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Dynamic Resource Management for Application Containers

Nirmata provides multi-cloud container services for enterprise DevOps teams. Nirmata is built to leverage Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) providers, for dynamic allocation and deallocation of resources. In this post, I will discuss a Nirmata feature that helps you optimize your cloud resource usage: Host Auto-Scaling. Host Groups and Policies A core principal in Nirmata…

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Easiest way to leverage EC2 Spot Instances with Docker and Nirmata

Cloud computing accelerates innovation by providing ubiquitous access to computing resources at a click of a button. However enterprises are weary of the costs associated with public cloud, especially as their usage grows. At the same time, public cloud providers like AWS have created multiple cloud resource consumption models to reduce the barrier to adoption…

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See you at AWS re:Invent 2015!

  AWS re:Invent, the largest cloud event of the industry,  is a just a few days away! This year Nirmata is proud to be a sponsor and exhibitor at AWS re:Invent. If you are at re:Invent, come see us in the startup area, booth K9. Over the last few years, it has been fascinating to see the…

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Using Nirmata to deploy containerized applications on VMWare vCloud Air

In my previous post, I described how you can deploy containers on your laptop using Nirmata and boot2docker. While deploying containers on your laptop is great for dev/test, you may want to deploy containers on your cloud resources as your application moves through your deployment pipeline. Nirmata makes this extremely easy via its policy based…

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Deploy containers on your laptop using Nirmata in less than five minutes

If you are using boot2docker on MacOS, it is now easier than ever to deploy containerized applications on your laptop using Nirmata. You can be up and running in less than five minutes. In this post, I will describe the steps. Requirements: You will need boot2docker installed and running on your laptop You will need…

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Tips on using Docker 1.7 with Nirmata

Recently docker 1.7 was released and some of our customers are starting to use this with Nirmata. Docker 1.7 was a huge release with several new features & capabilities. Full release notes can be found at: https://github.com/docker/docker/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md Given the significant changes in Docker 1.7, some of our users have run into problems getting it working with…

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Managing MongoDB Clusters with Docker and Nirmata

This is the second post in my series on managing clustered services with Nirmata. My previous post showed how to manage Zookeeper clusters. In this post, I will cover managing MongoDB clusters with Nirmata. You can skip this introduction if you have already read the previous post. Cloud native applications may use several backing services,…

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Notes from DockerCon 2015

This week was a busy one for the container world. The week started with DockerCon 2015 in San Francisco followed by the Red Hat Summit in Boston. Nirmata was a Bronze Sponsor of DockerCon and we had an amazing two days attending the event. Considering that this is just its second year, DockerCon has already…

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Cisco does DevOps!

Check out the Microservices and DevOps content at Cisco Live 2015!   With Cisco Live 2015 just around the corner, I am amazed to see the diversity of topics covered in various session over the four day event. While infrastructure, security and networking understandably taking the center stage at the event, what’s interesting is the…

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