Category Archives: Cloud

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 »

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 »

A Container First Approach

It seems like everyone I speak to about Docker containers thinks they can’t replace virtual machines. Well…….. I beg to differ! I thought containers could only run a single process? First up. Why do people think containers can’t replace VM’s? Well…. from my extensive scientific research (a.k.a my gut-feel after conversations with various people) it… Read More »

Containers Explained

So in this weeks In Tech We Trust Podcast (listen via the controls below) we talked a bunch about Docker. And part way through the conversation Marc Farley suggested we back up a little and give a quick primer on Docker and Containers. Cracking idea. So we did that on the podcast, but I think… Read More »