July 13, 2016


Mantl Version 1.2 Released – Kubernetes Fully Integrated

This week we are excited to announce our next release of Mantl that introduces Kubernetes integration with Consul which enables Kubernetes services to automatically get registered in Consul and all the enhanced  networking and security capabilities of Mantl are fully integrated to Kubernetes. The architecture of Mantl’s integrated stack is shown below. Mantl has become a […]

July 7, 2016


Containers and Microservices Will Change the Future of Enterprise IT

Learn how enterprises worldwide are adopting containers and microservices to transform business services and what your IT organizations needs to do to prepare for this change. Future of IT panel...

June 17, 2016


Making Container Applications Production Grade

Dockercon is here again. It again promises to be bigger and to bring lots of the container and microservices enthusiasts to Seattle next week.  I am personally looking forward to my 3rd Dockercon (including the Dockercon EU in Barcelona).  Even more so because I am excited to be speaking and sharing information about our open […]

May 6, 2016


Deploy a Kubernetes cluster on OpenStack using Ansible

At the recently concluded OpenStack summit in Austin, I was impressed by the amount of interest shown by attendees on containers. Almost all of the container related sessions were packed as customers are now realizing its advantages. By containerizing applications, you are able to virtualize the host operating system. What this means is that you now create […]

May 5, 2016


Self-Heal Your OpenStack Control Plane

We went to Austin for BBQ, and an OpenStack Summit broke out… …OK, maybe that’s not entirely true, but the BBQ was good. When we started this journey less than 5 weeks ago in preparation for the Austin OpenStack Summit, we’d already collectively had many OpenStack deployments under our belts, both manually deployed and through […]

March 10, 2016


Cloud Native Computing Foundation Accepts Kubernetes as First Project

Today, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) announced that their first project accepted is Kubernetes. This is an important initial milestone as this represents the first core functional component of a CNCF solution.  There will me more core functional components to come as the TOC is busy already investigating projects.  This is not validation that CNCF […]

February 16, 2016


Programmable Microservices Infrastructure with Mantl Release 1

Introduction The proliferation of a containers, public and private clouds and orchestration applications like Kubernetes and Apache Mesos have helped to ratify the use of microservices in production environments. Pini Reznik wrote a great blog summarizing the history here. However, experience shows that more time is being spent deploying, managing and debugging the infrastructure than […]

December 4, 2015


Top 3 Ways New ACI Innovations Improve Your Data Center

Yesterday, Cisco announced a new software release for ACI. If you are looking to automate IT, or build out your cloud environment, and want to do so in an open fashion...

November 11, 2015


Project Contiv – Infrastructure Operational Policy Specification for Containerized Application Deployment

One of the biggest disruptions in the IT world is upon us.  10 years ago it was server virtualization, more recently the adoption of cloud – both private and public.  One could argue that cloud adoption is still ongoing. But I think a more fundamental disruption is happening with the way applications are going to be built, deployed and […]