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Docker is sweeping across startups and enterprises alike, changing the way we build and ship applications

Top Docker Tools: 51 Useful Docker Tools for Every Stage of the Development Pipeline
By Angela Stringfellow

Docker is sweeping across startups and enterprises alike, changing the way we build and ship applications. It's the most prominent and widely known software container platform, and it's particularly useful for eliminating common challenges when collaborating on code (like the "it works on my machine" phenomenon that most devs know all too well). With Docker, you can run and manage apps side-by-side - in isolated containers - resulting in better compute density. It's something that many developers don't think about, but you can even use Docker with ASP.NET.

You probably don't need to be sold on the many appealing Docker capabilities, but you might not be familiar with the wide range of third-party tools that integrate seamlessly with Docker, from logging tools to database tools, CI tools, and more. Docker, of course, has its own tools for managing containers, but in this post, we're going to look at third-party tools that are essential to enabling a great container experience in your organization. We'll walk through 50 of the user-friendly, functional Docker tools you can use to transform your software development at every stage, including:

Read on to find out how you can leverage these tools to create a better container experience. And when you're ready to discover more tools to manage and improve your code, download our Ultimate Dev Toolbox - it's free!

Orchestration Tools

1. Kubernetes

@kubernetesio

 Kubernetes

Source: dt-cdn.net

Kubernetes is, without a doubt, the leading container orchestrator available today. It groups containers into clusters and decouples your apps from the underlying infrastructure that powers them.

Key Features:

  • Scale your infrastructure effortlessly, without growing your Ops team
  • Open source tool allows you to extend for your custom needs
  • Battle-tested by Google, where it was developed, and able to scale to more than 5,000 nodes

Cost: Free

2. Mesosphere DC/OS

@mesosphere

Mesosphere DC/OS

Source: techtimes.com

Mesosphere makes building and deploying web-scale applications fast and reliable. Used at Twitter, AirBnB, and a host of other large-scale organizations, Mesosphere is one of the early container orchestrators to make it big.

Key Features:

  • Based on the open source Apache Mesos cluster manager
  • Treats the entire datacenter as a single super computer
  • New data services available: Alluxio, Elastic Shark, Redis Labs, Datastax Enterprise and Couchbase Server

Cost: Contact for cost information (pricing based on number of nodes/environment)

3. TOSCA/Cloudify

@CloudifySource

TOSCA/Cloudify

Source: concrete5.org

Cloudify orchestrates not just containers, but VMs and OpenStack as well. It brings Dev and Ops on a single platform to work collaboratively.

Key Features:

  • Built to seamlessly work with containers, VMs, and OpenStack
  • Provides a built-in plugin for AWS, Apache Cloudstack, and SoftLayer
  • Orchestration managed right from the dashboard

Cost: Free evaluation; contact for cost details

4. Nomad

Nomad

Source: nmedit.sourceforge.net

From running a single container to running thousands of them, this tools allows you to run up to 1 million containers on 5,000 hosts in a meager 5 minutes.

Key Features:

  • Supports Linux, Windows, BSD, and OSX to run any workload
  • Provides multi-datacenter support to enable you to run applications from any cloud
  • Increases density and reduces costs by efficiently packing applications on the server

Cost: Free

5. ContainerShip

@containershipio

Containership

Source: Containership.io

Easily automate your infrastructure and applications, and access it from any location through any cloud provider, with this tool.

Key Features:

  • Smooth builds from Git repo to Dockerfile with the click of a button
  • Choose from 11 cloud providers when hosting your app

Cost:

  • Developer: $10/month (up to 3 applications)
  • Startup: $250/month (up to 10 apps)
  • Growth: $1,000/month (up to 25 apps)
  • Business: $5,000/month (unlimited apps)

Kubernetes as a Service

6. CoreOS Tectonic

@coreos

CoreOS Tectonic

Source: coreos.com

Kubernetes can be hard to setup and maintain on your own. Tectonic provides Kubernetes as a service so you can focus on building and shipping your app, not maintaining Kubernetes.

