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.
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:
Some interesting webinars on modern security practices, including tokenization and federated SSO strong factor AuthN. Continue reading Strong Factor AuthN and Federated SSO
Ray Wang at HBR [writes](http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2011/07/coming_to_terms_with_the_consu.html) about further changes to enterprise IT environments and requirements given the advancing commodification of IT as well as modern trends in usage and reflected expectations of users. Continue reading Commodity IT affecting enterprise strategy
[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
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