As consumers seek solutions that meet their needs and requirements (the “demand”) a market develops and matures around a set of product and service offerings to meet those needs (the “supply”). To simplify transactions in the marketplace a set of product and service descriptions develop, which include a standard system of weights and measures to ensure quick, simple, fair, and equitable exchange. The standard weights and measures set a common, independent way to assess (measure) and assure that consumers receive what they’re promised and are paying for. These definitions, measures, and assurances enable a robust marketplace where multiple suppliers compete for the consumer’s business based on the better cost, quality, or speed of delivery.
In the fifth part of our series, we talk to Georgia Gourley, who has been at Turbonomic for 9 months. Read below to learn all about her journey!
Last week, Turbonomic’s employee resource group, DevelopHer, showed their support for the Boston Museum of Science’s inaugural Sci-K. This 5K walk and run was in support of making children’s STEM programming at the museum more accessible and affordable to all – donations went to programs that allow foster families and classrooms to visit the museum for free, encouraging the next generation of scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians. Children and adults alike donned their most innovative, STEM-themed costumes – from dinosaurs to astronauts, the enthusiasm for STEM was incredibly energizing.
Today, it’s become almost sacrilegious to think about running microservices on anything but Kubernetes. But in 2016, when we first began our journey to microservices, Kubernetes didn’t have the level of maturity that it has now. Back then, we just wanted the benefits of breaking up our monolithic application into loosely coupled services. Like most organizations, the monolith served us as well as it could. But when Docker made containers easy, a whole new world opened up. At the time, docker-compose was the easiest way to start a group of containerized application services, but the very next consideration was orchestrating those containers. We soon found that docker-compose does not allow the easy distribution and orchestration of components across cluster nodes. There were also challenges with multi-node networking and shared storage across the nodes. And then Kubernetes came along.
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Now that Kubernetes has graduated to enterprise-ready, organizations are looking to expand their platforms to support more applications and more lines of business. In order to do this at scale, they need to support these applications and lines of business in multitenant environments—even modern microservice applications have to share resources!
IDC is a leading provider of global market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Their analysis informs and helps IT professionals, business executives, and investors make fact-based decisions to achieve their key business objectives.
Many customers rely on this important analyst community to guide, inform, prepare, and navigate their most strategic business and IT initiatives.
We thought it would helpful to highlight a few IDC reports that dig into some of the biggest IT industry challenges and opportunities customers are facing.
One of the key concepts in Jim Collin’s book ‘Built to Last’ is that important decisions are often not binary. For example, you don’t have to decide between being disciplined or creative. You also don’t have to decide between empirical analysis or decisive actions. The same notion should be applied to designing and building application environments that are built to last.
Microservices are all well and good, but these are just our modern day applications. And all applications, especially enterprise applications need to be secure. In my previous post I talked about how we were able to dynamically manage Java memory for each of the processes running in our re-architected microservices application. This was just one example of the realities we face when building an enterprise microservices application. We re-architected our application to scale with and automate some of the world’s largest hybrid cloud estates. With that kind of responsibility, every service of this application must be secured.
We are excited to announce that our ServiceNow integration is certified by ServiceNow and is now available on the ServiceNow Application Store. Turbonomic and ServiceNow integration introduces higher levels of automation from Application Resource Management (ARM) to IT Service Management (ITSM).