It’s been a busy year in the cloud universe and containers have been one of the buzz words deserving of the term.
One quote to sum it up? “OpenStack and containers will move beyond proof of concept to deploying solutions that solve real-world business problems, providing a comprehensive strategy that allows enterprises and operators to bring new services that are secure, efficient, elastic, and scalable,” says Anand Krishnan of Canonical.
Here are some of Superuser’s top stories and tutorials.
Hundreds of teams running thousands of services on tens of thousands of hosts and in hundreds of thousands of containers are kept afloat by about 10 engineers, says Ian Downes, head of Twitter’s compute team.
Hints and tips from the CERN OpenStack cloud team
Growing healthy container ops in a siloed company isn’t easy — but they are in fine form at athenahealth. Superuser TV talked to Ryan Wallner and Kevin Scheunemann, both on the technical staff of athenahealth, on how they got there.
“Running containers in production requires something more sophisticated,” says David Aronchick, manager at Google Container Engine.
“We were on the cloud since day one,” says Michael Benedict. “VMs served their purpose but we’re moving everything to Kubernetes.”
Containers align nicely with OpenStack, providing infrastructure, allowing them to share networking and storage with other types of computer resources in rich environments, says Thierry Carrez.
Craig McLuckie and Sarah Novotny on how to navigate a trip to this harsh, beautiful place.
Try out OpenStack Kolla’s production-ready containers with this tutorial by cloud engineer Saverio Proto with the first of this two-part tutorial.
Sahdev P. Zala and Eduardo Patrocinio from IBM show us how they created a Docker container using Heat-Translator.
Nvidia’s Rohit Taneja offers this tutorial.
Increasing demand for container orchestration tools is coming from our users. Kubernetes has currently a lot of hype, and often it comes the question if we are providing a Kubernetes cluster at SWITCH, the foundation that operates the Swiss academic network.
Saverio Proto of SWITCH offers up this tutorial.
Bitnami’s Angus Lees offers up a recommended deployment and advice about future developments.
How Workday uses Kubernetes to achieve zero downtime for large-scale production software-as-a-service.
Flavio Percoco offers this screencast to take you the last mile with Kubernetes.
This 12-minute demo shows you how to use OpenStack Ironic to manage a multi-node Kubernetes deployment on a bare-metal cluster.
Don’t call this a regular jam: Remixer is a click-to-edit website builder that blends Kubernetes and microservices.