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  • Containers in the Real World - Stepping Off the Hype Curve

    by Daniel Bryant on  Apr 17, 2016

    This article series explains how containers are actually being used within the enterprise. It dives into the core technology behind containers and how this is currently being used by developers, examines core challenges with deploying containers in the enterprise and the future of containerisation, and discusses the role unikernels are currently playing within leading-edge organisations.

  • Lessons Learned from Scheduling One Million Containers with HashiCorp Nomad

    by Kevin Fishner on  Apr 08, 2016

    HashiCorp's Million Container Challenge is a test for how efficiently its scheduler, Nomad, can schedule one million containers across 5,000 hosts. The goal of the challenge is to observe and optimize the behavior of Nomad at exceptional scale. Ultimately Nomad was able to schedule one million containers across 5,000 hosts in under five minutes. This post outlines the lessons learned.

  • Is HyperContainer the Answer for Cloud Native Applications?

    by Xu Wang on  Mar 31, 2016

    Xu Wang introduces HyperContainer, a runtime for running Docker images on any hypervisor, providing hardware-enforced isolation for multi-tenant environments.

Real-time Data Processing in AWS Cloud

Posted by Oleksii Tymchenko on  Nov 11, 2015

In this article, author discusses a bio-informatic software as a service (SaaS) product which was built as a public data warehousing and analytical platform for mass spectrometry data. 3

Packet Inspection for Unauthorized OS Detection in Enterprises

Posted by Rohit Tyagi, Tuhin Paul, B.S. Manoj, B. Thanudas on  Oct 10, 2015

The authors discuss an approach that uses TCP SYN packets for OS fingerprinting to detect the presence of unauthorized OSs in an enterprise. 3

A Glimpse of Latest Mobile App Development Trends

Posted by Katie Stanfield on  Sep 29, 2015

Even though mobile apps are nothing special anymore, there is still movement in this area. In this article, Katie Stanfield highlights some of the trends we might encounter in the near future. 8

Introduction to EC2 Container Service

Posted by Benjamin Wootton on  Sep 27, 2015

An introduction to Amazon's ECS, their container management and clustering service, featuring a walk-through example for deploying your first container cluster and the underlying tasks and services.

Self-service Delivery Platform at Tuenti

Posted by Óscar San José on  Jul 31, 2015

Óscar San José, technical lead at Tuenti (largest Spanish social network) explains how and why their in-house Flow deployment system allowed developer teams to be more independent and deliver faster.

Infrastructure as a Service and Cloud Technologies

Posted by Nicolas Serrano, Gorka Gallardo, and Josune Hernantes on  Jul 12, 2015

In this article, authors examine the enterprise cloud market and technologies and provide guidance for choosing the right cloud solution. They also discuss the cloud computing best practices.

Deploying Microservices to AWS at Gilt: Introducing ION-Roller

Posted by Natalia Bartol, Gary Coady, Adrian Trenaman on  May 08, 2015

This article introduces gilt.com's ION-Roller continuous deployment application, which allows the company to operate a resilient cloud-based microservice platform utilising Scala, Docker and AWS. 11

Hologram - Finally, AWS Key Distribution that Makes Sense

Posted by Arian Adair on  Mar 31, 2015

Faced with the lack of solutions for secure distribution of AWS access keys to developers, AdRoll decided to build their own open source Hologram. Adair details the process, design and main features.

Highly Distributed Computations Without Synchronization

Posted by Christopher Meiklejohn on  Feb 17, 2015

In this article, Basho Sr. Software Engineer Chris Meiklejohn explores the basic building blocks for crafting deterministic applications that guarantee convergence of data without synchronization. 1

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