John Harris

Proactive Ops for Container Orchestration Environments: Monitoring and Logging Strategies with Docker Enterprise

Over the last decade, the popularity of microservices and highly-scalable systems has increased, leading to an overall increase in the complexity of applications that are now distributed heavily across the network with many moving pieces and potential failure modes. This architectural evolution has changed the monitoring requirements and led to a need for scalable and insightful tooling and practices to enable us to better identify, debug and resolve issues in our systems before they impact the business and our end users (internal and/or external). I recently gave a talk at DockerCon SF 18 discussing functionality in Docker Enterprise that enables operators to more easily monitor their container platform environment, along with some key metrics and best practices to triage and remediate issues before they cause downtime. You can watch the full talk here:   Monitoring Methodologies One of the most Continue reading…

DockerCon 2018: Top 5 Rated Sessions

We are happy to share the videos from the top 5 rated sessions from last week’s DockerCon 2018 in San Francisco. The DockerCon on-demand sessions videos are ready for you to explore.

Note: The Ecosystem sessions will not be available.

Jenny Fong

DockerCon Guest Speaker: Liberty Mutual

In yesterday’s DockerCon keynote, Eric Drobisewski, Senior Architect at Liberty Mutual Insurance, shared how Docker Enterprise Edition has been a foundational technology for their digital transformation. If you missed it, the replay of the keynote is available below:  Turning Disruption into Opportunities Liberty Mutual – the 3rd largest property and casualty insurance provider in the United States –  recognizes that the new digital economy is bringing a faster cycle of technology evolution. Disruptive technologies like autonomous vehicles and smart homes are changing the way customers interact and transact. Liberty Mutual sees these as opportunities to bring new services to market and ways to reinvent traditional insurance models, but they needed to become more flexible and agile while managing their technical debt. Rapid Expansion of Docker Enterprise Edition As a 106-year old company, Liberty Mutual recognized that they were not Continue reading…

Mike Coleman

There’s Application Virtualization and There’s Docker

In what appears to be a recurring theme (which I promise I’ll move off of soon), I’m going to spend some time talking about what Docker isn’t – Docker is not application virtualization. I spent a good amount of time at VMware where I worked on VMware View (which begat Horizon View which begat Horizon 7), so I’m more than a bit familiar with desktop and application virtualization. And, I understand why some people, when they first hear us talk about leveraging Docker for application portability they think along the lines of App-V, XenApp or ThinApp.

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Nick Lang

Web Development with Docker, Docker-Machine, Docker-Compose, Tmux, Tmuxinator, and Watchdog

TL,DR I’m a developer on the Hub team at Docker, Inc. My realm of responsibility spans three different projects: Docker Hub, Registry Hub and www.docker.com. Each of these are Django applications with their own PostgreSQL, Redis, and RabbitMQ instances. I want to be able to “start projects” from one command and not only have everything running, but also have logs, Python shells, file system monitoring, a shell at the root of each project, and git fetch –all without having to type it all myself over and over and over again. This post will describe the development environment I built to accomplish that. I work on a Mac, while some of my co-workers use Linux boxes, but this development environment works (or should work) cross platform. Using Tmux, Tmuxinator, Docker, Compose, Machine, and Watchdog I can have an easy to use Continue reading…

Victor Coisne

Adrian Cockcroft to Speak @ DockerCon 2015

In his keynote from DockerCon 2014 EU, Adrian Cockcroft (Technology Fellow at Battery Ventures and former Cloud Architect at Netflix) shares his thoughts on the future of microservices, summarizes the differences and commonalities across various microservices architectures and shows how they are evolving. Adrian’s talk on the “State of the Art in Microservices” was one of the most popular talks from DockerCon 2014 EU with over 12,000 views on YouTube! You do not want to miss out on hearing Adrian present his talk on “Faster, Cheaper and Safer: Secure Microservice Architectures using Docker” at DockerCon 2015.

Mario Ponticello

Tips for Deploying NGINX (Official Image) with Docker

In the past year alone, the Docker community has created 100,000+ images and over 300+ million images have been pulled from Docker Hub to date.  Over 20 million of these pulls came from the 70+ Official Images that Docker develops in conjunction with upstream partners, like Oracle, CentOS, and NGINX. NGINX is used by over 40% of the world’s busiest websites and is an open-source reverse proxy server, load balancer, HTTP cache, and web server.  The official image on Docker Hub has been pulled over 3.4 million times and is maintained by the NGINX team. This post from NGINX provides a walkthrough on using the Docker Image to deploy the open-source version of NGINX.

Patrick Chanezon

docker run -ti chanezon/dockerized Chanezon -v

I am a software platform builder. I joined Docker last week, to help Solomon and the Docker team build the distributed computing platform we need for the next decade, as software eats the world and is assembled in systems composed of high number of devices collaborating with even higher numbers of cloud services: a future where the paint covering the walls of your house will host thousands of units of computing, some of them getting power from the Sun, others collaborating with millions of cloud services. About me I am a software developer and storyteller, but above all, a platform guy. I spent 10 years building platforms at Netscape & Sun, then 10 years evangelizing platforms at Google, VMware & Microsoft. My main professional interest is in building and kickstarting the network effect for these wondrous two-sided markets called Platforms.