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Ubergeek and expert technologist, Andi Mann, breaks down containers, microservices, and unikernals | Cloud Era Institute

Ubergeek and expert technologist, Andi Mann, breaks down containers, microservices, and unikernals | Cloud Era Institute

I was recently privileged to hear from Kristin Zhivago, who reached out to me from the Cloud Era Institute, a really interesting group who (among other things) publish an excellent online journal with loads of educational content on business technology. In part 2 of a 2 part series, we talked about microservices, containers, and unikernels:  Microservices, unikernels, and containers. In some ways, these are not new ideas.The basic concept of microservices is that you simply break large, monolithic clumps of code into smaller clumps – microservices – that can be more easily built, managed, and integrated. These smaller clumps are designed from the start to be integrated. This model is changing the way we write software. It’s a positive trend, but very disruptive. There is a lot more at the source, Ubergeek and expert technologist, Andi Mann, breaks down containers, microservices, and unikernals | Cloud Era Institute. While you’re there, check out some…

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Containers Beyond The Hype: Dinesh Subhraveti

Containers Beyond The Hype: Dinesh Subhraveti

I was privileged to be given an advance copy of the new book by crazy smart entrepreneur Dinesh Subhraveti, called “Containers Beyond The Hype”. I penned a short review for the back cover because I was so impressed. If you need to know about containers but don’t know where to start – or if you already know, but want to go deeper – this is a great read. My short review is below, but you should go and check it out over at Amazon. “‘Containers Beyond the Hype is a must-read for anyone considering container technology, especially as part of a DevOps approach. From early origins to the state-of-the-art, from simple basics to deep intricacies, Dinesh brings unique clarity to an otherwise complex subject that has significant long-term impact.”

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As interest grows, container management features still missing

As interest grows, container management features still missing

I had a great chat recently with a fantastic journo and a good mate, Alex Barrett over at Tech Target, about one of the hottest areas in virtualization, cloud, and DevOps. Yep, that big! Enterprise IT shops are interested in containers, but there’s a lot that needs to happen before they adopt them whole-hog, said Andi Mann, business technology strategist at Sageable, an independent technology consulting firm. “I’m hearing a lot of enterprises talk about whether they should or shouldn’t adopt containers, which usually means that they will,” said Mann. We’re already seeing a lot of traction in agile development environments, where there are strong processes in place for open source tools, but enterprise-wide adoption is a different story, and “the difference is the management layer.” “Sure, there are a lot of orchestration tools, for example, but we’re still missing a lot of the more mundane management features such as…

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