Key Features:

  • Provides updates keeping with the Kubernetes release cycle
  • Includes a built-in installer to get you up and running
  • Backed by the capable CoreOS team which makes up a large contributor base of the Kubernetes open source project

Cost: Free for use up to 10 nodes; contact for cost for 10+ nodes

7. Platform9

@Platform9Sys

Platform9

Source: eigenmagic.com

Platform9 initially focussed on OpenStack, but now is shifting focus to Kubernetes. It manages the entire container lifecycle from provisioning and deployment to monitoring and access control.

Key Features:

  • Requires no maintenance and easily mergers with your infrastructure
  • Provides 24×7 monitoring capabilities to keep the user aware
  • Completely integrated with OpenStack and Kubernetes

Cost: Contact for pricing (cost based on CPU socket per year; minimum 20 sockets and a 1-year commitment)

8. Kismatic

@Apprenda

Kismatic

Acquired by Apprenda last year, Kismatic automates the deployment of Kubernetes clusters in production.

Key Features:

  • Provides easy and manageable cluster upgrades, and updates
  • Builds on Kubernetes' strengths by adding advanced features like IAM

Cost: Contact for pricing

9. Google Container Engine

@googlecloud

Google Container Engine

Source: blog.daave.com

A hosted Kubernetes service from the company that created Kubernetes.

Key Features:

  • Simple Kubernetes cluster management
  • Reduces time to set up clusters from hours to minutes
  • Control who has access to your Kubernetes clusters with Google accounts

Cost:

  • Free for 0-5 nodes
  • 6+ nodes: $0.15 per cluster

10. Heptio

@heptio

Heptio

A company started by Kubernetes founders that bridges the gap between cloud-native support and IT.

Key Features:

  • Fades infrastructure and operation in the background so that you can work more focused
  • Moves operations driven by tickets to operations driven by API
  • Recently announced a Quick Start for Kubernetes on AWS with an aim of getting more AWS users to use Kubernetes

Cost: Free; paid support options available

11. Deis

@opendeis

Deis

Source: npmjs.com

Recently acquired by Microsoft, this tool provides its users with assistance to start their containerized journey.

Key Features:

  • Consists of three products - Workflow, Helm, and Steward - which together manage the entire Kubernetes lifecycle
  • Sets up a customized cluster environment on the user's preferred host
  • Provides support services in getting your team up and running with containers

Cost: Free

Registries

12. Quay

@quayio

Quay

Source: quay.io

As you work with Docker, you need a good repository to store and share container images and repositories. Quay from CoreOS assists you with that.

Key Features:

  • Images marked important stay on top of the home screen
  • Easy conversion of Dockerfile to repository images
  • Built-in security scanning of public container repositories

Cost:

  • Personal: $12/month (5 private repositories)
  • Skiff: $25/month (10 private repositories)
  • Yacht: $50/month (20 private repositories)
  • Enterprise pricing available, based on # of repos

13. JFrog Artifactory

@jfrog

JFrog Artifactory

Source: thenewstack.io

Artifactory is a repository manager for pretty much any platform you use and is now extending support for Docker containers.

Key Features:

  • Provides real-time monitoring for all repositories
  • Upload and manage your repositories from your cloud platform

Cost:

  • Pro: $2,950/Year
  • Pro Plus: $7,900/Year
  • Pro X: $14,400/Year
  • Enterprise: $29,500/Year (3-license pack)

Web Server

14. Nginx

@nginx

Nginx

Source: monitorix.org

Nginx is a load balancer and web server that helps keep your app highly available and gives you control over the flow of traffic across your network.

Key Features:

  • Enables blue-green deployments by switching traffic from one environment to another easily
  • Supports microservices architecture by providing control and monitoring for application services

Cost:

  • Nginx OSS: Free
  • Instance 1-4: $2,500 / year and up
  • Volume 5+: Contact for pricing information

Database Tools

15. Elasticsearch

@elastic

Elasticsearch

Source: Elasticsearch

Elasticsearch is a data storage and analytics tool capable of solving a growing number of use cases. It's the heart of the Elastic Stack, storing your data centrally for deeper insights and analysis.

