Performance of Enterprise Web Applications in Docker Containers on VMware vSphere 6.5

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Docker containers are growing in popularity as a deployment platform for enterprise applications. However, the performance impact of running these applications in Docker containers on virtualized infrastructures is not well understood. A new white paper is available that uses the open source Weathervane performance benchmark to investigate the performance of an enterprise web application running Read more...

Scaling Web 2.0 Applications using Docker containers on vSphere 6.0

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by Qasim Ali In a previous VROOM post, we showed that running Redis inside Docker containers on vSphere adds little to no overhead and observed sizeable performance improvements when scaling out the application when compared to running containers directly on the native hardware. This post analyzes scaling Web 2.0 applications using Docker containers on vSphere Read more...

Scaling Out Redis Performance with Docker on vSphere 6.0

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by Davide Bergamasco In an earlier VROOM! post we discussed, among other things, the performance of the Redis in-memory key-value store in a Docker/vSphere environment. In that post we focused on a single instance of a Redis server subject to a more or less artificial workload with the goal of assessing the absolute performance of Read more...

Docker Containers Performance in VMware vSphere

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by Qasim Ali, Banit Agrawal, and Davide Bergamasco “Containers without compromise.” This was one of the key messages at VMworld 2014 USA in San Francisco. It was presented in the opening keynote, and then the advantages of running Docker containers inside of virtual machines were discussed in detail in several breakout sessions. These include security/isolation Read more...