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Re: Enterprise Guix Hosting?

From: Phil
Subject: Re: Enterprise Guix Hosting?
Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 17:20:48 +0100
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Olivier Dion via writes:

> On Sat, 30 Jul 2022, Yasuaki Kudo <> wrote:
>> I have been exposed to the world of Docker images and Continuous
>> Integration that seem spend most of the time downloading and building
>> them 😅
> Yup.  Tons of energy wasted and pollution generated.
>> Have you heard of Guix Hosting services jusy like the Docker or Github
>> companies target enterprises customers?
> IMO Guix is still very niche.  Only a handful of Unix enthusiasms /
> scientifics use it and companies are not in yet.  I might be wrong.

I introduced Guix to a company called Quantile where I work as the
Head of Enterprise Architecture.  Docker would have been the typical
mainstream alternative, but for the reasons you say and others Guix was
considered a more complete solution to a whole engineering ecosystem.
Nix was also considered, but we went with Guix in the end.

We have integrated it into our standard Jenkins pipeline and AWS cloud,
and it plays a central role both in how developers work (eg replacing
Python's virtual environments) and how software is deployed by our CI/CD system.

It was a bit of a punt, given Guix is not yet widely used outside
academia, but it ticked all the boxes, performed well in PoC tests, and
seemed like a solid tech decision - and one I'm still very pleased I made!

We've done a few talks on our setup and integration with more standard
commercial tooling - in case you haven't seen these they might be of interest:

I'm always very interested in any discussions regarding Guix use in
mainstream and commerical projects - I think it has a bright future in
this space.


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