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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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