Containers: they’re easy to start with and deliver astonishing progress, but it’s hard to go on from there. Creating your first image is great, but dealing with dozens of containers soon gets nasty, and managing your containers with shell scripts turns into a nightmare even worse than those times when services run on old-fashioned servers.
Nils Magnus outlines the 12 stages of self-awareness that lead to ultimate container enlightenment. It’s a long and winding road: while usual suspects like system engineers, developers, and system designers understand container virtualization fairly well, its architectural pattern remains a different cup of tea, and orchestration frameworks and auxiliary tools make it hard to see to the bottom. But having mastered the 12 stages, you’ll be ready to immerse yourself into the flow of container virtualization. In other words, you’ll be enlightened.
The 12 steps on the path to container enlightenment:
Nils Magnus is a system architect and journalist. He has a 15+-year track record in open source security architecture, engineering, and cloud infrastructure. He believes in scalable, sustainable software solutions and cooperative, Agile development. In his role as a board member at LinuxTag Association and the German Unix Users Group, Nils organizes conferences and workshops on these topics. He works for Open Telekom Cloud, the simple, affordable, and secure IaaS framework. Nils lives in Munich and Berlin.
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