Cloud Native From the Experts – Skyscanner

Launched in 2003 and headquartered in Scotland, Skyscanner is a global travel search site with more than 50 million monthly users. Their self-built technology, which includes websites like www.skyscanner.com and a mobile app, supports over 30 languages and 150 currencies. Skyscanner successfully use some highly advanced Cloud Native strategies in a mixed environment: they have … Continued

Microservices SOS! Over-Engineering War Stories

For me, one of the most fun and useful parts of going to conferences is talking to other attendees. I learn a lot that way about what folk are currently trying and learning. Talking at a recent Velocity conference on distributed systems I had three extremely interesting conversations about three different problems attendees had experienced … Continued

ASOS New (DevOps) Look

As part of the investigation for our new book “The Cloud Native Attitude” I interviewed a lot of expert practitioners to find out what they had tried, struggled with and achieved with Cloud Native. Below we’re publishing the second of these interviews – a case study of the fashion ecommerce retailer ASOS. ASOS interests me because … Continued

Study: The Tech Transformation of the Financial Times

Earlier this year as part of the preparation for my new book “The Cloud Native Attitude” I interviewed a lot of expert practitioners to find out what they had tried, struggled with and achieved. Over the next 2 weeks I’m going to publish those interview write-ups. They are also in the book, which is currently … Continued

It’s The Productivity, Stupid

Since March I have been interviewing enterprises, vendors and pundits about Cloud Native for my ebook, “The Cloud Native Attitude”, which came out last week and is currently available as a free download. In August, The New Stack very kindly ran an excerpt from my book, which was about distributed systems, aka microservices. In it … Continued

NEW! The Cloud Native Attitude Mini-Book

Introduction to This Blog In April this year, our CEO Jamie Dobson, CTO Pini Reznik and I were sitting around drinking Yorkshire tea and talking about how unclear the phrase “Cloud Native” was. What did it even mean? Did it just mean in the cloud? Was it a synonym for distributed systems? I suggested a … Continued

Securing Microservices with Docker from Adrian Mouat – Part 2

Last week, Adrian Mouat, Docker captain & author of “Using Docker” gave a webinar on using Docker to secure your microservice containers. The webinar was a teaser for a 2 day training session by Adrian and Sam Newman (author of “Building Microservices” in Amsterdam on the 31 July and London on the 30 August. I’ll … Continued

Securing Microservices with Docker from Adrian Mouat – Part 1

Last week, the excellent Adrian Mouat, Docker captain & author of “Using Docker” gave a webinar on how to use Docker to secure your microservice containers. The webinar was a teaser for a 2 day training session by Adrian and Sam Newman (author of “Building Microservices”) in Amsterdam on the 31 July and London on the … Continued

Securing Microservices by Sam Newman

This is a write up of the excellent webinar on securing microservices given by Sam Newman, author of “Building Microservices” last week. The webinar was a teaser for a new 2-day course from Sam and Adrian Mouat (author of “Using Docker”) and Container Solutions that debuts this month in Amsterdam. Pretty much all the clever … Continued

Microservices. What’s Really Going On?

As part of my investigation into all things Microservice and Cloud Nativish I’ve been interviewing folk and have bags of interesting case studies and observations to share. The first interview I’m going to talk about is the closest to home – Container Solutions (CS), which was formed in 2014 to provide specialist analysis and engineering … Continued