Tag : microservices

Adaptive Application Management

Cloud-native applications are optimized to leverage cloud-computing rather than traditional data centers. Businesses who can efficiently build, deliver, and operate cloud-native applications, will be able to innovate faster than their competitors and win. Here, I would like to briefly describe how Nirmata’s adaptive application management helps deliver and operate cloud-native applications. ODCA Cloud Application Maturity…

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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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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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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 drivers…

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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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Spotinst Partners With Nirmata

Joint Offering Delivers Lowest-Cost, Multi-Cloud Container Management We are extremely excited to partner with Spotinst to deliver cost effective, multi-cloud container management solution on AWS and Google Cloud Platform. Here is a post from Aharon Twizer at Spotinst with more details on our joint solution. (Reposted from blog.spotinst.com) As the container space heats up, we…

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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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