Anne Currie Teams Up With Container Solutions

LONDON — 21 March 2017 — Anne Currie and Container Solutions to join forces to further their aim of helping SMEs and Enterprises reap the benefits of Cloud Native. Anne Currie will be working with Container Solutions on a public project to encapsulate the current state of Cloud Native and Programmable Infrastructure. They’ll be talking to … Continued

Brexit and Innovation

This article first appeared on DevopsOnline. In their epic book, Creating a Learning Society, Stiglitz and Greenwald note that it serves companies well to maintain secrecy. This gives them competitive advantage. However, from society’s viewpoint, they say, “it is desirable that knowledge, once created, be transmitted as broadly and efficiently as possible.” We need only … Continued

The Space Beyond – Our Culture

People who come to work at Container Solutions don’t necessarily come for the technologies we use, although they are cool, but rather because of our culture. So what is our culture? When your strategy is based upon a market that is not yet fully developed, you are by definition gambling. You are gambling that your … Continued

Innovation and the Fear of Loss

In England we say that as you get older you become politically more Conservative. Winston Churchill said “If you’re not left wing when you’re 17, you’ve got no heart. If you’re not right wing by the time you’re 50 you’ve got no brain.” The reason? I used to think that it was because as you get … Continued

The Adjacent Possibility

Yesterday a Git user called David (dvonthenen) created a pull request that added external volumes to our ELK framework. This seems like an extremely valuable addition to our work. As David says in the pull request, upon failure, the system will ‘reattach the volumes and continue where it left off’. On my bike into work … Continued

#DCOSWeek In Review

Well, today is the end of the DCOSWeek. What happened. We started on Monday with a blog about innovation in the layers that mattered. This was followed up by the publishing of a case study by Derrick about how HolidayCheck used Mesos for their Microservice architecture. In between those two publications, we had our DCOS evening. … Continued

What Does a Manager Do?

On Tuesday evening, after our DCOS event, we were sat around talking. I said that the problem with good management is that we don’t recognise it when we see it. I then argued that CS must be well managed, since it was doing exactly what a company should be doing, namely, serving the needs of the people … Continued


This week is DCOS week! We will be releasing content every day this week about Mesosphere’s DCOS and things related to it and its adoption. We will be using the hashtag, #DCOSWeek. As well as the content, we’ll be having a really cool meetup at our place on Tuesday evening. This will include talks about Mesos … Continued