March 29, 2017

Trends that Will Shape the Container Ecosystem in 2017

Dec 22, 2016 0 763

Baked-in Swarm. Docker on Windows. Red Hat’s OCID fork-that’s-not-a-fork. These were the big container stories of 2016. What does 2017 hold in store for the container ecosystem? Here are some predictions. Perhaps I should point out that ...

Reasons to Keep Using Virtual Machines Instead of Containers

Dec 2, 2016 1 804

You already know which advantages containers offer over virtual machines (VMs). But what do they do that containers can’t? Here’s a summary of the benefits. Some Docker fans would have you believe that containers have made virtualization ...

Docker Containers are Great, But They Add Complexity

Dec 1, 2016 0 897

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 ...

How Docker Containers Help End Users

Nov 3, 2016 0 791

Most discussion of Docker’s advantages centers on how containers help developers and admins. But what about end users, the people who use containerized applications? Docker is beneficial to them, too, in many key ways. Docker was created ...

Docker Containers, Security and Compliance

Oct 3, 2016 0 1176

Can you use Docker containers for workloads that require PCI, HIPAA or other compliance? Answer: absolutely. Here’s why. As Docker becomes an increasingly big deal for enterprises, more compliance questions are arising. Enterprises like technologies that meet ...

Weaveworks Brings Security to Container Networking

Sep 29, 2016 0 573

Many IT organizations are just now starting to discover the benefits of deploying application firewalls on top of virtual machines. Now Weaveworks is moving to bring similar capabilities to container environments using the latest version of Kubernetes. ...

Make Containers Contain and Work for You

Sep 23, 2016 0 1188

Docker containers have become an important tool in the developer’s toolbox. Adoption of this technology has been phenomenal. To date, Docker has surpassed 2 billion container downloads, which increased at a tremendous rate from the reported 300 ...

SecDevOps and Containers: Kill the Candy-Related Analogies

Sep 13, 2016 0 912

Google “SecDevOps” and the results show that security teams are ready and willing to jump on the DevOps bandwagon. DevOps folks talk a lot about “shifting left,” i.e., addressing issues earlier in the development process. The phrase ...

Container Security Needs to Be Easy

Sep 8, 2016 0 2252

We are all familiar by now with the promised benefits of deploying applications with Docker containers. These include: Significant scalability and agility improvements, Predictable performance and resource isolation, and Application portability and rapid deployment. However, as more ...

Citrix Offers ADC Technology as a Free Container

Sep 7, 2016 0 851

With developers increasingly calling the shots when it comes to what IT infrastructure will be used to support container applications, some IT infrastructure vendors are now going out of their way to expose developers to their technologies ...