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Tracing Containerized Processes with Sysdig

Tracing Containerized Processes with Sysdig

by Leon Castellanos | Thursday, Apr 19, 2018 | Education

Everyone is jumping on the bandwagon when it comes to adopting containerization and CI/CD technologies. The power and flexibility provided by containerization is undeniable, but due to the isolated nature of Linux Control Groups, Namespaces, and Security Modules, it becomes difficult to get adequate visibility into what is actually happening within containers.

Welcome our new Docker Captain!

Welcome our new Docker Captain!

by Will Kinard | Monday, Apr 9, 2018 | Docker News

Brandon Mitchell, BoxBoat Solutions Architect, has been accepted into the Docker Captains Program! https://www.docker.com/captains/brandon-mitchell Brandon Mitchell is a Solutions Architect for BoxBoat. He started with Linux when Slackware was shipped on floppy disks and has been hooked ever since. In his day job, he helps clients deploying docker CE, EE, Swarm, and CI/CD pipelines. In his spare time, he’s answering questions on StackOverflow as BMitch or Tweeting under @sudo_bmitch. For a break from the keyboard, he enjoys biking and backpacking, not at the same time.

Considering migration from Docker Swarm to Kubernetes?

Considering migration from Docker Swarm to Kubernetes?

by Matthew DeVenny | Tuesday, Mar 13, 2018 | Docker

Kubernetes is the most popular and fastest growing production-grade container orchestration platform in today’s container deployment and management landscape. Kubernetes has an enormous community of developers expanding on its already feature rich platform. So you did your research and you believe K8S is the right choice for you going forward, but you already have your application platform running in Docker Swarm. Ugh, you’re stuck right? Wrong! Migration from Swarm to Kubernetes is fairly straight forward.

dotCMS & BoxBoat Talk Containerization in Your CMS

dotCMS & BoxBoat Talk Containerization in Your CMS

by Will Kinard | Tuesday, Mar 13, 2018 | News

Why Containerization Makes Sense for Your CMS March 28, 2:00 PM REGISTER Containers make it easy to package software into standardized units for development, shipment and deployment – removing the conflicts that arise from the various environments and software your team may be running. Top brands have been making the move to containers to take advantage of the improved speed, increased scalability, hardened security, reduced capital expenditures, and more.

Using Containers to Reduce Your Exposure to Meltdown and Spectre

Using Containers to Reduce Your Exposure to Meltdown and Spectre

by Brandon Mitchell | Friday, Jan 5, 2018 | Docker

The release of Meltdown and Spectre has got IT departments everywhere scrambling, and for good reason. If you are running on an Intel, AMD, or ARM platform, data you expected to be secure can now be exposed by a malicious application. Eliminating the risk from untrusted code getting privileged access is going to take some workarounds in the OS kernel and ultimately updates from the CPU vendors. Until then, since containers run with a shared OS kernel, it is a best practice to segregate workloads of different trust levels onto separate VMs, if not completely separate hardware.

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