Containers vs. Unikernels

Containers vs. Unikernels: An Apples-to-Oranges Comparison

I was asked recently to write a containers-versus-unikernels article, and I said, “Sure, but it won’t be the article you think it is because I share Per Buer’s sentiment that unikernels are ...
Unikernels by Another Name: LinuxKit and Docker's Long-Term Strategy

Unikernels by Another Name: LinuxKit and Docker’s Long-Term Strategy

Docker’s not using the term “unikernel” in relation to LinuxKit. But a unikernel is essentially what LinuxKit allows you to build. In that sense, LinuxKit reveals how Docker hopes to move beyond ...
Unikernels Use Cases: IoT, the Cloud and More

Unikernels Use Cases: IoT, the Cloud and More

Unikernels may be the next big thing after Docker. Which types of use cases will unikernels support? Keep reading for an overview. A unikernel is a type of microservices environment that contains ...
Imagining the Post-Docker Next Big Thing

Imagining the Post-Docker Next Big Thing

Docker containers have transformed from a niche technology to mainstream. That begs the question: What will be the next major innovation in the container and microservices world? From its humble beginnings in ...
The 4 Biggest Challenges Facing Docker

The 4 Biggest Challenges Facing Docker

Docker containers are immensely popular. But like any popular platform, Docker has its limitations and challenges. Here’s a look at four ways in which Docker could improve. There is no doubt that ...
The Container Ecosystem's Biggest Stories in 2016

The Container Ecosystem’s Biggest Stories in 2016

From Swarm integration to better security solutions, 2016 was a big year for containers. Here’s a recap of the leading container stories from the past year from the Docker world and beyond ...
5 Cool Unikernels Projects

5 Cool Unikernels Projects

Unikernels are poised to become the next big thing in microservices after Docker containers. Here’s a look at some of the cool things you can do with unikernels. First, though, here’s a ...
EMC Bets on Unikernels with Open Source UniK

EMC Bets on Unikernels with Open Source UniK

EMC has unveiled UniK, an open source orchestrator tool designed to simplify the creation of unikernels for cloud and Internet of Things (IoT) environments. The company says UniK, which it announced on ...
Docker Puts Containers on a Diet

Docker Puts Containers on a Diet

DevOps and microservices are changing the way organizations develop apps and manage IT, and Docker is one of the most recognizable names of the DevOps revolution. Although Docker is established as the ...