Well, it finally happened. I started a startup. It is called CloudNative.
It turns out, humans don't scale. Well, at least I don't. I have thoroughly enjoyed consulting and helping clients for the last year and a bit. And writing open source code, recording video episodes, running the Advanced AWS meetup here in SF and winning a Cloud Prize was awesome.
It's time to take it up a notch. In every job I have had, my goal has been to write enough code to replace myself. CloudNative is the continuation of that.
CloudNative aims to make creating:
- highly available
- elastically scalable
- fault tolerant
systems the default, rather than something you hope to get to when you have enough engineers. And at the same time, codifying all the best practices of running in the cloud.
An MVP of the Bakery is now live. If you are using Ansible and want to build AMIs easily, please take it for a spin. It will evolve over the coming months to become a hosted continuous deployment platform, naturally starting with AWS.
With all of that, I will be winding down the consulting side to focus full time on CloudNative. This site will remain up as a reference, but will probably not be updated going forward.
CloudNative has its own blog, and I have just posted everything you ever wanted (and probably didn't want) to know about Paravirtual and HVM AMIs.
Thank you for reading. I look forward to helping even more people figure out the cloud.