How to Build a Cost-Effective Serverless Blogging Platform on GCP – Part 2

Welcome back to the 2nd part! Last time, we set up the tools that allowed managing the blog as a set of configuration and Markdown-formatted files stored in a source code repository. Now it’s time to deploy the blog on…

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How to Build a Cost-Effective Serverless Blogging Platform on GCP – Part 1

I remember when I started blogging in 2008. It was a nice learning experience, and it was rewarding, too – both the challenge of formulating my thoughts clearly and the feedback I received, and still am receiving, on some of…

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How to creates Kubernetes jobs with Python

In this blog post I will do a quick guide, with some code examples, on how to deploy a Kubernetes Job programmatically, using Python as the language of choice. For this I’m using GKE (Google Kubernetes Engine), logging via StackTrace…

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How to run RHEL5/Centos5 in Google Cloud

Google cloud instances run on top of KVM hypervisor. In newer KVM versions, such as the one used in Google Cloud, virtio-scsi is used instead of an older virtio-blk storage backend. The virtio-scsi disk devices looks like: In RHEL6, a module…

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Lessons learned from debugging application performance in Cloud

Lift and shift migration using tools like Cloudendure is the fastest way to migrate ‘on premises’ systems to Google Cloud. When the migration is complete, the environment can be refactored to use cloud-native capabilities. During application testing after a recent automated…

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Cloudscape podcast episode 12: December 2018

Today we are carrying on with our monthly roundup of cloud vendor announcements. We are without Amazon expert Greg Baker, as the next episode will be a dedicated expose on AWS’ 2018 re-Invent summit, so stay tuned for that soon….

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Cloudscape podcast episode 10: October 2018

Welcome back to the Cloudscape podcast! In this month’s edition, we are joined by Greg Baker who will discuss the latest from Amazon and Kartick Sekar who will discuss the latest from Google. Warner Chaves will have his own Microsoft…

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Top talks to watch for at Google Next London

On October 10 & 11, 2018, Google Next London will be running in full force. Pythian will be attending with a booth and many of our top executives and technical leaders ready to discuss our cloud strategies and offerings. This…

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A look at GCP Helsinki Data Center’s opening event

Pythian was recently invited to attend the very successful opening of the new GCP Helsinki Data Center. Based on the number of attendees and their excitement level, Finland is very ready to jump on a local cloud provider with over…

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News and updates from Google Cloud Platform

I recently joined Chris Presley for Episode 5 of his podcast Cloudscape to talk about what’s happening in the world of cloud. My focus was the most recent events surrounding Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Some of the highlights of our…

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