Tag : Containers

Nirmata private cloud support, private docker registry support and more..

We are super excited to share some recent product updates. Since our beta launch, the usage and feedback has been terrific! Over the last few weeks, we have been busy adding new capabilities to Nirmata as well as addressing issues reported by our users. Here they are: Private Image Registry Customers can now securely connect…

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Defining DevOps

 Over the last few years, I’ve spent quite a bit of time learning and discussing DevOps, as well as putting into practice DevOps principles and values. I’ve read several  articles that provide detailed descriptions of what DevOps is, and what DevOps is not. Most of these talk about moving development and operations teams closer together, the cultural changes involved,…

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Service discovery and dynamic request routing with Nirmata

As microservices style architectures are becoming more common, new architectural patterns are emerging. Microservices style applications are highly distributed and dynamic, and a key architectural constraint for microservices applications is elasticity i.e. A microservice must be able to scale, up or down, independently of other services in the same application [1]. As a microservice scales…

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Deploy applications, not containers!

  Its 2015 and Docker continues to build on the momentum it gained last year [1], with huge developer traction and a growing ecosystem. Even large enterprise software vendors have started to embrace Docker and are announcing Docker based solutions, that are likely to accelerate adoption of Docker in enterprises. Some in the press even…

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Orchestration holds the key to enterprise adoption of containers

According to results of a survey released a couple weeks ago, Docker is the second most popular open source project, behind OpenStack. Thanks to Docker, containers are fast becoming the de-facto delivery vehicle for cloud based applications. It is amazing that in just over a year, Docker has created a new verb – ‘dockerize’ i.e….

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The real value of Cloud – its not what you think it is!

Over the last couple of years, as I spoke to various enterprise customers, the most common cloud use case that I heard was test/dev cloud. This is a great first step as enterprises become familiar with the technology. Most customers easily understand the top benefits of adopting cloud i.e. lower cost and increased IT agility….

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Are Containers Part of Your IT Strategy?

In 2002, VMware introduced their Type 1 hypervisor which made server virtualization mainstream and eventually a requirement for all enterprise IT organizations. Although cost savings are often cited as a driver, virtualization became a big deal for businesses as it allows continuous IT services. Using virtualization, IT departments could now offer zero-downtime services, at scale,…

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Getting Started with Microservices Using Netflix OSS & Docker

Background We started Nirmata to help businesses innovate faster by enabling the continuous delivery of software. We have been inspired by web and internet pioneers like Google, Amazon, Netflix and others. Our mission is to bring the agility achieved by these companies to all enterprises through the use of a comprehensive and fully integrated solution….

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Cloud native software: Microservices

Introduction In a prior post [1] I described the key characteristics of cloud native applications. The early cloud native applications were developed by the web giants who were building software-as-a-service applications that required massive scale on commodity infrastructure. Over time, these applications have all evolved to a distinct architectural style which is fundamentally different from…

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Cloud native software: key characteristics

Introduction In my last post [1] I discussed how cloud computing is changing the way enterprise software is being built, operated, and sold. Businesses who understand the profound impact of cloud computing on their products are embracing cloud-native software development & operations and are poised for great success. In this post I will attempt to…

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