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20 tips to get an architecture project back on track
Establishing a successful design authority is the first step to remediating troubled enterprise architecture projects.
Susheel Gooly Tue, 1/18/2022 at 3:50pm
Train tracks

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Establishing an efficient, light, but strict architectural governance framework is vital to keeping enterprise architecture projects on track—and rescuing programs that are already in trouble. Setting up a design authority led by the chief architect to oversee the project is beneficial to establishing and maintaining your governance framework.

Topics:   Leadership   Collaboration   Strategy  
Software architects: Two traits that are key to success
Enterprise software architects need a lot of knowledge and skills to do their jobs well, but these two traits are the ones to prioritize.
Shahir Daya Thu, 1/6/2022 at 6:05pm
5 tips to climbing the career ladder from sysadmin to IT Architect

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An effective software architect has many traits. For example, in Characteristics of a software architect, Peter Eeles says:

Topics:   Career   Leadership   Agile  
Kubernetes architecture: How to use hierarchical namespaces for multiple tenants
Hierarchical namespaces make it easier to manage individual tenants' permissions and capabilities in a multi-tenant Kuberentes architecture.
rreselma Thu, 12/23/2021 at 2:58pm
Apartment building

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A multi-tenant Kubernetes architecture is one in which a single Kubernetes cluster hosts several independent organizational units. Each tenant is isolated and autonomous within the boundaries of its security constraints. You might use a multi-tenant cluster with your company's internal teams and workgroups as well as with your external customers.

Topics:   Kubernetes   Security  
What is a technical account manager (TAM)?
Technical account managers (TAMs) serve as technical guides for resolving problems, planning upgrades, solving multi-vendor issues, and more.
Judith Zhu Wed, 12/29/2021 at 1:10pm
Small compass laying on a map for direction

One of the greatest aspects of being a solutions architect (or an IT architect in general) is the flexibility in how you can exercise your expertise. A huge part of the solutions architect role at Red Hat is understanding how to architect solutions for various customers, each with individual needs. A solutions architect's flexibility lies in strategizing the right approach to creating a successful implementation or deployment. This does not always place architects on the technical side of the business conversation.

Topics:   Collaboration   Career   Troubleshooting  
How to streamline application portfolio modernization with Tackle
Tackle is an open source tool that helps organizations migrate and modernize their application portfolio to leverage Kubernetes without risk of vendor lock-in.
Roman Nissen Tue, 12/21/2021 at 5:34pm
Gold gears on a black background

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One of the key challenges for application modernization is providing organizations with open tools to transform their applications to leverage cloud-native technologies, especially in the Kubernetes space.

Topics:   Kubernetes   Software  
How to harness the power of incremental updates
Building frequent, small, incremental updates into your architecture minimizes disruptions and helps keep everything patched.
Adam Goossens Mon, 12/27/2021 at 4:17pm
Young plant growing

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How many times have you put off patching and updating because something of higher priority comes along, only to finally perform a "big bang" update that almost always never goes as planned?

How many times have users complained that systems are old, slow, and out of date?

Topics:   Automation   Software   Operations  
How Kubernetes creates and runs containers: An illustrated guide
Understanding how Kubernetes handles containers gives you greater flexibility to create custom configurations for specific needs.
rreselma Tue, 12/21/2021 at 6:18pm
Shipping containers stacked on top of each other

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Kubernetes enables you to do a lot of productive work without having to understand a lot about the underlying details. The kubectl command-line interface (CLI) tool and dashboards from OpenShift and other service providers help. However, once you go beyond the high level and look underneath the covers, things can quickly get complex.

Topics:   Kubernetes   Containers  
Using Operate First to host cloud-native AI
Learn why Open Data Hub selected Operate First, which applies open source concepts to operations, to host its project.
tcoufal Fri, 12/10/2021 at 6:46pm
Clouds seen through tunnel

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Operate First is a concept that says knowledge about operations should be shared and exchanged the same way as source code is—transparently, publicly, and openly. It's the idea that the community can critique operational data, procedures, and management to achieve better maintainability and a more robust and reliable stack for everything from bare-metal infrastructures to user applications.

Topics:   Cloud   Operations   DevConf  
How to build and operate cloud-native AI with Open Data Hub
Open Data Hub helps users run heavy data science workloads on a lightweight, scalable infrastructure.
Francesco Murdaca Fri, 12/10/2021 at 1:05pm
3 cloud migration problems and solutions

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DevOps and shared infrastructure have changed how we develop and operate applications. Previously, developers would run a copy of their entire complex system on their own machine. They might encounter issues including "works on my machine" problems, resource constraints, and the inability to quickly collaborate with others.

Topics:   Cloud   Artificial intelligence   DevConf  
Why in-memory data grids matter in event-driven and streaming data architectures
Learn about the important role IMDGs play, especially in high-throughput and zero-data-loss event-driven architectures.
tambre Mon, 12/20/2021 at 1:40pm
Building with a grid pattern

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We work within IBM Services and spend most of our time in the field, working hands-on with our clients on delivering their projects. We have seen the adoption of event-driven and streaming architectures increase to the point where they are fast becoming the standard for use cases that are event-driven or require real-time stream processing.