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 ...