AWS Lambda: a few years of advancement and we are back to stored procedures

Serverless computing is the new buzzword.

AWS describes Lambda (their implementation of Serverless) as the way how you’ll do things post containers.

Go figure how behind you are if you are head down learning Docker thinking it’s “the next big thing”. Sorry.

In order not to look too legacy, I decided to push on GitHub . . . → Read More: AWS Lambda: a few years of advancement and we are back to stored procedures

The incestuous relations among containers orchestration tools

This is going to be a short and (somewhat) visual blog post where I want to discuss the absolute madness that is going on in “container land” (for lack of a better characterization).

This time I am going to try to use quotes, tweets, slide screenshots as much as possible and avoid my usual boring . . . → Read More: The incestuous relations among containers orchestration tools

Sample script to create a VDC (and deploy a Photon Docker Host) in vCloud Air

Yesterday I bumped into a semi-draft of code I wrote a while back and that I have never checked in into GitHub.

I spent a few hours to polish it, augmenting it with some Docker related stuff (so that it becomes “cool”) and test it a bit. The result is in this repo.

The code . . . → Read More: Sample script to create a VDC (and deploy a Photon Docker Host) in vCloud Air

A generic (and highly academic) discussion around multi-tenancy

No doubt there is an explosion of complexity these days in IT. I have discussed it many times on this blog.

The avalanche of new technologies that get released at a super fast pace is astonishing. And the confusion generated is very strong, the latest survey I came across 5 minutes . . . → Read More: A generic (and highly academic) discussion around multi-tenancy

How to use docker-machine in conjunction with the vSphere driver

This article was originally posted on the VMware Cloud Native corporate blog. I am re-posting here for the convenience of the readers of my personal blog.

As many of you know docker-machine is the client side tool that allows an individual on his/ her own workstation to fire up docker hosts either local or remote.

Docker-machine supports . . . → Read More: How to use docker-machine in conjunction with the vSphere driver

The (Upside Down) Economics of Public Clouds

In the last few years we collectively spent an outrageous amount of time talking and arguing about the “per VM” cost of running workloads on-prem Vs. running workloads in a public cloud.

While doing so, we forgot to take into account the elephant in the room: the (upside down) economics of . . . → Read More: The (Upside Down) Economics of Public Clouds

Why Docker != Containers and Docker OSS != Docker Inc.

You try to convey a concept but it’s only when something (else) happens that people have their “Aha moment”.

Last year VMware introduced a project called Bonneville that later became vSphere Integrated Containers.

Having recently moved to the VMware Cloud Native Application Business Unit, working on Bonneville and VIC . . . → Read More: Why Docker != Containers and Docker OSS != Docker Inc.

How is Your “Shopping Experience” Related to Docker?

A few days ago we had a great friend of mine over for dinner. He also happened to be my very first mentor at IBM (when I joined back in 1994) and one of the smartest guys I have ever met.

A few years ago he decided to unplug from the IT industry . . . → Read More: How is Your “Shopping Experience” Related to Docker?

DevOps (for Dummies)

Last year I wrote a blog post whose title was “Cloud Native Applications for Dummies” that was apparently well received.

On the same line, I’d like to do something similar for the average Joe when it comes to DevOps (whatever that means). The CNA post was about the taxonomy of a cloud application. . . . → Read More: DevOps (for Dummies)

Taking a New Challenge: Cloud Native Apps (Whatever That Means)

Two years ago I joined the VMware Cloud Services Business Unit working on vCloud Air because I sensed there was a shift going on in the industry. I referred to that change as a growing personal interest to learn more about how to consume IT Vs. how to build IT.

. . . → Read More: Taking a New Challenge: Cloud Native Apps (Whatever That Means)