August 22, 2017

Red Hat Updates OpenShift Container Platform

Jan 23, 2017 0 833

As part of a concerted effort to become a major driver in the shift toward containers, Red Hat has added support for the latest instance of Kubernetes container orchestration engine and the ability to provision container storage ...

8 Reasons Why Containers Can Be Good for Business

Jan 18, 2017 0 1099

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 ...

Trends that Will Shape the Container Ecosystem in 2017

Dec 22, 2016 0 1203

Baked-in Swarm. Docker on Windows. Red Hat’s OCID fork-that’s-not-a-fork. These were the big container stories of 2016. What does 2017 hold in store for the container ecosystem? Here are some predictions. Perhaps I should point out that ...

Microsoft Advances Container Agenda

Nov 30, 2016 0 821

Microsoft has delivered a series of updates on its microservices strategy spanning everything from a managed Azure Container Service (ACS) to Azure Functions that drive a serverless instance of the Microsoft cloud platform. The company announced a ...

Testing LXD, Canonical’s Container Hypervisor for Linux

Nov 17, 2016 4 1931

Canonical is betting that LXD, which it calls the “pure-container hypervisor,” can beat VMware, KVM and other traditional hypervisors. To see for myself, I recently gave it a whirl. Here’s what I found. By “pure-container hypervisor,” Canonical ...

How Open is the Container Ecosystem?

Nov 10, 2016 1 834

Docker is an open-source platform. But how open is the container ecosystem as a whole? That’s a question worth considering as organizations make plans to migrate to containers. To be sure, most of the core technologies on ...

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

Oct 28, 2016 1 5725

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 ...

Is Being Open Source Docker’s Killer Feature?

Oct 26, 2016 0 771

What’s driving Docker’s popularity? There are lots of obvious factors. But here’s one that receives less attention: Docker is free and open source. Here’s why that matters more than people may realize. If you’re familiar with Docker, you ...

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 ...