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Designing Effective Microservices

So, you’ve decided to write some microservices but you aren’t sure where to start? Great! You’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’ll examine some of the key patterns and questions to keep in mind when designing and writing microservices. (Psst. If you’re not sure whether microservices are right for your project, or […]

Written by Caylent Team
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Fight Through the Pain: How to Deal With Technical Debt

Is your team struggling to keep up with project deadlines and business realities? Have you found yourself shipping code under time pressures with the promise that, “I’ll sort it properly later.” Do you know deep down that the quick-and-dirty fix you recently implemented on a new feature won’t hold up to user demand? The problem […]

Written by Stefan Thorpe
Introduction to Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery

An Introduction to Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery

Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) make up a very large topic, and there are differing opinions on what these terms mean and how they should be implemented. The key to success with CI/CD is to automate and monitor as much as you can practically. A well-tuned CI/CD pipeline will help your organization quickly […]

Written by Caylent Team
Azure vs. Google vs. AWS

Cloud Services Comparison: AWS Vs. Google Vs. Azure

In a multi-cloud world, organizations may use different cloud providers for multiple capabilities concurrently. Most of the cloud service providers (CSP) out there offer high-quality services, with excellent availability, high security, good performance, and customer support. But the market is dominated by a top three—Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure. Each CSP provides […]

Written by Stefan Thorpe
The #DevOps Handbook Series

DevOps Handbook Series Part 3: Practice Continuous Integration

Our last summary installment focused on establishing automated testing practices to improve the level of fast feedback developers receive. This week, we look at mitigating the downward spiral that starts when developers work in isolated “branches” of the version control system. Before we dive in though, make sure you’re fully caught up on the previous […]

Written by Stefan Thorpe
Ansible and Docker Swarm

12 Steps to Managing Docker Swarm Using Ansible

Want to standardize and automate your whole Docker Swarm management? Are you inspired by our article Creating a High-Availability Docker Swarm on AWS and now wish to reduce the repetition every time you need a swarm? Well, we’ve got you covered with the help of Ansible. In the following article, we’ll lead you through an […]

Written by Julia Pearson
How to Hire a Rockstar DevOps Engineer

How To Hire a Rockstar DevOps Engineer

The DevOps movement, while ever-evolving, is still relatively in its infancy in comparison to other management concepts like Lean and Agile. DevOps means different things to different people, and finding the right skill set for your company is going to be entirely down to your specific needs. Which makes defining the role of a DevOps […]

Written by Stefan Thorpe
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Migrating From Monoliths to Microservices

A microservice is a common design pattern that has recently gained a lot of traction in the application development world. Microservices have a lot of benefits and are not without merit, however, they are not always the best option. If you are considering migrating your old monoliths to microservices, you should make sure it’s a […]

Written by Caylent Team
Docker Command Cheat Sheet

Docker Commands Cheat Sheet

Given our affinity for Docker, we wanted to pass along some tips and best practices for using it at the command-line. To do that we’ve created a convenient Docker Commands Cheat Sheet to help improve your work flow. Now, you can avoid having to search for these shortcuts every time you open the software. Neat, […]

Written by Stefan Thorpe

Reflecting on 2017

As the holiday season is underway and we reflect back on 2017, I’m very proud of the entire team at Caylent. Together, we’ve achieved a lot this past year. And we have our global users and the entire DevOps and container community to thank. Back in January 2017, we were working feverishly to implement a […]

Written by JP La Torre
DevOps Glossary

The DevOps Glossary

Whether you’re new to the world of DevOps or a seasoned guru looking to brush up on pesky terminology, look no further. This glossary covers some of the core definitions you and your team need to know. So, without further delay: The DevOps Glossary Agent A small program designed to run on multiple machines, usually […]

Written by Caylent Team
Link to Caylent's Pricing Plan Page

Introducing Caylent Pricing Plans

Synopsis: This week, Caylent is introducing paid pricing tiers. Our CEO JP La Torre unveils the new pricing plans, explains the reasons behind this move, and examines how it will impact current users. Caylent Pricing Plan Changes Starting in Q1 2018, Caylent will no longer be free. New user accounts will have a 14-day free […]

Written by JP La Torre
The #DevOps Handbook Series

DevOps Handbook Series Part 3: Exploit Continuous Delivery

As ever, don’t forget to read up on the previous installments to get a full, clear picture of The DevOps Handbook. The DevOps Handbook Summary Series (so far): Introduction Summary 1: Establishing the Three Ways 1: The Three Ways Continued 2: Beginning the DevOps Methodology 2: Defining DevOps Teams This week, we examine how to […]

Written by Stefan Thorpe
Caylent #HappyHolidays!

Caylent 2017 Developer Gift Guide

Not sure what to get the developer in your life for the Holidays? You’re not alone. Developers are notoriously tricky to buy gifts for – especially when the person doing the gifting thinks “containers” are big plastic tubs made for storing Christmas decorations. Don’t worry, Caylent has you covered. We’ve compiled our top gifts for […]

Written by Amanda Cyr
Deploy WordPress Multisite Using Docker via Caylent API

10 Steps to Deploy WordPress Multisite Using Docker

Our fourth Caylent API Tutorial is a complete step-by-step guide to creating a WordPress multisite install using Docker to realize High-Availability (HA). You can achieve this quickly by leveraging our Caylent API documentation on Postman. As ever, each of our in-depth tutorial posts come with an accompanying video tutorial on YouTube (see below). Discover just […]

Written by Stefan Thorpe
EKS and Fargate Announcement at AWS re:Invent 2017

EKS and Fargate Announced at AWS re:Invent 2017

AWS re:Invent 2017 Recap: The annual Amazon Web Services conference boasted upwards of 40,000 attendees at the end of November last year. As well as adding an extra day of content, AWS re:Invent 2017 also required a significant footprint expansion to accommodate the large crowd of attendees. The event adopted another hotel and an additional […]

Written by JP La Torre
Setup an AWS High Availability Docker WordPress Stack

Setup an AWS High Availability Docker WordPress Stack

Our third Caylent API Tutorial examines how you can setup and deploy a highly available Docker WordPress stack leveraging our convenient Postman API documents. This tutorial covers the necessary steps to quickly—and easily—launch a stack on Caylent to host an AWS high availability WordPress site with Docker. As ever, we support each of our tutorials […]

Written by Stefan Thorpe
The #DevOps Handbook Series

DevOps Handbook Series Part 2: Defining DevOps Teams

Jumping into The DevOps Handbook Series halfway through? Read up on the previous installments here first: Introduction Summary Establishing the Three Ways The Three Ways Continued Begin the DevOps Methodology Having identified an appropriate value stream in the previous post, today concludes Part 2 of The DevOps Handbook. In this summary installment, we examine how […]

Written by Stefan Thorpe

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

DevOps Handbook Series Part 2: Begin 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

Stack Deployment with SSH EC2 Access & 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

DevOps Handbook Series Part 1: The Three Ways Cont.

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

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