Why All Containers Won’t Be Successful

first_imgContainers have been a hot topic in 2016—and while they’re garnering interest and momentum, we’re very early on in terms of market maturity.This doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be excited! Over the past year, containers as a technology have gained a lot of traction, with the three main players—Docker, Mesosphere and Kubernetes—finding themselves on equal footing as far as adoption and offerings. This is very different from the last couple of years, when these platforms were on uneven footing as far as equivalent offerings, and it’s a great evolution because it means freedom of choice, flexibility and the opportunity to experiment for enterprise users.However, this is a single point in time in the market, and I predict the landscape will look very different a year from now. By this time next year, we’ll find that one container technology has risen to the top either by way of innovation, functionality, funding, adoption or some combination thereof.We’ve already seen some very interesting market moves this year, with Mesosphere taking funding and announcing partnerships with HPE and Microsoft, and the Apprenda acquisition of Kismatic, the company behind Kubernetes. Docker also took on a Series D round of funding last spring at $1Billion+ valuation. All of these investments signal competition in the space, and we’ll see this heat up exponentially in the coming months—but with the current state of VC, it’s a crapshoot as to whether revenue will come out of these investments and what that means for container evolution.So why is that, if container technology is so desirable?It’s the fact that software is hard to manage, and there’s currently not one single complete product or solution in a platform. Software is only as good as the user’s ability to consume it, and if users are cobbling together software to make a single solution, odds are good that they’re spending human and monetary assets in a way that compromises efficiency rather than promotes it. With so many facets to enterprise IT, the majority of companies currently don’t have the ability to consume software-only products.And this is the hole in the container market. A hole, yes, but also an opportunity to build a cohesive solution that addresses the barriers to adoption: persistence, support for apps, ease of use and lock-in for existing proprietary hardware.For developers, containers make deployments and the packaging of apps and software easier because they make applications and associated dependencies more portable—the deployment process is absolutely critical. Containers also give developers granularity and control over what gets deployed and, on the development side,  offer the ability to build more simplistic infrastructure to support these apps—and a simpler infrastructure is more scalable and efficient to operate.But the toolsets are still in early stages of development, and users have to be good at operationalizing infrastructures in general. They have to catch problems, respond quickly, understand that software will break and generally be on their toes. The next technical step is to operationalize the software and environment, and that’s a whole set of technical challenges that people aren’t ready for–yet.Together, the open source community will build solutions to make containers easily consumable, and skills and tools will also make that shift so that the evolution of IT teams is more empowered to successfully run software-only approaches to tech workloads.EMC took a swing at this today—more here—but there’s more work to be done by the community at large.By this time next year, the container market will be a whole new ballgame, with one clear leader and higher adoption as the technology evolves. We’re in for an interesting ride!last_img read more

UPDATE: Accident on Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard in Roseau claims life.

first_imgLocalNews UPDATE: Accident on Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard in Roseau claims life. by: – May 18, 2011 Tweet Sharing is caring! Share 50 Views   one comment Share Scene of accident outside of Royal Bank of CanadaInformation reaching Dominica Vibes News indicates that there has been a traffic accident on the Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard in Roseau, in the vincinity of the Royal Bank of Canada.At about 7:35am a truck and a motor bike collided and has resulted in the death of one man.Although the extent of his injuries has not yet been confirmed, he was transported to the Princess Margaret Hospital for treatment and observation however Police Public Relations Officer Inspector Claude Weekes has confirmed that Mr. Kent Pemberton has died.Mr. Kent Pemberton was a teacher at the Grandbay Secondary School and would normally ride to school on his motorbike.We will continue to follow this story and provide you with updates as they become available.Dominica Vibes News Share Accident victim Mr. Kent Pembertonlast_img read more

Ex-Eagles defender urges footballers not to live a ‘fake life’

first_imgFormer Super Eagles and West Brom defender, Ifeanyi Udeze, has again called on Nigerian footballers to always live within their means. Loading… The ex-PAOK skipper reasserted the posit to Brila.net while speaking on football finances.Advertisement Promoted ContentA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?14 Amazing Pictures Of Unusual Objects Cut In Half8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes15 Celebs Who Fell From Grace With Their CareersCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?What Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There? Udeze opined that the flamboyant lifestyles of soccer stars make them easily distracted, stating that some accrue wealth and spend it incessantly without remembering they’ll retire.“The chasm is big. Very wide vacuum between when you play and when you retire,’ Udeze said. Our players must wake up to this reality on time so they don’t end up helpless after retirement or when uncertainties like injuries happen”, He concluded. read also:Udeze urges footballers to be  Financially ResponsibleUdeze was a marauding left-back in his days and had his promising career not attain seismic height due to injuries. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Democrat Presidential Debate Line-up June 26-27 in Miami

first_imgThe Democratic National Committee announced the lineups for the first Democrat presidential debates, after a random drawing Friday in New York.Former Vice President Joe Biden, the top-polling candidate, will appear on June 27, the second of back-to-back nights of debates in Miami. He will not have to face off against Sen. Elizabeth Warren or Beto O’Rourke.Biden will be joined on the stage by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and South Bend (Ind.) Mayor Pete Buttigieg — but not Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), another top contender, who will debate nine other hopefuls on June 26.The debates will air on NBC and Telemundo affiliates across the country, along with MSNBC on cable. They’ll be broadcast live from Miami.A press release from NBC News said that candidate podium placements will be announced at a later date and will be “based on polling.”The decision of when to air each debate lineup was made by NBC News executives, according to a Democratic official familiar with the discussion. Some of the campaigns were told that NBC’s basis for their decision was to “maximize viewership,” the official told POLITICO.last_img read more

