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Re: Enterprise Guix Hosting?

From: Benjamin Slade
Subject: Re: Enterprise Guix Hosting?
Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2022 00:42:34 +0000 (UTC)

Not something I've tried personally, but maybe PantherX (Guix-based) could be 
relevant here?

30 Jul 2022 17:18:13 Yasuaki Kudo <>:

> Oh wow!! Thank you everyone!!!    I will definitely show our conversation 
> thread to my partners - in fact, right now!!!   Let's make it happen!!
>> On Jul 31, 2022, at 01:20, Phil <> wrote:
>> 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.
>> Phil

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