Virtualization

Kubernetes vs Service Fabric

What is the difference between Kubernates and Service Fabric? It is a common question today among most of the business stakeholders, infrastructure specialists, and information technology architects.                   To answer in simpler words, quoting from this Reddit log : Kubernetes manage/orchestrate containers and applications within.  ServiceFabric is a
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What’s Azure Container Service (ACS/AKS)

I will start with history: Sometime around 2016, Microsoft launched an IaaS service called Azure Container Service a.k.an ACS serves as a bridge between Azure Ecosystem and existing container ecosystem being used widely by the developer community around the world. It helps as a gateway for infrastructure engineers and developers to manage underlying infrastructure such as
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Scalability - Scale Out/In vs Scale Up/Down (Horizontal Scaling vs Vertical Scaling)

When you work with Cloud Computing or normal Scalable highly available applications you would normally hear two terminologies called Scale Out and Scale Up or often called as Horizontal Scaling and Vertical Scaling.  I thought about covering basics and provide more clarity for developers and IT specialists. What is Scalability? Scalability is the capability of
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Microsoft Developer Program for IoT & Windows 10 IoT Core Insider Preview

Microsoft has introduced a new developer program to enable the developers working on Internet of Things(IoT) based implementations.  As part of this program developers would be able to try out – Windows 10 IoT Core Insider Preview. If you are an enthusiast working on IoT, you can signup @ https://www.windowsondevices.com/signup.aspx allows you to be early
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Installing Windows 8 Client Hyper-V inside VMware Workstation/Fusion/ESX

Typically I used to try latest version of Windows on VMWare Player, Workstation or VirtualBox. Recently I was trying to set up a Windows Phone 8.0 development environment inside a VMWare virtual machine. I tried to enable Hyper-V platform components in my Windows 8.1 Preview Virtual machine. It shows an error. Hyper-V cannot be installed:
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