Tag Archives: operations

Why Networking is Critical to Serverless

As readers know, I have been thinking a lot about serverless lately (along with all other forms of technology deployment and management, since it is what I do professionally). Recently, I came at it from another angle: network latency. Two weeks … 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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Continuous Everything

Earlier this week, a really smart architect and I were evaluating various methods for managing software code changes, bug fixes, releases and major features. We both were in agreement with the primary direction, a popular one in nimble companies. Have a primary … 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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Old URLs Don’t Die… They Come Back to Haunt You

What do Heinz Ketchup, QR codes and adult Web sites have in common? Apparently, everything. QR codes are those two-dimensional barcodes you often see on ads or consumer products. Just like regular barcodes encode numeric information, QR codes encode full text. They often … Continue reading

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Nothing is New Under the Sun Server

As Ecclesiastes said, “there is nothing new under the sun.” Last week, we explored how much of the innovation in the tech business is just retooling existing processes, while much innovation exists in the technology itself, which enables those businesses. It turns out, even in technology … Continue reading

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The Purpose of a Business is to Create and Keep a Customer

“The purpose of a business is to create and keep a customer.” – Peter Drucker No matter how many times we say it, we forget it. We get caught up in operations, or competition, or marketshare, or share price. Yet a … Continue reading

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Scenes from a BBQ Restaurant

Years ago, a young man, let’s call him D, with whom I had once gone to summer camp followed his dream and opened a meat restaurant. They had great big burgers, flaming wings, fresh onion rings and fries, a meat-lovers dream. … Continue reading

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