Author Archives: Nigel Poulton

Kubernetes vs Swarm: And the winner is…

Kubernetes. The End. Hang on though…… I’m really talking about Kubernetes vs Swarm as a scheduler! Docker, Inc. just announced native integration of Kubernetes into Docker Enterprise Edition (EE). It’s not hear yet, but it’s coming. Soon. Just as well I’ve got a book on Kubernetes 😀 How will it look? You’ll build a Swarm… Read More »

Docker Engine on Windows

I’ve recently added a “Docker Engine” chapter to my Docker Deep Dive book. When I was writing it, I realised I didn’t know that much about how it implemented on Windows. Anyway, here’s a bit of what I’ve learned…

Updates to Docker Deep Dive BOOK

Did you know that the Docker daemon is no longer capable of creating containers!? It’s true. And it’s a good thing! In fact, it’s so good that I’ve written an entire chapter on it in my Docker Deep Dive book. OK, so….. I’m currently on holiday, so what better thing to do than write a… Read More »

Docker book available in paperback!

My Docker book is now available in paperback from Amazon – woot! Even though I’m a techie, I hate reading on a screen. For me, paper rules. So I’ve finally taken the plunge and arranged printed copies – available through Amazon Prime in certain markets. Gotta be happy with that. Next up I’m planning on… Read More »

Demystifying Docker overlay networking

Docker overlay networking is insanely simple to configure. I mean insanely simple! But lurking beneath the simplicity of the setup are a bunch of moving parts that you really wanna understand if you’re gonna deploy this stuff in your prime-time production estate. Anyway… last week I attended the Docker Open Systems Summit in Berlin and… Read More »

Anyone want container scars!

Most people think Docker is just for developers. Comments like this from Keith Townsend’s CTO Advisor blog are all over the internet: “… It’s obvious that Docker is a company focused on developers opposed to infrastructure…” While I don’t necessarily agree with Keith‘s comment, I hear it enough to know that plenty of people see it… Read More »