Docker on Windows: State of Play

Just a few *very quick* and typo-riddled thoughts on what I understand to be the state of play with containers on Windows. I’m basing this on a session I attended at Dockercon that had a John Starks from Microsoft talk about Windows and Cotnainer internals and also perform some demos. First up….. it’s quite clear… Read More »

Enterprise Docker Discussion Group

I just created a new LinkedIn Group called “Enterprise Docker”. Raison d’être: To discuss all things relating to Docker and container use in the enterprise! So stuff like: Who pays for Docker and container infrastructure in enterprises What commercial support is available and what it’s like What does the Docker ecosystem need to do better in… Read More »

Production in the Cloud

This is my “Production in the Cloud” presentation form the recent TECHUNPLUGGED event in Amsterdam. The skinny: It’s my opinion that public cloud services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure are ready for many enterprise production workloads. More than most of us think. Sure…… there’ll be cases where they’re not a fit.… Read More »

SaveTheTree – Docker in enterprises

First up…. this has nothing to do with saving trees – at least of the botanical variety. This has everything to do with Docker in the enterprise! Background So… I spun up some new Docker hosts the other day… and it wasn’t long before I needed my trusty old friend `docker images –tree`. Well what… Read More »

Containers: Resistance is Futile!

In April 2015 I delivered this talk at the inaugural TECH.UNPLUGGED event in London. The presentation’s aimed at getting enterprises ready for the container revolution. You can also check out the other talks from the event by checking out the TECH.UNPLUGGED YouTube channel Enjoy! And……. if you’re wanting to get yourself and your enterprise ready… Read More »

Here come the *real* server Operating Systems…

The days of server and desktop Operating Systems looking and feeling the same are gone – those are the olden days! We’re being invaded by a new breed of *proper* server Operating Systems.  These guys are stripped down, hardened, tuned and optimised for server workloads. They’ve got none of the extra crap needed for things… Read More »