Category Archives: General

Hello from the CTO Advisor

This year (2024) is shaping up to be a very exciting time. I have joined a few of my friends at the Futurum Group. You may recognize that name as where Keith Townsend took the CTO Advisor, and Stephen Foskett … Continue reading

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Containers as Application Services?

I maintain that the real reason for AWS’s success is that it is a developer enablement platform. Many AWS services exist to enable developers to write code specific to the business problem they are trying to solve. Do you need … Continue reading

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Thousands of Containers Without Kubernetes?

Often marketing departments and analysts like buzzwords and want to hear every vendor using the popular buzzwords, whether they represent value or not. Kubernetes is a fantastic container orchestrator with its origins in Google and a footprint in every public … Continue reading

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Mako Networks, I Haven’t Heard That Name In Years

I recognized the name Mako Networks as an innovative local company in New Zealand, although it had been a while since I heard the name. It turns out, the New Zealand company is now a Chicago company, but the development … Continue reading

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The Scale Computing Edge

This week I will be at Edge Field Day in San Francisco, I’m looking forward to being back in person with my old and new Tech Field Day friends. Speaking of things that are both old and new, this will … Continue reading

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What is your edge?

Words mean things, so defining what I mean by some words is important. I talked with Charles Uneze about definitions of edge computing and feel that it is important to have a framework for discussing edge and its older cousin, … Continue reading

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VVols, Oh VVols, wherefore art thou VVols?

Some technologies take over the (IT infrastructure) world, some sink without a trace, and others find a niche where they fit a requirement. I suspect VMware’s VVols (Virtual Volumes) fall into the last category. VVols was released as a feature … Continue reading

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Diversity? How about neurodiversity?

I’ve always used this blog to document and share what I learned. Lately, I have been learning about myself and my neurodiverse mind, so I plan to share some of this new learning. First off, I am not a psychiatrist, … Continue reading

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Multi-Cloud Mobility – MinIO

Cloud-native applications usually use cloud-native storage, usually a combination of databases and object storage. Some of the agility of cloud-native application development comes from separating the persistence (storage) from the compute. Applications can be rapidly developed using DevOps methodologies while … Continue reading

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AWS Principles: Use caching

The design principle to use caching is not simply an AWS principle, it is a common application design principle. A cache is a temporary storage location for a small amount of data that improves application performance. Sometimes the cache is … Continue reading

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