Theo Platt

Biogen: Data Science and Docker Swarm

written by Theo Platt, Associate Director, Biogen and Karl Gutwin, Senior Data Architect, Biogen The Data Sciences department at Biogen has been using Docker and watching the (r)evolution for a couple of years. Last year, as our experience with Docker grew and the use cases expanded, we built our own early Docker Swarm cluster with homegrown orchestration capabilities. Through cutting-edge science and medicine, Biogen discovers, develops and delivers worldwide innovative therapies for people living with serious neurological, autoimmune and rare diseases. Founded in 1978, Biogen is one of the world’s oldest independent biotechnology companies and patients worldwide benefit from its leading multiple sclerosis and innovative hemophilia therapies.

Arnaud Porterie

Docker 1.11: The first runtime built on containerd and based on OCI technology

We are excited to introduce Docker Engine 1.11, our first release built on runC ™ and containerd ™. With this release, Docker is the first to ship a runtime based on OCI technology, demonstrating the progress the team has made since donating our industry-standard container format and runtime under the Linux Foundation in June of 2015. Over the last year, Docker has helped advance the work of the OCI to make it more readily available to more users. It started in December 2015, when we introduced containerd ™, a daemon to control runC. This was part of our effort to break out Docker into small reusable components. With this release, Docker Engine is now built on containerd, so everyone who is using Docker is now using OCI. We’re proud of the progress we’ve made on the OCI with the 40+ members to continue the work to standardize container Continue reading…

Betty Junod

#SwarmWeek: It’s a Wrap – Thanks Y’all!

Thank You. Wow what a week! When we first brainstormed Swarm Week, it was to help spread awareness of Docker Swarm to the community. What we did not anticipate was the tremendous support from the community to proactively share your knowledge, experiences and experiments with each other so publicly. We had a lot of fun starting new conversations and learning about what people are doing with Swarm. Our hope is that this week inspires you to try something new and push your Swarm to the limit. If you missed any part of Swarm Week, here is the recap of some useful tutorials, case studies and articles designed to enhance your knowledge of Docker Swarm.

Adam Herzog

[#SwarmWeek Edition] Docker Online Meetup #35: Docker Swarm

As part of #SwarmWeek, we hosted a Docker Online Meetup all about Docker Swarm. Docker Swarm is native clustering for Docker. It turns a pool of Docker hosts into a single, virtual Docker host. Because Docker Swarm serves the standard Docker API, any tool that already communicates with a Docker daemon can use Swarm to transparently scale to multiple hosts. Victor Vieux, a Software Engineer working on the Swarm product, presented an overview of Swarm along with a demo and Jeff Nickoloff, author of “Docker in Action”, reviewed his findings from scaling Swarm and Kubernetes. Below are the recorded video and slides from the Docker Online Meetup.

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Nathan LeClaire

#SwarmWeek: Realtime Cluster Monitoring with Docker Swarm and Riemann

Lately I’ve become fascinated with Riemann, a piece of software written in Clojure for the purpose of supervising the health of distributed systems. Created by Kyle Kingsbury (a.k.a. aphyr) of Jepsen fame, Riemann is a powerful tool for montioring, processing, and responding to information from your cattle herd.

Mike Goelzer

#SwarmWeek: Five Tips for the Advanced Swarm User

Today in Swarm Week, we’re getting more advanced with Swarm. In addition to orchestration tutorial video featuring Jérôme Petazzoni, we wanted to share some tips for you to try as you start getting familiar with creating and using Swarm clusters.

Mano Marks

#SwarmWeek: Advanced Orchestration with Docker Swarm

Jérôme Petazzoni, Docker’s tinkerer extraordinaire, has been running full day on container orchestration with the full Docker stack. The whole workshop uses a demo application using DockerCoin (not a real currency, he tells us). It’s got with web frontends, web services, background workers, and stateful data stores. This is all to give you the experience of running a full scale app in production.

Mike Coleman

#SwarmWeek: Docker Swarm Exceeds Kubernetes Performance at Scale

There are people who will tell you that the community has made up its mind when it comes to container orchestration. The reality could not be further from the truth. A recent survey, of over 500 respondents, addressing questions about DevOps, microservices and the public cloud revealed a three way orchestration race between Docker Swarm, Google Kubernetes, and Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS).