How To Shrink Any Docker Image

By Mark van Holsteijn on June 30, 2015

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!

Boot2docker On Xhyve

By Simon van der Veldt on June 15, 2015

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.

Towards Docker in production with Apache Mesos

By Ivo Verberk on May 4, 2015

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.

Consul: the end of the CNAME and PuppetDB?

By Benny Cornelissen on March 20, 2015

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.

Reducing Your Docker Image Size

By Richard Woudenberg on March 18, 2015

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.

Automating the Modern Datacenter

By Nauts on March 10, 2015

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...

Exploring container platforms: StackEngine

By Bas Tichelaar on February 20, 2015

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.

Containers As A Service

By Bas Tichelaar on February 17, 2015

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?