On this week’s Office Hours Hangout we’re talking Containers again, this time with our very special guest, O’Reilly Media CTO Andrew Odewahn. O’Reilly is doing some great things with containers, and were one of the earliest consumers of Carina, our Containers as a Service product now in public beta. We also brought in Kyle Kelley, a developer at Rackspace who’s been working with O’Reilly on several very interesting interactive publicationsutilizing containers; and Jason Barnhill, the Product Marketing Manager for Carina.
Today at the OpenStack Summit in Tokyo, Rackspace announced Carina, a free public beta of a new service that allows you to create managed clusters for running containers in the cloud using the same tools you use today for running containers locally on your own computer. As the architect of Rackspace’s global container strategy, I’d like to explain what makes Carina different from the technical perspective, and share our philosophy behind the service.
It’s almost time, once again, for the OpenStack Summit, a four-day conference for developers, users and administrators of OpenStack cloud software. It’s a great place to get started and keep connected with OpenStack, and this year our international destination is Tokyo.
The New Year begins with a fresh start and new ideas. If you happen to be working on a new application—or are redesigning one that you have in production—you may want to consider architecting your app to run on the cloud. To assist you with this, Rackers BK Box, Caleb Groom and Ryan Walker authored a white paper titled “Cloud Application Architecture Trends.” We invited them to our weekly Cloud Office Hours Hangout to discuss their paper and dive a little deeper into these trends. I’ve included a link to the full video at the end of this post, but here are a few highlights from the show:
I am a member of the Docker special interest group at Rackspace. We recently welcomed CoreOS CTO Brandon Philips to visit us to discuss CoreOS and Docker. Brandon is no stranger to Rackspace. He is an alumnus of the Rackspace Cloud Monitoring team (my current team). Here’s a recap of some of the key points that Brandon made during the discussion.
The time has come to change the way we create, develop and ship applications. At Docker, we believe it should be quick and painless to ship application workloads across environments (dev, test and production) and hosts (laptops, data centers and clouds). Docker container technology is quickly pushing us toward that reality.