Tutum Cloud Becomes Docker Cloud

In several previous posts, I’ve shown how to launch docker containers in the cloud using Tutum Cloud, for example to run OpenRefine, RStudio, or Shiny apps in the cloud. Docker bought Tutum out several months ago, and now it seems that they’re running the tutum environment as Docker Cloud (docs, announcement). Tutum – as was … Continue reading “Tutum Cloud Becomes Docker Cloud”

How to Run A Shiny App in the Cloud Using Tutum Docker Cloud, Digital Ocean and Docker Containers

Via RBloggers, I spotted this post on Deploying Your Very Own Shiny Server (here’s another on a similar theme). I’ve been toying with the idea of running some of my own Shiny apps, so that post provided a useful prompt, though way too involved for me;-) So here’s what seems to me to be an easier, … Continue reading “How to Run A Shiny App in the Cloud Using Tutum Docker Cloud, Digital Ocean and Docker Containers”

Cloudron – Self-Hosted Docker / Containerised Apps (But Still Not a Personal Application Server?)

Via Jim Groom (Ghost in a Shell) and Tim Owens (Beyond LAMP), I note Cloudron.io, a cPanel/Installatron-like application (as far as the user is concerned) for launching dockerised applications from a digital application shelf: The experience is a bit like having a hosted version of Kitematic that lets you launch containers on that host, or … Continue reading “Cloudron – Self-Hosted Docker / Containerised Apps (But Still Not a Personal Application Server?)”

IBM DataScientistWorkBench = OpenRefine + RStudio + Jupyter Notebooks in the Cloud, Via Your Browser

One of the many things on my “to do” list is to put together a blogged script that wires together RStudio, Jupyter notebook server, Shiny server, OpenRefine, PostgreSQL and MongDB containers, and perhaps data extraction services like Apache Tika or Tabula and a few OpenRefine style reconciliation services, along with a common shared data container, … Continue reading “IBM DataScientistWorkBench = OpenRefine + RStudio + Jupyter Notebooks in the Cloud, Via Your Browser”

Launch Docker Container Compositions via Tutum and Stackfiles.io – But What About Container Stashing?

Via a couple of tweets, it seems that 1-click launching of runnable docker container compositions to the cloud is almost possible with Tutum – deploy to Tutum button [h/t @borja_burgos] – with collections of ready–to-go compositions (or in Tutum parlance, stacks) available on stackfiles.io [h/t @tutumcloud]. The deploy to Tutum button is very much like … Continue reading “Launch Docker Container Compositions via Tutum and Stackfiles.io – But What About Container Stashing?”

Running RStudio on Digital Ocean, AWS etc Using Tutum and Docker Containers

Via RBloggers I noticed a tutorial today on Setting Rstudio server using Amazon Web Services (AWS). In the post Getting Started With Personal App Containers in the Cloud I described how I linked my tutum account to a Digital Ocean hosting account and then launched a Digital Ocean server. (How to link tutum to Amazon … Continue reading “Running RStudio on Digital Ocean, AWS etc Using Tutum and Docker Containers”

Getting Started With Personal App Containers in the Cloud

…aka “how to run OpenRefine in the cloud in just a couple of clicks and for a few pennies an hour”… Tutum cloud is now Docker Cloud. The Docker Cloud UI is the same as the tutum UI (because it is the tutum UI), so the following instructions should still work… I managed to get … Continue reading “Getting Started With Personal App Containers in the Cloud”

Not Quite Serverless Reproducible Environments With Digital Ocean

I’ve been on something of a code rollercoaster over the last few days, fumbling with Jupyter server proxy settings in MyBinder, and fighting with OpenRefine, but I think I’ve stumbled on a new pattern that could be quite handy. In fact, I think it’s frickin’ ace, even though it’s just another riff, another iteration, on … Continue reading “Not Quite Serverless Reproducible Environments With Digital Ocean”

Docker Container and Vagrant / Virtualbox 101s

Some simple recipes for getting started with running some demo virtual applications in variety of ways. Docker and Zeit Now – flaskdemo This first demo creates a simple flask app and a Dockerfile with just enough to get it running; it runs locally if you have docker installed locally, and will also run on Zeit … Continue reading “Docker Container and Vagrant / Virtualbox 101s”

Docker as a Personal Application Runner

Consider, for a moment, the following scenarios associated with installing and running a desktop based application on your own computer: a learner installing software for a distance education course: course materials are produced in advance of the course and may be written with a particular version of the software in mind, distributed as part of … Continue reading “Docker as a Personal Application Runner”