Federal Cloud Computing

GSA 8(a) STARS II the ideal and preferred contract vehicle for procurement of Federal Cloud Computing services and solutions. Partners include Amazon AWS and other Federal Grade Data Centers to deliver cloud solutions for mission-critical and high performance cloud solutions.

GitOps

GitOps

Gone are the days software was an accessory to business. Today, software drives the business. The overall demand for software is rocketing day by day. So is the demand for delivery from developers. CICD tools and CICD concepts help developers deliver value faster and more transparently. That is why the GitOps CICD standard is a must you should consider for your organization. Find out why you should implement GitOps. What is GitOps? Simply GitOps is a developer-centric continuous deployment standard for cloud-native applications. GitOps uses tools that developers are already familiar with (CICD tools such as Jenkins, Argo CD, etc.), focusing more on the developer experience. So if you ever doubted GitOps as another challenging framework; bringing GitOps into your application development space will not be a hard process that… Read More »GitOps

Shifting From Waterfall to Agile

Shifting From Waterfall to Agile

Did you know that the agile projects are two times more successful and three times less likely to fail than the traditional waterfall projects? The recent 2019 CHAOS report from the Standish Group statistically stands for the success of agile projects. Many industry giants thrive to transform completely into agile framework models, in the light of statistics and also for reasons such as to outpace the business competitors, to increase the time-to-market profits, to scale-up innovation space, and to boost customer experience. Then there are other medium-to-small IT organizations who hold a reluctant approach towards agile methodologies. As John Miller, an agile coach with Agile For All says to Forbes, the reason is “They think it’s just a process, but they don’t realize the magnitude of change they have to… Read More »Shifting From Waterfall to Agile

Deep Learning Cloud Solutions

Deep Learning Cloud Solutions

In the 2018 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, Gartner classified Deep Learning or Deep Neural Networks as a transformational technology in its hype, among 1700 other emerging technologies. Today, in 2020, Gartner reclassifies Deep Learning as a matured technology in both the hype cycle for Data Science & Machine Learning and the hype cycle for Artificial Intelligence. Expansion of the cloud computing concept and minor and major cloud computing platforms were definitely major contributing factors to rocket this AI technology to this height. What made Deep Learning the shift from On-premises to Cloud? Time Vs. Computational Power is an inversely proportional relationship in on-premises machine learning and deep learning models. Therefore, it is unprofitable for AI-centric research institutes and AI and data analytics companies to invest exorbitantly for on-premises compute… Read More »Deep Learning Cloud Solutions

Consolidate Duplicate Clouds into Kubernetes

Consolidate Duplicate Clouds into Kubernetes

Do you remember how TCP/IP eclipsed every other Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) protocol and became the global standard for computer networking? However, today’s blog is not about networking protocols. But, on another controversial technology standard boomed as the TCP/IP: the Kubernetes. It is miraculous how fast the Kubernetes technology and the Kubernetes market has rolled on and, now we are at a point discussing the Kubernetes consolidation. Kubernetes before Consolidation The emergence of Docker in 2013 fueled the popularization of containers to deliver applications. As a result, tech giants in the industry widely adopted container-based applications. Since the wide adoption of containers, systems evolved to be more complex, and the exposure to risk and security threats increased. That laid the groundwork for DevSecOps. Meantime, Kubernetes was born to manage complex… Read More »Consolidate Duplicate Clouds into Kubernetes

Container Orchestration Services

Container Orchestration Services

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and microservices are the new de-facto norm for modern software development. Container orchestration tools act as a neural network that coordinates these component-based applications in the CI/CD ecosystem. Currently, there are many container orchestration services and tools in the market. Most of them are as Kubernetes-as-a-Service platforms. In this article, we will look into the container orchestration services available in 2020. What is Container Orchestration? In simple terms, container orchestration is the deployment, scaling, networking, and monitoring process of the container-based microservices applications. Container orchestration is vital to ensure resiliency, high availability, and scalability of containerized applications. It is similar to a DevOps ecosystem that builds, ships, and maintains containerized applications. On the other end, container orchestration is similar to an automated change management process for the… Read More »Container Orchestration Services

