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Should Docker Standardize? Lessons of Other Projects

Sep 21, 2016 0 1276

Much has been written lately about Docker and standardization. What does Docker have to gain or lose by adopting an open container specification such as the ones from the OCI? Keep reading for some lessons from similar ...

Microsoft Unveils Docker Container Monitoring Solution

Sep 5, 2016 0 2049

Microsoft has unveiled OMS Docker Container monitoring, signaling the company’s interest in delving deeper into the open-source container space. OMS Docker Container monitoring, which Microsoft announced during LinuxCon, is part of the company’s Operations Management Suite (OMS) series ...

Docker: Not Just for Linux Anymore. Or Is It?

Aug 15, 2016 0 2035

Running Docker containers on Mac OS X and Windows is now easier than ever, thanks to integration with native hypervisors. The catch: You still have to use Linux to get Docker working. Docker released versions of its ...

Linux Containers: Comparing LXC and Docker

Aug 5, 2016 0 3336

As industry moves beyond the virtual machine (VM) consolidation paradigm, several types of containers have become prominent. Two flavors in particular currently enjoy the lion’s share of deployments on the Linux operating system: Docker and LXC. While BSD ...

Testing Docker Containers? 3 Ways to Go Local

Jun 10, 2016 0 958

Docker containers are powerful, but they’re not always simple to test in a local environment. Still, there are ways to run Docker locally for testing purposes using tools such as Vagrant, Kitematic or just Docker itself. Here’s ...

CGmanager: Undergirding LXD

Oct 8, 2015 0 2084

The third LXD / LXC technology in this series is CGmanager, which is the final undergirding technology, the one that enables secure cgroup (control group) management for Linux containers. CGmanager is necessary so that Canonical can provide ...

Docker Security Evolving to Advance Adoption

Aug 31, 2015 1 2832

It’s a time-honored story arc at this point; an emerging technology gains rabid affection among practitioners eager to embrace its inherent benefits, then related security concerns begin to cloud the horizon, threatening to dampen enthusiasm. However, if ...

Microsoft Goes All In, Committing to Docker for Windows Server Platform

Aug 20, 2015 1 2620

Microsoft & Docker, a Big Investment Microsoft has invested heavily in Docker, encouraging customers to try Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 2 Azure cloud compute instance deployments and publishing demonstrations with Docker containers running on this next iteration ...

Containers: Passing fad or tech nirvana?

Jul 7, 2015 3 2353

Linux containers are hot right now in software development. But are they just a passing fad or something more substantial? I’m reminded of a childhood experience that might help make the answer more clear. One year a ...