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The Best of the Week (Oct 17): Cloud Zone

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The Best of the Week (Oct 17): Cloud Zone

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1. Docker 1.3 Releases with Security, Signed Images, and Process Injection

  • Docker, the ever-popular containerization tool, released Docker 1.3 today. This latest version includes over 750 new commits, and has many new capabilities and enhancements. Among these are digital signature verification, new process injection, container lifecycle management, security options, and shared directories.

2. Who are the Winners, Losers, and Survivors of the Cloud Industry?

  • What does a cloud winner mean? Billions and fame for some, large take-overs or IPOs for others. But the cloud war is not over yet. It is not because the first battles were won that enemies can’t invent new weapons or join forces. So the war is not over, it is just beginning. History is written today.

3. Apache Kafka Load Testing on AWS

  • An article from Jaime Alquiza talks about load testing Kafka clusters that are being hosted on AWS / EC2. Alquiza opens up the article with some words on what exactly the difference is between load testing and benchmarking, and how load testing doesn't necessarily characterize the same workload for your system.

4. How to Deploy a Docker Application Into Production on Amazon AWS

  • In this blog, you will learn how to deploy a Docker application to production in five easy steps. For demonstration purposes, you are going to use the node.js application that was build for CloudFoundry and used to demonstrate Deis in a previous post. A truly useful app of which the sources are available on github.

5. 8 Docker Deployment Patterns

  • I recently came across an interesting blog post that pulls together some different Docker design patterns that you might find useful. Vidar Hokstad wrote this blog article, and he has quite a bit of experience with Docker, especially in using Docker to create repeatable builds without data loss.

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