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Posted by Gary Williams on April 12, 2017
VMware’s Photon and containers in VMware

The past month has been categorized as something of a performance and upgrades challenge as one of the constant calls I hear is “application X is going to slow”, of course, a month ago it was fine but today it isn’t and normally this is just down to increasing load. One of the common fixes for increasing load is to add more vCPU and RAM but often that can cause its own set of problems especially when NUMA boundaries are crossed and when vCPU contention pushes things a little too far.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on March 20, 2017
[Azure] Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment with Docker (ACS and ACR), Visual Studio Code, Visual Studio Team Services and GitHub

A major force of infrastructure today is the possibility to use CI/CD. Understand, Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment. To resume, these technologies, give the possibility to your developers to create/modify their codes, send them to GitHub for example, build it with Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), save it on you registry (Azure Container Registry for me), manage the versioning, always with VSTS, send it to your Docker Swarm cluster as container et to finish, access it through a simple web interface.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on February 2, 2017
[Azure] Container Service, how to start correctly?

Azure Container Service is a new technology, on Microsoft Azure, and that help you to deploy quickly and in production, with the ARM technology, a Docker cluster, orchestrated by Marathon and DC/OS, Docker Swarm, or Kubernetes to give your applications highly available, but also to deploy many nodes quickly and without any problems. In this article, I will use the Docker Swarm solution.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on December 15, 2016
[Docker] Image2Docker: Bye bye IIS on Windows Server, Hello IIS on Windows Containers

Image2Docker is a tool to convert some Windows Server roles to Docker containers (on Windows, for sure). With this new version, it’s possible to extract ASP.NET website to run them in containers. To start, I created a VM with 3 ASP.NET websites.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on September 16, 2016
WS2016: Start with Windows Containers

Windows Server

With the next release of Windows Server, 2016, who will be available during Ignite conference (end of September), a new feature will be released. It’s Windows Containers.

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