sloppy.io – a reliable Docker Cloud alternative

With Docker Cloud announcing that their app, node, and cluster management will cease on the 21st of May, thousands of developers and DevOps specialists are forced to migrate to a new service. sloppy.io is happy to provide a fully managed and reliable alternative. Reliability is a necessity Barely 60 days are between Docker’s announcement and …

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wao.io optimizes web performance for you

In today’s web-development, time is the essence. And the smallest amount of time at the end of the whole development process can be the most crucial: The time it takes for the user to receive the content. Enter wao.io, the service of our sister company, that boosts your frontend and lessens the time you spent …

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How two new sloppy.io features helped fixing a grav bug

We’ve just released two new major features for our docker container hosting platform: console access and the opportunity to create snapshots for every container. My initial plan was to demonstrate the snapshot feature by creating a new article in Grav and then reverting to a snapshot version before the article. Grav, which was just awarded “Best Flat File CMS 2017“, is a very cool …

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Databases on Docker: a sloppy.io guide

Regardless of what you might have read or heard about databases on Docker: It’s a thing, and a major one at that. According to Datadog, the second most popular Docker image is Redis, the third most popular image is Elasticsearch, followed by Postgres, and MySQL on places five and six – and finally there’s MongoDB …

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Deploying minio to sloppy.io

Minio is a s3 compatible, distributed object storage server written in go. It comes with a server, a CLI, and a neat UI: Like for all new cool projects, there is an official docker container for minio, so it takes just a few seconds to test it locally or to deploy it to sloppy.io. As …

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Running “Bookmarks for Spotify” on sloppy.io

This is a guest post by sloppy.io customer Nils Dehl As a JavaScript consultant and trainer at dkd Internet Service GmbH I’m often on the road. During that travel time I like to listen to audiobooks with Spotify. Spotify has a huge amount of uncut audiobooks which is great. An audiobook normally consists of dozens to hundreds of …

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Pumping your Docker logs to Papertrail

Logfiles are the resource no. 1 to get information about your running docker applications. sloppy.io provides a basic view of your logfiles under “Analytics” for every app. You can also process them when using our CLI. Still, it is sometimes more comfortable to use services which are specialised on logfiles. In this post, I will show you …

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The story behind our name

Over time we have received a lot of questions from our users on why (the hell) we chose the name sloppy.io for our company. Back in 2015 after we finished coding our fully managed docker hosting service, we were looking for an unconventional and catchy name. Our goal was to free developers from time consuming …

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GitLab Container Registry as an alternative to Docker Hub

GitLab is not only a great code repository but also comes with powerful continuous integration/deployment (CI/CD) features to make it your one place to manage and build software projects. Last year they introduced the GitLab Container Registry to make the puzzle even more complete. As we got a lot of requests if it possible to deploy …

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Automatic Docker deployment with Travis CI and sloppy.io

Travis CI is a CI service that is free for public github projects. In this post, I would like to shortly describe how you can use Travis CI to implement an automatic Docker deployment according to sloppy.io. The image is built, pushed and deployed to sloppy.io with the CI/CD workflow as soon as a git push …

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