It’s been around 2 years since tombola started to investigate the use and potential benefits of container technology, specifically Docker. At times since then progress has been slow and frustrating, but that’s no shock with new technologies. We’ve been running containers in a production environment for just over a year now and I wanted to […]

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At tombola, we use Amazon’s ECS (Elastic Container Service) to schedule and orchestrate many of our services. While this has many benefits to traditional application hosting, it also brings new challenges – Not least of all monitoring. Picture this scenario: You have an application running on a cluster of machines, those machines are completely redundant; […]

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Part 1 – Let the swag hunt begin! When I started here at tombola in September, the last thing I thought I’d be doing is going Dockercon. At the time, I’d never even heard of Dockercon and only had limited experience with Docker itself, but when the opportunity arose I couldn’t turn it down. My […]

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With Docker being an extremely new technology here at tombola, we were extremely excited to be visiting Austin TX for Dockercon17. With some big companies talking like Capital One, Netflix, PayPal and AWS we were looking forward to seeing how the big boys delivered services using Docker, and the benefits it gave them. With tombola […]

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