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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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Managing Zookeeper Clusters with Docker and Nirmata

A cloud native application may use several backing services, for things like messaging and data management. Typically these backing services are deployed separately from the application services, so multiple application instances (environments) can utilize them. Also, these backing services typically run as a cluster. In this blog post, I will show you how you can use…

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Automated deploys with Docker Hub and Nirmata

As companies strive to attain achieve software development agility, they are looking to automate each phase of their software development pipeline. The ultimate goal is to fully automate the deployment of code to production, triggered when a developer checks in a fix or a feature. Companies such as Netflix have built extensive tooling to enable…

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Microservices Networking with Nirmata and Docker

Nirmata’s mission is to fully automate the operations and management of multi-cloud applications packaged in containers. Docker, the popular application container technology,  has networking features that provide the basic building blocks for an orchestration system to provision and manage multi-host networks for complex applications, without requiring any new overlay protocols or devices. In this post,…

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Docker Data Containers with Nirmata

An exciting thing about Docker is the number of interesting use cases that emerge as developers adopt containers in their application development and operations processes. One such concept is that of data container. While the usage may not be intuitive at first, data containers are very handy in some scenarios. A great use case is…

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Nirmata designated a “Cool Vendor” in Gartner’s Cool Vendors in Web-Scale Platforms, 2015

Each year, Gartner the technology research firm known for its Magic Quadrants, selects a few companies as ‘Cool Vendors’ in their market categories. This year, I am happy to announce that Gartner has selected Nirmata as a Cool Vendor in the Gartner’s “Cool Vendors in Web-Scale Platforms,  2015”. According to Gartner, a Cool Vendor is…

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Auto-Recovery, Activity Feeds, Host Details and More

Nirmata is pleased to announce new features and improvements to our solution. Our focus has been on resiliency and state management: Service instance auto-recovery Environment activity feed System events in activity feeds Host agent version, docker version & host details. Delete option for specific hosts in a host group. Enhanced pre-validation checks during environment creation….

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Docker Host Networking Mode with Nirmata

The default networking mode in Docker is the bridge mode. The bridge mode setting creates a virtual Ethernet bridge device on the Linux host that enables containers to talk to each other, and the host. Docker’s port mappings can then be used to manage external traffic, from the host interface to containers. However, in some…

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Private Cloud Container Orchestration using Nirmata

Private Cloud Container Orchestration using Nirmata Nirmata has full support for private clouds as part of its Microservices Operations and Management solution. In this post, I will provider some insights into the architecture of this functionality, and walk you through the setup in four easy steps. Nirmata users can securely manage VMware and OpenStack clouds…

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