PaaS-y Days Are Here Again

At the turn of the previous decade, you would be considered perfectly sound to place a bet on Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) as the dominant cloud service model (over IaaS). With offerings such as Google’s App Engine, Microsoft’s original Azure, newcomers Heroku and EngineYard, and OpenShift from Red Hat, to name just a few, the stage seemed set for this model of opinionated, abstracted…

Kubernetes: Evolution Of An IT Revolution

(Note: this post assumes a basic level of familiarity with technologies such as containers and Kubernetes. For a primer, watch this lovely video.) When asked about the impact of revolutionary developments in France, Chinese Communist leader Zhou Enlai famously replied, “It is too soon to say.” (Though it is still disputed if he was referring to 1789 or 1968!)…