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      Great machine, but how the hell coil whine is still a thing in this model even though its 4th iteration…

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          It is ironic that they’re launching themselves circa 2011 as a product! EC2 classic FTW.

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            Why is this any better than any of the built in AWS services? Elastic Beanstalk for ex.?

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              This also goes hand-in-hand with an argument around core competencies. I’ll stick my neck out here and say that, for most, running a timeseries database for telemetry is outside of your core competency. Running a CI system is outside your core competency. Arguably running your data store is outside of your core competency.

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                Probably everyone have seen this post already, but still think its worth re-posting yet again; I did go back to it last week, just after one of the colleagues I work was eager to use DRBD in AWS as a solution to have files on two instances in sync (small lag acceptable…)

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                  I can’t be the only one who finds Docker in and of itself entirely uninteresting. It should be a commodity in the UNIX vein, something that is orthogonal to Docker the company I suspect. Container orchestration I can get very excited about. Container orchestration plus Criu even more-so.

                  @rfisher makes a good point when comparing Linux containers to a decade of Solaris and its offspring: in the latter the support is pervasive. In Linux it is tacked on.

                  Friends of mine in the S/390 and AS/400 world must be laughing into their LPARs and ASPs at the hurdles Linux containerization is putting in front of itself. That said, I don’t have a support contract thumping onto the mat once a year.

                  In terms of Docker the company the one thing I found out from my daliance with an alliance with Opscode is that monetizing open-source infrastructure software is nigh-on impossible. In terms of consulting you’re between a bunch of incumbent beards who wouldn’t do it any other way than their own and at the other end stultified multi-nationals who really only want to train their own staff. And hence Opscode/Chef are now a shop selling compliance training. I can see the same thing happening to Docker Inc.