IT Should Be An Enabler

Almost everywhere I look, IT is treated as a cost center. Their goal is often to cut costs (expenses) to be as low as possible. But, this isn’t working well for them or the companies that treat things like this. In companies like this you end up with shadow IT, lines of business who are held back (which hurts income), or a little of both. Let’s explore what this means.

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Podman vs Nerdctl

The Docker CLI has some competition in the form of podman and nerdctl. Recent changes in the Docker ecosystem have caused some folks to start looking at what the other options are. Since these are two of the most capable Docker CLI alternatives, it’s worth looking at them.

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Always Be Connecting Dots

Always Be Connecting Dots (ABCD)

I think it was Rajeev Pandey who shared this with me.

Technology is complicated and getting more so. Take Kubernetes as an example. To understand the environment that created it, it’s useful to know how Google builds their data centers and about the cluster operating system they use (borg - a predecessor to Kubernetes). It’s also useful to know the other history to Kubernetes at Google. All of this is in addition to knowing the API and how resources work.

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