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Containers: Not One to Rule Them All

Aug 12, 2016 0 1245

In the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, there was one ring to rule them all. Fortunately, when it comes to the container platform ecosystem, there’s far less of a monarchy. Not all container platforms are created equal, ...

Linux Containers: Comparing LXC and Docker

Aug 5, 2016 0 3330

As industry moves beyond the virtual machine (VM) consolidation paradigm, several types of containers have become prominent. Two flavors in particular currently enjoy the lion’s share of deployments on the Linux operating system: Docker and LXC. While BSD ...

Got Bugs? Use Snapshots to Speed Dev, Testing

Jul 29, 2016 0 1090

Software development is far more streamlined today than it ever has been. Sites such as GitHub, continuous integration and delivery processes (CI/CD) and technologies such as containers have sped up the development process by orders of magnitude. ...

Building Microservices: A Few Considerations

Jul 27, 2016 0 1492

Recently I spoke at Microservices Day in Bangalore on the topic, “What Do You Need to Consider When Building Microservices?” I wanted to share my company’s experiences when migrating our platform as a set of microservices. We implemented ...

CoreOS Launches “Stacknetes” Initiative at OpenStack Summit

Apr 27, 2016 0 2091

The promised integration of the Kubernetes container orchestration framework and OpenStack got underway this week at the OpenStack Summit Austin 2016 conference with the launch of a “Stacknetes” initiative by CoreOS. Launched 30 days after CoreOS, Intel ...

Docker Announces Native Apps for Windows and Mac

Mar 24, 2016 0 1607

Docker put containers on the map and has driven the mainstream container craze over the past few years. Docker has been adopted by and integrated into most major platforms and cloud services by this point—but it has ...

5 Docker Best Practices You Should Follow

Mar 21, 2016 3 12145

Docker is not the only container technology out there, but it is the de facto standard bearer for containers and it’s the most recognizable brand among the container players. Support for Docker has been integrated into a ...