50+ Useful Docker Tools

The container ecosystem is growing and expanding faster than ever, and with so many Docker tools and services it can feel like a daunting task just understanding the available options. Whether you’re a beginner or expert, developer or DevOps engineer, SRE or platform architect, this list will be your companion guide to understanding the most […]

Written by JP La Torre
Container Wars Kubernetes vs Docker Swarm vs Amazon ECS

Container Wars: Kubernetes vs. Docker Swarm vs. Amazon ECS

Are you torn between the major container orchestration tools out there? We compare Kubernetes, Docker Swarm, and Amazon ECS to see which one comes out on top. Container Orchestration: A Quick Introduction Primitive container technology has been around since the late 1970s but didn’t become prominent until Docker debuted in 2013. From that point, containers […]

Written by Julia Pearson
The #DevOps Handbook Series

The DevOps Handbook Series Part 2: Beginning The DevOps Methodology

Missed out on The DevOps Handbook Series so far? Catch up with the previous installments below first: Introduction Summary Part 1: Establishing the Three Ways Part 1: The Three Ways Continued If you’re all up-to-date with the previous summaries, let’s dive into today’s installment.   Where to Begin with the DevOps Methodology Part 2 considers […]

Written by Stefan Thorpe
Caylent API Tutorial - SSH EC2 and Team Management

Caylent Stack Deployment with SSH EC2 Access and Team Management

In the second of our Caylent API Tutorials, we discuss how you can set up and auto-add SSH users to your stacks and infrastructure using Caylent. This tutorial covers the 5 necessary steps for optimizing team management using Postman and is supported by a video tutorial on YouTube (also see below). You can create teams, […]

Written by Stefan Thorpe

Docker & Continuous Delivery Deployment Types

In our last blog post—A 5-Step Guide to Good Continuous Delivery—we began looking at the best practices high-performing IT teams should be employing to achieve Continuous Delivery (CD) with Docker. CD is achievable using numerous deployment methods and Docker is just one tool to help realize the necessary customizable “workflow-based” integration/build process. Continuous Delivery Deployment […]

Written by Stefan Thorpe
Caylent API Postman Tutorial

Caylent’s Easy REST API with Postman in 5 Steps

Welcome to the first in our Caylent API Tutorials. This post aims to simplify the process of configuring Postman to enable you to best leverage Caylent’s Easy REST API documentation. Each of these tutorials will be supported by a YouTube video. Requirements For this tutorial, you’re going to need three things: An activated account with […]

Written by Stefan Thorpe
The #DevOps Handbook Series

The DevOps Handbook Series Part 1: The Three Ways Continued

In this week’s installment of The DevOps Handbook Series, I’ll be looking at the second half of Part 1. As mentioned previously, all credit for the book’s material goes to authors and founders of the DevOps movement Gene Kim, Jez Humble, Patrick Debois, and John Willis. I’m simply here to provide the Handbook’s key lessons […]

Written by Stefan Thorpe
A 5-Step Guide to Good #ContinuousDelivery

A 5-Step Guide to Good Continuous Delivery

Here at Caylent, we believe one of the major keys to successful DevOps implementation is the complete automation of Continuous Delivery (CD) and Continuous Deployment. Achieving full CD with your IT team unlocks many of the benefits that the DevOps ecosystem has to offer and ensures that you release code swiftly and with fewer errors. […]

Written by Stefan Thorpe
The #DevOps Handbook Series

The DevOps Handbook Series Part 1: Establishing the Three Ways

Continuing my summary of The DevOps Handbook, this week we look at the first half of Part 1. We begin with an overview of DevOps and how it is a “result of applying Lean principles to the technology value stream.” Finally, we outline the first of The Three Ways: Flow, Feedback, and Continual Learning and […]

Written by Stefan Thorpe
#Containermonitoring: Prometheus and Grafana Vs. Sysdig and Sysdig Cloud

Container Monitoring: Prometheus and Grafana Vs. Sysdig and Sysdig Monitor

Since its debut in 2013, Docker has exploded in popularity, and the company has completely revolutionized the way we manage applications. Articles no longer discuss the reasons why you should be adopting containers, but speak more about dealing with the challenges involved with widespread container development. Containers add speed and boost performance within the development […]

Written by Stefan Thorpe
The #DevOps Handbook Series

The DevOps Handbook: Introduction Summary to Everything You Need to Know

Want to read The DevOps Handbook but don’t have the time? Concerned it may be too technical? Or just overwhelmed by the sheer volume of the book? No fear. I’ve read the book, filtered through the information, and have drawn all the key points together. This way you can optimize your time and learn faster. […]

