August 18, 2017

For Portability, VMs Still Beat Docker Containers

Aug 15, 2017 0 239

Docker containers have many advantages. Arguably, portability is not one of them. Here’s why containers are less portable than virtual machines. Defining Portability Portability means the ability to move an application—in other words, port it—from one host ...

CNCF, Packet Partner to Host Microservices on Bare Metal

Aug 10, 2017 0 197

One of the reasons public clouds are so popular with developers is that they allows developers to experiment easily. Developers can work on an application without having to engage an internal IT organization to provision hardware. But ...

Are Containers Killing the Operating System?

Aug 1, 2017 0 391

The operating system was once the most important part of your software stack. In today’s containerized world, however, operating systems are dead—well, almost. Let me explain. Traditionally, when production environments ran on bare metal, the operating system ...

Datrium Hosts Containers on Converged Infrastructure

Jul 31, 2017 0 234

Datrium, a provider of a converged infrastructure (CI) platform, has added support for stateful Linux containers and Docker persistent volumes to both a bare-metal instances of it platform as well as multiple types of virtual machines on ...

Why Docker Won’t Kill Virtual Machines

Jul 19, 2017 0 429

Conventional wisdom posits that Docker containers are killing virtual machines. That’s an overstatement. VMware, KVM and other virtual machine platforms still have bright futures. Here’s why. There’s no doubt that Docker’s debut in 2013 changed the game ...

Cisco to Run Containers at the Network Edge

Jun 29, 2017 0 326

At its Cisco Live! event this week Cisco Systems signaled its intention to leverage a general-purpose compute engine that is now part of its next-generation switches to run both containers and virtual machines. Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins ...

Dell EMC Extends Container Alliance with Mesosphere

May 12, 2017 0 546

At the Dell EMC 2017 conference this week, Dell EMC expanded its relationship with Mesosphere as part of an effort to couple the transition to memory-intensive microservices that are driving IT organizations to upgrade their IT infrastructure. ...

Coming to Terms with Container Security

May 8, 2017 0 618

When it comes to emerging technologies of almost any kind, there’s a natural amount of fear and loathing involving IT security. In almost every case, security is cited as the No. 1 barrier to adoption. Regardless of ...

HPE Rises to Container Management Challenge

Apr 12, 2017 0 607

As containers rise in popularity, IT vendors are racing to develop management frameworks that will enable IT organizations to manage containers wherever they reside. Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) today announced that it will be one of the ...