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Microsoft Advances Container Agenda

Nov 30, 2016 0 493

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 ...

Testing LXD, Canonical’s Container Hypervisor for Linux

Nov 17, 2016 4 1434

Canonical is betting that LXD, which it calls the “pure-container hypervisor,” can beat VMware, KVM and other traditional hypervisors. To see for myself, I recently gave it a whirl. Here’s what I found. By “pure-container hypervisor,” Canonical ...

How Open is the Container Ecosystem?

Nov 10, 2016 1 544

Docker is an open-source platform. But how open is the container ecosystem as a whole? That’s a question worth considering as organizations make plans to migrate to containers. To be sure, most of the core technologies on ...

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

Oct 28, 2016 1 2619

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 0 527

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 ...

Should Docker Standardize? Lessons of Other Projects

Sep 21, 2016 0 979

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 ...

Forking Docker: The New Open-Source Culture

Sep 16, 2016 0 1150

Has Docker become too powerful for its own good? That’s what some representatives of the Docker community are implying as they lament the lack of container standardization and raise the prospect of a Docker fork. A recent ...

Microsoft Unveils Docker Container Monitoring Solution

Sep 5, 2016 0 1723

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 ...

VMware Ties Kubernetes to Integrated OpenStack

Aug 26, 2016 1 1225

As part of a broader effort to make sure that VMware virtual machines are employed within an OpenStack environment, VMware this week at an OpenStack East conference demonstrated how an open source Kargo tool can be used ...

LXD and Canonical’s Container Game Plan

Aug 9, 2016 0 924

LXD, Canonical‘s “machine container” platform, has been out now for a few months. What does the open-source company plan to do with LXD and how does it relate to Docker and other container systems? Here’s what Canonical ...