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Intelligent Cloud 10 blogposts

By now, you’ve probably realised that everything we do at Xylos involves collecting, processing and understanding the data that’s all around us. Connected Factory, Analytics and intelligent chatbots are good examples. How do you handle data properly? By implementing the Intelligent Cloud solution correctly and using it optimally. Our bloggers explain how you can do this.

Five questions to consider in a changing IT world

Jim Helsen

Are innovation, speed and security at the top of your priority list as well? How will you achieve and maintain all three in today’s changing IT world? Let’s clear some things up with a five-question FAQ.

How to automate rolling out containers with Azure DevOps

Geert Baeke

In the previous blog post in our ‘6 steps to the cloud’ series, we discussed ARM templates and Kubernetes manifests. In this post, we’ll use templates to roll out the Kubernetes infrastructure and our applications in Azure.

How to use code to define app rollouts

Geert Baeke

Which templates do you use to roll out apps and infrastructure using code? We recommend templates which contain a desired state and which you can roll out idempotently (this means you can execute the template multiple times without impacting the current state). Think of ARM templates and Kubernetes manifests, for example.

How to orchestrate a container professionally

Geert Baeke

Do you want to offer your end users reliable containers? A container orchestrator is just what you need. The most common one is Google’s open-source container orchestrator, Kubernetes. Since almost all public clouds work with it, it’s often considered the standard solution. Microsoft offers Kubernetes as a service through Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS).

How to migrate on-premises servers to Azure using Azure Site Recovery?

Do you want to migrate your on-premises company workloads to the Azure cloud? In this blog, we’ll discuss how to use Azure Site Recovery to migrate your on-premises machines to Microsoft Azure.

The 6 Azure security facts you should know

Michel Van Hoof

“How does Microsoft provide the security of my Azure infrastructure, data and applications?” In this blog, we’ll dive into 6 security insights concerning the Azure Cloud.

How to build a container

Geert Baeke

In the previous blog post, we explained how to package an application in a container. To illustrate this, we used a simple web application that recognises images, which we executed on a PC and an Azure Container Instance (ACI). In this post, we’ll delve deeper into how to build and package the application.

How do you use a container?

Geert Baeke

Virtual machines make it easier to virtualise an entire operating system (e.g. Linux), but they package applications. Containers offer an alternative that’s better suited to packaging and deploying applications, even when you’re using microservices.

Remotely operating a robot? Dive into TensorFlow for JavaScript

Pieter Sap

At Xylos Inspire 2018, we demonstrated how to operate a remote-controlled Lego Mindstorms robot using your own body movements. In this blog post, we’ll illustrate how we did this.

Connected Factory: added value, uses and how to start?

Today smart products and digitization can be found all around us in the market. June is a good example of this. This service makes decisions based on external data such as energy prices and real-time information from your meter readings. This gives you, as a private individual, more insight into your energy consumption, and the lowest rates and the cheapest supplier are automatically selected for …