Category: TechThoughts

Docker, TechThoughts

Why Containers are the VM’s of the future!

Machine virtualization is nothing new. It was a technology around in the mid 90’s although mainstream adoption came much later. It allows the IT industry to consolidate workloads via the use of virtual machines.  Nowadays it offers much more than simply consolidation of workload and benefits can include: Run multiple operating systems on one physical …

SaltStack

Thoughts on SaltStack after using it in production for a year!

I have been using SaltStack in production for around a year now. Making use of many of its features to simplify running several hundred Linux servers in a very small team (3 engineers) enabling us to continue to spend around 90% of our time on project work rather than support and fighting fires. As this …