June 27, 2017
Christopher Tozzi

Christopher Tozzi has covered technology and business news for nearly a decade, specializing in open source, containers, big data, networking and security. He is currently Senior Editor and DevOps Analyst with Fixate.io and Sweetcode.io.

The Challenge of Container Networking

Jun 12, 2017 1 426

Understanding container networking is crucial for building an effective containerized environment. Containers change the networking game in several key ways that require you to forget everything you know about traditional networks—and even SDN—when setting up Docker. To ...

Docker Containers Are Hard, Just Like All Great Technologies

Jun 9, 2017 0 489

As technology becomes better, it tends to become more complex and harder to manage. That’s certainly true in the case of Docker containers, which are probably the most complex software framework yet invented. Here’s why. If you ...

Will Serverless Computing Kill Docker Containers? In a Word, No

Jun 7, 2017 3 1026

Will serverless computing eventually replace Docker? That’s the conclusion the internet seems to be drawing. But it’s the wrong way to think about the relationship between Docker containers and serverless computing. Serverless computing refers to platforms that ...

The Case for LXD, Canonical’s System Container Framework

Jun 2, 2017 1 267

Most container conversations today center on Docker. But as Docker has taken enough, Canonical has been quietly working on LXD, a different type of container framework that supports some interesting use cases. Here’s what it is and ...

What’s Docker’s Market Share Today? Good Question

Jun 1, 2017 0 441

How many people are using Docker? What is Docker’s current market share? These are difficult questions to answer accurately, but we’re going to try. Docker market share is hard to measure for several reasons. Like most open-source ...

The 5 Killer Features that Set Docker Apart

May 31, 2017 1 419

Why did Docker containers become so popular? To understand the answer, you have to identify Docker’s killer features — the ones that set Docker apart from other container frameworks, as well as virtual machines. It can seem ...

What is a Container Orchestrator, Anyway?

May 29, 2017 1 492

Container orchestration has become a hot topic following Docker’s ascent. There are lots of orchestrators out there, and people tend to have strong opinions about which one is best. But in this post, I’d like to step ...

Container Orchestrators You Might Have Missed

May 26, 2017 1 424

Kubernetes, Docker Swarm and Mesos Marathon are well-known container orchestrators. But they’re not the only ones. Here’s a look at container orchestration tools and frameworks you might have overlooked. I like to think of Kubernetes, Swarm and ...

What’s Next for Docker Inc.?

May 19, 2017 0 376

Docker has evolved in little more than four years from a half-baked technology that only geeks could love to a complete platform that attracts millions of dollars in investment. And that begs the question: What’s next for ...

The Inherent Security Benefits of Docker Containers

May 18, 2017 0 436

Most blog posts about Docker security focus on how to make containers more secure. But it’s also worth appreciating the inherent security benefits that come with containers. Keep reading for insights on how using containers can make ...