August 21, 2017

Docker Extends CaaS Reach to Mainframes

Aug 17, 2017 0 260

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 0 157

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 0 280

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 ...

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

Aug 9, 2017 0 252

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 ...

How to Make Docker Containers Faster and Improve Performance

Aug 4, 2017 0 455

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 ...

Docker is Feature-Complete, But it Could Offer Even More

Jul 28, 2017 0 275

Is Docker feature-complete? In other words, has the Docker platform gained all the functionality that its users require to be fully productive and secure when deploying containers? The short answer is yes—but there are more features Docker ...

Container Security: Who’s Doing It and How It Will Evolve

Jul 25, 2017 2 478

As Docker has grown in popularity, so has the number of container security platforms available to help harden Docker environments against attack. Here’s an overview of the container security landscape today and how it is likely to ...

OCI Specification Gets Ratified

Jul 19, 2017 0 205

With the ratification of an Open Container Initiative 1.0 (OCI) specification announced today by The Linux Foundation, IT organizations now should have greater confidence in the fact that container images will be portable across multiple classes of ...

Why Docker Won’t Kill Virtual Machines

Jul 19, 2017 0 438

Conventional wisdom posits that Docker containers are killing virtual machines. That’s an overstatement. VMware, KVM and other virtual machine platforms still have bright futures. Here’s why. There’s no doubt that Docker’s debut in 2013 changed the game ...

The State of the Container Monitoring and APM Market

Jul 17, 2017 1 355

Once upon a time, monitoring Docker containers was a tough job because few tools were good at container monitoring. That has now changed. The list of container-native monitoring tools has grown to meet the needs of organizations ...