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Deploying application containers on bare metal Cisco UCS

Today, containers are mostly deployed on VMs or cloud instances and there is a “VM tax” incurred due to the overhead of running the hypervisor and the guest OS. As container adoption grows, solutions mature, and DevOps teams get more comfortable with deploying and managing containers it is inevitable that containers on bare metal will…

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Networking Microservices with Cisco Contiv and Nirmata

“In the land of microservices, the network is the king(maker)” — Sudip Chakrabarti, Lightspeed Venture Partners Introduction Microservices style applications are becoming popular as they enable fast delivery. With a microservices-style architecture a single application is decomposed into several components, all communicating over a network. To succeed with Microservices, requires proper management and control of the…

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Managing Microservices on Cisco Metapod with Nirmata

Over the last few years, OpenStack has become a popular choice for private clouds. However, OpenStack is complex to deploy and manage for production applications. Large enterprises may have the time and resources to deploy and operate OpenStack on their own, but small and mid-sized enterprise are increasingly adopting OpenStack as a managed service. Cisco…

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Flexible deployment of Liferay using Docker and Nirmata Container Services

Liferay Portal is a popular open source enterprise web platform for content management and collaboration. Besides all the enterprise class features, what makes Liferay so popular is the various deployment options and integrations. From an architectural standpoint, Liferay is a traditional, often referred to as a monolith, application but actual deployments can become quite complex…

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Here come the clones!

Nirmata provides multi-cloud container services to foster enterprise adoption of cloud-native applications and DevOps best practices. In this post, I will describe a cool new feature in Nirmata – cloning an entire application runtime with a single click! Image credit: instructables.com Introduction Nirmata allows rapid modeling of any application – complex microservices style applications, clustered applications,…

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Learning from the PaaS

In 2009, the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published a draft definition of cloud computing. The NIST definition, created for government agencies buying cloud services, simplified cloud computing into three types of services: IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), where vendors offer on-demand compute, network, and storage; PaaS (Platform as a Service), where…

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Accelerating DevOps adoption using containers

  These days, there is a lot of buzz about DevOps and rightly so. Enterprise IT teams are rapidly adopting DevOps to accelerate application delivery. New technologies, like application containers, are making it possible to accelerate application delivery cycles, while ensuring high quality and improving availability. As every business is becoming a software business, main…

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Docker Daemon for 32-bit architectures

  This post provides the steps required to build the Docker daemon for 32-bit Linux platforms. Background Software today is driven by speed – move fast, learn fast, and deliver fast! Nirmata, my company, enables software developers to move fast by making it super easy to deploy, operate, and optimize their containerized applications. Nirmata builds…

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Continuous Delivery For Containerized Applications

A version of this post was published in the DZone Continuous Delivery 2016 Guide. Application containers, like Docker, are enabling new levels of DevOps productivity by enabling best practices like immutable images and allowing proper separation of concerns across DevOps and platform teams. In this article, we will discuss how containers make it a easier to fully automate a…

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Spotinst Partners With Nirmata

Joint Offering Delivers Lowest-Cost, Multi-Cloud Container Management We are extremely excited to partner with Spotinst to deliver cost effective, multi-cloud container management solution on AWS and Google Cloud Platform. Here is a post from Aharon Twizer at Spotinst with more details on our joint solution. (Reposted from blog.spotinst.com) As the container space heats up, we…

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