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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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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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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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