June 28, 2017

Veritas Brings Hyperconvergence to Containers

Jun 26, 2017 0 114

Recognizing there’s increased demand for connecting containers running on bare-metal servers, Veritas Technologies now offers a version of software it developed to turn a server into a hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) that is capable of running Docker containers ...

How Docker Changes Everything (Not Just Deployment)

Apr 17, 2017 0 630

At their core, Docker containers are just a new way to deploy applications. But their implications for the software world extend much further than just application deployment. Here’s how Docker changes monitoring, storage, security and more. Docker ...

The Current State of Persistent Storage for Docker

Apr 10, 2017 0 843

If there’s one area where Docker container tooling remains weak, it’s the realm of persistent storage. Here’s why storage solutions for containers continue to come up short, and a look at the work being done to make ...

Docker’s Big Differentiator from VMs: Density

Mar 15, 2017 0 759

What makes Docker containers so popular and more attractive in some cases than virtual machines? The answer is density. Here’s what it means and why it matters. In the context of computing, density refers to the number ...

Minio Launches Docker-Based Distributed Object Storage Server

Jan 31, 2017 0 868

For some time now, Minio has been making available an open-source distributed object server in a beta format that sits on top of Docker containers. Starting today, that distributed object server is now generally available, complete with ...

Reasons to Keep Using Virtual Machines Instead of Containers

Dec 2, 2016 1 1094

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 ...

Survey: Container Use Maturing Rapidly

Nov 15, 2016 0 1041

Most of the containers being employed today can be found in web applications that are, for the most part, stateless. But that’s only the beginning. A new survey of 648 IT professionals conducted by Portworx, a provider ...

Kaminario Adds Flocker Support to All-Flash Arrays

Sep 8, 2016 0 848

As developers begin to build stateful applications using containers there’s a lot more interest in the various data storage systems that have been developed to support containers. One of the earliest providers of those system is CluserHQ, ...

Stateful Apps and Containers: Squaring the Circle

Aug 29, 2016 0 1330

“Stateful containers” may sound like an oxymoron. That’s because stateful apps—those that require persistent data storage—can seem like odd matches for a container environment. But that’s not necessarily the case. To date, Docker containers have become popular ...