Container Infrastructure

Improve Agility with Containers

Containers like Docker, Kubernetes, Red Hat OpenShift and public cloud containers help organizations to meet the needs of both IT operations and development teams. Containers enable service delivery processes to be consolidated, reducing the coordination dramatically which translates into IT and developer productivity gains.

 

Some workloads work better than others in containers. But which ones? And how should they be deployed to optimize software development or application migration? Understanding the options for both on-premises and public cloud containers and how they can be used throughout application and software development lifecycles can increase agility and shorten time to results.

 

We help organizations develop a container strategy, implement the tools and frameworks necessary to achieve it, and teach your team how to use containers to improve agility.

Docker Containers

 

Developing apps today requires so much more than writing code. Multiple languages, frameworks, architectures, and discontinuous interfaces between tools for each lifecycle stage create enormous complexity. Docker simplifies and accelerates your workflow while giving developers the freedom to innovate with their choice of tools, application stacks, and deployment environments for each project.

Flux7 Docker Consulting Services
Flux7 Red Hat OpenShift Deployment Services

Container Orchestration

 

To run containers at an enterprise scale, an orchestration layer that manages resources is helpful. This layer manages scheduling, load balancing and more. There are many solutions for orchestration, though Kubernetes increasingly is the defacto choice. Options include Red Hat OpenShift, AWS ECS, Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS), Docker EE, Google Kubernetes Enterprise and Mesos.

Docker Resources

Docker Tutorial Series, Part 1: An Introduction

 

Docker, the new trending containerization technique, is winning hearts with its lightweight, portable, “build once, configure once and run anywhere” functionalities. This is part one of Flux7’s Docker tutorial series. As we move forward, together, we will learn and evaluate how Docker makes a difference, and how it can be put to the best use. Let’s learn Docker and nail it in less than six to seven weeks.

The Great Debate: Should you use Docker or not?

 

We had a very interesting discussion with a client yesterday about the use of Docker and where it fits within their environment. The client’s representative was pushing back on us for using Docker and, as always, I enjoyed the constructive argument. As it turned out, we pretty much fought to a conclusion that Docker does have some clear advantages in a Dev environment. 

Preview of Docker Benchmarking at Flux7

 

At Flux7, we have been working closely with the Docker team to do performance benchmarking of Docker. Right now, we’ve been trying experiments with native, Docker and KVM with virtualized hardware. We’ve tried a mixture of both micro and macro benchmarks to get a general feel for Docker.

10 Steps Deploying Docker Containers on AWS Elastic Beanstalk

 

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Beanstalk (EB) is a service to deploy your code. This easy-to-use service works as a Platform as a Service (PaaS). It supports familiar web applications, such as PHP, Node.js, Ruby, Python, Java, and .Net. You can simply choose your software stack and upload your code. AWS will take care of the provisioning of the environment, deploying the code, load balancing, auto-scaling, and health monitoring. At the end of the process, it prints a URL used to access the application.

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