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Technology Short Take 122

Welcome to Technology Short Take #122! Luckily I did manage to get another Tech Short Take squeezed in for 2019, just so all my readers could have some reading materials for the holidays. I’m kidding! No, I mean I really am kidding—don’t read stuff over the holidays. Spend time with your family instead. The investment in your family will pay off in later years, trust me.




Cloud Computing/Cloud Management

Operating Systems/Applications


  • I recently saw an article stating that VMware is going to use Minio as the object storage platform for Kubernetes, but the evidence presented in the article is anything but convincing. In fact, the one slide the article uses as evidence is just an example of how Minio might be deployed on Kubernetes, and the slide also includes examples of deploying MySQL and Redis. I’m not going to link to the article because, quite frankly, I think it’s just plain incorrect.


  • Bjoern Brundert has a collection of resources for Project Pacific (announced at VMworld 2019). Give it a look if you’re interested in learning more.
  • I recently spotted Multipass, a virtualization solution for working with Linux instances. I haven’t tried it yet, but it looks interesting for sure.

Career/Soft Skills

That’s all for 2019—at least as far as Tech Short Takes go. Have a great weekend and great upcoming holiday, everyone! As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to me on Twitter if you have feedback, suggestions for improvement, corrections, or if you just want to say hi!

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