How was your week?
Next month is DevOps Loop. It’s a conference I’ve been helping out together and it has an outstanding talk list. I’ve worked closely with several speakers to curate talks on things I’m interested in and that they’re excited about. Register and attend for free, it’s October 4th.
And now, the stuff:
Tanzu Talk: Container Strategy Notebook, kubernetes or PaaS, and why in the first place
This week we discuss the history of Docker, the rise of Kubernetes and the launch of AWS EKS Anywhere. Plus, how much lumber fits in a cubic meter…?
Containerizing Business Outcomes—Industry Panel: Finance and Healthcare
Matt Stine, at JPMC, formally at Pivotal, wrote up a good take on enterprise architecture. It captures shifting from a mindset of policing and enforcing to partnering and providing. Treating developers as customers, not enemies:
- Make the right thing easy.
- Study what developers need - treat them as customers, not inmates.
- It’s not just developers, but the product part, maybe even the business.
- Capture patterns, configs, for example, as done in Tanzu Application Platform, or codified in PaaSes.
- A PaaS like the Tanzu Application Service will do this, or you can build on-top of k8s with the Tanzu Application Platform. Both are designed to make the right thing easy.
I’m remembering how to keep track of and put links into the newsletter tool, so pardon the weirdness of the listing here.
Gartner expects that up to 15% of enterprise applications will run in a container environment by 2024, up from less than 5% in 2020, hampered by application backlog, technical debt and budget constraints.
“The bottleneck will be the speed at which applications can be refactored and/or replaced,” Mr. Warrilow said.
Great list of accomplishments, and a reminder that The Boss has empower the change agents to make changes. Either that, or The Boss has to do it themselves. Or: iyou wanted to change because you don’t like how you’re currently doing things. So stop doing those things.
This starts with funding, which means The Boss has to fix procurement, compliance, and finance/planning. Your change agents can’t do they.
Docker is asking large companies to pay for its software. Funding has to come from somewhere, after all, and those customers have it.
And, kind of related.
Novels written and illustrated by an “AI”
Training your mind to think positive thoughts.
The original’s Webster English dictionary is a type of literature on its own, not just a manual, e.g.:
pathos /ˈpāˌTHäs/, n. 1. The quality or character of those emotions, traits, or experiences which are personal, and therefore restricted and evanescent; transitory and idiosyncratic dispositions or feelings as distinguished from those which are universal and deep-seated in character; — opposed to ethos.
Spotify engendered a trend that became known among the industry as “lean back listening”, which refers to a listener who “thinks less about the artist or album they are seeking out, and instead connects with emotions, moods, and activities”…“The Problem with Muzak”, writer Liz Pelly criticized the “chill” playlists as “the purest distillation of [Spotify’s] ambition to turn all music into emotional wallpaper”.
Free! My three books on digital transformation: Changing Mindsets, The Business Bottleneck, and Monolithic Transformation. Also, check out my book of collected columns on DevOps and other enterprise IT stuff - full of jokes and snark: Digital WTF.
And, see all my great stuff over at cote.io.