August 20, 2017

Virtuozzo Adds Encryption for OpenVZ System Containers

Jan 12, 2017 0 823

Virtuozzo has announced new security features for its OpenVZ system container platform, which now includes encryption for at-rest data. Virtuozzo develops a system container platform based on OpenVZ. System containers are designed to let users run an ...

A Security Guy’s Top 10 Container Ecosystem Milestones

Jan 2, 2017 1 1810

2016 was a big year for the virtual container space, and 2017 looks even more promising. The industry saw tremendous growth and continues to evolve at a rapid pace. Containers, being still relatively new, present challenges in ...

Trends that Will Shape the Container Ecosystem in 2017

Dec 22, 2016 0 1199

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 ...

Reasons to Keep Using Virtual Machines Instead of Containers

Dec 2, 2016 1 1192

You already know which advantages containers offer over virtual machines (VMs). But what do they do that containers can’t? Here’s a summary of the benefits. Some Docker fans would have you believe that containers have made virtualization ...

Docker Containers are Great, But They Add Complexity

Dec 1, 2016 0 1168

Docker increases app flexibility, but it also adds complexity in many ways. To migrate successfully to containers, you need to have a plan for handling that additional complexity. Docker adds flexibility because it makes it easier to ...

How Docker Containers Help End Users

Nov 3, 2016 0 1122

Most discussion of Docker’s advantages centers on how containers help developers and admins. But what about end users, the people who use containerized applications? Docker is beneficial to them, too, in many key ways. Docker was created ...

Docker Containers, Security and Compliance

Oct 3, 2016 0 1884

Can you use Docker containers for workloads that require PCI, HIPAA or other compliance? Answer: absolutely. Here’s why. As Docker becomes an increasingly big deal for enterprises, more compliance questions are arising. Enterprises like technologies that meet ...

Weaveworks Brings Security to Container Networking

Sep 29, 2016 0 804

Many IT organizations are just now starting to discover the benefits of deploying application firewalls on top of virtual machines. Now Weaveworks is moving to bring similar capabilities to container environments using the latest version of Kubernetes. ...

Make Containers Contain and Work for You

Sep 23, 2016 0 1598

Docker containers have become an important tool in the developer’s toolbox. Adoption of this technology has been phenomenal. To date, Docker has surpassed 2 billion container downloads, which increased at a tremendous rate from the reported 300 ...

SecDevOps and Containers: Kill the Candy-Related Analogies

Sep 13, 2016 0 1252

Google “SecDevOps” and the results show that security teams are ready and willing to jump on the DevOps bandwagon. DevOps folks talk a lot about “shifting left,” i.e., addressing issues earlier in the development process. The phrase ...