April 29, 2017

HPE Rises to Container Management Challenge

Apr 12, 2017 0 310

As containers rise in popularity, IT vendors are racing to develop management frameworks that will enable IT organizations to manage containers wherever they reside. Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) today announced that it will be one of the ...

The Docker Paradox: Containers Trade Simplicity for Agility

Apr 6, 2017 0 344

Docker containers make life easier. But they also make it more complicated. This is the Docker paradox. Here’s what it means. If you’re familiar with Docker, you likely already understand how it simplifies the lives of developers ...

The Money Question: Diamanti Discusses Containers, VMs and TCO

Apr 3, 2017 0 419

Docker containers are cool, they help you be agile and they consume resources more efficiently. That you know. But here’s the burning question: Will containers save you money? That’s what I recently asked Mark Balch of Diamanti. ...

Docker’s Big Differentiator from VMs: Density

Mar 15, 2017 0 627

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 ...

Imagining the Post-Docker Next Big Thing

Jan 27, 2017 1 912

Docker containers have transformed from a niche technology to mainstream. That begs the question: What will be the next major innovation in the container and microservices world? From its humble beginnings in 2013, Docker has established a ...

Why Some People Want to Boycott Docker

Dec 19, 2016 2 1572

Docker may be wildly popular with many developers. But not everyone loves Docker, as the Boycott Docker initiative shows. Boycott Docker is a bare-bones website designed to argue against Docker adoption. It criticizes Docker containers on a ...

Reasons to Keep Using Virtual Machines Instead of Containers

Dec 2, 2016 1 888

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: Not Faster than VMs, but More Efficient

Nov 21, 2016 0 2447

Are containers faster than virtual machines? The answer may seem to be yes. But if you look closely, you realize that, although Docker does offer some important advantages in the realm of resource consumption, Dockerized apps do ...