Tag Archives: Networking

Link external containers using docker-compose

If you use docker and docker-compose then you might have come across cases where you want services running across different networks to interact. Typically this need arises when we use a single database container like postgres and we want other containers created using different docker-compose files to use the database container. It can become really confusing and difficult to setup. I got stuck recently with a similar issue and resolved it. Hope it might be useful for you as well. Continue reading

Software Defined Networking. What is it and why do we need it?

Over the past few decades computing has advanced very fast but networking has not kept pace with it. Traditional networks have become very closed and proprietary. The devices like routers and switches which run the Internet have become very complex because of the overly complex distributed protocols run by them. Continue reading