Tag : microservices

Easiest way to leverage EC2 Spot Instances with Docker and Nirmata

Cloud computing accelerates innovation by providing ubiquitous access to computing resources at a click of a button. However enterprises are weary of the costs associated with public cloud, especially as their usage grows. At the same time, public cloud providers like AWS have created multiple cloud resource consumption models to reduce the barrier to adoption…

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Using Nirmata to deploy containerized applications on VMWare vCloud Air

In my previous post, I described how you can deploy containers on your laptop using Nirmata and boot2docker. While deploying containers on your laptop is great for dev/test, you may want to deploy containers on your cloud resources as your application moves through your deployment pipeline. Nirmata makes this extremely easy via its policy based…

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Deploy containers on your laptop using Nirmata in less than five minutes

If you are using boot2docker on MacOS, it is now easier than ever to deploy containerized applications on your laptop using Nirmata. You can be up and running in less than five minutes. In this post, I will describe the steps. Requirements: You will need boot2docker installed and running on your laptop You will need…

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Managing MongoDB Clusters with Docker and Nirmata

This is the second post in my series on managing clustered services with Nirmata. My previous post showed how to manage Zookeeper clusters. In this post, I will cover managing MongoDB clusters with Nirmata. You can skip this introduction if you have already read the previous post. Cloud native applications may use several backing services,…

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Cisco does DevOps!

Check out the Microservices and DevOps content at Cisco Live 2015!   With Cisco Live 2015 just around the corner, I am amazed to see the diversity of topics covered in various session over the four day event. While infrastructure, security and networking understandably taking the center stage at the event, what’s interesting is the…

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Managing Zookeeper Clusters with Docker and Nirmata

A cloud native application may use several backing services, for things like messaging and data management. Typically these backing services are deployed separately from the application services, so multiple application instances (environments) can utilize them. Also, these backing services typically run as a cluster. In this blog post, I will show you how you can use…

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Microservices Networking with Nirmata and Docker

Nirmata’s mission is to fully automate the operations and management of multi-cloud applications packaged in containers. Docker, the popular application container technology,  has networking features that provide the basic building blocks for an orchestration system to provision and manage multi-host networks for complex applications, without requiring any new overlay protocols or devices. In this post,…

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Nirmata designated a “Cool Vendor” in Gartner’s Cool Vendors in Web-Scale Platforms, 2015

Each year, Gartner the technology research firm known for its Magic Quadrants, selects a few companies as ‘Cool Vendors’ in their market categories. This year, I am happy to announce that Gartner has selected Nirmata as a Cool Vendor in the Gartner’s “Cool Vendors in Web-Scale Platforms,  2015”. According to Gartner, a Cool Vendor is…

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Auto-Recovery, Activity Feeds, Host Details and More

Nirmata is pleased to announce new features and improvements to our solution. Our focus has been on resiliency and state management: Service instance auto-recovery Environment activity feed System events in activity feeds Host agent version, docker version & host details. Delete option for specific hosts in a host group. Enhanced pre-validation checks during environment creation….

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Deploying microservices style applications with CoreOs, Docker and Nirmata

As application container adoption continues to grow, the popularity of ‘minimal’ operating systems, designed to run containers, is on the rise.  One such operating system is CoreOS. CoreOs has been architected to run modern, cloud native applications and provide support for Docker containers. In this post, I will describe how Nirmata can be used to…

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