December 16, 2017

OpenStack Foundation Launches Kata Container Project

Dec 6, 2017 0 237

The OpenStack Foundation announced this week that it is leading an effort to combine two existing open source projects to create a Kata class of containers that can be deployed on a lightweight version of the Kernel-based ...

Attention, Enterprises: Only You Can Secure Your Containers

Nov 9, 2017 0 617

The open-source world is quickly taking large strides into containerization, specifically consolidating its efforts behind solutions such as Kubernetes. Containers increasingly are becoming attractive options for running applications, thanks in large part to their speed and versatility. ...

For Portability, VMs Still Beat Docker Containers

Aug 15, 2017 2 928

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 0 470

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 0 672

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 0 426

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 0 658

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 0 665

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 ...