Key Features:

  • Identifies unusual activity in applications functions
  • Can be easily integrated into any existing Docker monitoring system
  • Machine learning (available as an add-on feature as part of the X-Pack subscription offering)

Cost: Free (Open Source)

16. Kibana

@elastic

Kibana

Source: elastic.co/products/kibana

An open source visualization tool for viewing large scale data with beautiful and powerful charts.

Key Features:

  • Provides quick and powerful visual representation of data
  • Has a wide variety of charts including histograms, line graphs, and pie charts

Cost: Free

Storage

17. Flocker

@ClusterHQ

Flocker

Source: clusterhq.com

Docker containers are ephemeral, which means as you delete a container, its storage is lost. To store data persistently, leverage Flocker, which migrates data as your containers are migrated across your infrastructure.

Key Features:

  • Easily manage your storage for containers
  • Moves data between databases, and databases between servers
  • Support various storage environments including AWS EBS, Google Persistent Disk, Pure Storage, etc.

Cost: Free

18. Ceph

@Ceph

Ceph

Source: tracker.ceph.com

A tool that helps store Docker container data persistently.

Key Features:

  • Rebalances data in cases of data loss
  • Doesn't require manual intervention to sort and fix data

Cost: Free

Networking

19. Flannel

@coreos

Flannel

This tool from CoreOS solves the problem you have when creating subnets for your organization by creating an overlay mesh network.

Key Features:

  • Handles virtual networking for Kubernetes
  • Creates and manages a series of subnets
  • It reduces the complexity that comes with port mapping

Cost: Free

20. Calico

@projectcalico

Calico

Source: calico.gforge.inria.fr

If you are having a hard time with your SDNs because of them being centrally managed and traditional, this tool simplifies it for you with a distributed networking layer.

Key Features:

  • Provides a simplified network model design
  • Easily scales from a single laptop to an enterprise deployment
  • Customize and define which connections are allowed and which are not

Cost: Free

Operating Systems

21. resinOS

@resin_io

resinOS

Source: dribble.com

resinOS is a lightweight container operating system built with embedded devices in mind.

Key Features:

  • Well-suited for IoT applications with many device types and complex networking needs
  • Allows to build your own custom OS

Cost: Free

22. RancherOS

@Rancher_Labs

RancherOS

Source: doublev.io

A minimalist OS, RancherOS is closely integrated with Docker Compose which it uses to define system services.

Key Features:

  • Simplifies running containers at any scale
  • Eliminates the need for unnecessary libraries and services
  • Decreases boot time and complexities

Cost: Free

23. Snappy Ubuntu Core

@ubuntu

Snappy Ubuntu Core

Source: oxynets.wordpress.com

If you like working on Ubuntu, you'll like this container-optimized OS that is a minimalist version of Ubuntu for Docker.

Key Features:

  • A familiar interface that many IT users love and have used for more than a decade
  • Provides a vast list of supported apps
  • Is lightweight as a container OS should be, and is still powerful

Cost: Free

Infrastructure & Management

24. AWS ECS

@awscloud

AWS ECS

Source: g2crowd.com

EC2 container service (ECS) relieves you of the stress of scheduling and deploying multiple containers, by doing them itself. If you've got infrastructure on AWS already, ECS is your fastest route to containerization.

Key Features:

  • Based on the leading cloud vendor, AWS, it is highly stable, scalable, and easy to use
  • Monitors clusters and shows the resources used and resources available
  • Easily deploy, upgrade and rollback thousands of containers without lags

Cost: Pay only for AWS services you create to store and run your application.

25. Azure Container Service

@Azure

Azure Container Service

Source: sumologic.com

Microsoft's response to Amazon's ECS, ACS lets you run containers on the Azure cloud platform.

