Tag : microservices

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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Cloud Native Application Maturity Model

Cloud native applications are built to run optimally on cloud infrastructure. Cloud native application architectures are very different than traditional tiered applications which are designed for a data center.  In this post I will discuss maturity model, from the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA), for assessing the cloud nativeness of an application. I recently read…

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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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Microservices: Five Architectural Constraints

Microservices is a new software architecture and delivery paradigm, where applications are composed of several small runtime services. The current mainstream approach for software delivery is to build, integrate, and test entire applications as a monolith. This approach requires any software change, however small, to require a full test cycle of the entire application. With…

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Cloud Applications: Migrate or Transform?

Cloud computing is forcing application developers to think differently about application architecture. Just as client side developers faced a huge paradigm shift from desktop to mobile application development, server side developers are experiencing a similar shift as they develop applications for the cloud. Deploying an application that is not architected for cloud (i.e. cloud native)…

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