February 28, 2017

Overcoming 7 Challenges to Enterprise Container Adoption

Feb 2, 2017 0 531

The analysts at 451 Research forecast that the container market will soon explode, increasing in value to $2.7 billion by 2020 from $762 million last year. Adoption of container technologies is growing faster by the day, yet ...

A Security Guy’s Top 10 Container Ecosystem Milestones

Jan 2, 2017 0 930

2016 was a big year for the virtual container space, and 2017 looks even more promising. The industry saw tremendous growth and continues to evolve at a rapid pace. Containers, being still relatively new, present challenges in ...

Now’s the Best Time for Container Adoption

Nov 29, 2016 2 774

Enterprise software companies stand to benefit greatly from container technology, yet adoption has been slow. It’s understood that containers could help to speed the inevitable force of digital transformation, overcoming the challenges of developer productivity and application ...

Hands-On Lab to Explore Docker on Windows

Nov 7, 2016 0 983

If you are looking for the chance to explore how Docker works on Windows, Microsoft has just delivered an early Christmas present. A totally web-based hands-on lab to explore Docker on Windows is now available. The best ...

Make Containers Contain and Work for You

Sep 23, 2016 0 1073

Docker containers have become an important tool in the developer’s toolbox. Adoption of this technology has been phenomenal. To date, Docker has surpassed 2 billion container downloads, which increased at a tremendous rate from the reported 300 ...

Database Containerization Platform Checklist

Sep 19, 2016 0 1331

Containers are lightweight, fast and agile, and solve all dependency issues related to the applications. With such benefits, why aren’t we using containers for stateful apps? It certainly isn’t because of vendors not certifying their applications on ...

SecDevOps and Containers: Kill the Candy-Related Analogies

Sep 13, 2016 0 824

Google “SecDevOps” and the results show that security teams are ready and willing to jump on the DevOps bandwagon. DevOps folks talk a lot about “shifting left,” i.e., addressing issues earlier in the development process. The phrase ...

Container Security Needs to Be Easy

Sep 8, 2016 0 2061

We are all familiar by now with the promised benefits of deploying applications with Docker containers. These include: Significant scalability and agility improvements, Predictable performance and resource isolation, and Application portability and rapid deployment. However, as more ...

Container Security: Why Bother?

Aug 31, 2016 0 869

Are containers secure? Probably not. But knowing each approach’s strengths and risks—and available options—could help ease adoption. Such a decision requires two primary considerations: Containers do not provide the same level of isolation between apps running on ...

Is This the Beginning of the End for OpenStack?

Aug 19, 2016 2 3747

I was struck by a conversation I had earlier this year during the OpenStack conference in Austin with a technical architect from one of the bigger players. He was seeing baffled IT teams who had OpenStack clouds ...