Explaining Kubernetes' Popularity

Explaining Kubernetes’ Popularity: It’s the Community, Not the Technology

Everyone everywhere is excited about Kubernetes. The big question is, Why are people are talking so much more about Kubernetes than other container orchestrators? Is Kubernetes functionally superior to other container orchestrators? ...
Beware the Captive Kubernetes

Beware the Captive Kubernetes

It’s common knowledge that the Kubernetes container orchestration framework is revolutionizing the data center. In many ways, the container revolution represented by Kubernetes is comparable in impact to that caused by the ...
When Not to Use a Container Orchestrator

When Not to Use a Container Orchestrator

Everyone likes to talk about Kubernetes, the container orchestrator. We spend less time, however, discussing whether there is a reason to use Kubernetes or another orchestrator in the first place for a ...
Kubernetes' Big Triumph of 2017: Killing Docker

Kubernetes’ Big Triumph of 2017: Killing Docker

What was the biggest change of 2017 in the world of containers? Without a doubt, it was Kubernetes’s rise to dominance. At the start of 2017, Kubernetes was just an orchestrator. It ...
CNCF Launches Kubernetes Certification to Increase Interoperability

CNCF Launches Kubernetes Certification to Increase Interoperability

Giving containerized app developers standard APIs and protocols is easy enough. How do you actually ensure they follow them? That’s the question the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) aims to answer through ...
How Many CaaS Platforms Support Swarm? Not Many

How Many CaaS Platforms Support Swarm? Not Many

If you want to use Docker Swarm mode to orchestrate containers, finding a container environment that supports Swarm can be tough. That begs the question: Is the future looking dim for Docker ...
What's In an Orchestrator? What Orchestrators Are and What They Aren't

What’s In an Orchestrator? What Orchestrators Are and What They Aren’t

Container orchestrators such as Kubernetes and Swarm are a core component of production Docker environments. Understanding what an orchestrator is designed to help you do—and what they aren’t designed to do—is crucial ...