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Why I Believe in Tools Like Kubernetes and Podman So Strongly

By on May 20, 2019 in Article

History Lesson on PaaS People often rewrite history in their minds. They see the way the landscape looks today, forget the chronological order of events, and reconstruct a false model of cause and effect. I am guilty of doing this from time to time. One such history is that of PaaS. The year was 2012, and PaaS was all the rage. Heroku was killing it, Cloud Foundry...

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Hacker’s Guide to Installing OpenShift Container Platform 3.11

By on Dec 5, 2018 in Article

Background My problem, like most technologists, is that I only have a slice of my time to dedicate toward acquiring and maintaining knowledge about any given technology, product, project, tool, platform, etc. Split that with the fact that almost every CIO is preaching that we, as technologists, need to be closer to the business, and our time gets even thinner. This...

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Learning Container Engines by Demo

By on Sep 19, 2018 in Article

Background So, this morning I had a call with some customers who are using┬áPodman in RHEL 7.6 Beta. We got into a pretty good discussion about what a container engine does. Many people have tackled this subject before – Liz Rice has a great talk where she builds a container engine from scratch. I loved her talk and have been contemplating on how to expand on...

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Hardware 1.0 vs. Hardware 2.0

By on Sep 12, 2018 in Article

I’ve seen a lot negative reactions to the terms multi cloud and hybrid cloud. I would argue, that’s because we are framing it wrong. It’s really Hardware 1.0 and Hardware 2.0. In Hardware 1.0 Dell, IBM and HP all tried to sell us fairly similar servers. We typically bought these servers, but we could finance them or lease them. I loved the DL380,...

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Recap of Container Talks at DevConf US

By on Aug 21, 2018 in Article

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the first ever DevConf US 2018, which is the 1st annual, free, Red Hat sponsored technology conference for community project and professional contributors to Free and Open Source technologies at the Boston University in the historic city of Boston, USA. This was a technical conference in its truest sense, with a lot...

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