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Docker goodness with git for builds

So, Docker continues to grow and gain adoption. Google, AWS, OpenStack, etc. are all building in docker utility. Here is a good synopsis of some of the myths about docker and its real benefits and shortcomings.

docker

But make no mistake, containerization is here and only going to grow. There is much activity about how VMWare is having to respond to containers and docker in particular, here, here and here.

What I’m now interested in for enterprise adoption is the building of interfaces leveraging the docker APIs to allow for ops to leverage this goodness, allow for separation of duties, and clean promotion to production for the enterprise. Its there for many languages, including:

    C#
    C++
    Erlang
    Dart
    Go
    Groovy
    Haskell
    Java
    JavaScript
    Perl
    PHP
    Python
    Ruby
    Rust
    Scala

Water-Scrum-Fall is Water-Scrum-Fail

[ADT has an interview](http://adtmag.com/articles/2011/06/24/water-scrum-fall-agile-reality.aspx) with [Dave West](http://adtmag.com/webcasts/2011/05/adt-agile-supercast.aspx) discussing the promise of Agile and the reality of its use. It draws on over 300 interviews and surveys undertaken by Forrester in the area of enterprise Agile adoption and provides attendees with a clear set of recommendations for how organizations should approach Agility. West cites where there is a clash between the dev team and moving into production. Continue reading Water-Scrum-Fall is Water-Scrum-Fail

Cloud characteristics

In the modern enterprise there is a tension. Too many senior executives are hearing hype about clouds, and think they need to jump. But, if you stand back, you will see that we have been running private clouds in small versions since virtualized data centers came into existence. VMware and Citrix, etc., paved the technological road to running a (slightly more) elastic compute and storage environment than the days of all real iron. Then there was the move to public, with large providers leveraging their own, huge, data centers to offer externals to soak up extra capacity at a profitable price. But there should be concerns before you drop everything internal and run to the public cloud. That said, there are uses for it, and in fact you will be using it today no matter what. That is where *hybrid* comes in. Continue reading Cloud characteristics