Category cloud native

My Take On The “Last” EMC World

I was in Las Vegas last week for the “last” or at least last independent EMC World (there will be a Dell-EMC World in 2017). As a former EMC employee, I was interested in seeing what the messaging would be as EMC enters uncharted territory as an acquired company (say it with me three time “This […]

OpenStack Summit Day 2 Keynote Recap: Let’s Collaborate!

If the day one keynotes at the OpenStack Summit in Austin emphasized technical diversity in the enterprise as the new reality, the day two keynotes were all about understanding that collaboration is the key to addressing that diversity. Most of the presentations on day two either described or demonstrated solutions that integrate different technologies with OpenStack. […]

Follow Up Post: Using Persistent Storage With Containers

This is a follow up to an earlier post asking if persistent storage is a good idea for containers. I received good feedback on that post with readers falling on different sides of the issue. So I thought it would be worthwhile to respond by talking about three “approaches” for handling persistence for containers. I put “approaches” […]

Between A Rock And A Hard Place: Will OpenStack Become Niche?

A chief concerns I’ve discussed with friends in the OpenStack community about and have expressed at past Summits is the possibility that OpenStack is turning into a niche technology. As readers of this blog know, I am a big OpenStack supporter and have spend the past several years working to help the project succeed in the open source […]

Is Persistent Storage Good For Containers?

The value of persistent storage for containers has been something I’ve been thinking about so I thought I would raise a couple of concerns I have and see what folks thinks. In particular, I am thinking of people who’ve thought through this topic and who are smarter than me, like Clint Kitson from EMC {code}, John Griffith […]

Sorting Out VMware’s Container Technologies

[Note: I’ve made edits and corrections based on very helpful feedback by Eric Gray and George Hicken and new information that put out by VMware after this post was initially published. Any errors are my misinterpretation. – 01/23/2016] VMware recently announced several technologies and initiatives related to containers and their use in building cloud-native applications. These […]

Making OpenStack Upgrades Easy: Think Cloud-Native

Anyone who has ever attempted to upgrade a cloud platform, be it from Microsoft, OpenStack, or VMware, will readily attest that doing so in a live production environment is not for the faint of heart. No Cloud Admin wants to suffer through a failed upgrade that causes a production cloud to be degraded, unavailable, or […]