MQ – Using Containers

MQ Technical Conference.  September 2018.  Powerpoint.
MQ, IIB, Docker, Kubernetes, & the IBM Cloud“  (40 slides).

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This Conference presentation provides an overview of the impact of deploying IBM MQ and IBM Integration Bus into the Cloud using Containers.  The presentation first provides an overview of the IBM Cloud software stack relevant to Containers: Docker, Kubernetes, Helm, and Istio.  The presentation then goes on to describe the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) reference model and its seven layers.  The impact of the OSI model upon containerization is then discussed in terms of Application developers, MQ administrators, and Network engineers.  Finally, the challenges inherent in deploying a MQ network, as opposed to a stand-alone Queue Manager, into one or more Containers are reviewed.

By the end of the presentation, the viewer should have a basic understanding of the Cloud software stack and the purpose and use of Containers.  The viewer should also have an awareness of the OSI software stack model and the implications of placing non-Application layer components into a Container.

Cloud Computing – Introduction

Chesapeake Node.js User Group.  September 2018.  Powerpoint presentation.
Introduction to the Cloud“  (29 slides).

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This presentation provides an overview of Cloud concepts and terminology.  The beginnings of the Cloud (IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS) are discussed as well as the evolution of Cloud Native computing and the implications of the new software stack.  The core technologies of the new software stack (Docker, Kubernetes, Helm, and Istio) are also reviewed.

By the end of the presentation, the viewer should have a good idea of the multiple concepts contained in the word “Cloud” and be able to infer which of those concepts is being referred to when the word is used.

Cloud #02 – Cloud Overview

IT Whitepapers  –  Cloud #2 – Cloud Overview

This is the second installment in the “Cloud” series of presentations.  This paper provides an overview of the concepts and internal software that make up the “Cloud” computing environment.