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 »

Stop Hiding the Negatives!

I was asked to comment on Chad Sakac’s post about not trusting people who *go negative*.  Basically Chad is telling us not to trust anyone that says negative stuff about a technology.  Frankly I think that notion is dangerous and absurd! NOTE:  I’ve no beef with EMC, XtremIO here. I just think what Chad is… 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 »

CoreOS Fires a Rocket Up Docker’s ****

Quickly setting the scene……. Containers are rocking the IT world. I think they’re the next generation of virtualisation technology. And I think in time they’ll supersede the virtual machine as the dominant runtime environment for applications. And Docker is emerging as the de facto standard in this new world of containers. And that’s all well and good.… Read More »

Nimble Storage – Heir to the Throne of the SME?

I’m seriously thinking the recent announcement that Nimble Storage will support Fibre Channel might herald the birth of a new major primary storage player. And I seriously mean a major player… right up there with EMC, NetApp, HDS, HP… How come? Isn’t the FC market flat? Well, may be. But it’s still a huge-old market.… Read More »

Sorry Nimble Storage – I Don’t Believe You!

So a few weeks ago I was at Nimble Storage HQ for a briefing with the Storage Field Day crew. Nice site, nice breakfast, and thanks for contributing towards my travel and hotel costs (that’s the disclaimer out of the way). The Claim! Anyway, as part of the presentation, Rod Bagg (VP of Customer Support)… 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 »

Watch Out Virtual Machines… Docker is Coming!

Holy shmokes… things are moving fast! The more I look around, the more it looks like the venerable old Virtual Machine (VM) is on its way out! For the longest time, the best way to run multiple apps on a single piece of hardware was the VM model. In fact it was so good we… Read More »

Nexenta – Back in da house…

So aaaages ago I downloaded and played with the community edition of NexentaStor – one of the real early software defined storage (SDS) technologies. And I remember being pretty excited…. I mean, at the time, SDS was still in its primordial state, and here was a free-to-download working product! What was there not to get… Read More »

VSAN Is No Better Than a HW Array

One of the major topics we discussed in last weeks episode of The In Tech We Trust Podcast was VSAs vs VSAN. And I think it’s a pretty interesting topic. VSA’s Commoditize the Hypervisor The way I see it, the VSA approach offers more choice, more competition, and is ideologically superior. I’m a huge believer… Read More »