Managed Container Services vs. Bring Your Own Container Stack

With 2017 seeing more than 40% of organizations either running production workloads in containers or piloting such efforts, it is safe to say 2018 and 2019 will be the years for mass adoption of container platforms. However, 2018 has brought an interesting option for container adoption within the enterprise — the release of managed container […]

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 […]

Containers Demand New Data Center Designs: 5 Steps to Survive

Datadog reports massive adoption of Docker. Its study tracked 10,000 companies and their use of Docker and found that two-thirds of companies that try Docker end up adopting it. Additionally, those companies quintuple their usage after nine months. The report makes it clear: Things in the data center need to change. For example, what will […]