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Java app performance over the decades

By Chris Jones

In 2008, I had my first encounter with performance monitoring. Back then it was Systems Management, and I was using BMC Patrol! By 2010 we had entered Application Performance Management.... Read More

The argument for AWS Spot Instances

By Chris Jones

In a spot market, buyers and sellers immediately exchange financial securities for cash. The spot price is what buyers and sellers agree to pay or receive for an asset. When... Read More

An introduction to Flux – Part 2: Capabilities and ecosystem

By Chris Jones

This blog is part 2 of our introduction to Flux. In part 1, we walked through the history of Flux, its graduation as a CNCF project, and dove into the... Read More

An introduction to Flux – Part 1: History and features

By Chris Jones

The following blog provides an overview of Flux, its lifecycle, adoption, unique capabilities, and several references to help you get started. This is not intended to be a getting started... Read More

Build infrastructure for apps

By Chris Jones

This is the 4th blog in Chris Jones’s series on scaling Kubernetes for applications, GitOps, and increasing developer productivity. You can read part 3 here, or can go back and... Read More

Build complete clusters, not parts

By Chris Jones

This is the 3rd blog in Chris Jones’s series on scaling Kubernetes for applications, GitOps, and increasing developer productivity. You can read parts 1 and 2 here and here. Imagine, your... Read More

What is GitOps and why it is important?

By Chris Jones

This is the 2nd blog in Chris Jones’s series on scaling Kubernetes for applications, GitOps, and increasing developer productivity. You can read part 1 here. Part 3 and part 4... Read More

An argument for Kubernetes and Machine Learning

By Chris Jones

There’s a big problem brewing in the world of data engineering, high-performance computing (HPC), and machine learning. Since the release of ChatGPT, the once quiet but critical function of the... Read More

Open Source Summit 2023 – a refreshed start

By Chris Jones

As 2023 is proving to be a year where most ‘happenings of note’ are negative, it was refreshing and uplifting to see the successful transformation of the Linux Conference into... Read More

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