Cloud computing costs are like small pebbles. Each individual resource seems financially minute, but add enough together and you’re left with an unruly mountain of cost. Controlling Cloud computing costs is critical to maintaining Cloud infrastructure.
Intershop selected Dev9 for the organization’s unique set of skills and capabilities including Cloud and automation. Furthermore, Dev9 is a fit with Intershop’s quality-first, continuous software delivery methodology. This provides constant business value by making it easy to consume new updates and roll out new features.
Over the last few years, Dev9 has advocated for large, legacy software platforms (monoliths) to be broken up into a series of smaller applications (microservices). Some with monoliths experience agree with our philosophy, while others believe microservices are just hype and keep their monoliths chugging along. With a well-functioning monolith, it is easy to believe that breaking up the legacy application to create microservices presents more obstacles than benefits. As Martin Fowler points out in his microservices article, the jury is still out on whether microservices represent the future. However, it is clear to Dev9 that monoliths do not fit nicely in the current world of flexible infrastructure.
Dev9 kicked off the weekend with a Big Data Hackathon in partnership with T-Mobile and Amazon. At T-Mobile’s Bellevue headquarters, we challenged Pacific Northwest techies of all skill levels to put their creativity, technology and teamwork skills to the test. Together, 120 developers – new and seasoned – created a demo or an app using open source technologies and big data to innovate the mobile customer experience.