Tag Archives: cloud

Increasing Data Center Efficiency with Apache Mesos

Apache Mesos wants to make developing software for your data center as easy as for your laptop. I had put off reading up on Mesos for a while as it is more applicable to larger sites, but I had been hearing about it more frequently in the context of Docker so I finally did some […]

Docker, Distributed Systems, and Why it Matters to Magento (Part 2)

In Part 1 I talked about the reasons behind why I believe a Docker based distributed Magento installation makes sense. In this post I continue with how it could work and some of the problems to overcome. Hosting Provider Images Getting onto a hosted solution, it is easy to get an Ubuntu or similar distribution […]

Docker Containers – Better and Faster Virtualization

Last post I looked at Vagrant. This post I look at Docker. I started dubious about a Linux only solution, but the more I looked, the more I liked. I think Docker will be big. Docker Docker allows you to define light weight application containers based on Linux cgroups (controller groups). For example, you might […]

Vagrant Cloud Deployment First Impressions with OpenStack

Vagrant describes itself as a tool to create VM based development environments, allowing it to be shared between developers. By default it sets up a local VirtualBox instance, although through an extensible set of providers it can also be used to create VMs in various clouds. eBay internally has a private cloud based on OpenStack. This article […]