High-Level History of the Container Ecosystem

A High-Level History of the Container Ecosystem, 2013-2019

Docker recently turned 6 years old. That makes this a fitting time to step back and think about how the conversation surrounding Docker has evolved over those years. My goal in this ...
Kubernetes End of DIY Era

Kubernetes: The End of the DIY Era?

Is Kubernetes too much of a good thing? In the world of cloud technologies, working in open source generally means you have more and better choices. If your code is built on ...
Containers vs. Unikernels

Containers vs. Unikernels: An Apples-to-Oranges Comparison

I was asked recently to write a containers-versus-unikernels article, and I said, “Sure, but it won’t be the article you think it is because I share Per Buer’s sentiment that unikernels are ...
CircleCI Adds Integration With Atlassian Jira

Latest Update to Kubernetes Arrives

The release team in charge of Kubernetes this week released an update to Kubernetes that formally adds support for Windows Server. That support means that, in terms of being able to support ...
A Year of Kubernetes: What's Beyond

A Year of Kubernetes: What’s Beyond the Horizon?

In part one of this two-part series on what has transpired in the cloud-native community—and specifically the Kubernetes ecosystem in the past year—we discussed the emergence of Kubernetes and cloud-native as the ...
Happy Sixth Birthday, Docker!

Happy Sixth Birthday, Docker!

Anyone who says six years ago they fully appreciated the impact Docker containers would have on IT probably isn’t being entirely truthful. But as Docker celebrates its official sixth birthday today, it’s ...
A Year of Kubernetes: Navigating Treacherous Waters

A Year of Kubernetes: Navigating Treacherous Waters

I had recently taken some time to reflect on thoughts from the passing year in the cloud-native ecosystem. After talking with many people and seeing many types of deployments and use cases, ...
Kubernetes Pipelines: Hello, New World

Kubernetes Pipelines: Hello, New World

Kubernetes pipelines are about to change the way we do things. Kubernetes and microservices will drive us away from our old way of doing things to a much leaner method of software ...
Red Hat Launches Quarkus Project

Red Hat Launches Quarkus Project to Advance Java on Kubernetes

Red Hat has launched a Quarkus project that makes available a Java framework optimized to run on top of Kubernetes. Quarkus is a Kubernetes-Native Java framework tailored for Java virtual machines (JVMs) ...
Rancher Labs Unveils Lightweight Instance of Kubernetes

Rancher Labs Unveils Lightweight Instance of Kubernetes

Rancher Labs unveiled a lightweight instance of Kubernetes designed to be deployed in production IT environments that have limited access to compute resources or simply require access to a finite number of ...