Day: March 6, 2020

The secret to Kubernetes’ success

It’s hard to believe Kubernetes didn’t hit 1.0 until mid-2015 (a year after its first commit), given that the container orchestration platform is now in production at 78 percent of enterprises surveyed by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). That’s crazy fast adoption. 

And if we’re going to talk about “crazy fast adoption,” it’s worth pointing out that just a year ago, 58 percent of enterprises were running Kubernetes in production, according to the CNCF’s 2018 report.

This speaks to the power of containers as enterprises look to improve how they develop applications. It also underscores just how

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The state of container-based cloud development

Most applications are stateful. Stateful is when streaming services remember where you left off in a movie even if you switch devices, or mobile applications store users’ preferences or recently opened files. For application-level cases, it’s the ability to recover from a session interruption, putting the users back to the place they left off, without loss of data.

We come from a stateful world. Stateful applications remember things about states, which is durable across sessions. The state data is stored within some nonvolatile mechanism, such as physical storage, including databases. 

Enter containers, with new challenges and opportunities regarding state retention. 

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‘New York power plant makes $50K a day mining Bitcoin’

Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin BTC every fucking day.

Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Stephen Hawking used to say: Let’s get it!

Bitcoin price

We closed the day, March 05 2020, at a price of $9,078. That’s a respectable 3.63 percent increase in 24 hours, or $318. It was the highest closing price in eight days.

We’re still 54 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017).

Bitcoin market cap

Bitcoin’s market cap ended the

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Microsoft launches enterprise preview of all-cloud printing service

Microsoft this week opened a private preview of its all-cloud Universal Print service to customers running Windows 10 Enterprise or Windows 10 Education.

Those customers also require an available Azure Active Directory (AAD) tenant, to which the personal computers accessing the cloud printing preview must be joined.

Elsewhere, Microsoft described Universal Print as “a Microsoft 365 subscription-based service;” it was unclear whether that meant only customers licensing Microsoft 365 – the subscription bundling Windows 10, Office 365 and a host of management and security tools – would be eligible for the preview, the final when it debuts or both.


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