The Five Stages of Transformation: The Cloud Native Emotions

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Whenever I start working with a new client -- no matter who it is or what business they’re in -- there is one thing that happens every time. Without failure, the moment comes where someone will look you dead in the eyes and tell you about this single unique problem that they have, that nobody before them has ever experienced, much less solved. Except, of course, this problem they so [...]

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In Defense of Maturity Models

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Maturity models have received criticism for nearly as long as they’ve been around.  In my experience this has more to do with how they are used rather than any inherent fault with maturity models in general. As with any tool, it is when and how we decided to use it that matters most. Let’s take a look at some of the recent criticisms and address them one by one. We’ll try to [...]

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Container Solutions and Humble Consulting

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I started work at Container Solutions just a few weeks ago as a project manager and facilitator. One of the very first tasks I was given was to read a book. Our CTO Pini Reznik, who is also a co-founder of CS, gave met the book Humble Consulting, by Edgar Schein. Pini told me that this is the way we at CS want to do consulting: “Let's discuss it when you have finished the book.”  My way [...]

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There and Back Again: A CN Engineer’s Journey to Unreal Fest

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I joined Container Solutions a year ago as a Senior Software Engineer (my work Cake Day was April 1st). I focus on Cloud Native Applications: micro-service oriented architectures, containerization and Infrastructure Automation. Lately I have been developing and deploying Prometheus exporters, plus Grafana dashboards. In my teenage years, I pursued a computer science education as an excuse to [...]

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Docker gets ARMed

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If you're not interested in CPU architectures, today's announcement on Docker's partnership with ARM may sound a little boring. But I think it's important and hints at a better future for developers that need to support non x86 architectures. And that may well include your future self, given the growing importance of edge computing and the always expanding Internet of Things. Bret Fisher, a [...]

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