Is the size of your Docker images a bottleneck in starting your applications? In this blog post we show you how you can reduce the size of any docker image to just a few percent of the original. So is your Docker image too fat, try stripping it!
xhyve is a minimal command-line only hypervisor for OS X which makes it ideal for an always-on virtual machine like boot2docker. This post documents how to get boot2docker running in xhyve and contains some quick xhyve vs Virtualbox benchmarks as well.
The battle-tested Mesos is one of the more mature multi-host platforms for running Docker containers. In this post we’ll get started with a production grade Docker infrastructure based on Mesos.
Do you use DNS records to identify services? Do you feel life is impossible without PuppetDB and exported resources? In this blog I will explain how Consul canreplace both and jump-start your transition towards container-based infrastructure in the process.
Using the basic Dockerfile syntax it is quite easy to create a fully functional Docker image. But if you just start adding commands to the Dockerfile the resulting image will become bigger and bigger. A few basic actions can reduce your image size significantly.
On March 10th, we hosted a meetup in Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam on automating modern data centers. Thanks to all of you guys and gals from the Dutch Devops Engineers and the Docker Randstad meetup groups the venue was packed! Mitchell Hashimoto of Hashicorp, the creator of tools like...
Docker has been around for almost two years and there are a lot of container platforms popping up. This post is part of a series in which I explore these platforms and share my insights. StackEngine is (for now) just a nice frontend to the Docker binary. Nothing more.
With all the hype around Docker, a new layer of cloud computing is being formed. Traditionally, the cloud consists of IaaS, PaaS and SaaS offerings. Where do containers fit in this picture?