Building Docker Containers for our Rails Apps

In a recent post, we talked about Docker containers, and what you should know about them. Hopefully we cleared up any confusion you might have had about the Docker ecosystem. Perhaps with all that talk, it got you thinking about trying it out on one of your own applications? Well in this post we’d like to show you how easy it is to take your existing Ruby on Rails applications and run them inside a container.


The Best of Both Worlds with AWS Fargate

With the dawn of microservices and resource provisioning on the cloud, the world of software has been torn apart between two choices. Containers or serverless. However, the choice may no longer have to be this binary as AWS introduced a shade of grey in late 2017 with AWS Fargate. Serverless orchestration of containers allowing you to run them directly in the cloud.


Introducing Rio - Containers at Their Best

Today I’m excited to announce a new Rancher Labs project called Rio. Rio is a MicroPaaS that can be layered on any standard Kubernetes cluster. Consisting of a few Kubernetes custom resources and a CLI to enhance the user experience, users can easily deploy services to Kubernetes and automatically get continuous delivery, DNS, HTTPS, routing, monitoring, autoscaling, canary deployments, git-triggered builds, and much more. All it takes to get going is an existing Kubernetes cluster and the rio CLI.

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Kubernetes Log Management: The Basics

Log messages help us to understand data flow through applications, as well as spot when and where errors are occurring. There are a lot of resources for how to store and view logs for applications running on traditional services, but Kubernetes breaks the existing model by running many applications per server and abstracting away most of the maintenance for your applications. In this blog post, we focus on log management for applications running in Kubernetes by reviewing the following topics.

Cloud Native Telco Evolution: From Virtualized to Containerized Network Functions

From purpose-built hardware to virtual machines and now containers, service providers and telcos are re-thinking how they deploy and deliver cloud and network services. These service providers are on a journey to break down their monolithic stacks into small, reusable components that are consistent with a micro-services architecture.

8 Things You Should Know About Docker Containers

These days Docker is everywhere! Since this popular, open-source container tool first launched in 2013 it has gone on to revolutionize how we think about deploying our applications. But if you missed the boat with containerization and are left feeling confused about what exactly Docker is and how it can benefit you, then we’ve put together this post to help clear up any confusion you might have.


Building the Right Toolbox for a Successful DevSecOps Career

In the beginning, there were developers, and there was operations personnel. As our industry has evolved to support iterative development practices and rapid deployment support, we’ve had to adapt, and the natural evolution was the DevOps engineer — an engineer who could support the entire development process of an application, including quality assurance, deployment, and production support.