Platform Engineering

We regularly write about our technical experiences (good and bad) and what we're learning from the market.

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Empowering Business with a Platform Architecture Approach

Posted by Graeme Perrins on 26 October 2018

Architecture, strategy, platforms

Deloitte Platform Engineering has built experience and knowledge of delivering complex solutions that span organisational domains. These large scale, cross domain solutions bring added complexities to delivery. Our experience shows that by taking a different view to the problem you can deliver more than just a...

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Comparing Istio with Netflix Frameworks for Inter-Microservices Communications

Posted by Elmira Hasanzadeh on 04 September 2018

tech, service mesh, Architecture, gcp, api, Microservices, istio, netflix

The technical advancements in every aspect of software development lifecycle make it clear that there are more than one solution to any problem. In this article I examine Istio’s service mesh capabilities to address issues that developers face while creating microservices and compare it with the widely adopted Netflix...

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Reassessing Credit Assessment

Posted by Julia Matheson on 31 August 2018

strategy, process, banking, decisions, innovation, Architecture

Australia has one of the highest rates of personal debt in the world. Estimates indicate that the average Australian owns at least 1 credit card and that roughly 57% of our $2 trillion personal debt is attributable to mortgages. These statistics lend themselves to the assumption that majority of Australians have at...

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AWS Elasticsearch Snapshot Archival for the Brave

Posted by Rahul Sharma on 22 August 2018

tech, aws, elasticsearch, Logging, audit, archive, Architecture

Data retention has become a crucial topic over the past few years, with organisations continuously exploring better ways to define and implement secure processes that cater to their needs. This becomes increasingly difficult when most of our data is stored/generated in the cloud, hence, requiring a flexible and...

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ARM Template Lifecycle Management: DOs and DON'Ts

Posted by Justin Yoo on 18 June 2018

Article, ARM Templates, DevOps, Best Practice, Technology, Architecture

Introduction

Are you an experienced DevOps engineer or managing cloud resources on Azure, or about to jump into Azure resource management?

While you are creating, updating or deleting resources on Azure, you must have worked with Azure Resource Manager that keeps all resource definitions known as ARM templates. In...

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Separation of Concerns: Logic App from ARM Template

Posted by Justin Yoo on 13 June 2018

Logic Apps, ARM Templates, Separation of Concerns, Blog, Technology, Architecture, Latest Post

Introduction

Azure Logic App is a set of workflow definitions, which is written in JSON format. The nature of JSON object results in this being tightly bound with ARM template. In other words, the Logic App has a dependency on an ARM template. Due to these characteristics, when any update is made on the workflow, the...

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When to Use an Azure App Service Environment v2 (App Service Isolated)

Posted by Paco de la Cruz on 08 August 2017

App Service Environment, App Service Isolated, App Services, Architecture, Azure, Blog, Vision & Digital Transformation, Technology

Introduction

The Azure App Service Environment (ASE) is a premium feature offering of the Azure App Services which is fully isolated, highly scalable, and runs on a customer's virtual network. On an ASE you can host Web Apps, API Apps, Mobile Apps and Azure Functions. The first generation of the App Service...

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Crisis of the Monolith

Posted by Saul Caganoff on 15 October 2014

Microservices, Architecture

Last week I gave a presentation at the first meetup for Melbourne Microservices. Since many of us are aware of the general characteristics of microservices I wanted to survey the broader context of forces driving the emergence of microservices as a potential new application architecture.

The IT world is in the midst...

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PaaS: Only a Part of The Composable Enterprise

Posted by Saul Caganoff on 26 September 2014

composable-enterprise, platforms, Architecture

Is PaaS the secret sauce for the Composable Enterprise? Certainly Warner Music Group and their CTO Jonathan Murray have put a lot of effort into using CloudFoundry as the container for applications in their new enterprise. But I think PaaS is only one side of the coin.

Krish Subramanian as the Director of OpenShift...

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Value Cross Referencing in Integration

Posted by Edward McLoughlin on 25 September 2014

Architecture, tech

In almost every integration project in existence, you’ll find that at some point you need to map one set of representative values to another. It doesn’t take long to think of a few common examples. Lets take two hypothetical systems named Xup and Yonder. How do they each represent countries in addresses?

Country

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