At the beginning of the year, I laid down a few predictions. While I refuse on principle to engage in Stephen O'Grady-style self-flagellation, I do think it's worth revisiting the headliner prediction, namely that 2015 is the year of the container.
Hashicorp's Terraform is a powerful tool to create, manage, and version reproducible infrastructure, including compute resources and upstack services. Today we're introducing a preview release of Terraform to manage Triton infrastructure containers, hardware virtual machines, and Docker containers.
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!
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:
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.
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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.
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?
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.
Common patterns for microservice container deployments carry hidden assumptions that increase operational costs and put availability at risk. Let's break down the reasons why and how to build discovery for a container-native world.
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In the same way that Docker has proven to be an outstanding way to package applications from development to deploy, Mesos is becoming the de facto standard for scheduling those Dockerized applications.
Here come the hacks! Join us for the first ever MesosCon Europe Hackathon
Properly securing containers for multi-tenant bare metal is essential to eliminating VMs and achieving the promise of containerization.
VMs have long defined "cloud infrastructure," but they're hobbling our container future.