News Category: DevOps

Function as a Service for Docker

I missed DockerCon live for its closing sessions but I saw a tweet from Jerome mentioning Ben Firshman about “Serverless” Docker. And I really don’t know what does “Severless” mean. So I dig around and found it’s the Function-as-a-Service model. I studied this model a while ago to POC a Map-Reduce...
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Joshua Bernstein
Joshua Bernstein, Vice President of Technology at EMC, describes the benefits of open source at MesosCon North America.

Open Source Is Key to the Modern Data Center, Says EMC's Joshua Bernstein

Flexibility, freedom, innovation and integration is the answer. The question is why should the enterprise build on open source? How can a business survive if it gives away everything? Joshua Bernstein, Vice President of Technology at EMC, makes the case for enterprise open source in his MesosCon...
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HPE’s ChatOps Aims to Replace Dev Collaboration Platforms with Slack

Do developers really need another collaboration and communications platform, over and above what theyre already using today?  In one of the more startling responses you may expect to find from a company in the business of pushing software, Hewlett Packard Enterprise has effectively said, no. In...
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DevOps Done Right: Five Tips for Implementing Database Infrastructures

But while DevOps can provide many improvements throughout all stages of the development lifecycle, it is imperative to avoid some of the common pitfalls. A fully-firing database is core to any DevOps strategy, because slow data equates to slow results, something the methodology is trying to...
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John Willis
John Willis makes a point during a presentation at Open Networking Summit 2016.

What is DevOps? John Willis Explains

John Willis is an IT operations veteran of more than 35 years, and he has been a leader in the DevOps movement from the beginning. He is a co-host of the DevOps Cafe podcast, co-author of the upcoming DevOps Handbook, and Evangelist at Docker. You can find him presenting about DevOps, most likely...
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The End of Cattle vs. Pets

Metaphors and models have finite lifespans.  This usually happens for one of two reasons. The first is that metaphors and models simplify and abstract a messy real world down to especially relevant or important points. Over time, these simplifications can come to be seen as too simple or not...
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Almost 20 percent of open source professionals said containers would have a big impact on open source hiring in 2016, but only 8 percent of employers felt this way, according to the 2016 Open Source Jobs Report.

Why Container Skills Aren't a Priority in Hiring Open Source Pros (Yet)

It should come as no surprise that open source training and hiring is typically predicated on what skills are trending in tech. As an example, Big Data, cloud and security are three of the most in-demand skillsets today, which explains why more and more open source professionals look to develop...
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All Hail the New Docker Swarm

As part of the Docker Captains program, I was given a preview of Docker 1.12 including the new Swarm integration which is Docker’s native clustering/orchestration solution (also known as SwarmKit, but that’s really the repo/library name). And it’s certainly a big change. In this post I’ll try to...
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Modern Hardware’s Role in a Software Driven Data Center

While Hewlett-Packard initially began its technology endeavors making audio equipment, its first instrumentation computer was engineered in 1966. It was sold to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and used on research vessels for over a decade. It was designed to interface with over 20 HP...
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After the Hype: Where Containers Make Sense for IT Organizations

The big tech companies are going all in. Google, IBM, Microsoft and many others were out in full force at DockerCon, scrambling to demonstrate how they’re investing in and supporting containers. Recent surveys indicate that container adoption is surging, with legions of users reporting they’re...
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