and orchestration

Kubernetes – Google’s Open Source Contribution to Docker Container Orchestration

Kubernetes (aka k8s) is a software Container management system originally developed by Google and open sourced. In this episode, Kumulus Technologies CTO, Robert Starmer, explains the high-level architecture and control processes of how Kubernetes manages container orchestration and how Kubernetes differs from and works with Docker. Click on the video …

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 …

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. …

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 …