Today Avi Networks and Red Hat spelled out the details of their collaboration to help enterprises develop and deploy production-ready microservices applications. The announcement comes on the eve of the Red Hat Summit in Boston. The joint solution with the Avi Vantage Platform providing container networking services for applications built on Red Hat Openshift will be demonstrated at the conference.
If you have been following the evolution of microservices architectures and container-based applications, you have also heard ample references to the need for visibility.
We were at MesosCon 2016 in Denver couple of weeks ago, and we will be at DockerCon and VelocityConf in Seattle and Santa Clara next week. Aside from bringing together the cognoscenti of container-based microservices, these events are serving a critical need.
Organizations are adopting an app-centric approach to computing in their data centers and clouds. Microservices architectures are increasingly used by app-centric enterprises to achieve continuous development and delivery, scaling, and isolation through independent services. While microservices applications offer several advantages compared to monolithic applications, challenges with supporting application services remain. For example, traditional appliance-based application delivery and services solutions cannot support the vast amount of east-west interactions between the services and offer no visibility to application components and their interactions. These application delivery controllers (ADCs) were not designed for dynamic environments where change is constant, automation is a must, and self-service for developers is expected. Application developers require two main capabilities: (a) they need flexibility and programmability to develop, test and deploy their apps quickly; (b) they need visibility into application interactions to enforce the required security posture and pinpoint the specific service that caused an application outage.
We are one weekend away from OpenStack Summit! As I pack my bags, I was thinking back to the previous summits I attended in Tokyo, Vancouver, and Paris. The community, the projects and the stability thereof, have evolved beyond everyone’s expectations and to the naysayers’ disbelief.
This article originally appeared in EnterpriseTech and was written by Doug Black.
Containers have exploded through the bulkheads of market acceptance that most new technologies must slog through, crossing the chasm in only three years and transforming the way applications are deployed in data centers and in the cloud. The vast majority of major corporations around the world have either implemented, or at least tested, containers.
Today Avi Networks announced a new solution to enable enterprises to deliver production-ready microservices applications. Microservices architecture it seems is the tech world’s answer to applications that are “too big to fail.” Business disruptions caused by application downtimes have driven enterprises to find ways to break large applications into bite-sized components that can be independently deployed and updated without causing major outages. Light-weight container based infrastructure (e.g. Docker) along with resource and cluster management solutions such as Mesos are a natural fit for microservices applications. Assembling production-ready microservices applications requires a combination of infrastructure services, the application components themselves, and a range of application services.