Automation & Operations in a Hybrid Cloud world

Automation & Operations in a Hybrid Cloud world

Blog about the Software Defined Datacenter, IT Automation, DevOps and other stuff

Articles with tag : containers

12/27/2017 From Overblog

Life and Death of an application part 5: Agility, CaaS & SRE

In the previous article, we showed How the Tito application code were created How the Tito application blueprint describing Tito architecture were created How the Sofware Defined Datacenter (SDDC) would consume this blueprint, deploy Tito and monitor it How Tito would run in containers Now, let's move on and bring even more agility to Tito. I want to cover in this article, 3 different topics: How to create an architecture mixing containers and virtual machine How to leverage all the greatness from Kubernetes to manage containers lifecycle And, finally, we'll talk a little how the monitoring discipline is shifting toward adopting a devops model. Hybrid application: mixing containers and virtual machines Applications components have different needs according to their characteristics and it's...

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03/12/2017 From Overblog

Life and Death of an application Part 4 - Turn Tito into containers

We've seen how flexible it is to consume virtual machines in a software defined datacenter in our previous article to code, design, build and RUN an application to quickly answer the DevOps challenges your organisation can have. But what if some teams are using containers instead of virtual machines? There's a good chance that a number of your Dev(Ops) teams are now using this amazing technology. How do you provide them the right environment? Containers (and particularly Docker) provide amazing benefits, my favorite one being to better control on the Dev-to-Prod lifecycle. One can see the containers as being the ultimate artifact which you can then deploy and manage as one unit (as opposed to the traditional way (VM based) which need many dependencies. So there are benefits to containers, no...

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12/13/2016 From Overblog

Life and Death of an application - Part 1: the Birth

The whole applications lifecycle is currently going through massive changes. From creating applications to launching applications, running new applications to transforming existing applications, there's now so many ways to do it, so many choices.... that the hardest part is to understand the benefits & risks of each roads in front of us. I like to think of this as a "good" problem. It's better having many choices than none. A common theme among all these new roads is that they all allow to be faster. Faster to develop, faster to deploy.. and also faster to fail. Looking few years back, applications were much more static than today. They would be developed through rigid methodologies to attain a high degree of completeness as soon as possible. A reason for this was that the agility level was...

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09/26/2016 From Overblog

Container As A Service with VMware Admiral

VMware Admiral is an Open source project providing a Container as a Service Portal. The GitHub project description is quite clear about what it does: Admiral™ is a highly scalable and very lightweight Container Management platform for deploying and managing container based applications. It is designed to have a small footprint and boot extremely quickly. Admiral™ is intended to provide automated deployment and lifecycle management of containers. This container management solution can help reduce complexity and achieve advantages including simplified and automated application delivery, optimized resource utilization along with business governance and applying business policies and overall data center integration. Admiral is a service written in Java and based on VMware's Xenon framework. This...

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