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Trends that Will Shape the Container Ecosystem in 2017

Dec 22, 2016 0 1194

Baked-in Swarm. Docker on Windows. Red Hat’s OCID fork-that’s-not-a-fork. These were the big container stories of 2016. What does 2017 hold in store for the container ecosystem? Here are some predictions. Perhaps I should point out that ...

Software AG Containerizes Integration Server

Dec 21, 2016 0 1935

In a move that promises to make integration engines more portable than ever, Software AG has created an instance of its webMethods that can run as an image inside a Docker container. Armed with that capability, IT ...

Docker Inc. Gives Up containerd Control

Dec 14, 2016 0 744

As part of an effort to mollify critics while simultaneously engendering the development of a much broader Docker ecosystem, Docker Inc. today announced it is donating a core element of Docker Engine known as containerd to a ...

CoreOS Unveils ‘Self-Driving’ Kubernetes

Dec 12, 2016 1 965

At a Tectonic Summit 2016 conference today CoreOS unveiled an implementation of the Kubernetes container orchestration software that it promises to update continuously. CoreOS CEO Alex Polvi says the “self-driving” implementation of Kubernetes, dubbed CoreOS Tectonic, will ...

Microsoft Advances Container Agenda

Nov 30, 2016 0 806

Microsoft has delivered a series of updates on its microservices strategy spanning everything from a managed Azure Container Service (ACS) to Azure Functions that drive a serverless instance of the Microsoft cloud platform. The company announced a ...

Now’s the Best Time for Container Adoption

Nov 29, 2016 3 1689

Enterprise software companies stand to benefit greatly from container technology, yet adoption has been slow. It’s understood that containers could help to speed the inevitable force of digital transformation, overcoming the challenges of developer productivity and application ...

Mendix Embraces Multi-Faceted Approach to Containers

Nov 28, 2016 0 1224

For some time now, a fair amount of momentum has been building around low-code approaches to building applications that both professional developers and gifted users could embrace as so-called “citizen developers.” As a leading proponent of this ...

Testing LXD, Canonical’s Container Hypervisor for Linux

Nov 17, 2016 4 1916

Canonical is betting that LXD, which it calls the “pure-container hypervisor,” can beat VMware, KVM and other traditional hypervisors. To see for myself, I recently gave it a whirl. Here’s what I found. By “pure-container hypervisor,” Canonical ...

SUSE Launches MicroOS CaaS Offering

Nov 16, 2016 0 1754

SUSE, the enterprise Linux company, is the latest vendor to get into the containers-as-a-service (CaaS) game. The company announced a CaaS platform built around MicroOS, a new variant of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12. SUSE has ...