If I put it here, I’m much more likely to follow-through. Like many, I work best under some pressure. Here is a list of what I want to do differently (with regard to technology) next year.
- Do more blogging. I can make a ton of excuses for not blogging as much this year. I love sharing what I’ve learned; the more new stuff I learn, the more I share. So….
- Do more for NSX for vSphere and NSX-T. I feel strongly that SDN is critical to the future of how datacenters operate. NSX is the logical leader in this space and will only grow in interest. There is still a tendency to replicate what was done with pre-SDN technology and I’d like to see modern ways to solve problems while finding and pushing the limits of what can be done in SDN.
Do more with containers and PKS. The technologies that Pivotal provides are cutting edge. Already and continuing, containers and applications-as-code methods are growing and will define the datacenter of the future. Just as a few years ago, we stopped thinking of hardware servers as single-purpose, we’ll embrace multiple workloads within a VM.
- Do more coding. I love concourse and pipelines, but have a lot to learn. Let’s find the limits of BOSH and pipelines. Can we not only deploy, but automate the operation and maintenance of a PaaS solution?
- Do more coding. I feel that as we move to “applications-as-code”, it’s important to understand what that means to developers and operators. What sort of problems become irrelevant in this approach? What molehills become mountains?
Hope to see you next year!