April 30, 2018
Architect’s Corner: For defense contractor WCG Solutions, Kubernetes and containers replace VMs for government work

In Today’s Architect’s Corner we speak with Cris Fairweather, an Architect and Engineer at WCG Solutions. WCG Solutions is a diverse group of individuals comprised primarily of engineering (civil, electrical, mechanical), environmental, and system lifecycle management personnel who have worked on various maritime, communications, and general engineering projects spanning over 30 years. WCG provides a
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April 11, 2018
Architects Corner: How Pyvotal Solutions offered customers a more reliable platform for less money using containers

In today’s Architect’s Corner we speak with Christian Guers, CEO of Pyvotal Solutions. Pyvotal Solutions offers specialized consulting and Cloud services to streamline the operation of their clients and grow their businesses, locally and regionally. They have over 25 years of experience in IT, supporting high-traffic, world-class web sites. Their clients include companies in retail,
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March 13, 2018
Architect’s Corner: How Lix solved Cassandra, Postgres, and ElasticSearch Ops on Kubernetes

In today’s Architect’s Corner we talk to Simon Stender Boisen, CTO of Lix, a study platform revolutionizing the way college students access and use textbooks. Lix uses Kubernetes to run their microservices platform. When they needed a reliable way to automate operations for Cassandra, Postgres, and ElasticSearch, they turned to Portworx cloud native storage. We had
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February 26, 2018
Architect’s Corner: Building application portability with Kubernetes at Software Motor Company

Today’s Architect’s Corner is with Federico Nusymowicz, Director of Software at Software Motor Company (SMC). SMC is one of these companies that you probably haven’t heard of yet, but will revolutionize the way you live. They have invented a radically more efficient electric motor that will save enormous amounts of energy globally. Federico likens an
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February 5, 2018
Architect’s Corner: How TrustBills built a secure, compliant Kubernetes platform for the German market

In today’s Architect’s Corner, we speak with Florian Herzberg, former CTO and now SVP of Product Management at TrustBills, an innovative financial services company using Kubernetes to build out the world’s first auction platform for trade receivables.  With GDPR coming in force in early 2018, information security is top of mind for platform architects.  In
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January 19, 2018
Architect’s Corner: Hugo Claria of Naitways talks Kubernetes storage

Today’s Architect’s Corner is with Hugo Claria, head of the hosting division at Naitways.  Naitways is one of a growing number of Portworx customers across the UK and Europe.  We sat down with Hugo and talked about some of the challenges of building a multi-tenant application on top of Kubernetes, including Kubernetes storage. Key technologies
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December 13, 2017
Architect’s Corner: Satya Komala, Head Of Autonomous Vehicle Cloud & Enterprise Architecture at NIO

Today’s Architect’s Corner is with Satya Komala,  Head Of Autonomous Vehicle Cloud & Enterprise Architecture at NIO.  NIO is the coolest car company that you might never have heard of.  First, they make the NIO EP9 which is the fastest electric car in the world.  They also make this amazing fully autonomous car called Eve.  In
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December 5, 2017
Architect’s Corner: Jeffrey Zampieron, CTO at Beco Inc.

Featured in this Architect’s Corner is Jeffrey Zampieron, CTO at Beco Inc., a Boston-based company delivering real-time space analytics to optimize commercial real estate properties. Beco uses solar-powered Bluetooth beacons and smartphones to measure workplace utilization and automate daily tasks, such as finding an open meeting room or connecting with building amenities. Jeffrey explains how
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June 14, 2017
Architect’s Corner: Danny Purcell, Senior DevOps Engineer at New Context

Today’s Architect’s Corner is with Danny Purcell, Senior DevOps Engineer at New Context, a Lean Security consulting firm that help enterprises implement containers and microservices, often as part of cloud transformation projects. Danny has been leading the implementation of stateful services for one of Portworx’s largest customers and has seen first hand some of the challenges
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March 23, 2017
Architect’s Corner: Nelson Kick, HPC Engineer at TGen

In today’s Architect’s Corner, we talk with Nelson Kick, manager of High Performance Computing at TGen, a leading Genomics research institute that operates at petabytes of storage and 50 teraflops of compute. Nelson discusses how TGen uses containers in the context of High Performance Computing and some lessons learned running stateful services like MongoDB, etcd
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March 14, 2017
Architect’s Corner: Tom Watson, Devops Engineer at ReachForce

We’re starting a new blog series today called Architect’s Corner. In this series we’ll talk to Portworx customers who are living at the bleeding edge of enterprise software. They are DevOps experts, in the thick of building container-based microservices. Like all experts, they’ve succeeded as well as stumbled and this series is a chance for
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