August 16, 2017

What Do Containers Have to Do with DevOps, Anyway?

Jan 11, 2017 0 3135

You’ve heard about containers. You’ve heard about DevOps. But do you know what DevOps and containers have to do with each other? If not, this post is for you. Containers and DevOps often are part of the ...

5 Use Cases for System Containers Powered by LXD or OpenVZ

Jan 10, 2017 0 952

You know all about use cases for Docker containers. But what about system container platforms such as OpenVZ and LXD? Keep reading for system container use cases. System containers are designed to host entire operating systems inside ...

Comparing OpenVZ and LXD Linux System Container Platforms

Jan 9, 2017 1 1704

OpenVZ and LXD, which enable you to run a complete operating system inside a container, are not very different. But is one system container platform better than the other? Here’s a comparison of OpenVZ and LXD. Both ...

How Docker Makes All Linux Distros Look Alike

Jan 3, 2017 0 1662

Is one Linux distribution better than others for running Docker containers? Probably not. In fact, in many ways, Docker is making all distributions look much more similar than different. Traditionally, when you were deploying an application on ...

5 Common Myths about Containers

Nov 18, 2016 4 3080

Containers are faster. Containers work only on Linux. Containers are insecure. These are all examples of myths about Docker and other container platforms that continue to persist. Some of these misconceptions reflect popular misunderstandings of containers. Others ...

SUSE Launches MicroOS CaaS Offering

Nov 16, 2016 0 1754

SUSE, the enterprise Linux company, is the latest vendor to get into the containers-as-a-service (CaaS) game. The company announced a CaaS platform built around MicroOS, a new variant of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12. SUSE has ...

Amazon Simplifies DevOps with Amazon Linux AMI Container

Nov 4, 2016 0 828

Amazon is offering Amazon Linux AMI, a Linux distribution tailored for the cloud, for offline use—and it’s using Docker to do it. Amazon Linux AMI is a Linux-based operating system image that Amazon offers for use on ...

Linux vs. Windows Containers: What’s the Difference?

Oct 28, 2016 1 5606

With Docker container support now available for Windows Server 2016, admins are bound to wonder what the differences are between Windows and Linux containers. Here’s an overview. To keep things simple, let’s break them down into their ...

Why Does Docker for Windows Matter?

Oct 19, 2016 0 1096

Last month, Docker and Microsoft partnered to bring official Docker container support to Windows. If you’re a developer, you may be asking, “Why?” Keep reading for some perspective. On its face, Docker’s ability to run natively on ...