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Rancher Part 2:  Adding a Docker Host to Rancher

Now that we’ve gotten Rancher up and running from our first post, it’s time to take the next steps and configure our first host. We are going to run Rancher pointing to the same host that we are running Rancher on. That may seem like some sort of Docker inception thing, and definitely not the recommended way to run in …

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Rancher Part 1:  Installing Rancher and Setting Access Control

If you’re looking towards running Docker, and want a good way to use it with orchestration and a nifty UI, then a great place to get started is by using Rancher. For those who aren’t already familiar, Rancher and RancherOS are two very cool projects that allow a thin OS to easily spin up and run docker containers, and Rancher …

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What’s the Deal with Docker?  Some Stats from Datadog on Docker Adoption

There’s a running joke where every tweet “needs more #docker”. It’s because of the nearly meteoric rise in popularity of the idea of containers as triggered by the Docker contains format. As some may know, Docker came from dotCloud and was a containerization technology to enable them to work on a PaaS infrastructure. Much like the accidental discovery of products …

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Fire Photon Torpedoes! Getting Started with VMware Photon Linux

A new brand of containerization just launched with the release of Photon from VMware.  This new, open source linux derivative, is similar to the concept of CoreOS in being able to provide a thin linux base to provide a fast path to hosting containers. Both Docker and Rocket are supported in the base build, and thanks to a number of …