Tennis Star Andy Murray to miss Australian Open due to pelvic injury

first_imgLondon: Tennis star Andy Murray has pulled out of next month’s Australian Open due to a pelvic injury.“Unfortunately I’ve had a setback and as a precaution need to work through that before competing,” the Scot was quoted as saying by BBC.“I’ve worked so hard to get myself into a situation where I can play at the top level and I’m gutted I’m not going to be able to play.”Murray, who is a three-time Grand Slam winner, had his eyes on playing a first Grand Slam singles event since Melbourne 12 months ago.“After the Australian Open earlier this year, when I wasn’t sure whether I’d be able to play again, I was excited about coming back to Australia and giving my best, and that makes this even more disappointing for me,” he said.Murray will now not be in action until February at the earliest. IANSAlso Read: The Legacy that is Andy MurrayAlso Watch: Anti-CAA protests: AASU and Artistes Society of Assam jointly conducts protest meeting in Sualkuchilast_img read more

Long slump forcing Kike’ Hernandez to ’embrace the grind’

first_img“I think it’s something where you have an opportunity you haven’t had your entire career, you want to hold onto it and that leads to trying too hard,” Roberts said. “I’ve seen him pitched differently over the last few years and I’ve seen him make adjustments. I know he’s going to come out of it and I know he can handle it.”Hernandez said he is trying to make adjustments that will bring him back to a comfort level at the plate and “embrace the grind” of a long season.“You go through some parts where you’re feeling good at the plate and you go through stretches when you’re not feeling good at the plate,” he said. “And when I was feeling good at the plate, I was hitting the ball hard and I had nothing to show for it. It went from feeling good at the plate but not getting any hits because balls weren’t falling to not feeling so good and swinging at everything. That’s just how it is. That’s baseball.”But he does not accept the theory that his slump started because he felt pressure to hold onto an every-day role.“No. Not any more pressure than I’ve put on myself the last few years,” he said. “I don’t think there’s anything added to it. I expect a lot from myself. Whether it’s being a utility guy or not being a utility guy. Either way I just expect myself to play at a high level at all times. When it doesn’t happen, there’s nobody that’s harder on me than myself. I wouldn’t say that has anything to do with it.”CINGRANI’S SHOULDER PAINReliever Tony Cingrani pitched a hitless inning for Triple-A Oklahoma City Friday night, his seventh appearance for OKC on a rehab assignment. But the pain in Cingrani’s shoulder returned and he has been shut down. Cingrani will return to Los Angeles to be examined by the team’s doctors again and likely undergo another MRI on his shoulder.“He didn’t come out of it feeling great,” Roberts said. “There was a little bit of pain in the shoulder. So we’re going to re-assess.”Cingrani spent three months on the sidelines last season with a shoulder injury, returning only for two appearances in late September. This spring, the shoulder pain returned and Cingrani did not pitch until starting his rehab assignment in early May.TOLES UPDATEOutfielder Andrew Toles is no longer working out at the Dodgers’ training complex in Arizona. Toles had reported there in late April but has left indefinitely. Roberts said he believes Toles is spending time with his family.The Dodgers have offered no details about Toles’ situation other than to say he is dealing with “a personal matter.” Toles did not report to spring training this year and remains on the restricted list.ALSORelated Articles Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Outfielder Alex Verdugo was held out of the starting lineup Sunday because “he’s been battling a little bit of back tightness the last few days,” Roberts said. Verdugo is expected back in the lineup Monday. …Right-hander Kenta Maeda was activated from the Injured List for Sunday’s start. Outfielder Kyle Garlick was returned to Triple-A to clear a roster spot.UP NEXTMets (RHP Jacob deGrom, 3-5, 3.72 ERA) at Dodgers (LHP Clayton Kershaw, 4-0, 3.33 ERA), 5:10 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available), AM 570 Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season PITTSBURGH – This isn’t exactly how Kike’ Hernandez’s dream job was supposed to go.After an extended apprenticeship in a utility role, Hernandez finally started this season with an every-day position as the Dodgers’ primary second baseman. While his defense at second has been exceptional, he has dipped into a deep slump offensively.“Not swinging at strikes. Ball not falling for hits,” Hernandez summarized. “That’s a bad combination.”Indeed it is. Hernandez entered play on April 17 batting .316 with a .999 OPS and four home runs in his first 17 games. Since then, however, he is batting .165 (18 for 109) with an OPS just over .500 and 35 strikeouts.center_img How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco “I think he’s going out of the strike zone too much for me – the ball down below, the ball off the plate, the ball up in the zone,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “He’s trying like heck. He’s competing his tail off. The defense hasn’t been compromised. But I think at the plate, I think he’s trying too hard.“I think that’s easier said than done – not to try to get hits. But where he was at in spring training, the start he got off to and at the end of April he was squaring the ball up as well as anybody but he wasn’t getting any results. I think he became a victim of trying to chase hits. That’s a tough road to go down. He’s working through it. He works as hard as anybody. But I think it just boils down to – he’s trying too hard.”Roberts points to the late April road trip to Milwaukee and Chicago as the turning point. Frustration from a series of hard-hit balls that were caught made Hernandez’s approach turn “in a little bit of a different direction,” Roberts said.“I mean, you could say so, I guess,” Hernandez said of Roberts’ diagnosis. “I would rather be the guy who tries too hard rather than the guy who doesn’t try at all.”Having finally won an every-day job, it would be understandable if Hernandez was guilty of pressing when he felt a slump possibly taking it away. And Roberts has increasingly started Max Muncy at second base. Sunday was Muncy’s sixth start there this month (with Hernandez in center field). Chris Taylor has also started there four times as his bat has come back to life in May. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more