Key Features:

  • Lets you use Kubernetes, DC/OS, or Swarm for orchestration
  • Merges with your existing management system and tools, and makes it easier to migrate apps from traditional infrastructure

Cost: Pay only for the VMs and associated storage and networking resources consumed.

26. DigitalOcean

@digitalocean

DigitalOcean

Source: digitalocean.com

An economical alternative to the major cloud providers, DigitalOcean is a reliable cloud platform with support for Docker.

Key Features:

  • Quickly start deploying Docker, using their built-in apps
  • Network provides high speeds up to 40 Gbps
  • Load balancing service sorts the incoming traffic to provide better user experience

Cost: Standard droplet pricing starting at $5/month based on memory, SSD, processor, and transfer resources.

Configuration Management

27. Chef

@chef

Chef

Source: getapp.com

Chef is the leading configuration management tool that is evolving to support container workloads.

Key features:

  • Automate the creation and configuration of nodes and containers
  • Manage all on-premise and cloud servers

Cost:

  • Chef Automate: $137/node/annual
  • AWS OpsWorks with Chef Automate: Starts at $0.0155node/hour
  • Hosted Chef: $72node/annual

28. Puppet

@puppetize

Puppet

Source: blog.jasonantman.com

Another popular configuration management tool that

Key Features:

  • Simplifies operations by treating infrastructure as code
  • Manages the creation of Docker infrastructure
  • Automates every stage of your data center to provide more control

Cost: $3,000/year for up to 500 nodes

29. Ansible

@ansible

Ansible

Source: marketplace.rackspace.com

Automate your infrastructure and connect different teams together to help your IT teams work faster and more efficiently.

Key Features:

  • Relieves IT of repetitive work by automating it for them
  • Integrates with Docker to automate common infrastructure tasks
  • 2,400 contributors submit new modules regularly

Cost: Contact for pricing information

30. SaltStack

@SaltStack

SaltStack

Source: hveem.no

Based on the open source Salt project, SaltStack is an intelligent orchestration and automation tool for infrastructure.

Key Features:

  • Orchestrates and automates any cloud or non-cloud application
  • Built to manage every angle of the business' infrastructure and application
  • Provides user with consultations and service support

Cost: Contact for pricing information

31. Terraform

@HashiCorp

 TerraForm

Enables you to treat infrastructure as code. Create, upgrade your applications to newer versions and deploy it efficiently and quickly using this tool.

Key Features:

  • Provides a preview of your execution plan before you press apply
  • Builds infrastructures efficiently and shows the number of dependencies on it
  • Show the change and the order of change after execution to decrease errors

Cost: Free

32. AZK

@azukiapp

AZK

Source: docs.azk.io

Automate the creation of development environments with this tool. It uses containers instead of VMs and has a small footprint.

Key Features:

  • The Azkfile.js provides parity between development environments
  • Azkfile.js can be reused completely or partly according to you
  • Executes short and simple recipe files

Cost: Free

33. InSpec

@chef

InSpec

InSpec, from Chef, is an infrastructure testing and compliance testing tool. It works with Chef to not just create new instances, but ensure they are compliant.

Key Features:

  • Tests the infrastructure and provides results in easy to understand language
  • Enforce your security rules with any application under development
  • Provides remote testing and a local testing agent if needed

Cost: Free

CI Tools

34. Jenkins

@jenkinsci

Jenkins

Source: turnkeylinux.org

A leading continuous integration (CI) tool that helps to automate build and test cycles for any application, Jenkins is an essential tool for many DevOps teams.

Key Features:

  • Provides hundreds of plugins to integrate with other tools across the stack
  • A self-contained Java based program, Jenkins runs right out of the box

Cost: Free

35. CircleCI

@circleci

CircleCI

Source: qxf2.com

A tool that helps you start integrating as soon as you install it, CircleCI makes your CI process faster and simpler.

