Introducing Sidekick - A High Performance Load Balancer

Introducing Sidekick - A High Performance Load Balancer

Almost all of the modern cloud-native applications use HTTPs as their primary transport mechanism even within the network. Every service is a collection of HTTPs endpoints provisioned dynamically at scale. Traditional load balancers that are built for serving web applications across the Internet are at a disadvantage here since they use old school DNS round-robin techniques for load balancing and

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Storage at the Edge

Storage at the Edge

Edge computing is a hot topic and carries with it some confusion, particularly around storage. Handling data properly at the edge can ensure a scalable, cost-effective and secure infrastructure - but failing to set up the right architecture can lead to data loss, security vulnerabilities and sky-high costs related to the bandwidth needed to transfer data repeatedly to and from

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High Performance Object Storage, Kubernetes + Why You Can't Containerize a Storage Appliance

High Performance Object Storage, Kubernetes + Why You Can't Containerize a Storage Appliance

There are two forces that are fundamentally remaking the technology landscape today. One is Kubernetes and the other is high performance Object Storage. They are powering (or are shaped by, depending on your perspective) modern, data-rich applications that include AI/ML and application logs. Either way, modern applications need Kubernetes and Object Storage and Kubernetes and Object Storage owe their

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simdjson-go: Parsing gigabytes of JSON per second in Go

simdjson-go: Parsing gigabytes of JSON per second in Go

IntroductionJSON has established itself as the "lingua franca" of the web. As such the parsing performance of JSON is hugely important for many applications. Despite the simple and human-friendly nature of JSON, it is not a technically trivial format to parse at high speeds. Recently some new designs have been presented one of which is simdjson by Daniel Lemire and

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Why the Healthcare Industry is Adopting High Performance Object Storage

Why the Healthcare Industry is Adopting High Performance Object Storage

The healthcare industry is unique in so many ways. To begin with, it lacks a common objective function on which to optimize. This is because different healthcare organizations, both payers and providers, value different things. Profitability is not the universal goal - there are teaching hospitals, faith-based hospitals and not-for-profit insurance plans. Consider also that a large portion of the

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Kubernetes Storage Patterns

Kubernetes Storage Patterns

Kubernetes has fundamentally altered  the traditional application development and deployment patterns. Application development teams can now develop, test and deploy their apps in days, across different environments, all within their Kubernetes clusters. Previous generations of technology typically took weeks if not months. This acceleration is possible due to the abstraction that Kubernetes brings to the table, i.e. it deals

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Developer Friendly Kubernetes Storage

Developer Friendly Kubernetes Storage

Most developers don’t love managing infrastructure — including storage infrastructure. One of the great things about Kubernetes is the ability to simplify infrastructure management so that developers can focus on creating applications and let Kubernetes handle orchestration. Kubernetes does not natively manage storage infrastructure — but using MinIO and Kubernetes together can help provide the storage that applications need with the

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