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Containers Crossing the Chasm

Posted by Saul Caganoff on 14 September 2018

strategy, containers, docker, kubernetes, PaaS

Containers and allied mechanisms for application lifecycle management and orchestration are gaining a huge amount of attention in the tech community. A few recent surveys show that developers are the early adopters of this technology with operational use set to gain further traction in the next twelve months.

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It's the Autonomy, Stupid!

Posted by Saul Caganoff on 23 August 2017

Microservices, platforms, api, innovation, agility, culture

We make companies feel young again by helping them move faster, to be more nimble and creative. Many factors go into “feeling young” and all of them lie in that nexus of forces that are changing the way business and technology work together. The scale and the breadth of change can be bewildering but a closer look...

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Sixtree to form Deloitte Platform Engineering!

Posted by Saul Caganoff on 19 July 2016

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We often collaborate with other consultancies on projects and sometimes those collaborations can highlight the journey that we’ve been on over the last few years and the fundamental shift that is happening in the way that businesses use technology.

Just over a year ago we started working with Deloitte Consulting on a...

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Crisis of the Monolith

Posted by Saul Caganoff on 15 October 2014

Architecture, Microservices

Last week I gave a presentation at the first meetup for Melbourne Microservices. Since many of us are aware of the general characteristics of microservices I wanted to survey the broader context of forces driving the emergence of microservices as a potential new application architecture.

The IT world is in the midst...

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PaaS: Only a Part of The Composable Enterprise

Posted by Saul Caganoff on 26 September 2014

Architecture, platforms, composable-enterprise

Is PaaS the secret sauce for the Composable Enterprise? Certainly Warner Music Group and their CTO Jonathan Murray have put a lot of effort into using CloudFoundry as the container for applications in their new enterprise. But I think PaaS is only one side of the coin.

Krish Subramanian as the Director of OpenShift...

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The Digital Enterprise Shift

Posted by Saul Caganoff on 10 September 2014

Architecture, platforms, composable-enterprise

Continuing my series on the Composable Enterprise I’m looking at how different thought-leaders and organizations perceive the shift from our current methods of doing business to the digital platforms that will drive future, more agile businesses. This week I cover the “The Digital Enterprise Shift”, a whitepaper...

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Characterizing Microservices

Posted by Saul Caganoff on 03 September 2014

Architecture, Microservices, api, soa

My last microservices post welcomed the opportunity to further the conversation about service oriented architectures, because frankly the SOA job isn’t done yet. But I didn’t actually talk about what microservices are. Here I write down a simple definition.

Well, actually there isn’t one. Microservices are a little...

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Composable Capabilities on Demand

Posted by Saul Caganoff on 28 August 2014

Architecture, platforms, composable-enterprise

My last post on the Composable Enterprise gave an overview of Jonathan Murray’s manifesto. While this is leading edge stuff, it is by no means new. We’ve been aiming for composable architectures for many decades now, going back to DCE and CORBA and perhaps even earlier. This speaks to how difficult the challenge is...

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Microservices! Really?

Posted by Saul Caganoff on 21 August 2014

Architecture, Microservices, api, soa

My colleague Yamen recently started the Sydney Microservices meetup group and the response was surprisingly strong with more than 86 people registered within 10 days. The first meetup on September 3 has 36 RSVPs. This is merely a local indication of the buzz that surrounds microservices at the moment.

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