February 28, 2017

Minio Launches Docker-Based Distributed Object Storage Server

Jan 31, 2017 0 402

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 1 719

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 0 692

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 0 611

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 0 820

“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 ...

Stateful Container Apps Represent Next Big IT Challenge

Aug 1, 2016 0 1538

Containers are all the rage these days, but not every type of application lends itself to containers. In fact, most container applications in use today are stateless. In contrast, stateful applications, which typically require a database, are ...

Building Microservices: A Few Considerations

Jul 27, 2016 0 1111

Recently I spoke at Microservices Day in Bangalore on the topic, “What Do You Need to Consider When Building Microservices?” I wanted to share my company’s experiences when migrating our platform as a set of microservices. We implemented ...

Where Do Docker Containers Go from Here?

Jul 13, 2016 0 977

DockerCon 2016 has come and gone. What does Docker need to do between now and the next DockerCon to assure the success of Docker containers in the enterprise? Here’s a look at where Docker stands currently and ...

Persistent Data Storage Options for Containers

Jul 12, 2016 1 1501

From Docker Data Volumes to CoreOS Torus to Gluster on OpenShift, the persistent storage options for containerized infrastructure are finally maturing. Wondering what they look like and which storage solution would work best for you? Keep reading ...

DockerCon 2016: ‘Batteries Included’

Jun 27, 2016 0 846

Docker, the DevOps darling is growing up, and DockerCon 2016 was proof of that. It seems like just yesterday I did a pull of my first image from the hub, LAMP or something, and was off and ...