May 24, 2017

Dell EMC Extends Container Alliance with Mesosphere

May 12, 2017 0 310

At the Dell EMC 2017 conference this week, Dell EMC expanded its relationship with Mesosphere as part of an effort to couple the transition to memory-intensive microservices that are driving IT organizations to upgrade their IT infrastructure. ...

Should You Migrate to Docker Containers? Not Always

Feb 16, 2017 0 721

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 ...

Imagining the Post-Docker Next Big Thing

Jan 27, 2017 1 982

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 ...

Platform9 Adds Kubernetes SaaS Solution. How Novel Is It?

Jan 24, 2017 0 475

Do we need more Kubernetes as a service? Platform9 thinks so. This week, the company introduced what it calls the first implementation of Kubernetes as a managed service. Kubernetes, of course, is a popular open-source orchestration engine ...

Comparing OpenVZ and LXD Linux System Container Platforms

Jan 9, 2017 1 1087

OpenVZ and LXD, which enable you to run a complete operating system inside a container, are not very different. But is one system container platform better than the other? Here’s a comparison of OpenVZ and LXD. Both ...

How VMware is Dealing with Docker Competition

Dec 20, 2016 0 1324

If you think Docker containers will kill virtual machines, think again. Here’s a look at how VMware is adapting to remain relevant in the Docker age. In theory, Docker provides some crucial advantages over virtual machines. Docker ...

With Photon, VMware Advances Container Agenda

Dec 5, 2016 0 488

VMware is continuing to extend the reach of its effort to host cloud-native applications with the release of 1.1 update to its Photon Platform that enables microservices based on containers such as Docker to run on a ...

Is Being Open Source Docker’s Killer Feature?

Oct 26, 2016 0 624

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 ...

VMworld: VMware Deepens Container Commitment

Oct 18, 2016 0 747

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 ...