August 23, 2017

What’s Old Is New Again (and Better): Understanding LinuxKit

Apr 26, 2017 0 890

LinuxKit, Docker’s latest open-source project, promises to enable you to run Docker containers wherever you want—on Linux, on Windows, on AWS or, if you feel like it, on your IoT-connected TV. But behind this huge innovation are ...

Why the Docker Ecosystem Is Starting to Feel Boring

Apr 25, 2017 0 705

DockerCon 2017 has come and gone. What did it tell us about the current state of Docker, Docker containers and the ecosystem? Keep reading for an overview. First of all, this year’s DockerCon provided an indication of ...

Alibaba Bets on Containers Running on Bare-Metal Servers

Apr 24, 2017 0 981

Aiming to provide IT organizations with as much flexibility as possible, Alibaba Group has unfurled an instance of a private cloud service based on Docker containers running on bare-metal servers. Hong Tang, chief architect for Alibaba Cloud, ...

How Docker Changes Everything (Not Just Deployment)

Apr 17, 2017 0 740

At their core, Docker containers are just a new way to deploy applications. But their implications for the software world extend much further than just application deployment. Here’s how Docker changes monitoring, storage, security and more. Docker ...

The Current State of Persistent Storage for Docker

Apr 10, 2017 0 1172

If there’s one area where Docker container tooling remains weak, it’s the realm of persistent storage. Here’s why storage solutions for containers continue to come up short, and a look at the work being done to make ...

The Docker Paradox: Containers Trade Simplicity for Agility

Apr 6, 2017 0 561

Docker containers make life easier. But they also make it more complicated. This is the Docker paradox. Here’s what it means. If you’re familiar with Docker, you likely already understand how it simplifies the lives of developers ...

How Kubernetes is Eating the Container World

Mar 27, 2017 1 1242

Is Kubernetes eating the container world? Not quite, but it’s close—and its success comes at the expense of Docker Swarm. The recent news that IBM has added a managed Kubernetes service to the Bluemix cloud is only ...

IBM Advances OpenWhisk Serverless Computing Initiative

Mar 24, 2017 0 798

Now that IBM and Adobe Systems are jointly leading the charge in terms of promoting adoption of an open-source serverless computing framework known as OpenWhisk, the two companies have implemented an application programming interface (API) gateway to ...

CoreOS Makes Kubernetes More Accessible

Mar 23, 2017 0 612

Aiming to make its distribution of the Kubernetes container orchestration engine more accessible, CoreOS announced that CoreOS Tectonic soon also will be available on OpenStack and the Microsoft Azure cloud. In addition, CoreOS revealed that its container ...