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  • February 24, 2016

    Containerbuddy 1.0 by Tim Gross

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

  • February 22, 2016

    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.

  • January 27, 2016

    Triton - the new command line experience by Drew Miller

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

  • January 27, 2016

    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.

  • January 22, 2016

    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.

  • January 18, 2016

    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.

  • January 15, 2016

    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.

  • December 17, 2015

    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.

  • December 10, 2015

    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.

  • December 10, 2015

    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!

  • December 10, 2015

    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:

  • November 6, 2015

    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.

  • November 4, 2015

    Three steps to getting started with Joyent Triton by Drew Miller

    Creating an account with Joyent

  • November 3, 2015

    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.

  • October 29, 2015

    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?