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The old William Gibson adage the future is already hereits just not very evenly distributed has never been more apt. We live in a world where the leading internet companies have modernized their datacenters, software, and processes beyond what the average enterprise can even imagine.
Everyones hollering devops so much these days, you might be ready to give in and go buy a box of it … except that devops, for the most part, doesnt come in a box. Sure, a bunch of tools can help a devops-centric organization work more smoothly, but the heart of devops is in the teams that implement its philosophies.
Enterprise software companies stand to benefit greatly from container technology, yet adoption has been slow. Its understood that containers could help to speed the inevitable force of digital transformation, overcoming the challenges of developer productivity and application delivery.
When I go to practitioner conferences outside Silicon Valley, I’m reminded of the separation between the tech industry’s notions and what IT organizations deal with every day. It’s like they’re living in separate worlds.
As most of us in the developer and IT ops communities know by now, Docker is good. Docker and containers have brought production operations closer to development, given us more freedom in our technology choices, and ushered in microservices as the backbone of a more flexible and aggressive approach to building software, especially in cloud environments.
Mesosphere, the main commercial outfit behind the Apache Mesos datacenter and container orchestration project, has taken a good look at its user base and found that they gravitate toward a few fundamental use cases. Survey data released recently by Mesosphere in the “Apache Mesos 2016 Survey Report,”indicates that Mesos users focus on running containers at scale, using Mesos to deploy big data frameworks, and relying heavily on the core tool set that Mesos and DC/OS provide rather than using substitutes.
A feature does not exist until it is properly documented. In my already-long career as a software marketer, how many times have I heard this?
The phrase digital transformation is wearing a little thin, as marketers twist it into a pitch for whatever theyre trying to sell. So let’s settle on a broad yet simple meaning: The journey from inflexible platforms, products, and workflows to a permanently agile condition.
Puppet is forging tight links between its devops platform and Docker containers, Jenkins continuous integration, and VMware virtual machines. These improvements are part of a series of product unveilings Thursday that also includes the latest version of the Puppet Enterprise datacenter orchestration platform.