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5 Common Myths about Containers

Nov 18, 2016 4 2866

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 1582

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 0 744

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 ...

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

Oct 28, 2016 1 4450

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 ...

Why Does Docker for Windows Matter?

Oct 19, 2016 0 986

Last month, Docker and Microsoft partnered to bring official Docker container support to Windows. If you’re a developer, you may be asking, “Why?” Keep reading for some perspective. On its face, Docker’s ability to run natively on ...

Should Docker Standardize? Lessons of Other Projects

Sep 21, 2016 0 1177

Much has been written lately about Docker and standardization. What does Docker have to gain or lose by adopting an open container specification such as the ones from the OCI? Keep reading for some lessons from similar ...

Microsoft Unveils Docker Container Monitoring Solution

Sep 5, 2016 0 1931

Microsoft has unveiled OMS Docker Container monitoring, signaling the company’s interest in delving deeper into the open-source container space. OMS Docker Container monitoring, which Microsoft announced during LinuxCon, is part of the company’s Operations Management Suite (OMS) series ...

Docker: Not Just for Linux Anymore. Or Is It?

Aug 15, 2016 0 1816

Running Docker containers on Mac OS X and Windows is now easier than ever, thanks to integration with native hypervisors. The catch: You still have to use Linux to get Docker working. Docker released versions of its ...

Linux Containers: Comparing LXC and Docker

Aug 5, 2016 0 2834

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 ...

Testing Docker Containers? 3 Ways to Go Local

Jun 10, 2016 0 904

Docker containers are powerful, but they’re not always simple to test in a local environment. Still, there are ways to run Docker locally for testing purposes using tools such as Vagrant, Kitematic or just Docker itself. Here’s ...