February 28, 2017

Imagining the Post-Docker Next Big Thing

Jan 27, 2017 1 689

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 1 1221

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 1 719

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 ...

Docker: Not Faster than VMs, but More Efficient

Nov 21, 2016 0 1507

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 ...

5 Common Myths about Containers

Nov 18, 2016 4 2154

Containers are faster. Containers work only on Linux. Containers are insecure. These are all examples of myths about Docker and other container platforms that continue to persist. Some of these misconceptions reflect popular misunderstandings of containers. Others ...

Linux vs. Windows Containers: What’s the Difference?

Oct 28, 2016 1 2030

With Docker container support now available for Windows Server 2016, admins are bound to wonder what the differences are between Windows and Linux containers. Here’s an overview. To keep things simple, let’s break them down into their ...

Containers to Drive Wave of IT Infrastructure Upgrades

Oct 25, 2016 0 704

Containers are generally viewed as being the primary driver of a revolution in software that is transforming how applications are delivered. But it may very well turn out that the microservices architectures employed to run containers will ...

Containers and Virtual Machines are Friends, Not Competitors

Oct 24, 2016 1 939

Containers versus virtual machines. That’s the rhetoric that has shaped the conversation so far as organizations evaluate solutions such as Docker and compare them to VMware. But what they should really be doing is understanding how containers ...

VMworld: VMware Deepens Container Commitment

Oct 18, 2016 0 595

At the VMworld 2016 Europe conference today VMware launched a series of initiatives intended to bridge the gaps that currently exist between many developers and IT operations teams. For those organizations that have decided to embrace lightweight ...