Welcome to #SwarmWeek! In this rapidly changing container ecosystem, we believe that orchestration is one piece of a complete end-to-end application platform for both developers and IT operations teams to build, ship and run distributed applications. Docker Swarm is a big part of our orchestration toolset which includes: Docker Swarm for host clustering and container scheduling Docker Machine for automating Docker host provisioning Docker Compose for defining multi-container applications
With Containers as a Service (CaaS) IT organizations and developers can work together in a secured and managed application environment to build, ship and run their applications anywhere. In last week’s blog post, we introduced Containers as a Service and discussed how it can provide a modern platform. In this post, we discuss in more detail the characteristics that uniquely power CaaS. The reason developers don’t adopt locked down platforms is because software development is an exercise in both discovery and creation. It is critical to keep this in mind when considering application platforms.
Developers don’t adopt locked down platforms. That one simple statement summarizes decades of tension between IT operations and development teams. Along the spectrum of control versus agility are the desires and needs of IT operations teams responsible for keeping environments up and running and compliant to regulations and the needs of developers who are responsible for building software to attract, engage and maintain customers. Most times you had to choose between control or freedom and could not have both.
written by Daniel Craigmile, System Architect, The Texas Tribune We’re fans of Docker at The Texas Tribune. We’ve been playing with it since well before the 1.0 release and immediately started incorporating it into our infrastructure when the first production-ready code was released in June of last year. Today Docker is the foundation for a large part of our platform. This is the story of how we got there. We’re a small nonprofit news organization that reports primarily on state-level politics and policy. We have a main news site (www.texastribune.org), an op-ed site (tribtalk.org) and several other sites developed by our very…