Tag : DevOps

eBook: Containerizing Traditional Applications

If you are in the IT industry then chances are obvious that you have heard of application container technology like Docker that provides standards-based image packaging and standards-based runtime management of the application components. Containers securely share the host Operating System (OS) and kernel, and hence are fast to deploy and make efficient use of…

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DevOps and Docker at Scale! Continuous Discussion with Electric Cloud

Recently, I participated in an online panel on the subject of DevOps and Docker at Scale. This session was part of Continuous Discussions (#c9d9), a series of community panels by Electric Cloud  about Agile, Continuous Delivery and DevOps. You can watch the full recording here. Below are a few questions and answers from the panel: Does…

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Access Controls for Containerized Applications

“KEEP OUT” (CC BY-ND 2.0) by lux.musica.khaos Are access controls necessary for containerized applications? And where does access control fit in with continuous delivery and fully automated continuous delivery pipelines? In this post, I will answer these questions and describe Nirmata’s approach to managing access controls for application containers. Are access controls still necessary? Access Control is used…

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Nirmata is a “Vendor to Watch” according to EMA
Nirmata is a “Vendor to Watch” according to EMA

Containers and microservices are changing how applications are developed, deployed and managed. This technological shift is impacting companies of all sizes as they seek business agility by adopting cloud and delivering cloud native applications. Generational shifts such as this one are transformational, but also create new challenges and require purpose built solutions. At Nirmata, we…

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Key Considerations for Adopting Container Management Solutions
Key Considerations for Adopting Container Management Solutions

Containers: A New Way of Managing Applications in the Cloud Containers have gained a lot of ground with digital enterprises, no doubt. According to a recent report, containers have become key enablers as organizations adopt continuous delivery as part of their digital transformation.  Early adopters who went through the learning cycle are now looking to ‘operationalize’…

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Deploying application containers using Azure Resource Manager and Nirmata

A core philosophy at Nirmata has been to integrate with cloud providers without hiding the value provided by the infrastructure-as-a-service layer. For example, on AWS we integrate with constructs like auto scaling groups, spot fleet requests and launch configurations. This approach provides significant flexibility in configuring the underlying resources to deploy applications. When exploring integration…

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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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Create and deploy Spring-based Java application in containers using Docker

Application containers have gained tremendous popularity and their benefits for stateless microservices-style applications are well understood. However, vast majority of applications currently developed and managed by enterprise IT teams are traditional, multi-tier and stateful applications. There is a common misconception that traditional applications cannot benefit from containerization and it is difficult to containerize them. In…

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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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