Why we need Compassion, not Empathy

Empathy can be dangerous. Instead, we need compassion to create high-performing teams. Read on to understand what it is, and why we need it. "Why we need Compassion, not Empathy" by Joep Piscaer was originally published on VirtualLifestyle.nl … [Read more...]

How Kubernetes is changing the divide between Dev and Ops

Kubernetes is changing the divide between operations and development. Where traditionally, provisioning and managing infrastructure was a task exclusive to IT Operations, Kubernetes is shifting infrastructure towards developers. Even though public cloud, Kubernetes, and infrastructure-as-code tooling put infrastructure … [Read more...]

VMware vSphere with Tanzu is the simplest implementation of Kubernetes

While we have had capabilities to run Kubernetes on vSphere for a while now with VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid on VMware Cloud Foundation, I’ve argued in the past (listen to this CTO Advisor podcast with Keith Townsend) that this was designed for consumption of Kubernetes at scale, not at the entry-level, … [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...]

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...]

Is cloud-native becoming mainstream? Yes, says CNCF

The CNCF published its 2020 survey report, and claims cloud-native has become mainstream. Let's look at their findings and conclusion. "Is cloud-native becoming mainstream? Yes, says CNCF" by Joep Piscaer was originally published on VirtualLifestyle.nl Originally posted on VirtualLifestyle.nl by Joep PiscaerFollow … [Read more...]