Written by Stefan Thorpe
#HighAvailability #Docker Stack

Setup a High-Availability Docker Swarm Stack on AWS

Summary: In this article, you’ll find several CloudFormation templates. They will help you set up and deploy a High-Availability Docker stack so you can easily install Docker Swarm on AWS. You can have a Docker-ready environment in minutes by launching each stack in the order below. Satisfying DevOps best practices means repeatable infrastructure and application […]

Written by JP La Torre

Creating a High-Availability WordPress cluster with Docker Swarm and EFS

Summary: In this article, we’ll cover step-by-step how to setup and deploy a High-availability WordPress cluster based on Docker Swarm and Amazon’s Elastic Filesystem (EFS). By following these simple steps, you’ll have a clean install of WordPress running on Docker Swarm: Create EFS volume Mount EFS globally Create RDS database Deploy WordPress Scaling WordPress WordPress […]

Written by JP La Torre

Caylent’s Netcapital offering and origin story as told by the founders

To celebrate the recent success of surpassing our fundraising goal on Netcapital, here’s an insight into the mission behind Caylent and what makes it special. Netcapital is a private securities platform that opens the door for entrepreneurs everywhere to gain access to capital through their communities and users. Investment opportunities serve to align the economic […]

Written by JP La Torre

Creating a High-Availability Docker Swarm on Amazon Web Services

Summary In six steps, you’ll have a cluster up and running: Install Docker Assign 3 managers for the Docker Swarm Add two nodes or ‘workers’ to the Swarm Discover how to view your Swarm status Run a test service across all machines Anybody that is already familiar with Docker knows the limitations of running standalone […]

Written by JP La Torre

5 Steps to Transformational Leadership

Since its inception, the DevOps movement has been praised for revolutionizing the collaboration between development and operations technicians. The yearly State of DevOps Report presented by DORA and Puppet continues to demonstrate the widening statistical gap in performance between IT teams that have already incorporated DevOps and those who haven’t. Understandably then, DevOps is often […]

Written by Stefan Thorpe
2017 State of #DevOpsReport

A Reflection on Puppet and DORA’s State of DevOps Report 2017

This week saw Puppet’s release of its annual State of DevOps report; the oft-quoted research that every DevOps practitioner across the globe will be intimate with. In collaboration with DORA—DevOps Research and Assessment—Puppet has been measuring the evolutionary impact of DevOps on IT performance for the last six years through a survey of a record 27,000 […]

Written by Stefan Thorpe

DockerCon 2017 Recap: Everything You Need To Know

It’s the end of another amazing DockerCon conference, in Austin, TX. In case you were unable to attend this incredible 3-day event, here’s our wrap-up of the highlights, relevant news, exciting announcements and more. A full low-down on what you missed at this year’s conference. DockerCon’s Astronomical Growth The first noteworthy thing about this year’s […]

Written by JP La Torre

Caylent Exhibiting at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC

Caylent will be exhibiting at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC from May 15-17th. If you’re planning on attending, we’d like to invite you to stop by our booth to hang out with us and grab some free swag. We are going to be on the floor doing demos and we’d love to see you! Caylent is exhibiting […]

Written by JP La Torre

January 2017 Product Update

Significant changes and improvements are coming to Caylent as part of our upcoming v2 release. We’ve introduced a number of new features and updates that we hope you’ll love.

Written by JP La Torre

2017 Product Roadmap

It’s a new year and that means even more features ahead. Here’s what we’ve heard from you and what’s top of mind for us in 2017.

Written by JP La Torre

Intern’s Guide to Creating Your First Laravel Application in Docker

Our API is written in Laravel, and we run it in production using Docker. So naturally one of the first tasks we had for George, one of our Summer interns, was to familiarize himself with Docker to understand more about our stack. He picked it up fairly quickly, and we decided to turn his experience […]

Written by JP La Torre

How to Use Docker

This article is a great introduction to suggest some ways you can utilize Docker yourself without going mad and throwing all your applications at the program. The author provides several links to ideas to help simplify your architecture, a script for simple automated container upgrades, and tips to optimize deployment.

Written by Stefan Thorpe
Google Trends

The DevOps Myth: Just What is DevOps?

DevOps should not and cannot exist in a vacuum. In order to be successful, it must be fully integrated across the organization and throughout the entire product lifecycle. The true magic of DevOps happens when you align development, operations, and IT teams in a cross-functional way. It’s often remarked that DevOps is not a role or a tool. This is true. It is a culture. DevOps, done correctly, is a collaborative effort between your whole team.

Written by JP La Torre

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