August 16, 2017

Jails, LXC and Beyond: Container Platform Round-Up

Jul 14, 2017 0 269

You know Docker. But do you know all of the other container platforms out there? Here’s the long list of container frameworks worth knowing about today, from LXC and OpenVZ to rkt. To many people, Docker is ...

Why Did Docker Triumph Over Other Platforms?

Jul 12, 2017 0 485

Today, Docker is virtually synonymous with containers in the minds of many people. That’s because Docker has established a huge lead over alternative container platforms such as LXC and OpenVZ. Why? Keep reading for some insight. If ...

The 5 Killer Features that Set Docker Apart

May 31, 2017 1 568

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 0 546

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 ...

Understanding Why Docker is So Popular

May 9, 2017 0 726

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 ...

Container Security: Why Bother?

Aug 31, 2016 0 1622

Are containers secure? Probably not. But knowing each approach’s strengths and risks—and available options—could help ease adoption. Such a decision requires two primary considerations: Containers do not provide the same level of isolation between apps running on ...

Linux Containers: Comparing LXC and Docker

Aug 5, 2016 0 3315

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 ...

CGmanager: Undergirding LXD

Oct 8, 2015 0 2076

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 ...