June 28, 2017

SUSE Makes Case for Containers as a Service

Jun 27, 2017 0 97

Making good on a previous commitment to build a container-as-a-service (CaaS) environment, SUSE, a unit of Micro Focus, has combined its SUSE MicroOS operating system, the Kubernetes container orchestration platform and open-source SALT automation tools into a ...

The Case for LXD, Canonical’s System Container Framework

Jun 2, 2017 1 269

Most container conversations today center on Docker. But as Docker has taken enough, Canonical has been quietly working on LXD, a different type of container framework that supports some interesting use cases. Here’s what it is and ...

What’s Old Is New Again (and Better): Understanding LinuxKit

Apr 26, 2017 0 742

LinuxKit, Docker’s latest open-source project, promises to enable you to run Docker containers wherever you want—on Linux, on Windows, on AWS or, if you feel like it, on your IoT-connected TV. But behind this huge innovation are ...

Which OS Is Best for Docker? Here’s How to Decide

Mar 7, 2017 1 5345

What’s the best operating system for hosting Docker containers? That’s a loaded question. Here’s a guide to answering it. The question is loaded because, well, people tend to have strong opinions about which operating system is “best” ...

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

Feb 3, 2017 1 861

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 0 897

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 2585

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 0 785

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 1332

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 1498

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 ...