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Container Hosting and Management - On-Prem, Cloud or Both?

Container Hosting and Management  -  On-Prem, Cloud or Both?

by Rob L | Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 | Education

One of the most common questions we hear from clients who are attempting to build out their containerization roadmap is “What solution should I use and where should it be?”. There’s a really good reason this is a common question – even though the marketplace has solidified over the past several years, there are still a lot of choices and options available. While this blog post is not meant to be an exhaustive analysis of the technology and hosting choices available, I will try to lay out a basic framework for starting the discussion in your organization.

Does Patching Have You Down? How Moving Your Critical Apps to Containers Changes the Game

Does Patching Have You Down? How Moving Your Critical Apps to Containers Changes the Game

by Rob L | Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 | Education

We’ve all been there. It’s late Friday or maybe Saturday night and you have a list of 30 servers that need OS or application patching. You feel pretty good about it - after all, you’ve tested everything in QA and pre-prod with no issues, and that patch management software you implemented a few years ago helps with some of the heavy lifting. All that said, you know Monday morning has a better than average chance of being what we call in IT “A Bad Day”.

Containerizing Applications? Start with an Assessment

Containerizing Applications? Start with an Assessment

by Tim | Friday, Mar 8, 2019 | Education

The emergence of containers has significantly altered the landscape of application development, deployment, and maintenance. More companies — large and small — are taking the containerization plunge seeking benefits such as speed of deployment and environment re-creation. The market has proven that implementing containers will quickly transform your developer productivity and deployment workflows. However, with great power comes great responsibility. Container development workflows and container orchestration technologies (Kubernetes) can be quite complex once your organization goes beyond a development instance and seeks to deploy applications into production.

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.

Azure “Cloud Shell” Docker QuickStart Tutorial

Azure “Cloud Shell” Docker QuickStart Tutorial

by Leon Castellanos | Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017 | Docker Education

Welcome to the BoxBoat QuickStart guide to help get you started with Docker on Azure. Last week we published a Docker QuickStart guide to run NGINX in Docker in less than 5 minutes. If you haven’t read that, we highly recommend giving that a quick read. Let’s get an Ubuntu Linux VM with Docker CE running an NGINX container up in Azure using ONLY their “Cloud Shell” feature! This guide assumes that you have a Microsoft Azure account already.

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