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Put That There: Workload Placement and Mobility

In 1979, Chris Schmandt and Eric Hulteen, researchers at the MIT Architecture Machine group (the predecessor to the MIT Media Laboratory), put together a demo that wows me even to this day. I learned about the demo when I worked at the Lab for a stretch in the 1990s. It was called "Put That There" and was an attempt (again, in 1979!) to demonstrate a system that could use simultaneous speech and gesture recognition to allow you to interact with objects in a natural way.

Docker in Production is Too Easy

Anyone can use Docker in production. Spin up a container that the rest of the world can access, point other people at it with the expectation it will serve data to them, and congratulations you have Docker in production. But is this really want you want?

Two Easy Steps to Persistent Storage for Containers

So, you've bought into "containers," "microservice-based architecture" and "the cloud." You feel ready to tame the cloud with a web application. In this dynamic environment, in which containers can be anywhere and in any number, "immutability" (a key concept you've learned in this space) demands that your containers don't keep persistent state.

Mark Thiele States Don't Forget to Invest in Your IT

Quick! Which is cheaper? The public cloud or on-premises infrastructure?

Not so fast. Before you scoff and say “Public cloud, naturally,” you might want to hear what Mark Thiele, Apcera’s Chief Strategy Officer, recently had to say on the subject.

The Policy-Led Approach to Securing Workloads and Infrastructure

Securing and governing workloads and infrastructure have been long-standing challenges for IT organizations. With the adoption of new application environments and architectures, traditional security measures can no longer scale with the speed and complexity of your business.