Cheakamus Lake, BC — Lawrence Manickam

Single Pane of Glass (Single Pane View or Single Pane of Management Control) is the goal of several IT Operations Managers. It integrates all parts of heterogeneous and or homogenous IT systems.

A Cloud Computing Console such as Azure Portal, Google Cloud Console are good examples of Single Pane of…


Boundary Bay Regional Park Delta BC - Lawrence Manickam

Microservices deployment in Kubernetes demands higher-level security needs and perception. The non-functional requirements of Microservices are unfolding in a complex manner. The two least focused areas in a Software Development Life Cycle are ‘Security’ and ‘Performance’.

Consider Development is on the ‘left’ and Operations is at the ‘right’. It is…


Kamloops, BC - Lawrence Manickam

In twenties, it was not hard to choose a hosting platform for an application. It was either BEA WebLogic or IBM WebSphere or NET.

The growth of Cloud Computing, Agile, DevOps, Infrastructure as Code and Microservices introduced a large amount of build and platform tools in the Market. …


Everyone sells.

We sell every time we want someone else to do something for us. For more than 20 years, I sell my resume successfully to customers to close contract opportunities. …


Every thanksgiving season, I take time to retrospect on all the people who have impacted me positively both personally and professionally. They have molded my thinking and perspectives about life. …


COVID-19 introduced unique IT security challenges in several organizations. Some of the reasons are remote work, layoffs, shortage for high bandwidth and lack of automation.

I’m afraid that the industry will see a new legacy systems era for few years from now just like the one we saw after the…


Thompson River, Kamloops BC — Lawrence Manickam

Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 4.6 is now available, Production Grade, GA.

What is Red Hat OpenShift?

It’s a Container hosting platform with rich features from Red Hat (IBM). The core of Red Hat OpenShift is Kubernetes.

There are application Servers such as Oracle WebLogic and IBM WebSphere in the market. …


I published more than 40 Kubernetes related content in the last two years. The buzz around Kubernetes and the opportunities available is ever increasing.

We launched RedPeppy (Cloud Native Computing Online Courses) yesterday with 21 pre-orders for my upcoming Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) online course.

During the launch, my thoughts…


Sunset — Cambria, CA — Lawrence Manickam

I do telecommute for 15 years in a row, with some travel. In my opinion, telecommute worker force was invented by IBM after 9/11. Between 2005 and 2008, I enjoyed my telecommute consulting experience at IBM Global Services with necessary tools.

I am an advocate for Telecommute work. When Marissa…


San Francisco CA — Lawrence Manickam

A Container registry is a storage location dedicated for storing and managing Container images. It can be operated and managed using a User Interface or a CLI (Command Line Interface) tool.

Let’s try to understand the differences between a Container image and a Container.

Container Image

  • Container image is a file, a…

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