Infrastructure inflexibility is wasting Kubernetes’ potential

At KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2020 Virtual, the CNCF and its members talked about the adoption of cloud-native technologies. As Kubernetes is approaching version 1.19, the technology is starting to mature, and making its way into IT environments big and small, serving as the core for modern, cloud-native … [Read more...]

Spectro Cloud saves Kubernetes from vendor lock-in and DIY complexity

Kubernetes is great for developers creating containerized workloads and microservices. But it’s open, pluggable architecture and design principles can be scary at first sight: it just doesn’t hide any of its complexity, and managing a cluster’s lifecycle is a complex task, requiring expert knowledge … [Read more...]

Test Driving Nutanix Xi Leap in Test Drive

If you’re like me, I learn most when I get hands-on experience with something. That’s why in many of the technical writings I create, I ‘play around‘ with the product I’m writing about first. I just… use it. Explore it. Figure it out. Go through the admin and user interfaces. And for … [Read more...]

The Unconscious Choice for Multi-cloud

Multi-cloud 'just happens' due to organizational silos, cloud platform limitations and unique technical capabilities. Deal with unconscious multi-cloud! "The Unconscious Choice for Multi-cloud" by Joep Piscaer was originally published on VirtualLifestyle.nl Originally posted on VirtualLifestyle.nl by Joep … [Read more...]

An Enterprise Container Strategy is vital for successful digital transformation

Defining an Enterprise Container Strategy starts by looking at the current bottlenecks in your processes and people, and slowly but surely, change those; introducing new technology where and when it makes sense. "An Enterprise Container Strategy is vital for successful digital transformation" by Joep Piscaer was … [Read more...]

How Immutable Infrastructure prevents technical debt

Immutable Infrastructure prevents technical debt by unglueing the data from the underlying operating system, middleware and application layers. "How Immutable Infrastructure prevents technical debt" by Joep Piscaer was originally published on VirtualLifestyle.nl Originally posted on VirtualLifestyle.nl by Joep … [Read more...]

Why running Windows containers in Kubernetes is crucial

Running Kubernetes on Windows is important because a large share of applications run on Windows. A single orchestrator helps operators and developers. "Why running Windows containers in Kubernetes is crucial" by Joep Piscaer was originally published on VirtualLifestyle.nl Originally posted on VirtualLifestyle.nl … [Read more...]

Oracle Cloud VMware Solution: When Pigs Fly!

Oracle Cloud VMware Solution is great for Oracle customers that need VM adjacency to OCI. The support agreement is a win for every joint VMware/Oracle customer! "Oracle Cloud VMware Solution: When Pigs Fly!" by Joep Piscaer was originally published on VirtualLifestyle.nl Originally posted on VirtualLifestyle.nl by … [Read more...]

Why Security Shift Left makes sense

Shift Left security is the next big thing after DevOps. DevSecOps is the movement exploring how to shift left security. This article explains what it is. "Why Security Shift Left makes sense" by Joep Piscaer was originally published on VirtualLifestyle.nl Originally posted on VirtualLifestyle.nl by Joep … [Read more...]

From Peak to Peak: A Mission Control Tale from the Trenches

Joep recounts the ripple effects and cascading failures he faced while leading cloud transformation at a Dutch retailer and argues for a mission control approach to managing resilience. "From Peak to Peak: A Mission Control Tale from the Trenches" by Joep Piscaer was originally published on VirtualLifestyle.nl … [Read more...]