ASOS New (DevOps) Look

Alternative Text by Anne Currie

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 during the 00's I was Head of IT for an online fashion store [...]

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It’s The Productivity, Stupid

Alternative Text by Anne Currie

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 I describe how, at scale, microservices are very hard to [...]

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NEW! The Cloud Native Attitude Mini-Book

Alternative Text by Anne Currie

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 blog series and in an arms race of content-driven ambition we settled on writing a whole [...]

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Docker Image-Builder Qualities

by Hamish Hutchings

  When I was writing up the last post I spent a fair amount of time with Adrian figuring out what kind of things I would want in my perfect docker-build tool. I’m not going to go into too much detail around each of the build tools as I will follow up with a more in-depth post on the current tooling soon. So without further ado, my wish-list (in no particular order): Fast This [...]

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Becoming a Kubernetes Certified Service Provider

Alternative Text by Maarten Hoogendoorn

Several of us signed up for the Beta of the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam. Container Solutions participates in the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and our CNCF ambassador Michael Mueller was involved in the creation of the exam. Two of us have already successfully completed this exam, and once the third person passed the exam, we will apply to become a Kubernetes [...]

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