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April Cloud Roundup: Cloud, Meet Performance


Greetings. In an effort to make sure that this post is as efficient as possible, I have comprised a checklist for myself:

First order of business: the introduction.

The Aforementioned Introduction

Hey, everyone! We have gathered here today, in the eyes of Almighty DZone, to renew our sacred vows to the Cloud Zone, who we have promised to love in low pageviews and high, through tutorials and opinion pieces, 'til fog computing do we part.

Kidding. #CloudForever.

We have, however, gathered to review some of the highest-rated cloud posts, and take a look at a few posts the talk a little bit more about the performance aspect of things. Because a cloud is all well and good, but if you aren't monitoring it, then it can all come crashing down. As the editor for both Cloud and Performance, I'm always really excited to see posts that merge the two in either Zone (hint, hint). On with the articles!

Introduction, check.


Most Popular Posts
 Monitoring Views

Check out what the highest page view-grossing articles for the past month.

  1. A Developer's Guide to Docker: A Gentle Introduction by Lee Brandt — If you still haven't taken the chance on Docker, here's how to start using containers while avoiding the headaches of breaking in new tools.
  2. Container Monitoring: Prometheus and Grafana Vs. Sysdig and Sysdig Monitor by Stefan Thorpe — It's a monitoring solution smackdown between Prometheus's Grafana and Sysdig's Sysdig Monitor. Who's better suited to your container monitoring needs?
  3. 7 Kubernetes Tools to Expand Your Container Architecture by John Julien — These Kubernetes tools, both native and third-party, will help you take full advantage of the containerization service's features.
  4.   Top 5 Kubernetes Best Practices From Sandeep Dinesh (Google) by Anita Buehrle — From the Weave Online User Group, check out the tips this Google developer gave about using Kubernetes and what not to do.
  5. The Advantages of Using Kubernetes and Docker Together by Erik Dietrich — This article will help you understand the main concepts of Kubernetes and Docker, and how to use them in deployment for containers and orchestration.

First section, check.

At The Speed of Cloud

How did our wonderful contributors create these articles? Well, when two Zones love each other veeerrryy much...

Load-Balancing Zato HTTP and WebSockets with Docker in AWS by Dariusz Suchojad

So, whoever can explain the technical details of this article will win my eternal gratitude. Or maybe a DZone sticker or something, I don't know. Either way, I do know how important load balancing is to performance testing, so I'm sure cloud computing is no different.

AWS Monitoring Tools Explained by Andrew Sanders

This more AWS-centric article describes some of the tools that are built into the platform that can help you with your performance monitoring. It takes a lot of the pressure off to find an effective third-party application that works with your stack.

Monitoring Kubernetes in Production: How To Guide (Part 1 of 5) by Apurva Dave

If testing should be performed while a cloud stack is being built, it must be doubly important to make sure that it still passes tests once it's actually in production. This article tells you how to do that, as the first in a series of five, with Kubernetes.

Title section, check.

Signing Off

Alright, I think we've done this as efficiently as possible. To keep in the spirit of expediency, I'll make this quick:

Bye!

Wrap up, complete.

Operation: Roundup, complete. Awaiting deployment.