CTT Big4 News IBM Cloud Recently #IBM015

CTT Big4 News IBM Cloud Recently #IBM015

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AWS, IBM, Google & Azure – the Big4 Cloud Service providers. In this article, we will explore latest IBM Cloud Recently.

Increase Observability by Using IBM Cloud Monitoring with Sysdig

Introducing IBM Cloud Monitoring with Sysdig

IBM Cloud has announced IBM Cloud Monitoring with Sysdig, a fully managed enterprise-grade monitoring service for application visibility, alerting, and troubleshooting. IBM Cloud Monitoring with Sysdig is used by enterprise development and IT teams that build, ship, and run business-critical applications at scale.

The evolution of the standard application stack over the past 15 years.

As the complexity of cloud architecture increases, your organization faces new challenges when monitoring applications, services, and the cloud infrastructure itself. As a result, your use of traditional monitoring tools is not enough. Furthermore, how quickly can your DevOps teams identify and resolve problems with traditional monitoring methods? What happens as the number of hosts and applications grow exponentially over time and the infrastructure becomes too complex to manage?

Your organization expects around the clock availability, and IBM Cloud Monitoring with Sysdig can help address all of these challenges.

IBM partners with Sysdig on a new exciting monitoring journey

A leader in the industry, Sysdig is among the top 10 container startups that are driving innovation and delivering enterprise-ready solutions for deploying cloud-native applications at scale.

IBM Cloud Monitoring with Sysdig is powered by Sysdig in partnership with IBM. Together, IBM and Sysdig are launching this new offering that provides exciting end-to-end monitoring capabilities in the IBM Cloud. Cloud Monitoring with Sysdig offers a number of exciting capabilities:

  • Accelerate the diagnosis and resolution of performance incidents.
  • Control the cost of your monitoring infrastructure.
  • Explore and visualize easily your entire environment.
  • Get critical Kubernetes and container insights for dynamic microservice monitoring.
  • Mitigate the impact of abnormal situations with proactive notifications.
  • Manage your users and group them into teams so that you can control access to data.
  • Troubleshoot your applications and infrastructure.

IBM Cloud Monitoring with Sysdig gives you deep container visibility, service-oriented views, and comprehensive metrics to help you find threats and eliminate problems effectively and efficiently.

Simplify discovery and metric collection

Use IBM Cloud Monitoring with Sysdig to dynamically discover your applications, containers, hosts, networks, and custom metrics. You can also integrate with Prometheus, JMX, and statsD to gain insight into complex environments. After you deploy a Sysdig agent on a host, the agent automatically collects and reports on a wide array of metrics, labels, and events. Also, you can extend the versatility of the data by defining custom metrics and user-defined labels.

Build robust dashboards

Monitor the health of your cloud environment by using dashboards. Each dashboard consists of a series of panels that are configured to display specific data in various formats:

  • Use predefined dashboards to get up and running.
  • Customize your own dashboards to monitor your infrastructure, applications, and metrics.
  • Store and share your dashboards in a single location.

Explore your entire infrastructure

The Sysdig Monitor web interface centers around the Explore module, which displays content on a per-suer, per-team basis. Users will do the majority of their infrastructure monitoring here, but there are many other modules that are provided, such as the Events module and the Alerts module.

Proactively alert to enable faster responses

Are you worried about downtime? Would you like to have time to act before you hit an out of memory problem with any of your applications? Are you concerned about potential anomalies?

Alerts form the framework for Sysdig’s monitoring capabilities, notifying users when an event/issue occurs that requires their attention. The Alerts module displays a complete list of all existing alerts and provides create/edit functionality for users to create their own alerts (or modify existing ones) to tailor the monitoring facility to the infrastructure’s particular needs.

Get a handle on problems before they impact operations:

  • Configure alerts with IBM Cloud Monitoring with Sysdig.
  • Enable proactive notifications about metrics and events.
  • Classify your alerts based on severity.
  • Notify by using a broad range of notification channels, including email, PagerDuty, Slack, VictorOps, OpsGenie, and webhook.
  • Monitor your alerts by using the Alerts module.

Launch your journey today with IBM Cloud Monitoring with Sysdig

Try out this new offering that is available today in Dallas (US-South) as a multi-zone region deployment and witness how easy it is to get started monitoring. Once you provision a resource instance in the IBM Cloud and deploy a Sysdig agent in a metrics source, collection and forwarding of metrics to the instance is automatic. The IBM Cloud Monitoring with Sysdig agent automatically collects and reports on pre-defined metrics, however, you can configure which metrics to monitor in an environment.

Create an IBM Cloud account to access IBM Cloud Monitoring with Sysdig through the Observability dashboard within the IBM Cloud console.

