August 23, 2017

Will Serverless Computing Kill Docker Containers? In a Word, No

Jun 7, 2017 3 2027

Will serverless computing eventually replace Docker? That’s the conclusion the internet seems to be drawing. But it’s the wrong way to think about the relationship between Docker containers and serverless computing. Serverless computing refers to platforms that ...

The Case for LXD, Canonical’s System Container Framework

Jun 2, 2017 1 450

Most container conversations today center on Docker. But as Docker has taken enough, Canonical has been quietly working on LXD, a different type of container framework that supports some interesting use cases. Here’s what it is and ...

What’s Docker’s Market Share Today? Good Question

Jun 1, 2017 0 792

How many people are using Docker? What is Docker’s current market share? These are difficult questions to answer accurately, but we’re going to try. Docker market share is hard to measure for several reasons. Like most open-source ...

The 5 Killer Features that Set Docker Apart

May 31, 2017 1 584

Why did Docker containers become so popular? To understand the answer, you have to identify Docker’s killer features — the ones that set Docker apart from other container frameworks, as well as virtual machines. It can seem ...

What’s Next for Docker Inc.?

May 19, 2017 0 562

Docker has evolved in little more than four years from a half-baked technology that only geeks could love to a complete platform that attracts millions of dollars in investment. And that begs the question: What’s next for ...

The Inherent Security Benefits of Docker Containers

May 18, 2017 0 591

Most blog posts about Docker security focus on how to make containers more secure. But it’s also worth appreciating the inherent security benefits that come with containers. Keep reading for insights on how using containers can make ...

Understanding Why Docker is So Popular

May 9, 2017 0 751

Docker containers have become a massively popular technology. But Docker is by no means the only or the oldest container platform. That begs the questions: Why Docker? What made Docker stand out from the competition? Although few ...

Coming to Terms with Container Security

May 8, 2017 0 627

When it comes to emerging technologies of almost any kind, there’s a natural amount of fear and loathing involving IT security. In almost every case, security is cited as the No. 1 barrier to adoption. Regardless of ...

Weaveworks Monitors Multiple Container Platforms

May 4, 2017 0 483

As microservices adoption increases and the technology matures, Weaveworks is betting that most IT organizations will need to support container applications running on two or more container platforms. The latest release of Weave Cloud service makes it ...

What Does LinuxKit Mean for Native Docker on Windows?

May 2, 2017 0 969

Thanks to LinuxKit, Docker containers now can run anywhere. Does that mean native Windows containers are now stillborn? It’s possible. Docker announced LinuxKit, is a tool set for building a Linux subsystem, at DockerCon 2017 in April. ...