Why Docker != Containers and Docker OSS != Docker Inc.

You try to convey a concept but it’s only when something (else) happens that people have their “Aha moment”.

Last year VMware introduced a project called Bonneville that later became vSphere Integrated Containers.

Having recently moved to the VMware Cloud Native Application Business Unit, working on Bonneville and VIC . . . → Read More: Why Docker != Containers and Docker OSS != Docker Inc.

How is Your “Shopping Experience” Related to Docker?

A few days ago we had a great friend of mine over for dinner. He also happened to be my very first mentor at IBM (when I joined back in 1994) and one of the smartest guys I have ever met.

A few years ago he decided to unplug from the IT industry . . . → Read More: How is Your “Shopping Experience” Related to Docker?

DevOps (for Dummies)

Last year I wrote a blog post whose title was “Cloud Native Applications for Dummies” that was apparently well received.

On the same line, I’d like to do something similar for the average Joe when it comes to DevOps (whatever that means). The CNA post was about the taxonomy of a cloud application. . . . → Read More: DevOps (for Dummies)

Taking a New Challenge: Cloud Native Apps (Whatever That Means)

Two years ago I joined the VMware Cloud Services Business Unit working on vCloud Air because I sensed there was a shift going on in the industry. I referred to that change as a growing personal interest to learn more about how to consume IT Vs. how to build IT.

. . . → Read More: Taking a New Challenge: Cloud Native Apps (Whatever That Means)

Fog.io and vCloud Air

 

In the last few weeks I have seen some discussions and requests around using fog.io (“The Ruby cloud services library”) in the context of vCloud Air.

The short story is that it works just fine.

The long story is below.

If you . . . → Read More: Fog.io and vCloud Air

Yet Another CLI (not) – vcautils

In the last year or so I have focused primarily on vCloud Air API and Automation. As a mere exercise I have been working on some code that I am making available today: https://github.com/mreferre/vcautils.

In the README on Github you can read everything about it, so I am not going to repeat myself . . . → Read More: Yet Another CLI (not) – vcautils

(IaaS) Cloud Outages: Get Over It

I have just heard of a massive outage that a localized IaaS Cloud Service Provider is experiencing: they have been down (at the time I am drafting this short blog post) 4 days and counting. When I get to publish this it may be they have been down 4 days or… god . . . → Read More: (IaaS) Cloud Outages: Get Over It

What do Cloud Native Applications Have to do with Cloud?

A few weeks ago I wrote a post whose title was Cloud Native Applications (for Dummies).

While I don’t want to claim that that was my masterpiece, I have received some positive feedbacks about it. So let’s say we all agree on how a “Cloud Native Applications” looks (or . . . → Read More: What do Cloud Native Applications Have to do with Cloud?

Cloud Native Applications (for Dummies)

There have been attempts lately to describe “modern applications” or “modern workloads”.

A good attempt is The Twelve-Factor App.

It’s a great way to describe such workloads but I think those concepts would need to be dumbed down an order of magnitude to get the average . . . → Read More: Cloud Native Applications (for Dummies)

The Dark Age in Front of Us: a Reality Check of mid 2014

As I draft this blog post on my way back from VMworld 2014, I have mixed sentiments to share.

I spent my IT career (roughly 20 years) on a finite number of technologies that I ended up specializing in (somehow). It has been a progression that looks like this: Unix (briefly), Microsoft and, . . . → Read More: The Dark Age in Front of Us: a Reality Check of mid 2014