Cloud-native transformation: containers in the enterprise

A few weeks ago, I attended a talk about moving to microservices, in which the speakers, both of them DevOps program/delivery managers at a large online retailer, mentioned a rule they had. Tooling, they said, was not the answer to a Devops culture problem, but tools can be effective in slowing down or accelerating that…

CaaS: Hope or Hype?

In searching for inspiration for this post, I decided to bottom out an old suspicion of mine. After a brief but brave foray into the meme rabbit holes of the internet, I can confirm that indeed, “Everything-as-a-Service” remains a remarkably under-utilized as a buzzword. Something to strive for, I guess. A shortage of memes might…

New beginnings in an exciting growth area

After over three years at Canonical, I’ve decided to join Cloud 66 as VP of Sales & Business Development. I start today! In a way, this continues my transition from the hardware level, to the operating system, and now to the software that sits on top. Put another way, I moved from server environments, to virtualization, and…