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Kubernetes Toronto Meetup Recap

Posted by Eric Wright on Nov 18, 2016 9:00:26 AM

There was a first happening in Toronto on November 14th.  We saw the introduction of the first Kubernetes Meetup group at the Google office in Toronto.  It was a rather apropos location for the first event.  There are many reasons that I enjoy meetups, not least of which is the fact that they are very much focused on getting a community of folks together to really nerd out on technical content.

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Topics: Containers

Choosing your Open Source Licenses

Posted by Eric Wright on Nov 16, 2016 8:17:17 AM

Open source development covers a lot of bases.  There is everything from documentation to development that is freely available on the web.  It’s rather magical to know that you’ve got access to the code that drives some of the industry’s most widely used platforms like OpenStack, Kubernetes, Docker, and many more.

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Topics: Containers

Why VMware is Embracing Containers

Posted by Eric Wright on Oct 20, 2016 1:00:10 PM

There are no secrets now around the adoption of containers by VMware.  There is, however, some confusion among many as to what exactly the reason and methods are for VMware to embrace containers.  Many announcements have been happening since VMworld in San Francisco in August 2015.  Once the big show for revealing all the new toys among the VMware core ecosystem, the US event turned out to be a strategy session this year followed by some long-awaited and important product announcements in Barcelona for the 2016 event.

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Topics: Containers

It’s Newton Time! OpenStack Achieves Another Release Milestone - Part 2

Posted by Eric Wright on Oct 14, 2016 5:56:23 PM

We covered a bit of the operational docs in our first article, but this is a chance to tap into a few of the actual technical features that have landed in Newton.  There are also some serious improvements in existing parts of the ecosystem which pack more reliability and resiliency into the infrastructure.

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Topics: Containers, Cloud

It’s Newton Time! OpenStack Achieves Another Release Milestone - Part 1

Posted by Eric Wright on Oct 10, 2016 1:14:49 PM

October 6th marked the calendar for the OpenStack community as release day for OpenStack Newton.  To start us off on learning about the OpenStack environment, a great job was done on what I’d say is the OpenStack 1-2-3.

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Topics: Containers, Cloud

Digging Into DC/OS Part 3: Installing & Deploying a Jenkins Server

Posted by Eric Wright on Sep 29, 2016 8:48:18 AM

Hopefully you followed along and saw in our first posts where we discussed DC/OS and then spun up a single-master environment on AWS using the prepared CloudFormation templates in our second post.  From here, we want to have a quick look over the DC/OS UI and some simple actions we can perform to spin up a workload.

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Topics: Containers

TechForward Kubernetes Presentation and Quick Notes

Posted by Eric Wright on Sep 15, 2016 12:32:03 PM

Blog header (container orchestration)

Kubernetes is more than just a trending topic among the tech community.  It is a community and a fast growing product unto itself.  Born as an iteration on Google internal systems Borg, and Omega, the Kubernetes container orchestration environment is really only just getting started with it’s plans to dominate the containerized cloud.

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Topics: Containers

So, what’s the deal with this unikernel thing?

Posted by Eric Wright on Sep 14, 2016 9:51:59 AM

Blog header (cloud-infrastructure)It almost sounds made up:  unikernel.  If you try to type it out in a word processor, it will probably be highlighted as a spelling and grammar issue.  The reality is that unikernels are already becoming something very important in the data center and cloud ecosystem.  You’ll see a lot more talk about the cloud when we talk unikernels, but before we get too far, let’s just recap on the basics.

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Topics: Containers, Cloud

The Journey Towards Autonomic Computing:  NT to Nano, and Why Thin is in

Posted by Eric Wright on Aug 9, 2016 12:44:59 PM

We fight with the definition around the term Serverless (which I talked about in the past here) and dealing with the continuous hype cycle that brings these things to the forefront of the news. We see the talk about containers, and PaaS. The onslaught of magic quadrants and surveys would have you believe that you are living in the past if you aren’t already running all public cloud and Serverless. Don’t even get me started on unikernels and that vein of the market.

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Topics: Containers, Industry Perspectives

Docker Container Orchestration with Docker Swarm 101

Posted by Kevin Lamb on Jul 29, 2016 9:00:08 AM

There has been tremendous buzz around containers and specifically Docker containers, which began as an open-source project only three short years ago. The idea of a single piece of software in a complete filesystem containing everything it needs to run is incredibly appealing. It means that deployment can be executed more rapidly, efficiency can be taken to the next level and containers will run the same regardless of what infrastructure they are running on. It is no wonder that there have now been over 2 billion Docker Containers downloads.

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Topics: Containers

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