We are happy to be hosting Irvine's only Speedtest.net node. Hosting a speed test server is an excellent way to test a new carrier and make sure our infrastructure is ready for cloud traffic. So far we are seeing excellent throughput from Cogent. Apparently building-out their network to serve as the primary carrier for Netflix has worked well for them 🙂
Over the years I have consistently been able to identify important stuff early (except Twitter). And right now the most significant transition in application development and system administration is a move to containerizing applications. Yeah, it sounds a lot like virtualization, but think lightweight virtualization with only one app running at bare-metal speed. Anyway, without further ado here's one of the more significant tech rock-stars of this era talking about Docker... Brian Cantrill.