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Hands-On Enterprise Java Microservices with Eclipse MicroProfile by Scott Stark, Antoine Sabot-Durand, Pavol Loffay, Jeff Mesnil, Heiko W. Rupp, Cesar Saavedra

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Bare-metal machines versus VMs versus containers

The decision of whether to run a MicroProfile-based microservice or application on bare-metal machines, VMs, or containers depends on the specific requirements of your application. In fact, the determination of what type of underlying cloud compute resource rests squarely on your application needs and not the framework being used for its development, that is, Eclipse MicroProfile. For example, if your application or microservice requires real or near-real-time response times, then you'd most likely favor a bare-metal or container (running on bare-metal) deployment. This decision would be made independent of the framework you are using to write your business logic, whether that be Eclipse MicroProfile ...

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