Key Features:

  • Allows immediate building and deploying as soon as you sign up
  • Provides compilers for Java, Scala, CoffeeScript, Less, Haskell and many more
  • Provides support for Nose, Django, Cucumber, RSpec and other test runners

Cost: First container is free; additional containers $50/month (per container)

36. GitLab

@gitlab

GitLab

Source: gitlab.com

Starting out with Git repository management, GitLab now combines CI, CD and code review together to handle the entire application lifecycle.

Key Features:

  • Includes an IDE, code review, activity streams, issue tracking and repository management as well
  • Built-in container registry to store and scan Docker repositories

Cost:

  • Community Edition: Free, unlimited users
  • Enterprise Edition Starter: $3.25/user/month
  • Enterprise Edition Premium: $16.59/user/month

37. Shippable

@BeShippable

Shippable

Source: rpocklin.wordpress.com

A CI tool that lets you build, test, and deploy applications with easy and speed.

Key Features:

  • Lets you build Docker images from code repositories
  • Integrates with all popular Docker registries
  • Integrates with powerful orchestration tools like Kubernetes to deploy Docker containers

Cost:

  • Free: c4.large node, 1 concurrent job
  • $25/75/150 /month: c4 large/xlarge/2xlarge nodes, each concurrent job
  • Enterprise Support Add-on: Starts at $500/month

38. CodeShip

@codeship

 CodeShip

Source: elements.heroku.com

A fully customizable CI tool that features native support for Docker.

Key Features:

  • Docker support allows you complete control over the environment you create
  • Works across many cloud platforms and orchestration tools
  • Offers dedicated instances to host your code

Cost:

  • CodeShip Basic: Free for 100 builds/month, pricing starts at $49/month
  • CodeShip Pro: Starts at $75/month

39. CodeFresh

@codefresh

 CodeFresh

Source: marketplace.atlassian.com

CodeFresh is a tool that provides continuous integration and oversees the entire container process from start to end.

Key Features:

  • Creates a Docker image after every change made to the file
  • Test each build, whether standalone or part of a composition

Cost:

  • Open Source: Free (public repos only)
  • Basic: Starts at $99/month (public & private repos)
  • Pro: $299/month, dedicated nodes with SSH

Container Lifecycle Management

40. Cloud66

@cloud66

Cloud66

Source: blog.cloud66.com

Cloud66 is a container manager that helps you build, deploy and manage Docker containers in production.

Key Features:

  • Provides various services like image building, repository, load balancing, and more
  • Reduces the need for Chef and Puppet by assisting in configuring containers
  • Easily scale to any server or cloud of your preference

Cost: $19/project/month

41. Weave

@weaveworks

Weave

Source: docs.giantswarm.io

Weave extends container orchestrators like Kubernetes and Swarm and eases the management of containers in production.

Key Features:

  • Provides a live map of your applications to help visualize and troubleshoot issues
  • Continuous integration pipelines help convert code into Docker images
  • Provides high-level security and encryption by default

Cost:

  • Standard: $30/node/month
  • Enterprise: $150/node/month

Monitoring Tools

42. Retrace

@Stackify

Retrace

Retrace is the only developer tool that combines APM, logs, errors, monitoring, and metrics in a fully-integrated, multi-environment suite with powerful monitoring and logging capabilities. Plus, it works out of the box with your existing stack.

Key Features:

  • Centralized repository
  • Real-time alerts for new errors
  • Automatic error collection
  • Identify top errors
  • Ignore specific errors
  • Quickly identify spikes in error rates
  • Find the root cause of issues much faster
  • Track application errors without logging them
  • View web request details
  • Identify unique errors
  • View related log messages
  • Analyze errors in several ways

Cost:

  • $10/month for QA/Pre-prod Servers
  • $25 to $50/month for Production Servers
  • Try it free for 14 days

43. Sumo Logic

@SumoLogic

Sumo Logic

Source: sumologic.com

A log analysis tool that features advanced analysis, visualization, and alerting options.

