February 28, 2017

Docker Containers are Much Older Than You Think (Kind Of)

Feb 3, 2017 1 434

Docker is barely three years old, which makes it seem like a new, relatively unproven technology. But viewed from the perspective of the long history of containers and microservices, Docker is actually a very established technology. Here’s ...

8 Reasons Why Containers Can Be Good for Business

Jan 18, 2017 0 576

If you’re a developer or admin, you understand how containers can help make your work easier from a technical standpoint. But how can you convince your boss that containers are useful from a business standpoint? Here are ...

What Do Containers Have to Do with DevOps, Anyway?

Jan 11, 2017 0 1707

You’ve heard about containers. You’ve heard about DevOps. But do you know what DevOps and containers have to do with each other? If not, this post is for you. Containers and DevOps often are part of the ...

5 Use Cases for System Containers Powered by LXD or OpenVZ

Jan 10, 2017 0 436

You know all about use cases for Docker containers. But what about system container platforms such as OpenVZ and LXD? Keep reading for system container use cases. System containers are designed to host entire operating systems inside ...

Comparing OpenVZ and LXD Linux System Container Platforms

Jan 9, 2017 1 587

OpenVZ and LXD, which enable you to run a complete operating system inside a container, are not very different. But is one system container platform better than the other? Here’s a comparison of OpenVZ and LXD. Both ...

How Docker Makes All Linux Distros Look Alike

Jan 3, 2017 0 892

Is one Linux distribution better than others for running Docker containers? Probably not. In fact, in many ways, Docker is making all distributions look much more similar than different. Traditionally, when you were deploying an application on ...

5 Common Myths about Containers

Nov 18, 2016 4 2154

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 ...

SUSE Launches MicroOS CaaS Offering

Nov 16, 2016 0 1065

SUSE, the enterprise Linux company, is the latest vendor to get into the containers-as-a-service (CaaS) game. The company announced a CaaS platform built around MicroOS, a new variant of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12. SUSE has ...

Amazon Simplifies DevOps with Amazon Linux AMI Container

Nov 4, 2016 0 537

Amazon is offering Amazon Linux AMI, a Linux distribution tailored for the cloud, for offline use—and it’s using Docker to do it. Amazon Linux AMI is a Linux-based operating system image that Amazon offers for use on ...