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Getting to know Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE)

This January, Root Level Technology CTO Eric Fourage presented a deep-dive webinar that introduces Google Kubernetes Engine. Getting To Know GKE starts with an overview of containers and their benefits, before exploring application infrastructure orchestration with Kubernetes and GKE, Google’s powerful Kubernetes-based cloud container platform. This post is a brief overview of the webinar. Be sure to take a look at the presentation for a fuller explanation of containers, Kubernetes, and the Google Kubernetes Engine. Containers Containers are packages of software that bundle code and its dependencies, including system tools, libraries, and configurations. One way to think about containers is as a lightweight alternative to virtual machines. Like virtual machines, containers are self-contained environments that run code. Unlike virtual machines, […]

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What’s The Difference Between A RTOS And A GPOS?

With the Internet of Things, RTOS’s have been gaining a great deal of popularity lately. After all, they’re much better-suited for use in embedded systems than GPOS’s, and far easier to work with in many cases, as well. If the previous two sentences sounded like Greek to you, then don’t worry –  you aren’t alone. It can be easy to forget that not everyone understands all the buzzphrases and insider terminology that’s bandied about around a particular technological development. Today, I’d like to demystify things a bit. Let’s talk about some of the most important terms in embedded computing. . They actually aren’t as complex as you might think. You probably already know what a General Purpose Operating System is […]

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Explaining GSLB

Especially during periods of particularly high traffic, you need a way to balance the demands you place upon your servers and network architecture. Too much traffic traveling along any one path can be disastrous – like an overloaded elevator, or a highway during rush hour. As an administrator, you know this; chances are you’re already aware of a few load balancing methods you can use to keep your servers running healthily, even during high-traffic periods. Today, we’re going to take a look at one method in particular: Global Server Load Balancing, or GSLB for short. What IS GSLB? With Global Server Load Balancing, server loads are managed by splitting traffic through the use of DNS and geographical locations. A user […]

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