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VMware Delivers on Kubernetes Promise for VMware vSphere

VMware announced today that an instance of the VMware vSphere platform in which Kubernetes has been embedded is now generally available. Krish Prasad, senior vice president and general manager for the Cloud ...
Nutanix Kubernetes

Nutanix Updates Kubernetes Platform

Nutanix today announced it has made available an update to its Karbon platform for deploying instances of Kubernetes on the company’s hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) platform. IT organizations can now upgrade an existing ...
Platform9 Launches Managed Kubernetes Service of VMware

Platform9 Launches Managed Kubernetes Service of VMware

Platform9 launched what it claims is the first instance of a managed Kubernetes service for VMware vSphere environments deployed in an on-premises IT environment. Madhura Maskasky, vice president of product for Platform9, ...
AWS Adds MicroVMs for Containers

AWS Adds MicroVMs for Containers and Serverless Computing Frameworks

Amazon Web Services (AWS) this week revealed it has developed a microVM dubbed Firecracker that it is using to isolate IT infrastructure resources more efficiently for customers using either the managed AWS ...
Which OS Is Best for Docker? Here's How to Decide

Which OS Is Best for Docker? Here’s How to Decide

What’s the best operating system for hosting Docker containers? That’s a loaded question. Here’s a guide to answering it. The question is loaded because, well, people tend to have strong opinions about ...
Should You Migrate to Docker Containers? Not Always

Should You Migrate to Docker Containers? Not Always

Docker containers are one of the most popular things in IT right now. But you probably learned in kindergarten that what is popular is not always right. So before jumping on the ...
Testing LXD, Canonical's Container Hypervisor for Linux

Testing LXD, Canonical’s Container Hypervisor for Linux

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 ...
Is Being Open Source Docker's Killer Feature?

Is Being Open Source Docker’s Killer Feature?

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 ...