June 25, 2017

What is a Container Orchestrator, Anyway?

May 29, 2017 1 478

Container orchestration has become a hot topic following Docker’s ascent. There are lots of orchestrators out there, and people tend to have strong opinions about which one is best. But in this post, I’d like to step ...

Orchestrating Kubernetes on Bare Metal

Mar 30, 2017 0 1110

Linux container technology permits the subdivision of compute resources in ways similar to virtualization, but without the overhead of managing separate copies of the operating system in each instance/container. To maximize this effect, containers are frequently run ...

Kubernetes 1.6 Spans 5,000 Nodes, Standardizes Runtime

Mar 29, 2017 0 519

At the CloudNativeCon + Kubecon Europe 2017 conference this week, Kubernetes 1.6 update was released. This latest version can span 5,000 nodes and hardens many of the features enterprise IT organizations require. Dan Gillespie, release manager for ...

Docker Containers are Great, But They Add Complexity

Dec 1, 2016 0 1069

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 0 685

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 ...

How Open is the Container Ecosystem?

Nov 10, 2016 1 713

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 ...

Docker 1.12 Release Goes Beyond Swarm Orchestration

Aug 11, 2016 0 983

Docker 1.12 became generally available on July 28, bringing baked-in Swarm orchestration and performance and security enhancements to the container platform. Here’s a look at what you need to know about the new Docker release. If you’ve ...

Docker Raises the Bar with Built-In Container Orchestration

Jun 29, 2016 0 988

At DockerCon 16 in Seattle last week, Docker rolled out the new Docker Engine 1.12, which includes native container orchestration built-in. In a blog post, the Docker Core Engineering team discussed why container orchestration is now so ...

Container Orchestration Wars Start to Heat Up

Mar 15, 2016 0 18791

When Docker  is clearly the dominant instance of containers the debate over how containers should be managed is now just only beginning. At present, there are arguably four leading orchestration platform most commonly employed for managing containers. ...