Author Archives: Nigel Poulton

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 »

Docker 1.12 The Game Changer

It’s no secret that Docker and containers have been threatening to change the world for a while now. And they already have for some of us. But you know what… there’s always been something missing, something preventing it from taking off big style. Like a missing ingredient or something. Well it’s missing no more! WARNING:… Read More »

Docker Launches Kubernetes Killer

DISCLAIMER: This is all my personal opinion. As always, I reserve the right to be totally and utterly wrong about everything 😀 So Docker, Inc. just announced native clustering and orchestration. TLDR; I reckon it’s the biggest thing to happen to Docker since Docker, and I expect it to be a game-changer.

Docker Cloud: Why all the complaining

So there’s a few unhappy campers in the Docker space at the moment. And it seems to boil down to money. Here’s my summary of the situation – The Docker Cloud service used to be called Tutum and it used to be free. Since then, Docker, Inc. acquired Tutum, re-branded the product as “Docker Cloud”,… Read More »