Monitoring Microservices with Prometheus

Sep 27, 2016 by Philip Winder

We seem to say this a lot at Container Solutions, but the combination of microservice architectures and the practice of DevOps have smashed apart the assumptions made by traditional tools. None more so than in the monitoring sector, which we’ve talked about in the semantic monitoring and monitoring performance blog posts.

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The Release and New Features of Mesos 1.0.0

Jul 27, 2016 by Philip Winder

Please join me in welcoming the first major release of Apache Mesos. However, as many of you will know, Mesos has been in use for at least five years. So this is less of a major release, since every release has major new features and fixes, and more of a confirmation of its position within the industry.

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Weather Predictions Straight from the Cloud

Feb 16, 2016 by Ian Crosby

Can a fleet of customized drones improve your daily commute? We recently connected with the Swiss meteorological gurus at Meteomatics who have developed specialized drones to collect and transmit weather data. We teamed up with them to find out the benefits of their new technology and what sort of issues it might be able to solve.

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

Jul 10, 2015 by Daniel Bryant

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 successfully using Mesos for production (critical) workloads for quite some time, including Twitter, AirBnB, eBay and .

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Configuring resource offers on Mesos

May 13, 2015 by Frank Scholten

The other day I was working on Mesos Elasticsearch and encountered a problem while running the framework. The framework did not accept any offers from slaves because I had not properly configured the resources. Right now the Elasticsearch framework requires ports 9200 and 9300 but by default the slaves offer a port range 31000 to 32000. The default slave resources offers are defined in src/slave/constants.cpp. See the snippet below.

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