Do you use Docker Swarm? If so, how? I have been incredibly intrigued ever since reading about the release of Docker 1.12 earlier this week.
As Benjamin Wooten writes, now with only two commands:
- We get a deployment platform which gives us resilience, robustness, failover and fault tolerance for our containers.
- We get load balancing and a routing mesh which makes service discovery simple.
- We can use our server resources more efficiently with various allocation strategies.
- We can scale containers up and down with one command.
- Communications within the cluster are secured with dynamically rotating certificates.
Ever since, I have been reading more, such as this piece about setting up a swarm with Raspberry Pi systems.
Now I am curious… how are any of you reading this using Docker Swarm? What are doing with it? I am intrigued and curious to do more…
What does Amazon.com do so much better than Google? And why does Amazon do everything “wrong” while Google does everything “right”… yet offer a better platform? How should you construct a “platform” so that everyone can use it?
If you are a developer, IT manager, product manager, system architect, product marketer, CTO or even a CEO, you really need to take a bit to read this “Mother of all Reply-All failures” that was written by Googler Steve Yegge and accidentally posted publicly back on October 12th. Steve pulled down his own posting of the rant, but it was re-posted to Google+ by Rip Rowan and also posted over to Hacker News. The long rant – and the comments on both sites – are worth a read:
It’s a LONG piece that gives some fascinating insight into both Amazon and Google as companies, but also into what it takes to be a “platform”.
A bit later, on October 21st, Steve Yegge posted an update indicating that he did not get fired and in fact people actually listened within Google. He also dove a bit more into Amazon.com and Jeff Bezos. And just this week he wrote a lengthy piece describing how amazing it is to work at Google, explaining a bit more about what he meant in his rant about how Google “does everything right”.
The original platform rant, though, should definitely be on a “must-read” list for people thinking about how their services could really be a “platform”…
P.S. Are we connected on Google+? If not, you can find my Google+ profile and add me to a circle…