Reducing cloud costs: Lessons from Airbnb

Reducing cloud costs: Lessons from Airbnb

We have all  suffered from questions such as “Are those instances being used?”, “Who is in charge of that storage bucket?”, or “Can we safely shutdown those nodes?”.  The reality is that managing overall cloud usage and...

Napptive: Focus on your apps

Napptive: Focus on your apps

When George Favaloro and Sean O’Sullivan coined the term “cloud computing” in 1996, they detailed a prescient vision that included revisiting the complete software development process. Ten years later, large companies such as Google or Amazon began using the term to...

Tips for surviving containerization

Tips for surviving containerization

Your code is ready, you have the green light on your tests, and you can run your application in your local environment. Your application rocks. Now you must put your service into production, and you have to containerize it. Here comes the dreaded moment… you start to...

How to convince your boss to use Kubernetes

How to convince your boss to use Kubernetes

Everybody knows that making changes in an organization is complex. You must overcome many obstacles until your idea materializes. When introducing new technologies, your role is like that of a champion that has to evangelize and defend his technical vision against...

The New Open Application Model

The New Open Application Model

Building cloud-native applications is a significant challenge as its complexity has largely evolved over the past few years. The number of new technologies combined with the high-frequency deployments introduces a new challenge when planning a new application release....