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Clear lightbulbs showing clouds behind them Choosing a Cloud Computing Platform

With so many options for cloud computing platforms, it can be tough to narrow them down. Focus on the most important features for your work: Do you want a server-based platform or serverless? What support do you need for your OS and software? What other services do you want integrated? These are the questions to ask.

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Deepak Vohra
Aerial shot of a container lot Using More Advanced Kubernetes Controllers

Kubernetes is an object-oriented framework for orchestration of Docker containers. While running basic Kubernetes objects like pods and services is essential to all Kubernetes applications, what controller to use should be based on several factors. Let’s explore some advanced controller options for additional features.

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Deepak Vohra
Stacked black and white blocks Using Basic Kubernetes Objects

Kubernetes is an object-oriented framework for orchestration of Docker containers. The Kubernetes API supports several different types of objects and provides schemas for all the objects it supports. While there are many options for different features, let’s look at some of the main Kubernetes objects and their uses.

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Deepak Vohra
Shipping storage containers Choosing Volumes for Kubernetes Storage

For data storage with Kubernetes, pod-based storage is not persistent, so external storage is necessary. A volume is a directory that is accessible to all containers in the pod, and it exists as long as the pod exists. Several types of volumes are supported, so let's explore some of these Kubernetes storage options.

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Deepak Vohra
A ship with organized containers on deck Choosing a Container Orchestration Platform with Docker

Docker is the de facto container platform, supporting the microservices architecture for deploying loosely coupled applications. However, Docker supports several container orchestration platforms—which should you choose? Let’s look at some of the main platforms: Kubernetes, Docker Swarm, OpenShift, Mesos, and CFCR.

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Deepak Vohra
Engineer holding laptop in a data center Reasons to Use a NoSQL Database

SQL is used to query a relational database, where data is organized into relations. But relational databases do not meet the needs of web-scale information systems—this is where NoSQL storage and retrieval information systems come in. Let's look at the differences between SQL and NoSQL and when you would use either.

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Deepak Vohra
Collection of abstract boxes Virtualization or Containerization? Choosing the Right Strategy

Virtualization and containerization are the top approaches when it comes to enabling scalability, limiting overhead costs, and standardizing software development, deployment, and management across multiple platforms. Each has its pros and cons, so which is the right choice for your team, application, and technology?

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Kunal Chauhan
Person holding a magnifying glass Choosing a Search Engine Database

A search engine database indexes data in addition to storing it, so users are able to search collections of data using keywords. The features here are common to most search engine databases, so when deciding which is best for your use, determine what factors are most important and pick one that prioritizes your needs.

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Deepak Vohra