Posts Tagged ‘Docker’

Originally posted internally 18 Nov 2016: Background Late yesterday I got an email from my colleagues in France asking me to review a pitch deck about our Docker capabilities for a financial services client. I’m repeating my answers here as they probably deserve some broader sharing… Docker in the Enterprise Their presentation hit most of Ian […]


Originally posted internally 26 May 2016: Last week I called in on Brad Meiseles, the senior director of engineering responsible for VIC. It’s a product I’ve been watching since the earliest rumblings around what Project Bonneville did with the VMfork technology that had originally been envisaged as something for quicker launching virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). VIC […]


At the recent DockerCon event in Austin Docker Inc announced two significant open source projects, Moby and LinuxKit. Moby essentially marks the split of Docker the open source project from Docker Inc the company, with the docker/docker GitHub repo moved to moby/moby. LinuxKit provides a set of tools to build ‘custom Linux subsystems that only […]


Originally posted internally 6 Jan 2016: I’d meant to post this before the Christmas break as a guide to things to tinker with over the break, but then I hit the point where pretty much everybody seemed to already be on leave, and it was clearly too late…. So Happy New Year, if you’re not already […]


Originally published internally 24 Dec 2015: Install Docker, because it gives you installation superpowers for many other things. Install Docker, so that you don’t have to install Ansible, or Python, or Golang, or Greylog, or pretty much whatever else you were needing to install. Install Docker, so that the next Yak you shave will be a […]



Docker Inc have announced general availability of Docker Security Scanning, which was previously known as Project Nautilus. The release comes alongside an update to the CIS Docker Security Benchmark to bring it in line with Docker 1.11.0, and an updated Docker Bench tool for checking that host and daemon configuration match security benchmark recommendations. continue […]


Background The last two interviews that I’ve done for InfoQ have been with Anil Mahavapeddy and Bryan Cantrill, and in both cases we talked about unikernels. Anil is very much pro unikernels, whilst Bryan takes the opposing view. A long and rambling Twitter thread about oncoming architecture diversity in Docker images took a turn into the unikernel […]


Back in March I wrote about Using Overlay file system with Docker on Ubuntu – those instructions applied to Ubuntu before the switch to systemd e.g. 14.04 and earlier. The move to systemd means that changes to /etc/default/docker don’t have any effect any more. To get systemd to dance along to our tune needs a file like […]


“Installation is a Software Hate Crime” – Pat Kerpan, then CTO of Borland circa 2004. Today’s hate – meta installers I’ve noticed a trend for some time that when downloading an installer rather than being the 20MB or so for the actual thing I’m installing it’s just a 100KB bootstrap that then goes off and […]