Category Archives: Cloud

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 »

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 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 »

Integrating Docker with Devops Automated Workflows

A few weeks ago I released a lightning fast (~1 hour) video course over at Pluralsight showing how to integrate Dockerized apps into a CI/CD automated workflow using some cool new features on Docker Hub. Docker’s hot right. And we’ll be royally shafted if we don’t bring it under the control of our existing operational processes and… 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 »