June 27, 2017

Hands-On Lab to Explore Docker on Windows

Nov 7, 2016 0 1542

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 1504

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 1968

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 1138

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 2497

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 1395

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 5203

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 ...

Containers: Not One to Rule Them All

Aug 12, 2016 0 1156

In the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, there was one ring to rule them all. Fortunately, when it comes to the container platform ecosystem, there’s far less of a monarchy. Not all container platforms are created equal, ...

Linux Containers: Comparing LXC and Docker

Aug 5, 2016 0 2850

As industry moves beyond the virtual machine (VM) consolidation paradigm, several types of containers have become prominent. Two flavors in particular currently enjoy the lion’s share of deployments on the Linux operating system: Docker and LXC. While BSD ...

DevOps Chat: Mohit Bhatnagar of ClusterHQ

Aug 3, 2016 0 1570

This episode of DevOps Chat feataures Mohit Bhatnagar, vice president of product at ClusterHQ. We spoke about the recent survey DevOps.com did in partnership with ClusterHQ. What are the biggest concerns regarding container deployments? Where and what ...