VMUG Playbook: Relationship is Everything

I was the Toronto VMware user group (VMUG) leader from 2010 till about 2017/18 and over time, along with Mike Preston and Eric Wright we developed the Toronto VMUG into a community of deep connections, spirited community discussions and above all a place where people came to learn and…

Measure What Matters Using OKRs

Organizations of all sizes and in every industry are always looking for ways to increase efficiency and drive performance. However, most businesses set up a top-down goal-structure system which usually ends ups stuck in its original stages. Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) is an effective, simple and straightforward management framework…

Deep Work: Focus without Distraction

Cal Newport’s 2016 book; Deep Work, demonstrates the need to deeply immerse ourselves in cognitively demanding tasks so as to achieve extraordinary results. Deep Work contains compelling arguments, actionable advice, real-life examples and rules to work in a high concentration mental state. The book is divided into 2 parts.…

Is Inbox Zero Even Possible?

Productivity expert, writer, speaker, and broadcaster Merlin Mann first outlined the Inbox Zero philosophy in 2006 on his productivity site 43 Folders. In a series of articles, Man explains how triaging, labeling, and organizing your inbox, enables you to clear out or almost empty your inbox every day. According to…

Whats New in OpenStack Stein?

OpenStack, the project that powers over 75 public, as well as multiple private clouds, launched their 19th version of the software just recently and the latest release is just out of the world. In fact, if you have been following on their updates since 2010, you’d think after…

My Data Center Is Serverless

I wonder if you had the same thought to serverless as I first did? I envisioned an empty data center, with no server racks. No more hot and cold aisles, no need to lift the floor tiles anymore to run a network cable (I know some of you have your…

What’s new with Kubernetes 1.14

Kubernetes is a versatile open-source program for managing containerized services and workloads. This portable and extensible platform facilitates automation and declarative configuration that are backed by Google’s decade-long experience in running production workloads at scale. Unlike other open-source platforms for managing containerized services, Kubernetes offers superior services, combined with…

Site Reliability Engineering Mystery Revealed

Technology has become an integral part of the 21st century. The digital space offers great, challenging, and in-demand opportunities to individuals who want to embrace the technological age with its intricacies. A site reliability engineer is one of the career paths that individuals with skills and a passion for…