Kubecon 2017 – Berlin: a personal report

Following the establishing best practices of ‘open sourcing’ my trip reports of conferences I attend, I am copying and pasting hereafter my raw comments related to the recent Kubecon EMEA 2017 trip.

I have done something similar for Dockercon 2016 and Serverlessconf 2016 last year and given the feedbacks I had received, this is something . . . → Read More: Kubecon 2017 – Berlin: a personal report

Docker Containerd Explained in Plain Words

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.

I have been frequently asked “what’s [Docker] Containerd?” The short answer I gave may be of benefit for the larger community so I am turning this into a short blog post. I . . . → Read More: Docker Containerd Explained in Plain Words

Automating vSphere Integrated Containers Deployments

In the second half of 2016 I had an opportunity to focus (almost) exclusively on vSphere Integrated Containers all the way through its GA in early December.

I had been working on VIC Engine and project Bonneville since 2015 but in H2 2016 I focused pretty much full-time on that and I had the pleasure . . . → Read More: Automating vSphere Integrated Containers Deployments

VMware Harbor as a Rancher catalog entry

In the last few months I have been looking at Rancher (an open source container management product) as a way to learn more about Docker containers and understand better the ecosystem around them.

One of the things that appealed me about Rancher is the notion of an extensible catalog of application . . . → Read More: VMware Harbor as a Rancher catalog entry

Dockercon 2016 – Seattle: a personal report

A few weeks ago I shared on my blog a cleaned up conference report from Serverlessconf 2016.

Given the relatively good success of the experiment (some good feedback at “no cost” for me – copy and paste FTW!) I decided to take another shot.

This time I am sharing . . . → Read More: Dockercon 2016 – Seattle: a personal report

Serverlessconf 2016 – New York City: a personal report

Warning: social media experiment ahead.

Two weeks ago I attended Serverlessconf in NYC. I’d like to thank the organization (Stan and the acloud.guru crew) for the tremendous job (and for inviting me to attend).

I originally wanted to write a (proper) blog post but then I figured that:

I have already written much of what . . . → Read More: Serverlessconf 2016 – New York City: a personal report

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