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 »

Learn Docker this Summer – for FREE!

Seriously… I can’t think of a better thing to do for your career this summer, than learning Docker! Well….. my Docker Deep Dive course (don’t be put off by the scary title) is part of select group of online video courses that make up Camp Pluralsight – a bunch of video training courses that are… Read More »

Why you should learn to program in Go…

Huh…. how come an infrastructure guy like me just produced a Go programming course for Pluralsight? I’ll keep this brief… but I think Go is gonna be mahoosively important… I expect Go skills to be right up there as one of the most important skills for IT folks to have in the near future. Anyway…… 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 »

Learn Docker Swarm – Native Docker Clustering

So continuing my work around Docker and Linux containers, a week or two ago I published another Docker related course on Pluralsight.  This one’s titled “First Look: Native Docker Clustering“….. The title kind of gives it away – it’ll get viewers up to speed with running a small clustered Docker infrastructure using Docker Swarm.  Now… 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 »

Quick Question on VSAN vs XtremIO Architectures

This is just a really quick one…… I noticed that upgrading an existing VSAN to the newly announced VSAN 6.0 is a non-disruptive rolling upgrade. Fair enough, so it should be right? Well…… part of the upgrade requires what sounds like a fairly significant underlying on-disk layout change.  Basically, the upgrade to VSAN 6.0 updates… Read More »

Docker on Windows – Some Insight

So last week I had a cracking and informative conversation on Twitter about native Docker support on the next version of Windows Server. So I thought it only right to scribble down the good stuff here for anyone who didn’t get a chance to listen in and get involved. It all started when Stu Miniman… Read More »

ESXi vs Hyper-V – Could Docker Support Be Significant

Thinking out loud here…. Did VMware shoot themselves in the foot ditching Linux? I remember wondering a while back whether VMware had shot themselves in the foot by ditching Linux and open source in favour of a proprietary kernel which allowed them to keep everything to themselves. Let’s not forget, when they did this, there… Read More »

Want to Learn Docker – LOOK NO FURTHER!

There’s no arguing about it…. Docker is a hot trending technology and looks set to have a dazzling future. And it’s my personal opinion that it could be the next VMware. With the above in mind, there’s no time like now to skill yourself up so that you can take part in the container revolution.… Read More »