Docker Hub rate limits

So, the 2nd of November has been and gone, and Docker are now enforcing Docker Hub pull rate limits... have you been caught out yet ? I know many have...

One aspect of Docker Hub that is not well understood is that their "pulls" counter/metric is actually a representation of the number of times that a manifest for a particular image has been retrieved; It is not an indicator on the number of times an image has actually been downloaded.

“The Byte” Portainer Review

Thanks to Brian Christner (@idomyowntricks - for his in-depth review of Portainer...

If you have a podcast app, you can listen to his review here:



WAN speeds slowing you down?

It seems that everyone is on the data drug at the moment, and we are seeing demand for bandwidth surging at a rate that is beyond most organisations ability to cost effectively deliver. Often, self-hosted application business traffic is being forced to compete for WAN bandwidth with legitimate business (or other) internet traffic.

I want to deploy Kubernetes… hmm.. why??

With all the fanfare surrounding Kubernetes, I often wonder why a product so operationally complex is winning hearts and minds of IT folk so easily.

To be clear, when I say "Kubernetes" what I mean is self-built/managed deployments, not the "as a service" Kubernetes powered offerings from Cloud Providers, which to be fair, remove 95% of the complexity.

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Enable remote access to Docker for Windows 10

With the release of Docker for Windows 10, more and more users are wanting to experiment, and many want to use Portainer as a UI to manage the Docker daemon.

Unfortunately, Docker to make exposing the Daemon externally all that straight forward, so I will show you how its done (note that I DO NOT recommend exposing the Daemon without any TLS authentication, you should always configure your Daemon with TLS to ensure only authorised people can manipulate your Docker Daemon):

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Radically Different Storage Solutions

Storage is Changing; analytics, file stores, research data, disk to disk backups and other new workloads are placing a strain on traditional IT storage technology. New workloads demand new protocols and APIs like S3, Swift and Hadoop, but it’s not always silos.

CI/CD for Docker Environments

One of the great benefits of Docker is that it enables a seamless CI/CD process; Containers are simply a running read only instance of a Docker Image, and updating a container is as simple as updating the image file and then redeploying the container from the updated image.

Production-Ready Docker Platforms

Containers have become one of the major themes in the IT industry, following the rise to prominence of Docker and its platform. The technology has found popularity because it meshes well with a need for greater efficiency, reduction in IT costs, and increasing agility in development and IT operations.