Last year we launched The Cloud Native Attitude a short book that provides an easy-to-read grounding in modern infrastructure tools like Docker and Kubernetes and which included 3 case studies on real life Cloud Native enterprises (The Financial Times, Skyscanner and ASOS). We’re about to re-release the book with 2 … Read more
Author: Anne Currie
Last week I published a case study of Starling Bank, one of the UK’s mobile-only challenger banks who famously “built a bank in a year” using Cloud infrastructure and services. The case study is part of the new content in our v2 of The Cloud Native Attitude, … Read more
Last year we launched The Cloud Native Attitude a short book describing modern infrastructure tools like Docker and Kubernetes and which included 3 case studies on real life Cloud Native enterprises (The Financial Times, Skyscanner and ASOS). We’re about to re-release the book with 2 new chapters and 2 … Read more
My interest at the moment is in web scale and its ramifications. I’m interested in the way current tools, especially IaaS, CI/CD and microservices are vastly increasing the velocity at which new products and features get to market (500-1000x) and the speed at which they can be scaled. … Read more
For QCon London, from 5-9th March, Container Solutions’ London team will be joined by our colleagues from Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands.
Please drop by and see us. We look forward to chatting with everyone cloud-curious and beyond at our stand on the 3rd floor, Benjamin Britten … Read more
Next month I’ll be co-hosting the first QCon Tech Ethics track in London with Gareth Rushgrove. We’ll hear speakers from many different areas of technology talking about the ethical issues they face. We’ll discuss ethical (and unethical) algorithms, codes of ethics, machine learning, AI, hiring, education and diversity. … Read more
Confused yet by Meltdown and Spectre? It’s hard not to be! So what should or can you do about it?
For Meltdown and Spectre it’s security business as usual. Patches exist for Meltdown and half of Spectre (for most machines) although more fixes will be forthcoming. Make sure … Read more
Earlier in this series we discussed what Distributed Systems are and why we use them, and we controversially defined a DistSys as any system divided over more than one physical location and using decoupling and copying to improve performance. Then we realised that’s most systems!
However, when … Read more
No, this isn’t the worst Christmas cracker joke ever.
In the first blog in this series I talked about what is a distributed system and controversially defined it (IMO) as a system that spans more than one physical location and uses the related concepts of copying and decoupling … Read more
This short series of posts comes out of a project I did with Diptanu Choudary, lots of discussions with other expert DistSys practitioners here at CS and elsewhere and my own background as an early engineer in the field.
Everyone has an opinion. This is mine. You … Read more