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. Anything from our 2017 Developer Gift […]

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 this 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
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

DevOps Handbook Series Part 1: 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: An Introduction Summary

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

High-Availability WordPress Cluster with Docker Swarm & 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 & Origin Story

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 AWS

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 & 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

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