Category Containers

AWS re:Invent 2016 Second Keynote Recap: We Are All Transformers

If you are interested, please click here to read my AWS re:Invent Tuesday Night Live with James Hamilton recap and here to read my AWS re:Invent 2016 first keynote recap from Wednesday. After a whirlwind of product announcements from CEO Andy Jassy the previous day, it was time for Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon Web […]

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 […]

That Time Again: Voting For OpenStack (Tokyo) Summit Talks

It seems like only yesterday that we were in Vancouver for the Spring OpenStack Summit and it’s already time to start turning our attention to Tokyo for the Fall summit. Tokyo will be my first Summit representing Platform9 as their Director of Technical Marketing and Partner Alliances. An important aspect of any Summit are the […]

My Next OpenStack Adventure…

Two credos that I live by in terms of my career choices are: Always be willing to challenge yourself by trying something new and by learning new things Assuming you have enough resources to take care of yourself and your family, do the things you are passionate about and not just what makes you more […]