The Rise of Apache Mesos: Cluster All The Things!!

The Apache Mesos cluster manager emerged from work out of Twitter and UC Berkeley around 2009. Over the last six years the Mesos project has kept a relatively low profile among mainstream technology press, but has recently exploded on to the scene with a bang. The reality, however, is that many large organisations have been … Continued

Microservice Deployment Infrastructure Components: London Microservice User Group July Meetup

I attended the London Microservice User Group (LMSUG) July meetup last week, which focused on deployment infrastructure for microservice-based systems, and there was some great presentations. A lot of what was talked about relates directly to the technology we are using here at Container Solutions, and so I’m keen to share the event highlights. Modern applications, … Continued

Open Containers, Mesosphere’s DCOS and Yaks: Enabling Innovation in the Layers that Matter

The Docker blog has stated that the Open Container Project (OCP) will enable the container ecosystem to ‘focus on innovation at the layers that matter’. We agree, and we also think the same is true of Mesosphere’s Datacenter Operating System (DCOS) in respects to innovating around large-scale mixed deployments of microservice applications and data processing workloads. Continue … Continued

The Seven Deadly Sins of Microservices: Redux

Quite a few of our clients are looking at microservices, and a popular question we often get asked is “what’s the biggest mistake you see with microservices?”. We’ve seen plenty of good things with this architectural pattern, but we have also seen a few recurring issues and anti-patterns. Last year Tareq Abedrabbo, CTO of our … Continued

Is Hashicorp’s Terraform a Transformational “Third-Generation Language (3GL)” for Operators?

The introduction of third-generation programming languages (3GL) into mainstream software development during the 1950’s was arguably the point of inflexion for the programming industry, and languages such as COBOL, C and Java have since paved the ways for the development of incredible technologies and platforms. Are we now seeing a similar trend with operational ‘programmable … Continued