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On to Nano-Services

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Pini Reznik, CTO of container consulting firm Container Solutions, in Berlin. It may appear strange that an independent consultant who spends a lot of time helping companies with development and infrastructure strategies, much … Continue reading

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The Problem with Serverless Is Packaging

Serverless. Framework-as-a-Service. Function-as-a-Service. Lambda. Compute Functions. Whatever you call it, serverless is, to some degree, a natural evolution of application management. In the 90s, we had our own server rooms, managed our own servers and power and cooling and security, … Continue reading

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Pilots In Habitats: Basic Unit of Application Deployment

What is the basic unit of application deployment? Two related trends have changed the answer to this question: DevOps Containers For many years, the tasks between engineer and operator were cleanly, if painfully, split: Engineer builds and delivers a package of … Continue reading

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Why Customers Agree to Open-Source

Why do customers agree to open-source work I do? In the past, we have discussed the benefits of open-sourcing your own software: Reputation Recruiting Contributions Recently, I had the pleasure of walking half an hour from a Tokyo train station … Continue reading

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An Electric Engine Doesn’t Make it Cloud

I loved the Tesla shareholders meeting, for the same reason I love it when VCs write posts about “all the investments we passed on and regretted later.” Bessemer Venture Partners even has a page dedicated to its “Anti-Portfolio.” Fortune magazine called … Continue reading

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Internet of Iotas

From the Cambridge Dictionary of English: iota (n.) – an extremely small amount From the Wikipedia: Internet of Things (IoT) – the network of physical objects—devices, vehicles, buildings and other items—embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity that enables these objects to collect and exchange data. … Continue reading

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Docker and Browser – It’s All About Packaging

What do Docker containers have to do with Web browsers? Everything. Web browsers provide easy access to the digitized collective knowledge of the human race, political rants, serious applications and even silly kittens. However, it is important to understand why browsers … Continue reading

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Innovation in… Operating Systems?

For most of us – pretty much all of us – the way we use our operating system (OS) on our laptop is not that different from how we use it on our mobile or a system administrator uses it … Continue reading

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Changing Tech, Changing Jobs: What Serverless Means for SysAdmins

The New York City Subway used to have ads above the seats for some trade school. The general thrust was, technicians always will be in need, because things always will break. What happens when employers no longer need to manage … Continue reading

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Ask Not What Technology Can Do For You…

At the Container Summit, I was speaking with a colleague at a booth, when a potential customer of his walked up and engaged in conversation. He asked an interesting question: How do I know if my software is ready for the cloud … Continue reading

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