1. Developer

    You Have Monitoring—Do You Also Need Observability?

    Monitoring and observability can in some ways be compared to virtual machines (VMs) and containers: they share much in common, but have important differences that are important to understand. In the case of VMs and containers, they’re both methods of abstraction that allow portability of applic… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  2. Developer

    Portworx Provides Software-Defined Storage for Kubernetes

    Remember when storage was simple? It was in a single location, and was physical, either inside a server or as a separate device like a SAN or NAS. Map the device to the storage and off you went. And that location didn’t vary: the same storage was in the same place. It had its challenges, of cou… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  3. Developer

    Broadcom Releases New AIOps Platform with Enhanced Functionality

    The IT space is fully ensconced in the era of xOps. This is the idea that to gain the most efficient and best-running environment, formerly disparate IT teams like virtualization admins, network admins, developers, DBAs, and so on need to break down the walls separating their disciplines. Going full… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  4. Developer

    Climb Aboard the Client-Serverless Train with Fauna

    I write novels as a hobby (I jokingly call it my “non-profit corporation”), and there’s an old saying among fiction writers: Don’t be afraid to kill your darlings. That means, in essence, that if you love a particular character or element in your book, but it doesn’t make your book better… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  5. Developer

    Couchbase Virtual Event Runs from Oct. 14-16

    Among the things the unprecedented year of 2020 will be remembered for, at least in the IT industry, is virtual conferences. Unable to meet face-to-face with their customers and potential customers, companies have done the next best thing and held online shows with many of the same features, includi… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  6. Developer

    Why Companies Succeed—and Fail—with Containers

    Although containers (the virtual kind) have been around awhile, it still feels like they’re brand new. Contrast that with virtual machines, which have been in common usage for 15 years now. Will containers one day seem as mainstream as virtual machines? It’s hard to say, but there’s certain… Read More

    By Keith Ward