Managed Container Services vs. Bring Your Own Container Stack

2018 has been the year of mass adoption of container platforms, and the momentum will very much continue into 2019. With Kubernetes (K8s) being the clear winner of the “container orchestration war,” organizations (both providers and adopters) focused their efforts on productionizing and maturing their Kubernetes deployments. In this regard, 2018 has seen some significant […]

Modernizing Applications: Moving From Virtual Machines to Containers

Shifting from virtual machines to Docker containers allows developers to deliver changes in a fraction of the time. And once an app is in a container, it’s portable. So the team can move it freely from AWS to Azure to Google Cloud, back to on-premise, optimizing the benefits of a hybrid environment. Problem is, development […]

Docker Doubles Down On Legacy Applications

When most people think of Docker, they think of microservices, 12 factor applications, cloud native architecture, and all things new. When Docker became a household name back in 2013, those were the architectures that they were targeting. Fast forward to DockerCon in 2016 and Docker, for the first time, stated that migrating legacy workloads was […]

DockerCon 2017 Roundup

Recently I attended DockerCon in Austin, Texas. Docker has been gaining an increased amount of interest in the enterprise for both building new greenfield applications and migrating legacy applications. Docker has become synonymous with microservices-based architectures, but enterprises are mired in legacy applications. In my experience, well over 90% of all workloads in enterprises are […]

Docker and Kubernetes: Friends or Foes?

Unless you live under a rock, you know that Docker’s valuation is over $1B and the Docker brand is one of the most talked about brands in all of technology. Docker is known as the de facto standard for container runtime, but Google’s Kubernetes is winning the battle for orchestration engines. The question I often […]