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AWS and Rancher: Building a Resilient Stack

In my prior posts, I’ve written about how to ensure a highly resilient workloads using Docker, Rancher, and various open source tools. For this post, I will build on this prior knowledge, and to setup an AWS infrastructure for Rancher with some commonly used tools. If you check out the repository here, you should be able – Read More…

16 Mar 2017 in Learning Resource

Resilient Workloads with Docker and Rancher: Part 5

This is the last part in a series on designing resilient containerized workloads. In case you missed it, Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 are already available online. In Part 4 last week, we covered in-service and rolling updates for single and multiple hosts. Now, let’s dive into common errors that can pop up during – Read More…

24 Jan 2017 in Learning Resource

Resilient Workloads with Docker and Rancher – Part 4

Note: this is Part 4 in a series on building highly resilient workloads. Parts 1, 2, and 3 are available already online. In Part 4 of this series on running resilient workloads with Docker and Rancher, we take a look at service updates. Generally, service updates are where the risk of downtime is the highest. It – Read More…

17 Jan 2017 in Learning Resource

5 Keys to Running Workloads Resiliently with Docker and Rancher – Part 3

In the third section on data resiliency, we delve into various ways that data can be managed on Rancher (you can catch up on Part 1 and Part 2 here). We left off last time after setting up loadbalancers, health checks and multi-container applications for our WordPress setup. Our containers spin up and down in – Read More…

17 Nov 2016 in Learning Resource

5 Keys to Running Workloads Resiliently with Rancher and Docker – Part 2

In Part 1: Rancher Server HA, we looked into setting up Rancher Server in HA mode to secure it against failure. There now exists a degree of engineering in our system on top of which we can iterate. So what now? In this installment, we’ll look towards building better service resiliency with Rancher Health Checks and Load – Read More…

14 Sep 2016 in Learning Resource

5 Keys to Running Workloads Resiliently with Rancher and Docker – Part 1

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Containers and orchestration frameworks like Rancher will soon allow every organization to have access to efficient cluster management. This brave new world frees operations from managing application configuration and allows development to focus on writing code; containers abstract complex dependency requirements, which enables ops to deploy immutable containerized applications and allows devs a consistent runtime – Read More…

04 Aug 2016 in Learning Resource