Joyent Blog

  • Jul
    6
    Video: introduction to the Autopilot Pattern by Tim Gross

    Tim Gross introduces the Autopilot Pattern with illustrated examples and a walkthrough of our Autopilot Pattern example application

  • Apr
    19
    Mesosphere open-sources DC/OS container orchestration solution by Casey Bisson

    Joyent celebrates open source DC/OS container orchestration.

  • Mar
    18
    Production Docker Logs on Triton by Tim Gross

    Using `docker logs` to get our container logs works in development but in production we need to centralize our logs. Triton has support for the syslog, Graylog, and Fluentd log drivers and we can use them to support production-ready log collection.

  • Mar
    3
    Implementing the autopilot pattern by Tim Gross

    Deploying containerized applications and connecting them together is a challenge because it forces developers to design for operationalization. Autopiloting applications are a powerful design pattern to solving these problems. By pushing the responsibility for understanding startup, shutdown, scaling, and recovery from failure into the application, we can build intelligent architectures that minimize human intervention in operation. But we can't rewrite all our applications at once, so we need a way to build application containers that can knit together legacy and greenfield applications alike. This project demonstrates the autopilot pattern by applying it to a simple microservices deployment using Nginx and two Node.js applications.

  • Dec
    10
    Node.js and Joyent: Past, Present, and Future

    Joyent has been running Node.js in production and at scale for over 5 years. As such, we've learned production practices for designing, deploying and debugging Node.js apps and we've built container-native solutions to optimize app performance, security, and management. Experience the container-native difference!

  • Dec
    10
    Online Meetup: Containerbuddy Introduction

    Get an introduction to Containerbuddy, a scheduler agnostic and vendor-neutral tool that simplifies the process for containerizing applications by doing the things most existing apps don’t:

  • Nov
    6
    Microservices stack in seconds: Node.js + Docker + NoSQL by Tim Gross

    This post demonstrates how you can deploy and scale a Node.js application backed by Couchbase and load balanced with Nginx. All the components are running in multiple Docker containers on Triton, and use Containerbuddy to automate discovery and configuration. We're using Docker Compose to deploy the application and scale it across the data center on Triton.

  • Nov
    3
    Dynamic DNS for Docker using Containerbuddy and CloudFlare by Tim Gross

    In a container-native project, we need to balance the desire for ephemeral infrastructure with the requirement to provide a predictable load-balanced interface with the outside world. By updating DNS records for a domain based on changes in the discovery service, we can make sure our users can reach the load-balancer for our project at all times.

  • Oct
    29
    Simplifying service discovery in Docker with Containerbuddy by Tim Gross

    Container-native applications have new responsibilities for discovery. But no one wants to rewrite all our current applications! So what do we do about it?

  • Oct
    29
    Dynamic nginx upstreams with Containerbuddy by Tim Gross

    Containerbuddy simplifies service discovery in Docker and provides a workaround for applications not designed from the start for container-native discovery. Here I demonstrate how to make Nginx container-native with Containerbuddy.

  • Aug
    13
    Online Meetup: Couchbase without Compromise

    Joyent CTO, Bryan Cantrill, sits down with Couchbase’s Traun Leyden to understand why the team at Couchbase is so excited about the Triton elastic container service and how you can easily use Triton to spin up a Couchbase cluster within minutes.

  • Jul
    27
    Spin up a Docker dev/test environment in 60 minutes or less by Casey Bisson

    The Triton Elastic Container Infrastructure (formerly SmartDataCenter or SDC7) that powers Joyent's public cloud is open source and available for anybody to install to power private clouds, allowing users to enjoy the same platform everywhere.

  • Jul
    22
    Scaling Docker Deployments from Laptop to Cloud

    DevOps expert Casey Bisson demonstrates the process of scaling a Docker deployment from a laptop to the cloud.

  • Jul
    21
    Infrastructure for Performance, Density, and Happy Kittens

    DevOps expert Casey Bisson presents the advantages of running your apps on container-native infrastructure, instead of in VMs.

  • Jul
    1
    Running Aground: Debugging Docker in Production

    In this talk, Bryan Cantrill, CTO of Joyent, describes the debugging techniques Joyent has employed across a multitude of customers.