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    Dashboarding JVM metrics from OpenShift pods

    Posted by James Garner on 16 April 2019

    docker, kubernetes, openshift, grafana, dashboard, influxdb, jolokia, jmx

    Recently on a client engagement, I needed to extract some real-time metrics from some Mule pods running in an OpenShift environment. At that point in time, we were engaged in a performance testing activity, and while the tests were actually passing successfully, the lack of visibility into the pods made me nervous. I...

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    Mule on OpenShift: Part 2 - Build & Deploy

    Posted by Sohrab Hosseini on 15 March 2019

    docker, kubernetes, tech, mule, platform, openshift, container, anypoint

    In part 1 of this series, we discussed the different deployment models that we have used in the past to deploy containerised Mule applications on OpenShift Container Platform. Here we expand on the topic by discussing best practices around build and deployment such applications.

    Container Base Image

    In a...

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    Containers Crossing the Chasm

    Posted by Saul Caganoff on 14 September 2018

    strategy, containers, docker, kubernetes, PaaS

    Containers and allied mechanisms for application lifecycle management and orchestration are gaining a huge amount of attention in the tech community. A few recent surveys show that developers are the early adopters of this technology with operational use set to gain further traction in the next twelve months.

    Our...

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    Microservices with Apache Camel, Spring Boot and Docker

    Posted by Sohrab Hosseini on 31 March 2016

    Microservices, docker, tech, springboot, camel

    This is 2016. If you are still spending macro-efforts developing microservices, there is something seriously wrong. These days, there are plenty of tools and frameworks at the disposal of the discerning developer to rapidly build microservices.

    To demonstrate this, we will build a quick microservice here together....

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    Dock Tales: Docker Authoring, with Special Guest Mule ESB

    Posted by Sohrab Hosseini on 30 March 2015

    docker, tech, mule, docktales

    If you followed my previous rambling, you might feel like we are due for some hands-on Dockering. So let’s get technical!

    There are plenty of Docker “tutorials” out there. They show you step-by-step what to do, but I believe that, more often than not, they fail to tell you why. And by the time you finish these...

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    Dock Tales, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Container

    Posted by Sohrab Hosseini on 23 March 2015

    docker, tech, docktales

    Docker has just turned two and it has been a heck of a two years. Looking back, describing its rise as meteoric now seems like such a misnomer as there is no sign of slowing down.

    Moby Dock & Friends

    Here at Deloitte Platform Engineering, we have been watching the rise of this technology with great interest. There...

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