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Containers to the left of me, PaaS to the right...

Containers

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17 Aug 2016

... Here I am stuck in the middle with you (with apologies to Stealers Wheel).

I started thinking recently that cloud might be forking, into 1) Containers, with their ultimate portability, and 2) PaaS with its built-in vendor value. But it turns out that it’s not quite that simple.

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When to use Docker vs Virtual Servers

Containers

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05 Jul 2016

The use case for Docker is quite different from Virtual Servers (which includes IaaS/VMs/VPC), and if you were to start using Docker containers thinking they were functionally similar to Virtual Servers, then you'd be having problems.

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Why containers are the future and how to get started

SDDC, Containers

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19 May 2016

In days of past, IT was generally seen as a cost centre, with the only measurement of success being “no users are complaining”. There was historically no means for IT to provide advice to the business on how to innovate using technology, nor was IT’s advice ever sought. However, times are changing, and with the ever increasing drive for market differentiation, and a business focus on digital initiatives, the pressure is on IT to be much more than simply a support function. Now IT is being relied upon to help innovate.

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