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Here are some things we've been working on. If you have any questions about any of them, feel free to comment, or get in touch with us to find out more about how we can implement these technologies on your platform.

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Slimming down your Docker containers with Alpine Linux

Jake Sanders | 24 February 2015

Something that I've noticed while pulling containers from the Docker Hub on a slow connection is that most containers are needlessly massive. Why is this so? If a container is designed to run a single process, why aren't containers the size of the package or binary download for the app they contain?

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Service discovery for Docker containers using Consul and Registration

Jake Sanders | 05 February 2015

You've converted your monolithic application stack into a series of linked docker containers, and everything is working great! However, you want to move the database to another node with faster disks, or perhaps spin up some more PHP interpreters to deal with additional load...

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Running Apache Mesos inside Docker on CoreOS

Jake Sanders | 16 February 2015

If you've heard of docker containers, you've probably also heard of CoreOS. If not, CoreOS is a lightweight, minimal Linux distribution designed for running containers in a clustered environment. This sounds ideal for running Apache Mesos, except for one caveat. CoreOS doesn't have packages, so in order to run Mesos, we're going to have to create containerised versions of all Mesos' services...

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Applications at scale: Running Docker containers on Apache Mesos

Jake Sanders | 26 January 2015

In the past, pushing your application from development into a production environment was a nightmare. Deployments would fail as developers would forget an obscure dependency that crept in to the project months ago, and provisioning a new machine with the correct environment could take hours! The world of technology moves too fast for this to be acceptable, so in recent years, the "DevOps philosophy" has emerged, a process where both development and operations engineers take part in the whole product life cycle...

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