Where Do We Play and What Do Our Customers Value?

Alternative Text by Jamie Dobson

‘Container Solutions’ may, depending on your perspective, may be a misnomer. If you peel back the lid on our company, you see that we work at the intersection of containers, cloud infrastructure and rapid development. Why here? What is the relationship between these three things? And importantly, where do our customers come into this picture? These are the questions I will try and answer in [...]

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It’s The Productivity, Stupid

Alternative Text by Anne Currie

Since March I have been interviewing enterprises, vendors and pundits about Cloud Native for my ebook, “The Cloud Native Attitude”, which came out last week and is currently available as a free download. In August, The New Stack very kindly ran an excerpt from my book, which was about distributed systems, aka microservices. In it I describe how, at scale, microservices are very hard to [...]

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NEW! The Cloud Native Attitude Mini-Book

Alternative Text by Anne Currie

Introduction to This Blog In April this year, our CEO Jamie Dobson, CTO Pini Reznik and I were sitting around drinking Yorkshire tea and talking about how unclear the phrase “Cloud Native” was. What did it even mean? Did it just mean in the cloud? Was it a synonym for distributed systems? I suggested a blog series and in an arms race of content-driven ambition we settled on writing a whole [...]

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The Structure of Day 2 Problems

Alternative Text by Jamie Dobson

Companies who adopt Cloud Native technologies and principles sooner or later (often sooner) bump into Day 2 problems. This is not because the tooling is bad but rather the opposite - the tooling is excellent. This means that it’s easy to get started with and therefore easy to get into trouble with. In this blog, we’ll look at the dynamics that propel our customers forward on their Cloud [...]

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Rolling updates with Docker Swarm

by Carlos Leon

Rolling updates with Docker Swarm Say that you have a set of services up & running in your Swarm cluster. Sooner rather than later there will come a time where you want to upgrade the version of your services. This most likely means that you will want to deploy a new set of containers with the upgraded version of your software. A common approach in the industry is to set your website [...]

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