Container Monitoring: Top Docker Metrics to Watch
By Stefan Thies
Monitoring of Docker environments is challenging. Why? Because each container
typically runs a single process, has its own environment, utilizes virtual
networks, or has various methods of managing storage. Traditional monitoring
solutions take metrics from each server and applications they run. These
servers and applications running on them are typically very static, with very
long uptimes. Docker deployments are different: a set of containers may run
many applications, all sharing the resources of one or more underlying hosts.
It's not uncommon for Docker servers to run thousands of short-term
containers (e.g., for batch jobs) while a set of permanent services runs in
parallel. Traditional monitoring tools not used to such dynamic environments
are not suited for such deployments. On the other hand, s... (more)
Persistent Storage for Containers
In recent years, containers have taken the world by storm. Companies of all
sizes and industries have realized the massive benefits of containers, such
as unprecedented mobility, higher hardware utilization, and increased
flexibility and agility; however, many containers today are non-persistent.
Containers without persistence miss out on many benefits, and in many cases
simply pass the responsibility of persistence onto other infrastructure,
adding additional complexity.
In his session [email protected] at 20th Cloud Expo, Denis Guyadeen, a
Product Manager at Nutanix, will explore the benefits of persistent
containers, talk about why persistence for containers makes sense and explore
some of the Nutanix technologies that enable this persistence.
Denis Guyadeen is a Product Manager at Nutanix and currently leading the ... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), an
industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, will exhibit at
SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8,
2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Juniper Networks challenges the status quo with products, solutions and
services that transform the economics of networking. The company co-innovates
with customers and partners to deliver automated, scalable and secure
networks with agility, performance and value.
For more information, visit www.juniper.net.
The World's Largest "Cloud Digital Transformation" Event
@CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New York
(June 6-8, 2017, Javits Center, Manhattan)
@CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 Silicon Valley
(Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA)
Full Conference Registration Gold Pass and Exhibit Ha... (more)
Why Composable Infrastructure Instead of HyperConvergence?
HyperConvergence came to market with the objective of being simple, flexible
and to help drive down operating expenses. It reduced the footprint by
bundling the compute/storage/network into one box. This brought a new set of
challenges as the HyperConverged vendors are very focused on their own
proprietary building blocks. If you want to scale in a certain way, let's say
you identified a need for more storage and want to add a device that is not
sold by the HyperConverged vendor, forget about it. This meant that up to now
the HyperConverged vendors were in charge of the requirements.
Composable Infrastructure came to solve this issue by putting the business in
charge of the requirements and how you build your infrastructure. Truly
hardware-agnostic and flexible-scaling, now it doesn't matter where workloads ... (more)
When it comes to wide area networking, large global enterprises have some
unique challenges to ensure that networking capabilities keep up with their
complex business requirements.
The most obvious challenge is the sheer scale of WAN operations. A very large
enterprise could have hundreds, thousands, or even tens of thousands of
locations around the world-and this makes the cost multipliers huge. Changing
the cost equation for branch access can mean a difference in saving versus
spending millions of dollars per month.
Branch growth might happen in multiple global locations, often in countries
where traditional MPLS service may not be cost effective-if it is available
at all. Think about trying to stand up a new location on a small island in
the South Pacific, or in a village in the Andes Mountains. Not only are
communication options extremely limited, but the IT exp... (more)
Continuous Deployment for Docker: Lessons Learned from Rolling Out a Real
Most companies are adopting or evaluating container technology - Docker in
particular - to speed up application deployment, drive down cost, ease
management and make application delivery more flexible overall.
As with most new architectures, this dream takes a lot of work to become a
reality. Even when you do get your application componentized enough and
packaged properly, there are still challenges for DevOps teams to making the
shift to continuous delivery and achieving that reduction in cost and
increase in speed.
In her session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Stefana Muller, Vice
President of Datagrid Systems, will share the journey her engineering team
took to continuously deploy their containerized application over the past
year. Highlighting the pitfalls and lessons l... (more)
Software-Defined Technologies: Transforming the Value Stream
Software-defined is a concept that refers to the ability to control some or
all of the functions of a system using software. The concept is sometimes
incorrectly characterized as a buzzword or marketing jargon, when in fact it
has a clear meaning that needs to be understood by organizations looking to
keep pace with change.
When technologies become software-defined, there are major systemic benefits
for organizations that use them, including lower costs, higher quality
products and services, and less risk.
At the same time, software-defined technologies require major organizational
changes for incumbent enterprises to adopt and use effectively. This often
involves expensive and risky transformation projects that reengineer the
value stream to take advantage of decoupled components, reduced dependencies
Does Your DevOps Department Need More Attention?
By Josh Symonds
There are some big red flags that signify your DevOps department needs an
Your deployment process seems to take forever. It only work from a few
developers’ computers. It’s different for each server you deploy to.
Luckily the warning signs of a DevOps department in need of help are pretty
easy to recognize. Read on to learn how to identify if and when your
infrastructure team needs more attention—plus a few suggestions to
implement those changes as smoothly and seamlessly as possible.
All your servers are slightly different
Automation is the byword of DevOps. With automation, you remove manual
intervention (and possible human error), which means you can deploy new
services and recover from critical events faster. If a server were to go
down, a new one should be automatically cr... (more)
"We formed Formation several years ago to really address the need for bring
complete modernization and software-defined storage to the more classic
private cloud marketplace," stated Mark Lewis, Chairman and CEO of Formation
Data Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9,
2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
20th International Cloud Expo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits
Center in New York City, NY, will feature technical sessions from a rock star
conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world.
Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all
sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the
reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a
hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterprises are using some form of
DevOps Five Years Later: What Does the Future Hold?
After more than five years of DevOps, definitions are evolving, boundaries
are expanding, ‘unicorns' are no longer rare, enterprises are on board, and
pundits are moving on. Can we now look at an evolution of DevOps? Should we?
Is the foundation of DevOps ‘done', or is there still too much left to do?
What is mature, and what is still missing? What does the next 5 years of
DevOps look like?
In this Power Panel at DevOps Summit, moderated by DevOps Summit Conference
Chair Andi Mann, panelists looked back at what DevOps has become, and forward
at what it might create next.
Randy De Meno joined Commvault in 1994 and initiated Commvault's direction
into the heterogeneous Data Management segment of the industry. Randy holds
dozens patents on a number of CommVault's technologies including the Granular
Digital transformation requires rapid network changes. Navigating these
changes well is difficult but critical, as the function of business
applications are at stake. Customers aren't interested in what's going on
behind the scenes; they simply want the platform to work. Hosting Facts
researchers found that a single-second delay in website loading time can
result in a seven percent loss in conversion, and 40 percent of web users
will abandon a website if it takes longer than three seconds to load.
As customer expectations have increased, the network's ability to handle
applications and Quality of Service (QoS) policies becomes crucial. This
means that how well the Development and Operations teams communicate and
collaborate is critical. In what seems like the Wild West of networking, is
it possible for network engineers to take back control?
DevOps Management Chang... (more)