December 15, 2017

CaaS vs PaaS: What’s Right for You?

Apr 4, 2017 5 5700

For cloud people like me—I’m the CTO at Cloud Foundry Foundation—containers are a constant conversation topic. The main issue is how to embrace this new application architecture and put containerized workloads into production use in the best ...

Overcoming 7 Challenges to Enterprise Container Adoption

Feb 2, 2017 0 2093

The analysts at 451 Research forecast that the container market will soon explode, increasing in value to $2.7 billion by 2020 from $762 million last year. Adoption of container technologies is growing faster by the day, yet ...

A Security Guy’s Top 10 Container Ecosystem Milestones

Jan 2, 2017 1 2113

2016 was a big year for the virtual container space, and 2017 looks even more promising. The industry saw tremendous growth and continues to evolve at a rapid pace. Containers, being still relatively new, present challenges in ...

Hands-On Lab to Explore Docker on Windows

Nov 7, 2016 0 1896

If you are looking for the chance to explore how Docker works on Windows, Microsoft has just delivered an early Christmas present. A totally web-based hands-on lab to explore Docker on Windows is now available. The best ...

Make Containers Contain and Work for You

Sep 23, 2016 0 1763

Docker containers have become an important tool in the developer’s toolbox. Adoption of this technology has been phenomenal. To date, Docker has surpassed 2 billion container downloads, which increased at a tremendous rate from the reported 300 ...

Is This the Beginning of the End for OpenStack?

Aug 19, 2016 3 6669

I was struck by a conversation I had earlier this year during the OpenStack conference in Austin with a technical architect from one of the bigger players. He was seeing baffled IT teams who had OpenStack clouds ...

Containers: Not One to Rule Them All

Aug 12, 2016 1 1409

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 4189

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 1206

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 1685

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 ...