Category Archives: containers

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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When Your Customers No Longer Adore You

Where will VMWare be in 5 years? For many years, VMWare was practically synonymous with virtualization. It provided multiple virtual servers on a single physical server, with a great feature set, good (for its time) management interface, and enterprise customer support. Lately, VMWare has … Continue reading

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Whence Serverless Cloud? It’s About the Market.

I love tech. Despite an MBA and a decade of consulting and running a start-up or two, deep down, I always will be an engineer. One of the most important lessons I learned as a young engineer 20 years ago … 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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Put a Stake In Your Steering Wheel

When at the Container Summit, I heard a great (if somewhat perverse) line from Jacob Groundwater of New Relic. I liked it so much, I tweeted it out immediately: If you want people to drive slower, don’t give them an … Continue reading

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