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Containers: Passing fad or tech nirvana?

Jul 7, 2015 3 2067

Linux containers are hot right now in software development. But are they just a passing fad or something more substantial? I’m reminded of a childhood experience that might help make the answer more clear. One year a ...

VMware’s Project Bonneville streamlines Docker container workflow

Jul 1, 2015 1 1919

Earlier this week VMware shared news about Project Bonneville at DockerCon. Project Bonneville is a native container solution developed for VMware’s hypervisor to integrate Docker containers more tightly in the virtual infrastructure and streamline container workflow. Project ...

Did Docker grow so big it forgot its original vision?

Jul 1, 2015 0 1976

Docker went quickly from obscurity to ubiquity. A couple years ago the company didn’t exist and now it’s established as the de facto standard for container technologies—integrated in almost every platform and supported by most major vendors. ...

Four ways containers threaten VMware’s 10 year dominance

Jul 1, 2015 1 899

Can containers threaten VMware’s beachhead? Yes. Combined with an exploding ecosystem, they address the top use-cases and add something additional. I started working with VMware during its first ESX beta (nearly 15 years ago!). My first start-up, ...

Puppet Labs talks Docker and Containerization

Jun 5, 2015 1 1874

Last week Puppet Labs released a new version of Puppet Enterprise that brought forward a number of new features, including those to Puppet Node manager that helps automate the provisioning of infrastructure from containers to bare metal, ...

Linux Containers & Security Implications

Jun 5, 2015 1 1667

Does the word “container” intimate containment, suggesting that containers are inherently secure? If it does, any such assumption of security may be the broadest Docker vulnerability to date. “One of the biggest threats I see with Docker ...

Why We Build in Docker Containers

Jun 5, 2015 1 1900

We are using Docker as a virtualization technology for our continuous delivery/deployment pipelines, in Rultor.com. We experimented with other technologies and Docker’s approach proved to be the best fit for our needs. Docker is a command line tool ...

Docker tinkers with Docker Hub for performance improvements

Jun 5, 2015 0 1147

Docker’s strengthening its infrastructure components to accommodate the volume of use and wide range of use cases that inevitably crop up from such hockey-stick growth. The latest improvements come by way of refinements made to Docker Hub ...

A Simple Service Discovery Solution for Docker

Jun 5, 2015 0 1526

The ambassador pattern is an approach for multi-host Docker application deployment. It helps containers on different hosts to discover each other and communicate. Despite of the variants, the idea can be illustrated as the following: (web) –link–> (web ...