By Viktor Farcic, Consultant at CloudBees Everyone talks about containers. It became so huge that we think Docker has existed for a long time. The fact is that it has only started. On the way up… Containers in clusters The significant change will be that 2017 will be focused not that much around running containers […]

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Apache Mesos is an open source cluster manager developed at UC Berkeley. It provides resource isolation and sharing across distributed applications. Mesos consists of a master daemon that manages slave daemons running on each cluster node. Mesos frameworks are applications that run on Mesos and run tasks on these slaves. Marathon is a container orchestration platform running on […]

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The IT world is moving forward fast. I wrote about Microservices and whether that spells the death of the Enterprise Service Bus and other middleware a year ago. This article is a “follow-up” and update to discuss how relevant microservices, containers and a cloud-native architecture is for middleware. It is unbelievable how fast enterprises of […]

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From the launch of the Lagom framework by Lightbend, to Mantl 1.0 from Cisco, across the sector, the first generation of microservice-centric offerings from the enterprise is coming of age. The latest release to catch our eye at Voxxed is VAMP – the self-proclaimed Very Awesome Microservices Platform built by Magnetic.io, which makes some pretty bold […]

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By Ron Fabio Why Docker Is Not the Best Container Solution for JVM Applications Virtualized containers and container solutions – first among them Docker – are a smash hit. Containers provide a mechanism for isolating applications and controlling their resource usage that is more performant and less wasteful than virtual machines (although less secure), and Docker […]

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Opinions on how best to package and deliver applications are legion and, like many other aspects of the software world, are subject to recurring trend cycles. On the server-side, the current favorite is container delivery: a “full stack” approach in which your application and everything it needs to run are specified in a container definition. […]

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Last night saw the start of Joyent Container Camp London, focusing on adoption and optimization of the enterprise munching technology. We headed along to the Day Zero event last night to hear how leading organisations and members of the ecosystem were grappling with containers, how they’re adapting to the new landscape the movement is helping to terraform, and […]

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Earlier in 2014 Benjamin Wootton wrote an insightful post on how microservices are not a free lunch. In that post he writes about the complexity of microservices in the real world and the many hurdles we have to take to make microservice architectures a reality. Especially, he writes about the “significant operations overhead” and “substantial […]

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One of the new features introduced in Docker 1.8 is Docker Toolbox. What is this toolbox? The Docker Toolbox is an installer to quickly and easily install and setup a Docker environment on your computer. Available for both Windows and Mac, the Toolbox installs Docker Client, Machine, Compose (Mac only), Kitematic and VirtualBox. Docker Toolbox […]

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As conference-meme-run-wild Docker slowly chisels out a new vendor landscape, the technology continues its rapid evolution. Today, along with version 1.8 of the open platform, complete with sign and verification, the company announced a new installer for Mac OS X and Windows: Docker Toolbox. In an official blogpost, Director of Product Management Ben Firshman writes […]

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