Key Features:

  • Diagnose and troubleshoot your application and infrastructure problems
  • Provides machine learning analytics to predict threats and anomalies before they become an issue and affect users
  • Provides real-time security and operational information

Cost:

  • Free: Up to 500MB/day
  • Professional - Logs & Metrics: $90/month, 1GB/day
  • Enterprise - Logs & Metrics: $150/month, 1GB/day

44. Datadog

@datadoghq

Datadog

Source: docs.datadoghq.com

Monitor your applications and infrastructures as they grow, with this modern and easy to understand monitoring tool.

Key Features:

  • Customize the dashboard according to your preference
  • Provides in-depth monitoring for Docker containers
  • Provides automatic system alert on critical issues

Cost:

  • Free: up to 5 hosts
  • Pro: $15/host/month
  • Enterprise: $23/host/month

45. Logstash

@elastic

Logstash

Source: elastic.co/products/logstash

Logstash aggregates, transforms, structures, and pushes logs and other data from a variety of sources and is part of the Elastic Stack.

Key Features:

  • Accepts data of different formats, and stores and processes them
  • Logstash collects and sorts files according to name size and other labels
  • Provides a variety of outputs to choose as file destinations

Cost: Free

46. Pagerduty

@pagerduty

Pagerduty

Source: Pagerduty.com

The leading incident management tool, Pagerduty provides a mature routing system for alerts and alarms when things go wrong with you app.

Key Features:

  • Is an essential tool for Dockerized apps as they are complex, and errors occur at every level
  • Avoids alert fatigue by ensuring the right alert reaches the right person
  • Allows you to set complex routing rules to notify different people and different teams about errors and issues

Cost:

  • Lite: $9/month
  • Basic: $29/month
  • Standard: $49/month
  • Enterprise: $99/month

PaaS

47. OpenShift

@openshift

OpenShift

Source: getapp.com

From Red Hat, OpenShift is a PaaS platform with a focus on Docker and Kubernetes.

Key Features:

  • Open, edit and manage your applications and containers from your cloud/data center
  • Leverage Kubernetes to orchestrate containers at scale

Cost: Free Starter package; contact for Pro pricing (coming soon)

48. Heroku Docker

@heroku

Heroku Docker

Source: blog.codeship.com

Heroku is the leading Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that comes with more than 150 add-ons and more than 3000 ready-to-deploy buttons to increase your production time and decrease the time you take to solve issues.

Key Features:

  • Provides complete assistance with failovers, patching, upgrading, and system builds
  • Sets up, operates and maintains your work so that you can focus on creating more useful applications
  • Is now evolving to support Docker workflows

Cost:

  • Free: 1 web, 1 worker
  • Hobby: $7 per dyno/month
  • Standard and Performance Plans: $25 to $500 per dyno/month

49. Jelastic

@Jelastic

Jelastic

Source: scalatra.org

A PaaS platform that does all the heavy lifting so you can focus on building your app.

Key Features:

  • Lets you host your apps with any cloud vendor and provides cloud portability
  • Enables you to migrate your codebase to the platform without any changes to the code
  • Even supports legacy applications

Cost:

  • Public Cloud: Starts at $10/month
  • Private Cloud: $150/server/month, plus $200 - $1,000 one-time setup fee
  • Partnership: Revenue sharing, discounted hardware, and professional services for free

50. Flynn

@FlynnScale

Flynn

Source: maxmalm.se

Based on an open source tool, Flynn is a PaaS platform to create, deploy, and host applications.

Key Features:

  • Being open source this tool provides many plugins and extensions
  • Integrates with Docker for deployment
  • Automatically scans your application for errors before deploying it

Cost: $3,499/month billed annually, up to 5 users; $399 each additional user per month

51. Tsuru

@tsurupaas

Tsuru

An open source PaaS tool helping you in every step of your application, offering a fast and safe deploy process with a simple Git push, optimizing your resource utilization, rebalancing resources, and recovering failed units and nodes automatically.