Microservices Replace Legacy Operating Systems

Will Microservices Replace Legacy Operating Systems

“Legacy Platforms” or “Legacy Operating Systems” is a term you commonly hear every nook and corner in the corporate IT sector. But sadly, not in a positive favor. Many CIOs fear that legacy platforms hold back their companies because of the monolithic nature of legacy platforms. In fact, it was surveyed and found by LightStep Inc. in 2018 that 92% of 353 “senior development stakeholders” have their organizations shift into microservices technology from legacy systems by that year. So, passing two years from the study, it is believable the figures have risen rather than dropped with the rapid take-off by cloud, containers, microservices, and serverless technologies. So, it leaves us the question of whether microservices will put out of service legacy operating systems. Let us look into this context deeper… Read More »Will Microservices Replace Legacy Operating Systems

AWS Architecture Development Best Practices

AWS Architecture Development Best Practices

Cloud computing technology architecture has been rocketing in recent years with the expansion of on-demand cloud computing platforms such as AWS. Amazon Web Services is a pioneer in transforming the cloud-enabled world in which we live to a cloud-native world with its many managed cloud computing services and infrastructure. A good cloud architecture, be it on AWS infrastructure or not, should reflect performance efficiency, cost optimization, security, reliability, and should stand for operational excellence. In this article, you will learn about a few AWS best practices that will help you build an application in the cloud incorporating the above success notes. Design for Failure Do you feel optimistic and safe (on the principle of in-built redundancy in the cloud) when you are designing cloud architectures? But in reality, never mind… Read More »AWS Architecture Development Best Practices

Best in Class AWS GovCloud Security Practices

Best in Class AWS GovCloud Security Practices

Amazon Web Services introduces AWS GovCloud (US) as a region dedicatedly designed “to host sensitive data, regulated workloads, and address the most stringent U.S. government security and compliance requirements”. But, one must doubt or eager to know what specifically are the “stringent U.S. government Security and Compliance regulations” addressed and how the security has embedded in when developing the AWS GovCloud architecture. We bring this article to answer this question and describe AWS physical and operational security processes under the management of the AWS GovCloud (US) region. AWS GovCloud Compliance Program If you visit the AWS Compliance page, you could understand the robust controls AWS global infrastructure and managed services address within the frame of cloud security and data protection. If AWS GovCloud ranks in terms of the controls embedded… Read More »Best in Class AWS GovCloud Security Practices

ISTIO Kubernetes Service Mesh

ISTIO Kubernetes Service Mesh

Monolithic applications are retiring, and cloud-native microservices applications are taking over enterprises and the public sector all over the world. Tech giants like Amazon, Coca-Cola, Zalando, and eBay, as well as startups, rebuild their IT infrastructure into microservices architecture, and so, you may. But, have you been informed with the right information on how to set up a microservices architecture the right way? Did you know you have to set up a service mesh alongside your microservices architecture for traffic management, observability, and security? Find out why you need to have Istio on top of your microservices architecture. What is Istio? Istio is an open-source service mesh introduced in the year 2017. It was developed by Google, IBM, and Lyft using the Envoy proxy by Lyft. Today, the Istio project… Read More »ISTIO Kubernetes Service Mesh

AWS Kubernetes Advanced Tips

AWS Kubernetes Advanced Tips

Over the past few years, Kubernetes has evolved and revolutionized the traditional computing experience, setting in stone its place in cloud computing and container-based application development. Amazon Web Services platform makes it easy to run Kubernetes in the cloud with extensive and highly-available VM infrastructure, managed Kubernetes service platforms, community-backed service integrations, and many other pluggable components. Now that you have mastered the basics of AWS Kubernetes, you may keen to step on to the next level with pro tips to run Kubernetes reliably and seamlessly in the production with AWS. This article is intended to cover the advanced tips from AWS for coding, security, logging and monitoring, and continuous integration/ continuous delivery in Kubernetes environments. Coding: Never build a Kubernetes cluster the hard way Kubernetes is only a peripheral… Read More »AWS Kubernetes Advanced Tips