August 21, 2017

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 ...

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 ...

Are Containers Killing the Operating System?

Aug 1, 2017 0 438

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 ...

IBM Makes Case for Mainframes as Container Platforms

Jul 24, 2017 0 1285

Later this year IBM plans to have put in place a licensing model that will provide a compelling financial incentive for IT organizations to deploy microservices based on containers on a new z14 mainframe platform. Mike Desens, ...

SUSE Makes Case for Containers as a Service

Jun 27, 2017 0 337

Making good on a previous commitment to build a container-as-a-service (CaaS) environment, SUSE, a unit of Micro Focus, has combined its SUSE MicroOS operating system, the Kubernetes container orchestration platform and open-source SALT automation tools into a ...

The Case for LXD, Canonical’s System Container Framework

Jun 2, 2017 1 438

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 Old Is New Again (and Better): Understanding LinuxKit

Apr 26, 2017 0 885

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 ...

Which OS Is Best for Docker? Here’s How to Decide

Mar 7, 2017 1 8475

What’s the best operating system for hosting Docker containers? That’s a loaded question. Here’s a guide to answering it. The question is loaded because, well, people tend to have strong opinions about which operating system is “best” ...

Docker Containers are Much Older Than You Think (Kind Of)

Feb 3, 2017 1 1016

Docker is barely three years old, which makes it seem like a new, relatively unproven technology. But viewed from the perspective of the long history of containers and microservices, Docker is actually a very established technology. Here’s ...

8 Reasons Why Containers Can Be Good for Business

Jan 18, 2017 0 1098

If you’re a developer or admin, you understand how containers can help make your work easier from a technical standpoint. But how can you convince your boss that containers are useful from a business standpoint? Here are ...