May 26, 2017

How Docker Changes Everything (Not Just Deployment)

Apr 17, 2017 0 546

At their core, Docker containers are just a new way to deploy applications. But their implications for the software world extend much further than just application deployment. Here’s how Docker changes monitoring, storage, security and more. Docker ...

The Current State of Persistent Storage for Docker

Apr 10, 2017 0 658

If there’s one area where Docker container tooling remains weak, it’s the realm of persistent storage. Here’s why storage solutions for containers continue to come up short, and a look at the work being done to make ...

The Docker Paradox: Containers Trade Simplicity for Agility

Apr 6, 2017 0 411

Docker containers make life easier. But they also make it more complicated. This is the Docker paradox. Here’s what it means. If you’re familiar with Docker, you likely already understand how it simplifies the lives of developers ...

How Kubernetes is Eating the Container World

Mar 27, 2017 1 902

Is Kubernetes eating the container world? Not quite, but it’s close—and its success comes at the expense of Docker Swarm. The recent news that IBM has added a managed Kubernetes service to the Bluemix cloud is only ...

IBM Advances OpenWhisk Serverless Computing Initiative

Mar 24, 2017 0 537

Now that IBM and Adobe Systems are jointly leading the charge in terms of promoting adoption of an open-source serverless computing framework known as OpenWhisk, the two companies have implemented an application programming interface (API) gateway to ...

CoreOS Makes Kubernetes More Accessible

Mar 23, 2017 0 411

Aiming to make its distribution of the Kubernetes container orchestration engine more accessible, CoreOS announced that CoreOS Tectonic soon also will be available on OpenStack and the Microsoft Azure cloud. In addition, CoreOS revealed that its container ...

Docker at 4: Milestones in Docker History

Mar 23, 2017 0 456

Docker is now 4 years old—and a lot has happened in that time. Here’s a recap of major milestones in Docker history, starting with Docker’s first public release in March 2013. Technically, Docker is a bit more ...

CNCF to Weigh Two Container Projects

Mar 17, 2017 0 503

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) appears to be suffering an embarrassment of container technology riches. Docker Inc., after pledging to give up control of the lower level run-time Docker functions as promised, is proposing the CNCF will ...

Docker’s Big Differentiator from VMs: Density

Mar 15, 2017 0 684

What makes Docker containers so popular and more attractive in some cases than virtual machines? The answer is density. Here’s what it means and why it matters. In the context of computing, density refers to the number ...

Docker Aims to Increase Enterprise Appeal

Mar 9, 2017 0 439

Docker Inc. is starting to grow up in the enterprise. Via the creation of a Docker Enterprise Edition (Docker EE) of its runtime and management software for containers, Docker is trying to make it simpler for enterprise ...