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18 July 2017

How to improve your IT career in 4 simple steps

Did you know that social media behemoth Facebook, plans to phase out the smartphone in 10 years’ time? According to the CEO and founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, there are plans to make Facebook and other apps available through augmented reality (AR), he announced this at Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference. You might be wondering […]

16 July 2017

AWS database high availability

This post will take you through the important concepts regarding AWS database high availability. It explains many concepts such as Amazon RDS, DB Instance, Availability zone, Region concepts, high availability, and Failover Process. Amazon RDS Amazon RDS stands for Amazon Relational Database Service. It is a service provided by AWS to create and operate on […]

16 July 2017

Apache Mesosphere and DC/OS – Introduction to containerization at hyper scale

A concept that sits at the heart of Apache Mesos, Containerization is a virtualization method for the deployment & running of distributed applications without bringing VMs into the equation. Now, where does Apache Mesos fit into all this? Consider that you’ve deployed some containers in your data center, including Analytics, Web Application, Software Networking, etc. […]

16 July 2017

Introduction to OpenStack – Open Source IaaS Cloud Platform 101

Started as a collaboration project between Rackspace Hosting and the US Space Agency NASA, OpenStack has swiftly grown into one of the world’s biggest open source technologies delivering a flexible, efficient, scalable and cost-effective OS based on the cutting edge concept, i.e. “The Cloud”. Work began in 2010 when the concept was still in its […]

16 July 2017

Read, read, read. Read everything!

A certain writer once said “knowing how to read and not reading books is like owning skis and not skiing, owning a board and never riding a wave, or well, having your favorite sandwich in your hand and not eating it. If you owned a telescope that would open up the entire universe for you, […]