Key Features:

  • Runs applications written in any language easily
  • Lets you deploy Docker images with ease
  • Customize the resource allocation for your application

Cost: Free

These are 50 tools that help you work on Docker, but they're certainly not the only ones. Theses tools play various roles in your process of creating applications, containerizing them, and deploying them in distributed clusters. We hope this list of Docker tools will help make your work more efficient, faster and simpler. If we missed your favorite Docker tool, let us know in the comments below!

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The cloud revolution in enterprises has very clearly crossed the phase of proof-of-concepts into a truly mainstream adoption. One of most popular enterprise-wide initiatives currently going on are “cloud migration” programs of some kind or another. Finding business value for these programs is not hard to fathom – they include hyperelasticity in infrastructure consumption, subscription based models, and agility derived from rapid speed of deployment of applications. These factors will continue to...
Some people are directors, managers, and administrators. Others are disrupters. Eddie Webb (@edwardawebb) is an IT Disrupter for Software Development Platforms at Liberty Mutual and was a presenter at the 2016 All Day DevOps conference. His talk, Organically DevOps: Building Quality and Security into the Software Supply Chain at Liberty Mutual, looked at Liberty Mutual's transformation to Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, and DevOps. For a large, heavily regulated industry, this task ...
Following a tradition dating back to 2002 at ZapThink and continuing at Intellyx since 2014, it’s time for Intellyx’s annual predictions for the coming year. If you’re a long-time fan, you know we have a twist to the typical annual prediction post: we actually critique our predictions from the previous year. To make things even more interesting, Charlie and I switch off, judging the other’s predictions. And now that he’s been with Intellyx for more than a year, this Cortex represents my first ...
"Grape Up leverages Cloud Native technologies and helps companies build software using microservices, and work the DevOps agile way. We've been doing digital innovation for the last 12 years," explained Daniel Heckman, of Grape Up in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
The Toyota Production System, a world-renowned production system is based on the "complete elimination of all waste". The "Toyota Way", grounded on continuous improvement dates to the 1860s. The methodology is widely proven to be successful yet there are still industries within and tangential to manufacturing struggling to adopt its core principles: Jidoka: a process should stop when an issue is identified prevents releasing defective products
We seem to run this cycle with every new technology that comes along. A good idea with practical applications is born, then both marketers and over-excited users start to declare it is the solution for all or our problems. Compliments of Gartner, we know it generally as “The Hype Cycle”, but each iteration is a little different. 2018’s flavor will be serverless computing, and by 2018, I mean starting now, but going most of next year, you’ll be sick of it. We are already seeing people write such...
Defining the term ‘monitoring’ is a difficult task considering the performance space has evolved significantly over the years. Lately, there has been a shift in the monitoring world, sparking a healthy debate regarding the definition and purpose of monitoring, through which a new term has emerged: observability. Some of that debate can be found in blogs by Charity Majors and Cindy Sridharan.
It’s “time to move on from DevOps and continuous delivery.” This was the provocative title of a recent article in ZDNet, in which Kelsey Hightower, staff developer advocate at Google Cloud Platform, suggested that “software shops should have put these concepts into action years ago.” Reading articles like this or listening to talks at most DevOps conferences might make you think that we’re entering a post-DevOps world. But vast numbers of organizations still struggle to start and drive transfo...
Let's do a visualization exercise. Imagine it's December 31, 2018, and you're ringing in the New Year with your friends and family. You think back on everything that you accomplished in the last year: your company's revenue is through the roof thanks to the success of your product, and you were promoted to Lead Developer. 2019 is poised to be an even bigger year for your company because you have the tools and insight to scale as quickly as demand requires. You're a happy human, and it's not just...
"Opsani helps the enterprise adopt containers, help them move their infrastructure into this modern world of DevOps, accelerate the delivery of new features into production, and really get them going on the container path," explained Ross Schibler, CEO of Opsani, and Peter Nickolov, CTO of Opsani, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.