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  • Mar
    15
    New images to run your favorite applications on Triton bare metal infrastructure containers by Christopher Horrell

    Enjoy bare metal performance with Joyent's latest releases of Node.js, MongoDB, PostgreSQL and Percona running container-native on Triton.

  • Mar
    8
    Introducing Triton Container Name Service by Casey Bisson

    Triton CNS is a free, automated DNS solution that offers consistent and predictable addresses for changing infrastructure. Use Triton CNS as a free, high-performance alternative to virtual IPs and hosted load balancers.

  • Mar
    8
    Modern application blueprint: 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 ContainerPilot to automate discovery and configuration. We're using Docker Compose to deploy the application and scale it across the data center on Triton.

  • 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.

  • Feb
    24
    Containerbuddy 1.0 by Tim Gross

    Containerbuddy, the open source discovery and configuration helper for applications of all types, is now 1.0!

  • Feb
    22
    MySQL on Autopilot by Tim Gross

    DBaaS solutions lock too many doors: we're locked into a service provider and locked out of configuring it as we need. Fortunately, modern operational patterns are emerging that eliminate the complexity of running even sophisticated applications like databases and free us from the lock-in of *aaS. Now we are free to develop on our laptops and deploy to private data centers, combining the simplicity we thought was only possible with *aaS with the portability of running applications on our own terms. Let's take a look at how to do that with MySQL.

  • Jan
    27
    Triton - the new command line experience by Drew Miller

    Introducing the Triton command-line tool, complete with usage examples, configuration instructions, and rainbows.

  • Jan
    27
    Docker quickstart for Triton by Drew Miller

    Docker client applications can launch and control Docker containers across an entire Triton data center as a single Docker host. Learn how to get started in three steps.

  • Jan
    22
    Unikernels are unfit for production by Bryan Cantrill

    Whether people feel that unikernels are wrong-headed and are looking for supporting detail or are unikernel proponents and want to know what the counter-arguments could possibly be, there is clearly a desire to hear the arguments against running unikernels in production.

  • Jan
    18
    Node.js at Road Rules by Dave Jensen, Founder, Road Rules

    Dave Jensen, Founder of Road Rules, explains why Road Rules selected Node.js and how they leverage the runtime for their innovative new app.

  • Jan
    15
    Running and debugging CoreCLR ASP.NET web applications on Triton by Richard Kiene, Joyent Engineer

    An unlikely pairing: Microsoft's CoreCLR and ASP.NET framework meet Joyent's secure bare-metal container hypervisor and debugging toolkit. See how you can leverage secure Linux containers in Triton to run CoreCLR apps in the cloud with bare metal performance.

  • Dec
    17
    Bringing clarity to containers by Bryan Cantrill

    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.

  • Dec
    10
    Preview: managing containers and VMs together with Terraform on Triton by Drew Miller & Casey Bisson

    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.

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