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Docker Containers are Great, But They Add Complexity

Dec 1, 2016 0 892

Docker increases app flexibility, but it also adds complexity in many ways. To migrate successfully to containers, you need to have a plan for handling that additional complexity. Docker adds flexibility because it makes it easier to ...

Docker Allies with Canonical on Ubuntu Support

Nov 30, 2016 0 504

Docker and Canonical have formed an alliance under which the Docker CS Container Engine will be commercially supported by both vendors. While Docker containers have been widely deployed on Ubuntu for some time, a formal relationship between ...

Microsoft Advances Container Agenda

Nov 30, 2016 0 486

Microsoft has delivered a series of updates on its microservices strategy spanning everything from a managed Azure Container Service (ACS) to Azure Functions that drive a serverless instance of the Microsoft cloud platform. The company announced a ...

Mendix Embraces Multi-Faceted Approach to Containers

Nov 28, 2016 0 778

For some time now, a fair amount of momentum has been building around low-code approaches to building applications that both professional developers and gifted users could embrace as so-called “citizen developers.” As a leading proponent of this ...

Docker: Not Faster than VMs, but More Efficient

Nov 21, 2016 0 1843

Are containers faster than virtual machines? The answer may seem to be yes. But if you look closely, you realize that, although Docker does offer some important advantages in the realm of resource consumption, Dockerized apps do ...

5 Common Myths about Containers

Nov 18, 2016 4 2344

Containers are faster. Containers work only on Linux. Containers are insecure. These are all examples of myths about Docker and other container platforms that continue to persist. Some of these misconceptions reflect popular misunderstandings of containers. Others ...

Containers Moving Beyond Servers

Nov 14, 2016 3 1172

So far, containers have been used mostly to develop or deploy apps to servers—specifically, x86 servers. But containers have a future beyond the data center, too. From internet of things (IoT) devices, to ARM servers, to desktop computers, ...

How Docker Containers Help End Users

Nov 3, 2016 0 784

Most discussion of Docker’s advantages centers on how containers help developers and admins. But what about end users, the people who use containerized applications? Docker is beneficial to them, too, in many key ways. Docker was created ...

Linux vs. Windows Containers: What’s the Difference?

Oct 28, 2016 1 2554

With Docker container support now available for Windows Server 2016, admins are bound to wonder what the differences are between Windows and Linux containers. Here’s an overview. To keep things simple, let’s break them down into their ...

Is Being Open Source Docker’s Killer Feature?

Oct 26, 2016 0 519

What’s driving Docker’s popularity? There are lots of obvious factors. But here’s one that receives less attention: Docker is free and open source. Here’s why that matters more than people may realize. If you’re familiar with Docker, you ...