The Adjacent Possibility

Feb 4, 2016 by Jamie Dobson

Yesterday a Git user called David (dvonthenen) created a pull request that added external volumes to our ELK framework. This seems like an extremely valuable addition to our work. As David says in the pull request, upon failure, the system will ‘reattach the volumes and continue where it left off’.

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Monitoring Performance in Microservice Architectures

Dec 4, 2015 by Lukasz Guminski

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Docker London Meetup Summary (July Edition): Containers in Production

Jul 16, 2015 by Daniel Bryant

We’re not short of great technology meetups here in London, and the new Container Solution office based within this great city allows us to easily travel around and learn about the latest happenings! On Wednesday 9th July, I attended the latest London Docker meetup, which focused on running Docker in production. There were a series of useful talks, and some great thinking points about making the jump from running containers in development to.

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Open Containers, Mesosphere’s DCOS and Yaks: Enabling Innovation in the Layers that Matter

Jul 6, 2015 by Daniel Bryant

The Docker blog has stated that the Open Container Project (OCP) will enable the container ecosystem to ‘focus on innovation at the layers that matter’. We agree, and we also think the same is true of Mesosphere’s Datacenter Operating System (DCOS) in respects to innovating around large-scale mixed deployments of microservice applications and data processing workloads. Continue reading to learn why you probably shouldn't be 'yak shaving'.

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Proximate Goals

Jun 24, 2015 by Jamie Dobson

Ironic Goals We often meet customers, and partners, who have amazingly lofty ambitions. They would, for example, like to become the ‘Google of the Finance Sector’ or the ‘Netflix of the Netherlands’. We love these goals, and their ambition, but what we see is that they often become ‘ironic’. A goal that is way beyond the capabilities of an organisation induces such terror that it actually causes them to move away from the goal. There’s a lot.

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