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Author: Rob L

Container Hosting and Management - On-Prem, Cloud or Both?

Container Hosting and Management  -  On-Prem, Cloud or Both?

by Rob L | Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 | Education

One of the most common questions we hear from clients who are attempting to build out their containerization roadmap is “What solution should I use and where should it be?”. There’s a really good reason this is a common question – even though the marketplace has solidified over the past several years, there are still a lot of choices and options available. While this blog post is not meant to be an exhaustive analysis of the technology and hosting choices available, I will try to lay out a basic framework for starting the discussion in your organization.

Does Patching Have You Down? How Moving Your Critical Apps to Containers Changes the Game

Does Patching Have You Down? How Moving Your Critical Apps to Containers Changes the Game

by Rob L | Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 | Education

We’ve all been there. It’s late Friday or maybe Saturday night and you have a list of 30 servers that need OS or application patching. You feel pretty good about it - after all, you’ve tested everything in QA and pre-prod with no issues, and that patch management software you implemented a few years ago helps with some of the heavy lifting. All that said, you know Monday morning has a better than average chance of being what we call in IT “A Bad Day”.