DevOpsDays Montreal

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CloudOps was pleased to sponsor DevOpsDays Montreal, which took place on October 10th and 11th. Featuring a wide range of speakers and activities, the event brought together DevOps practitioners throughout Montreal.

The event kicked off in the morning with a keynote by Alistair Croll entitled ‘Innovation, Disruption, and Discontinuity: Technology isn’t Interesting.’ Innovation has…

Takeaways from Liz Rice: Pop-Up Meetup on Container Security

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Last night’s pop-up meetup featured Liz Rice, a renowned expert in container security and technical evangelist at Aqua Security. As an active participant of the CNCF and as co-chair of KubeCon and CloudNativeCon, Liz was able to share her extensive experience with cloud native technologies. The event took place on October 4th at Complexe Desjardins. View Liz’s slide deck here.

The evening…

CloudOps Talks Open Source at ApacheCon 2018

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ApacheCon North America was held in Montreal this year from September 24th to 27th. The event featured a CloudStack Collab Conference, in which containers, DevOps, IoT, servers, and web frameworks amongst many other subjects were covered. CloudOps was pleased to sponsor the event, and even more so to participate.

Syed Ahmed discussed A Journey to CloudStack with Francois Nadeau from…

Does the Service Mesh spell the end for Middleware?

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Middleware is perhaps fading away in the place of the service mesh as Istio and related technologies continue to garner momentum. They both oversee communication between various applications and services, but can differ substantially in operations as well as paradigms. Prominent in service-oriented architectures, could middleware become irrelevant in today’s container-focused…

Podcast: Cloud, Innovation, and Updates from Google Next 2018

Ian Rae, CloudOps’ CEO and founder, discussed cloud innovation with Rob Hirschfeld on the most recent episode of ‘L8ist Sh9y Podcast’.

Recorded while Ian was at Google Next 2018, this episode explored how the cloud industry has not always evolved as predicted. It wasn’t believed early on that Google would emerge as a big player and cloud resources were expected to becom…

The Containerization of Machine Learning: TensorFlow, Kubernetes and Kubeflow

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Machine learning (ML) is a method of data analysis for identifying patterns and predicting future probabilities. It is part of research on artificial intelligence (AI). By inputting data with predetermined answers into mathematical models, computers can train themselves to predict future unknown sets of inputs.

While ML has so far been successful in solving specified tasks, the analysis of…

Cloud Native Meetups: K8s 1.11, Helm, PostgreSQL, and Traefik

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Kubernetes celebrated its fourth birthday across eastern Canada this week with a series of cloud native meetups in Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto, and Kitchener-Waterloo. This quarter’s series of Kubernetes and Cloud Native meetups brought together a range of speakers, including Ayrat Khayretdinov, Baruch Sadogursky, Jonathan Katz, and Daniel Tomcej. Below is an overview of the content…

How to Choose a Cloud Provider: 6 Factors to Think about when Migrating to the Cloud

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Ever since AWS came out with its first public cloud offering in 2006, the industry has grown to an estimated $178 billion of revenues per year. Cloud computing has enabled highly dynamic and scalable infrastructures that can deliver significant returns on investment. The migration of workloads from on-premise facilities to cloud offerings is often cited as a business priority. Nonetheless, less…

How to Create Infrastructure as Code with GCP Deployment Manager: Your third step towards DevOps automation

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Geeking out at Google Next 18 this week in California, I grabbed a Chromebook from the Grab-and-Go team (awesome initiative) and decided to finish this Infrastructure as Code trilogy.

In the previous two posts we focused on Infrastructure as Code, viewing Terraform as our multi-cloud capable swiss army knife. But what if you just want to leverage a specific cloud infrastructure deployment…

Rancher 2.0: Exciting Features You Should Know About

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Rancher 2.0 was made GA (generally available) on May 1st, and there is quite a bit to be excited about. Providing a managed Kubernetes distribution, Rancher is deterministic in deployment and lightweight in installation. Its simplicity and flexibility can make it ideal for straightforward infrastructures that lack managed Kubernetes offerings and need to be built from the ground up. W…

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