Hello Everybody and Happy 2019!

 

I hope this finds you well, relaxed and ready to tackle the challenges we'll face in 2019.

 

When a new period of our life begins it is nice and at times useful to consider what the previous period has been like and as the sage of old used to say "historia magistra vitae" or history is a teacher for our lives, maybe we can try to get some insights for the future. So, what did we see and experience in 2018?

Last comment 3 February 2019
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Hi All,

Who, in the age of digital transformation, doesn't want to reap more benefits out of any process, procedure, and resource we have? At InterSystems Solution Developers Conference (part of InterSystems Global Summit 2018) we will have sessions on how to improve the way applications are built with modern tools like Docker containers, Gitlab, Circle CI, Travis, etc., how continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) processes can help us deliver more value quickly to the end-user, and how we can start thinking about modernizing traditional applications.

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Container Images

In this second post on containers fundamentals, we take a look at what container images are.

What is a container image?

A container image is merely a binary representation of a container.

A running container or simply a container is the runtime state of the related container image.

Please see the first post that explains what a container is

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Containers

With the launch of InterSystems IRIS Data Platform, we provide our product even  in a Docker container. But what is a container?

The fundamental container definition is that of a sandbox for a process.  

Containers are software-defined packages that have some similarities to virtual machines (VM) like for example they can be executed. 

Containers provide isolation without a full OS emulation. Containers are therefore much lighter than a VM. 

In their essence, containers are an answer to the issue of how to reliably move an application from a system to another and guarantee that it will work. By encapsulating all application dependencies inside a container and creating a process isolation space, there is a higher degree of guarantee that the application solution will run when moved between platforms.

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Last week saw the launch of the InterSystems IRIS Data Platform in sunny California.

For the engaging eXPerience Labs (XP-Labs) training sessions, my first customer and favourite department (Learning Services), was working hard assisting and supporting us all behind the scene.

Before the event, Learning Services set up the most complicated part of public cloud :) "credentials-for-free" for a smooth and fast experience for all our customers at the summit. They did extensive testing before the event so that we could all spin up cloud infrastructures to test the various new features of the new InterSystems IRIS data platform without glitches

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Presenter: Luca Ravazzolo
Task: Track the status and performance of clustered environments
Approach: Give examples of using modern technology to spot potential bottlenecks before they turn into problems
 

This session will discuss how modern technology can be used to keep track of the status and performance of your cloud clustered environments.

 

Content related to this session, including slides, video and additional learning content can be found here.

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Presenter: Luca Ravazzolo
Task: Define, provision, and configure a cloud infrastructure
Approach: Use open-source tools for DevOps automation

 

This session demonstrates how a cloud infrastructure of clustered servers can be defined, provisioned and configured efficiently with a simple yet powerful provisioning technology.

 

Content related to this session, including slides, video and additional learning content can be found here.

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Hi all,

I was wondering, what is your favourite public cloud provider?

What is your level of engagement with the cloud provider? Are you testing their infrastructure? In which case I'd expect you being progressing a parallel test with at least a second provider ;-) Or, are you already running a production environment?

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OK, so, let me be the first one to share my experience with one specific cloud provider

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InterSystems is delighted to announce the support of Docker container technology as a platform from the moment 2016.1 will be released.


Docker is a disruptive system technology that has many benefits and offers many advantages for those investing in infrastructure-as-code or immutable-infrastructure provisioning & deployment scenarios.
Like any new technology that appears, there is a learning curve, and many considerations need to occur when using it. However, Docker container technology has already proven to be successful by a huge follow-up with many companies already using it in production. Furthermore & FYI, all public cloud providers already support it.


InterSystems validates and supports its technologies on Docker container engine from v1.8 and above with CentOS, Ubuntu, RedHat and SUSE based containers from the official Docker Hub repository or their respective projects and sites.

Have fun with it

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