Tag : container management

Containerizing Stateful Applications

Credit: Shutterstock Can stateful applications be containerized? Or are containers only good for stateless applications? In this post I will describe different kinds of application state, and discuss how to address containerization for each of these. This article was first posted on InfoWorld at: http://bit.ly/2c0Ebes  Introduction Application container technology, like Docker Engine, provides standards based packaging…

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Making Multi-Cloud Docker Container Management for vRealize Automation Easy!

Easily deploy and manage containerized applications with vRealize Automation, on any cloud!   The 2016 State of DevOps report showed that businesses adopting new ways of deploying and operating IT services are able to significantly outperform their competitors. Using data from 4,800 IT professionals surveyed, the study showed that the highest-performing IT organizations can deploy applications…

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Managing Mesos clusters using Nirmata

As enterprises adopt containers and microservices, their motivations for adopting these technologies vary depending on their current operational challenges as well as their future goals. For example, some enterprises may be seeking agility and increase frequency of deployments by adopting microservices architecture, while other organizations may be interested in saving costs by increasing utilization of…

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Container Services: hello from the outside!

Container Services are changing how applications are deployed and managed. But what exactly are they and how do they compare with other ways of delivering platforms? Inner vs Outer Services Gary Olliffe, a research director at Gartner, published an insightful post titled “Microservices : Building Services with the Guts on the Outside”  that nails how…

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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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