Docker, Micro Services, and Sound Bites

At DockerCon EU there was a panel discussion on the future of micro services.  There were some very good insights there that I wanted to capture as well as some things I took away from it: Most of this is from Adrian Cockcroft.  He has really emerged as a visionary in the open source DevOps world…

Boot2Docker with Cisco AnyConnect

Boot2Docker is an OS X app used to create a virtual environment for docker.  Docker only runs on Linux, so Boot2Docker installs a VM on your mac (using virtual box) and a client that runs locally to communicate with the VM. I downloaded this and followed instructions.  You basically just install it with a few clicks.  Once…

Ansible: From OSX to AWS

My goal in this post is to go from 0 to Ansible installed on my Mac and then be able to provision AWS instances ready to run Docker containers.  The code for this post is public on my github account. OSX Setup I am running OS X Yosemite.  I use brew to make things easy….

Why Docker Changes everything

There are many shifts we talk about in IT.  Here are 2 recent examples come to mind that most people are familiar with: The shift from physical to virtual The shift from on-prem infrastructure to cloud based consumption IT. Ultimately it is an organization with a clear vision that disrupts the status quo and creates…

Docker

I’m finally jumping in on the Docker bandwagon and it is pretty exciting.  Here’s how I did a quick trial of it to make it work. Install OS I could do this in my AWS account, or I can do it with my local private cloud.  So many options these days.  I installed the latest…