Docker containers are from Mainframe era

Containers are the hottest trend in data center innovation today. If you don't know where Containers are used in real use cases: Everything at Google runs in a container. Containers are one of the secrets to the speed and smooth operation of the Google's search engine. For running Google Search operations, it uses containers by themselves, launching about 7,000 containers every second. It is not just their search, if we use Gmail or Google Docs — we get a container of our own for each service. OK, let us understand what is a container.

Five best practices for designing applications that can withstand AWS outages

One of the key characteristic of Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform is its high availability. Standard availability figure is five 9’s, that is five and half minutes in a year. However, AWS outages occurred in the past clearly indicates that outages can happen and only those apps or services that are designed for failure can withstand outages with less impact to business continuity. This emphasizes “design for failure” as one of the key design attributes to be considered while architecting for AWS platform.