DevOps & Cloud

Happy Birthday Docker and Laura Frank at .concat()2015

Happy Birthday Docker + .concat() 2015

A big Happy Birthday to Docker this month at it celebrates it’s second birthday with more than a dozen open source parties being organised around the world which will give advice and guidance to people from the core Docker team and expert developers from the community on how best to use the tool. Everyone is included too, participants of all technical ...

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Addressing Microservices Monitoring Challenges with Spigo, Adrian Cockcroft

Enterprise Microservices Monitoring Challenge and Tool, Adrian Cockcroft

Adrian Cockcroft left Netflix in 2013 as their Chief Architect and now works at VC firm Battery Ventures understanding the needs of Enterprise scale organisations whilst providing advice and guidance to cloud services companies to best service the need and the attraction for funding. Cockcroft describes Microservices as ‘loosely coupled service oriented architecture with bounded context’ differing from SOA in that everything can ...

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Upcoming Live Docker Online Meetup Featuring Kitematic for Mac Docker Container Management

Upcoming Live Docker Online Meetup Featuring Kitematic for Mac Docker Container Management

Kitematic is an installer to set up Docker on your Mac whilst also providing a GUI which allows you to easily run and manage containers. The project, which was launched in late 2014, has recently been merged into the Docker project and has since gained fantastic momentum from the community with more than 2000 stars on GitHub on top of ...

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Upcoming Live Docker Online Meetup To Compliment Beta Release Featuring Docker Machine, Swarm, Compose

Upcoming Live Docker Online Meetup After Beta Release Featuring Docker Machine, Swarm, Compose

As the buzz around Docker Machine starts to ramp up, Docker this week released a beta version for download inviting the community to provide feedback as Machine moves towards a production release. Peter Ericson included Docker Machine and Docker Swarm in his presentation at the February Sydney Docker Meetup on creating a Docker cluster whilst Docker’s very own Ben Firshman, ...

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Essentials For Microservices And The Chaos Monkey, Martin Fowler, ThoughtWorks at XCONF

Essentials For Microservices And The Chaos Monkey, Martin Fowler, ThoughtWorks at XCONF

Martin Fowler gave this talk on Microservices at XCONF in which he describes at a high level what Microservices is along with some of the essential things you need to have in place before going live such as being able to spin up machines quickly and having monitoring in place with a DevOps culture. Fowler explains the contrast and features ...

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Docker for Amazon EC2 – Docker Meetup Seattle, Dan Gerdesmeier, AWS

Docker for Amazon EC2 – Docker Meetup Seattle, Dan Gerdesmeier, AWS

Dan Gerdesmeier is a Software Engineer at AWS for the EC2 container service and at Janaury’s Docker Meetup in Seattle gave a synopsis of some of the key concepts inside the service (go to 11:45) running Docker as the base run time meaning that everything run in EC2 is a Docker image. Gerdesmeier explains the key concepts which AWS have defined for ...

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Machine Learning Used for DevOps with Sumo Logic

Machine Learning Used for DevOps Data with Sumo Logic

To start out with, the guys from Sumo Logic dreamed of a world of Yottabyte scale data where machine learning algorithms were able to make sense of it all. Today they are moving through the enterprise world in petabytes to get there. The amount of log data bulging and swirling around infrastructure systems, let alone business data, can make it ...

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Building & Testing Docker Containers at British Gas, London Docker Meetup, Andrew Martin

Building & Testing Docker Containers at British Gas, London Docker Meetup, Andrew Martin

If you are British and over 40 years old, the mention of ‘British Gas’ may still conjure up dusty memories of a flat capped institution that is still stuck in the ’70s and whilst they may not yet have everything right (Hive Active heating app by the sounds of things here!) this talk by Andrew Martin at the London Docker ...

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8 Open Source Reasons To Love Netflix

8 Brand New Reasons To Love Netflix – From A Technology Perspective

You have got to love the transparency of how Netflix deliver their product from a tech perspective. The latest iteration of Netflix Open Source Software Meetup which is completely open to the public took place this week in Los Gatos featuring eight new projects speakers with lightening talks and community users from IBM Watson, Nike Digital and Pivotal. Netflix do not have ...

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Bowery.io Ensures Everyone is Coding In Identical Environments

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Code breaking in production is usually down to… well.. who the hell knows? Different machines, different versions of some language, different office furniture, coffee etc. The guys from Bowery.io have developed a platform that allows, for example, a new employee to to spin up a machine, connect to the same instance as other colleagues, develop and ship code using identical ...

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