Orchestrating and Deploying Containers book overview

New book about container in programming technologies 
08 August 2017   1089

Containers provide increased speed to market and environmental consistency, unlocking the potential for automated development and deployment. The benefits of using them have been made clear. The 2017 Guide to Deploying and Orchestrating Containers covers how to automate your container monitoring, the 3 simple steps to securing your network for Kubernetes, a look at how Orchestrators are changing the game, and how you can leverage them today!

Orchestrating and Deploying Containers book
Orchestrating and Deploying Containers book

New book, written in partnership with Automic, CoreOS, Tigera and other, highlights these topics:

  • What are containers in programming? 
  • What do they do? 
  • How to organize and deploy container? 
  • Related software
  • Application Routing for Containers
  • Is Docker the End of Traditional Release Automation?
  • And other

Among the experts, who shared their thoughts for this book, there are people from MongoDB, Canonical, Avi Networks and other.

Book is free and available at Dzone

Canonical to Represent Minimal Ubuntu

New version of Ubuntu is created for servers, isolated containers based on Docker and cloud systems
12 July 2018   777

Ubuntu team presented a simplified version of the base image - Minimal Ubuntu. It is designed for servers, isolated containers based on Docker and cloud systems. The release features high performance, minimal load time and automation of applications in the cloud.

The small footprint of Minimal Ubuntu, when deployed with fast VM provisioning from GCE, helps deliver drastically improved boot times, making them a great choice for developers looking to build their applications on Google Cloud Platform.

Paul Nash

Group Product Manager, Google Cloud

The authors of the project emphasize the size of the distribution kit, which "weighs" 157 MB, and also supports the main cloud systems like Amazon EC2, Google Compute Engine (GCE), LXD and KVM / OpenStack, each of which has its own optimized version of the package. In addition, the OS-based image for operating with containers based on the Docker platform, compatible with the Kubernetes.

Minimal Ubuntu is designed for automated execution, so it includes only a minimal set of tools. The distribution can be upgraded to a set of Ubuntu Server packages using the special utility "unminimize", which returns components that are convenient for interactive management.

According to Canonical representatives, the deletion of the manual control functions resulted in the acceleration of the load time by 40% and the reduction of the occupied disk space by 50%. At the same time, this release remained completely compatible with all the packages from standard Ubuntu repositories. Required packages can be installed using the standard package manager apt or using snapd, which are included in the distribution by default.

Two assemblies are available for download, based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and 18.04 LTS. You can download them on the official website.