Tag : container services

Microservices: Benefits and Challenges

Microservices architecture has become a common approach for enterprises to achieve agility and continuous delivery of applications to meet the growing demand of their users, as well as to gain a competitive advantage. Microservices are small, light, modular software programs, designed to fulfill one or a few purposes. They may be deployed independently, in small…

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Manage Containers in Under 5 Minutes!

Containerization — container-based virtualization and application containerization — dramatically increases the speed and efficiency of deploying and running cloud applications. But the delivery and management of cloud applications can be time-consuming and is sometimes tricky; both variables reduce the appeal of containerization. As a SaaS, Nirmata does the undifferentiated heavy lifting for you. Nirmata empowers…

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PaaS or Container Services: Which One Is Right for You?

For many years, Platform as a Service (PaaS) has been the model of choice for developers in the world of cloud computing. But container services are starting to gain more currency in the world of coding. While the two have coexisted for some time, experts are starting to see a shift toward container services as…

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Whitepaper: Optimizing Continuous Delivery of Software using Containers

In the past, implementing a continuous delivery (CD) workflow was a mark of innovation and efficiency for businesses – The DevOps revolution had been embraced, and digital transformation was at the forefront. But times have changed. Continuous delivery is no longer cutting-edge. It’s a must have for businesses seeking to stay competitive by keeping applications…

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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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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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