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Breaking up the Monolith while Migrating to the Cloud in 6 Steps

When migrating applications to the cloud, we apply one of the 6-R Migration Patterns for each app: Retain, Retire, Re-host, Re-platform, Re-purchase or Re-architecture. Monoliths that get migrated often end up in the Re-Architecture bucket which…
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Successful Cloud Migration Tip: Eliminate excessive SQL

I’ve been blogging about excessive SQL executions for the past 10 years – since the time I have been working for Dynatrace. Whether it is the N+1 Query Pattern, inefficient SQL loading too much data, no caching of static data or…
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What I learned in my 80 hours with Singapore Cloud Transformation Leaders

Singapore is a leader in Cloud Migration, Digital Transformation and DevOps cultural change. Who says that? Besides key media outlets that covered last week’s announcements from GovTechStack 2018 (ZDNet, The Straits Times, Blogspot, …)…
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What We Heard About Containers and Windows Server App Migration at Microsoft Ignite

Ever since Microsoft CVP Erin Chapelle spoke about the future of Windows Containers at DockerCon earlier this year, there has been excitement around the general availability of Windows Server 2019. That announcement came last week…
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3 Ways Docker Customers Future-Proof Legacy Windows Server Applications

In 2018, why are we still talking about legacy Windows applications? Why are we holding onto Windows Servers that are a decade old? The simple answer — the applications on those servers still work, and they still serve a business purpose.…
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Monolith to Microservices – Drop TicketMonster’s legacy User Interface

The previous part of our blog post series ended with the decoupled user interface component tm-ui-v1 for TicketMonster. This component runs as single Cloud Foundry app and forwards user actions to the endpoints of TicketMonster. Nevertheless,…
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Monolith to Microservices – Set up TicketMonster on OpenShift

In the first article of this series we have introduced the problem of a monolithic application and the idea to break it into microservices. In this article, we will take a look at the demo application and how to set it up on the Openshift platform.…
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Monolith to Microservices – Set up TicketMonster on Cloud Foundry

After outlining our monolith to microservices approach in the introduction, I’m now going to breathe life into the monolithic app TicketMonster by deploying it on Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) and preparing the monolith for its journey by…
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Fearless Monolith to Microservices Migration – A guided journey

This article is part of the blog series “Fearless Monolith to Microservices Migration” written by Johannes Bräuer and Jürgen Etzlstorfer. This section will be updated with links to all other articles as soon as they are…
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Cloud infrastructure monitoring checklist: Are you covered?

Recently I got a glimpse into one of our latest customer’s cloud migration story, and how they got their cloud infrastructure monitoring needs covered. They happen to be one of the biggest industrial companies worldwide, actually. The…