Companies are demanding SaaS like deployments, internally

If you are a large Fortune 500 company you have most likely invested billions in data centers, fail over, and your application deployment process. Long before things like Docker and containers, these companies hired top technical talent to make sure their applications scale and run smoothly. Then came DevOps and the race to implement continuous integration and continuous delivery(CI/CD) began.

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Automatically scaling WebSphere Commerce v9 with Kubernetes

In case you missed this extremely impressive webinar, Real World Insights into Upgrading to v9, conducted by our partners LiveArea and Rackspace, you might want to set aside 60 minutes and watch it. We had access and download limits with my last post so I put the entire webinar up on YouTube.

LiveArea – who specializes in Strategy, Design, eCommerce, and Marketing are an excellent partner for various top eCommerce platforms and over 20 years with IBM Commerce. They also have deep expertise in many verticals, so check out their site to see what they can offer you.

Rackspace – a long time player in the managed hosted space. One of the best parts of the webinar is the auto-scaling demonstration of WebSphere Commerce v9 on Kubernetes they created with LiveArea. In the demonstration they put a load test on a v9 install and once the capacity on the transaction server breaches 80% they show how they configured Kubernetes to automatically spawn new pods – very slick demonstration.

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Video: Docker orchestration with Kubernetes on IBM Power

This is the second video in this series, again, not a fan of the automated voice over but does a great job showing how Kubernetes works.

Video: Docker orchestration on IBM Power Systems with Openshift Origin

I am not a fan of the voice generated videos but this is a good 4 minute video of how Openshift from Origin container orchestration works.

Saving money with WebSphere Commerce v9 and Docker

In this video I show how much money a company will save moving to version 9 of WebSphere Commerce. As you have probably heard, version 9 was a massive undertaking and the re-architecture of the platform to a Docker container model will definitely benefit your IT team and your operations cost. Watch this video and get a high level view for how this new platform will impact your team.

Explore the latest version of IBM WebSphere Commerce here.

Why IBM Digital Commerce is a game changer

The new IBM Digital Commerce platform brings to the table a couple of key gems for developers and administrators. In my opinion, which may or may not mean much to you, the two primary pieces of this new platform that make it a first class eCommerce platform are Liberty and Docker.

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