Check out the new service and all its features, free of cost for 30 days, by using the Trial service plan.

Document Translation Made Easy with Watson Language Translator

Translate documents. Preserve format. Share ideas.

IBM Watson Language Translator now offers document format preservation with Document Translation (Beta). You can create new, translated documents to improve translation efficiency and reduce development time. Document Translation (Beta) will continue to work with Watson Language Translator’s existing neural machine translation and custom translation capabilities. What’s stopping you from trying Watson Language Translator today?

Supported file types:

  • Microsoft-Office: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Rich Text Format
  • Open-Office: Writer, Impress, Calc
  • Other: PDF, HTML, XML, JSON, TXT

Supported Languages:

  • Indo-European: Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, Swedish
  • Non-Indo European: Finnish, Hungarian, Turkish
  • Afro-Asiatic, Altaic, Sino-Tibetan: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Japanese, Korean

Watson Language Translator Pricing

  • Lite plan: Translate up to 1,000,000 characters per month (FREE!)
  • Standard plan: 250,000 characters free per month. Translations over 250,000 characters, will cost $.02 per thousand characters.
  • If your use case requires custom model capabilities, you can sign up for an Advanced plan

Translating Your Documents

Cloud Foundry Container-to-Container Networking

Consider container-to-container networking when writing your next app

If you’re like many developers who are deploying applications to Cloud Foundry, you probably don’t think about networking too often. After all, as a PaaS, Cloud Foundry takes care of all the routing and connectivity for you. There is one feature, however, you might consider before writing your next app: container-to-container networking.

As the name suggests, container-to-container (C2C) networking allows two containers to communicate directly with each other, providing additional security and performance. Consider the following scenario depicted in the diagram:

An application is typically composed of several microservices. To allow the user (or web app) to reach them, public routes exist. The user can then simply access the application in his or her browser.

But what if the microservices need to talk to each other? Well, it turns out that the network path a microservice takes is similar to the path the user takes, even though microservices are “inside” Cloud Foundry. This is somewhat analogous to getting to the living room in your house by walking out the back door and then through the front.

C2C networking saves time

This presents a simple problem: communication takes longer. And considering that a modern application architecture may be composed of many microservices making remote API calls, the time adds up. It may also needlessly expose a microservice to the internet. To fix this, enable C2C networking:

ibmcloud cf add-network-policy $SOURCE_APP_NAME --destination-app $DEST_APP_NAME --port $PORT --protocol tcp

And remove any microservices that do not need a public route:

ibmcloud cf unmap-route $APP_NAME mybluemix.net --hostname $HOSTNAME

Overlay IP address

Even though C2C networking is now enabled, you’ll need to tell the microservices how to contact each other. This is done using a container’s overlay IP address.

You’ll find the overlay IP address in the CF_INSTANCE_INTERNAL_IP environment variable of a running container. Follow the step by step guide Logistics Wizard – Enabling Container to Container Networking to set up C2C networking and retrieve the address using SSH. Now that you know where the overlay IP address is, you can manually adjust the configuration of your microservices, have a microservice automatically broadcast it to dependents, or use it within a service discovery framework.

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service Available in Chennai, India

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service goes live in Chennai, India

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service is a managed Kubernetes offering that delivers powerful management tools, an intuitive user experience, and built-in security and isolation to enable rapid delivery of applications, all while leveraging Cloud Services and cognitive capabilities from Watson. IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service provides native Kubernetes capabilities like intelligent scheduling, self-healing, horizontal scaling, service discovery and load balancing, automated rollouts and rollbacks, and secret and configuration management. IBM is also adding capabilities to the Kubernetes Service, including the following:

  • Simplified cluster management
  • Container security and isolation choices
  • The ability to design your own cluster
  • The option to leverage other IBM Cloud services such as Watson for your cognitive applications
  • Completely native Kubernetes CLI and API
  • Integrated operational tools or support to bring your own tools to ensure operational consistency with other deployments

Both isolated and connected applications

In a rapidly changing world where cross-border business has become the norm, you can respect nation-state regulatory sovereignty and, at the same time, leverage the benefits of workloads hosted in the public cloud. No matter what your application does today, your ability to innovate quickly is key. With the addition of this latest data center within India, your developers have access to innovative services, such as IBM Personality Insights, while also feeling confident about their app’s availability. A complete list of supported data centers can be found in our docs.

How do I get started?

After you’ve created your IBM Cloud account, our tutorials  guide you through deploying your first cluster in IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service and your first sample applications.

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Author: Debashree

A Technical writer and passionate about digital life. Always eager to learn and share knowledge.

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