August 18, 2017

Docker Extends CaaS Reach to Mainframes

Aug 17, 2017 0 98

A potential to fulfill how IT is managed across multiple computing platforms is now being realized via an update to Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) announced by Docker Inc. David Messina, chief marketing officer for Docker Inc., says ...

Identifying Security Weak Points in a Docker Environment

Aug 16, 2017 0 120

As Docker adoption increases, so does visibility into Docker containers’ security weaknesses. Here’s an overview of the types of security and privacy vulnerabilities that have been discovered in Docker containers so far. Docker environments are complicated, more ...

For Portability, VMs Still Beat Docker Containers

Aug 15, 2017 0 239

Docker containers have many advantages. Arguably, portability is not one of them. Here’s why containers are less portable than virtual machines. Defining Portability Portability means the ability to move an application—in other words, port it—from one host ...

AWS Wants More Influence Over Container Standards

Aug 14, 2017 0 226

As the largest public cloud service in use, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is clearly home to more containers than just about anywhere else in IT. But AWS has always been a little skittish about containers. After all, ...

‘Secure by Default’: Docker’s Container Security Messaging

Aug 9, 2017 0 232

Containers are not only “secure by default.” They’re more secure than virtual machines. This, at least, is the thesis that Docker is pushing as container technology matures. Is it accurate? For the first few years following Docker’s ...

Red Hat Bolsters RHEL Atomic Host Security

Aug 7, 2017 0 240

One of the issues that hampers adoption of containers is concerns about security. Red Hat recently moved to allay some of those fears by adding support for a Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux) module, which originally was developed for ...

How to Make Docker Containers Faster and Improve Performance

Aug 4, 2017 0 391

Your Docker containers are already fast, at least compared to virtual machines. But what if you want to make them even faster? Here are strategies for optimizing Docker container speed and performance. If you’re using Docker, it’s ...

High Correlation Between Containers and Node.js Usage Seen

Aug 3, 2017 0 246

There is a very high correlation between developers that have embraced Node.js to develop applications and usage of containers. A new survey of 1,405 IT professionals published by The Node.js Foundation finds 49 percent are employing containers ...

Are Containers Killing the Operating System?

Aug 1, 2017 0 391

The operating system was once the most important part of your software stack. In today’s containerized world, however, operating systems are dead—well, almost. Let me explain. Traditionally, when production environments ran on bare metal, the operating system ...