In 2017, we saw the rise and eventual takeover of the container orchestration tool, Kubernetes. Although a lot of great alternatives exist such as Docker Swarm, Mesos and Amazon ECS, Kubernetes became the leader for running containers at scale. Its benefits are that it’s Cloud native (it was designed to run applications at scale on Cloud platforms) and the ability to provide a virtual abstraction layer on top of Cloud providers enabling users to deploy their applications consistently between Cloud providers.
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Although this started out as a general DevOps meetup for September, after our call for speakers it turned out that everyone wanted to talk about Kubernetes! Kubernetes deployments, Kubernetes Networking and Kubernetes storage. This was my first DOXSFO after being away all summer in London and reconnecting with our original meetup we started there, DOXLON, and it was great to see how far our San Francisco meetup has come along since I last attended!
During our July DOXLON we had three awesome speakers talking about varied topics. Jeremie Vallee from Babylon Health, discussed his journey towards orchestration with a Minimum Viable Docker approach. We also had Federico Fregosi, who talked about Kubernetes and microservices at Curve while diving into the future of the DevOps model. Finally we heard from Jonas Chevalier, who discussed how you can use nix to replace and improve upon Docker for packaging microservices.
Docker was like teenage sex, everyone talked about it but hardly anyone was actually doing it, at least in production anyway. However in the last 12 months, it appears there’s been a tectonic shift towards Docker, and more and more of our customers have started putting significant production workloads onto Docker.
Thank you to everyone that join us for our first live webinar with product expert Todd Radel. He walked us through how Outlyer is changing the way that we monitor your Docker environment with our recently released integration.
Docker containers are a game-changer when it comes to delivering software. They make development, testing and deployment faster and more consistent. That you already know.
This month's DOXLON had another great lineup for those interested in Container Orchestration and Microservices, including a headline talk all the way from the US via Video link from the legendary Kelsey Hightower, talking about Istio, a powerful service mesh framework for Kubernetes and Microservices. In addition we had great talks from James Rasell talking about the container solution they built at Elsevier using Nomad, and Graem Forbes at Infitity Works who walked us through productionising a new application on Docker on a very tight deadline.
As usual, another great meetup, followed by the usual beers and pizza and pub down the road! Our next meetup will be on July 27th, see you there!
This month, we at Outlyer will be doing their first talk since our rebrand, on Docker monitoring solutions and how the container monitoring solution was built at Outlyer.
We are also hearing from our hosts Sainsbury’s, and how they have been using CodeBuild with Ansible and CloudFormation for their complex builds.
You’ll also get to hear how Flypay have been using Alexa (Amazon Echo) to deploy to Kubernetes! After setting up a powerful continuous deployment pipeline that allows you to deploy your products to Kubernetes clusters just using your voice.
The main theme of our May DOXSFO meetup featured one of the most popular topics in DevOps right now: Containers and Docker. We had three very different talks on the subject. Amit spoke about how utilizing Docker has changed his continuous integration ecosystem. Corey had a very unique and entertaining talk about why Docker may not be all it's cracked up to seem, and David also chimes in with how we at Outlyer have been able to building our own container monitoring solution.