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The Consumerization of IT and What It Means for Modern DevOps

Drive DevOps success with better, more informed decisions based on real-time facts, not opinions. Summary Business leaders have lost faith in IT, which must reinvent itself as a leader driving innovation. By implementing a valuable, new technological shift with the right tools in place, IT can become a key business partner with groundbreaking ideas that drive success. As professionals in ...

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Puppet, an Oldie but Goodie: A DevOps Eponym

Summary Cisco (AppDynamics) is ranked the highest in this year APM Report. Download Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for APM to learn more! For those in the IT automation software community, “Puppet” is an eponym—a name synonymous with infrastructure as code. Let’s take a fresh look at this pillar of IaC and provide a quick primer for developers who are new ...

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Secure a docker registry using ssl

As mentioned on a previous article having a registry with a username and password is not secure if the registry is not ssl configured. So we are going to add the ssl certificates to our registry. To make things easier we will use let’s encrypt which is free. Once we have generated the credentials we have to add them to ...

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Docker basics: Docker Registry

By default when using docker you pull the images from the Dockerhub docker registry. Most probably you have your own docker images for you application and you want to distribute them and do so in a secure way. One way to do so is to go with the already set options such as a paid plan from Dockerhub or the ...

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Docker basics: Containers

So we have just created a docker image and now it’s time for us to run a container and interact with it. docker run nginx This will run an nginx image and as we can see due to running the container in an interactive mode the terminal we issued the command is no longer available. We will press ctrl-c. By ...

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Docker basics: Images

So what are docker images? A docker image is read-only layer consisting of binaries libraries and the software which the container shall execute. A docker image can have as a base another docker image. Actually they are a read only template. Once created they are stored in your file system. To view the docker images currently installed on your system ...

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Docker basics: An introduction

On this blog docker is mentioned many times, and many tutorials utilize docker. It is always good to have a go on docker basics and provide a fast reference, in our workday the more we get absorbed with certain problems the easier it gets to forget.                   So with docker you can ...

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7 Ways to Improve Your Test Suite with Docker

I try to be disciplined in writing tests, but it’s usually not long before something gets in the way. Integration-testing interdependent APIs, verifying unusual server configurations, and seeding complex data make testing large applications tough. While plenty of solutions exist, I have found myself leaning on Docker more and more in the past year. Why Docker for Testing? If you ...

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Monitoring a Docker-on-Windows App

Discover faster, more efficient performance monitoring with an enterprise APM product learning from your apps. Take the AppDynamics APM Guided Tour! Here at AppDynamics, we’ve developed strong support for .NET, Windows, and Docker users.   But something we haven’t spent much time documenting is how to instrument a Docker-on- Windows app. In this blog, I’ll show you how straightforward it is to get one ...

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