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Reasons to Keep Using Virtual Machines Instead of Containers

Dec 2, 2016 1 1081

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 3501

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 2865

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 4443

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 0 890

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 1182

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 0 802

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 ...

Selling the C-Suite on Containers

Oct 14, 2016 1 911

If you’re a programmer or admin, you understand what containers are and why they’re valuable. But how do you convince corporate higher-ups that containers are worth the investment? Keep reading for some tips. Like any complex technology, ...

CoreOS Deploys Virtual Machines on Top of Containers

Oct 13, 2016 0 962

One of the issues IT organizations routinely face is the assumption that certain trade-offs must be made when choosing to deploy containers on bare metal servers instead of virtual machines. Most IT organizations today opt to deploy ...

Diamanti Adds MemSQL to Infrastructure Platform

Sep 12, 2016 0 770

One of the assumption most IT vendors make today is that containers mainly will be deployed using the same IT infrastructure that historically has been used to support virtual machines. But for a few months now Diamanti ...