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  • Kicking the Tires on Kubernetes — Part 3
    So in the two earlier installments, I provided an overview of my mind map vis-a-vis Kubernetes and containerization. In this post I will focus on what I did to set up a test rig in my home laboratory environment. Over the years, my better half and I have acquired a whole bunch of mac minis, which we used to run …

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  • Kicking the Tires on Kubernetes — Part 2
    High-level Architecture First a disclaimer — The way I learn/understand things is the “rosetta stone” way. By that, what I mean is, I try to map my subject of study to something that I’m already familiar with (if such an association is practical).So, please bear with me as I ramble on about the way I present the remainder of this …

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  • Kicking the Tires on Kubernetes – Part 1
    Containerization — My Historical Perspective Containerization is not really a new concept in the *NIX world. The first time I ran into containers was when I used to manage web infrastructure at a large Auto Financing company back in 2000-2001. Back then we ran Netscape (or was it called iPlanet) webservers to host the website which provided online vehicle selection, …

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  • Cloudy with the chance of “On Prem”
    Lots of Data, consumed fast and in many different ways Over the years, the IT industry has had tectonic shifts in the way we do business. From mainframes we progressed to micro-computers to distributed computing environments in order to address the massive volumes, velocity, and dimensionality of data in the modern age. One trend that was key in liberating the …

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  • Network throughput testing – Distributed iperf3
    The tool iperf (or iperf3) is popular as a synthetic network load generator that can be used to measure the network throughput between two nodes on a TCP/IP network. This is fine for point-to-point measurements. However, when it comes to distributed computing clusters involving multiple racks of nodes, it becomes challenging to find a tool that can easily simulate traffic …

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  • Reference Architectures for Cloudera Enterprise on VMware
    It’s been a long time since I’ve posted on this blog. So here goes – short and sweet. We’ve¬†developed a couple of reference architectures for running Cloudera Enterprise (Cloudera Distributed Hadoop) on VMware.   Cloudera Reference Architecture for VMware vSphere with … Cloudera Reference Architecture for VMware vSphere with …  

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