Test-Drive Docker 1.12 on first 64-bit ARM OpenSUSE running on Raspberry Pi 3

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is the first 64 bit version and the third generation Pi box which runs on 1.2GHz 64 bit quad-core ARMv8 CPU.(Broadcom BCM2837 A53 ARM processor). Despite its processor upgrade, there wasn’t an official 64-bit OS available for it till the first week of Jan 2017. Kudos to SUSE Team, they came up providing first commercial enterprise Linux distribution optimized for ARM AARCH64 servers. This is definitely a BIG news. Reason –  To build a solution to meet specific market needs while maintaining a common code base. Enterprise vendors & customers demanding workload-optimized server platforms can...

What’s New in Docker Engine 1.13 Swarm Mode?

Docker Engine 1.13.0 Final Release has been officially announced . With over 1050 commits, 1025 file changes and 175 days since Engine 1.12,Docker team has put a major effort to extend the Swarm Mode functionality and bug fixes/improvements. Docker 1.13.0 brings dozens of new features, a major highlights of this release includes – Centralized Logging, New Docker Management CLI, impressive New Secret API , Deploy Stack directly from Docker Compose, Auto Locking, Plugins Management and many more. With this release,Docker Inc. added support for building docker DEBs for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial & 16.10 Yakkety Yak PPC64LE & s390x platform. There...

Key Takeaways from Docker “Containerd ~ A Core Container Runtime Project” Announcement

With almost every new release, Docker Inc. has open sourced its vital and popular software tools to the community to join hands with all Docker contributors and all Infrastructure plumbers across the globe. Ending 2016 in a GREAT way, Docker Inc. made another big announcement releasing Containerd as an open source project to the community. Check out a glimpse of open sourced component from Docker Inc.(shown below) in the last 4-5 releases: In case you are new to containerd – Prior to the version 1.11, Docker engine had a complete responsibility to manage volumes, networks, containers, images etc.. With Engine...

The 20-minutes Docker 1.12 Swarm Mode demonstration on Azure Platform

2016 has been a great year for Docker Inc. With the announcement of Docker 1.12 release in last Dockercon, a new generation Docker clustering & distributed system was born. With an optional “Swarm Mode” feature rightly integrated into core Docker Engine, a native management of a cluster of Docker Engines, orchestration, decentralized design, service and application deployment, scaling, rolling updates, desired state reconciliation, multi-host networking, service discovery and routing mesh implementation – all of these features works flawlessly. With the recent Engine 1.12.5 release, all of these features have matured enough to make it production ready. Under this blog post, I...

Top 10 Cool New Features in Docker Datacenter for Dev & IT Operations Team

Docker Datacenter(DDC) provides an integrated platform for developers and IT operations teams to collaborate securely on the application life cycle. It is an integrated, end-to-end platform for agile application development and management from the datacenter to the cloud. Basically, DDC brings container management and deployment services to enterprises with a production-ready Containers-as-a-Service (CaaS) platform supported by Docker and hosted locally behind an organization’s firewall. The Docker native tools are integrated to create an on-premises CaaS platform, allowing organizations to save time and seamlessly take applications built-in dev to production. Under this blog, I will focus on the top 10 new...

Walkthrough: Building distributed Docker persistent storage platform for Microservices using DellEMC RexRay & ScaleIO

Today Enterprise IT look for a secure, scalable, out-of-the-box, elastic, portable and integrated solution platform which can span across from their highly dense data center to the hybrid cloud. An architectural need of data centers which can cope up with the growth of applications, compute and storage requirements through higher capacity infrastructure  and through a higher degree of utilization through virtualization is highly on-demand. That’s just one part of the story.Let’s not disagree with the fact that even though we have complex architectural design & protocol today , the rise of simplified approach towards the application life cycle management, enterprise-grade...

I’m thrilled ! I’m a {code} Catalyst !

Carrying a slogan “Code Open, Deploy Anywhere”, {code} by DellEMC is an organization of open source engineers focused on next generation infrastructure that effectively enables DellEMC to be relevant in Dev Ops and Open Source communities through contribution, engagement and technical solution leadership. With sustainable organic growth leading close to 2000+ members in last 1 year, over 30+ open source projects(like goscaleio, goxtremio, Metalnx, ECS-Dashboard, LabBuildr, Unity-PowerShell), increase in the number of external community contributors and several community success stories , the {code} community is all set to increasingly embrace the open source model through active engagement with the social...

Assessing the current state of Docker Engine & Tools on Raspberry Pi

Are you planning to speak or conduct your next Docker Workshop on Raspberry Pi’s? Still curious to know whether the tools like Docker Machine, Docker Compose, Dockerfile, 1.12 Swarm Mode, High Availability & Load Balancing are compatible and good to be demonstrated to the workshop audience? In case you want to know the current state of Docker containers on Raspberry Pi, then you are at the right place. For the next 1/2 hour time, I will be talking about what Docker images, tools, networking and security features are supported on Raspberry Pi box. Let’s have a quick glimpse of what...

What’s new upcoming in Docker Compose v1.9.0?

Docker Compose has gained lots of attention in the recent past due to its easy one-liner installation(on Linux, Windows & Mac OS X), easy-to-use JSON & YAML format support , available sample docker-compose files on GITHUB  and a one-liner command to create and start all the services from your configuration. If you are looking out for Microservices implementation, Docker Compose is a great tool to get started with. With Compose, you can define and run complex application with Docker. Also, you define a multi-container application in a single file, then spin up your application in a single command which takes...

Test-Drive Docker “Infrakit” using Docker container

Last week I read a research paper called “Computer Immunology” written by a computer scientist Mark Burgess(Founder of CfEngine). Thanks to Solomon Hykes for referring about it in one of YC  (Start-up Incubator Forum). I was heavily inspired by the idea of its writing which,as an analogy to Human Immune System, think about how systems, not just servers but whole systems, could be self-healing and the different scales from the small parts to the large scales. Though the research paper was published around 20 years ago, but interestingly the concept is getting rediscovered in the recent past when we talk...