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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Tactical vs Strategic Thinking – Part II

This is in continuation of my previous post regarding Tactical vs Strategic thinking. I received some feedback about the previous post and thought I’d articulate the gist of the feedback and address the concern further. The feedback – It seems like the previous post was too generic for some readers. The suggestion was to provide examples …

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