April 29, 2017

Which OS Is Best for Docker? Here’s How to Decide

Mar 7, 2017 1 2130

What’s the best operating system for hosting Docker containers? That’s a loaded question. Here’s a guide to answering it. The question is loaded because, well, people tend to have strong opinions about which operating system is “best” ...

Should You Migrate to Docker Containers? Not Always

Feb 16, 2017 0 631

Docker containers are one of the most popular things in IT right now. But you probably learned in kindergarten that what is popular is not always right. So before jumping on the container train, you should make ...

Testing LXD, Canonical’s Container Hypervisor for Linux

Nov 17, 2016 4 1561

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 ...

Is Being Open Source Docker’s Killer Feature?

Oct 26, 2016 0 580

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 ...