workflow

The 3 Phases of Containerization

The history of containers can be broken into three main phases. Each phase marks a different stage in the evolution of container technology, as well as different use cases for containers. Understanding ...
Canonical containers

Cluster API to the Rescue: An Easier Way to Manage Your Kubernetes Clusters

In less than a generation, we’ve gone from bare-metal servers to virtualization to containers. It’s a story of expanded possibilities aided by stakeholder communities coming together to solve problems. Over time, processes ...
Containers vs. Legacy Infrastructure: What Containers Do Differently

Containers vs. Legacy Infrastructure: What Containers Do Differently

When people discuss containers, they tend to compare them to “legacy” or “traditional” solutions without defining what those words actually mean. Let’s take a look at how containers compare to alternative technologies ...
What's the Future of LXC, Docker's Semi-Forgotten Stepmother?

What’s the Future of LXC, Docker’s Semi-Forgotten Stepmother?

Is there still a future for LXC, the Linux container framework that predated Docker? Maybe—but probably not in a way that involves it competing directly with Docker as an application container solution ...
VMware Leans on Apcera to Manage Containers

VMware Leans on Apcera to Manage Containers

IT organizations in large numbers have been deploying containers on top of VMware because that’s the dominant platform deployed inside most enterprise IT organizations. But many of those organizations also want to ...
The 5 Killer Features that Set Docker Apart

The 5 Killer Features that Set Docker Apart

Why did Docker containers become so popular? To understand the answer, you have to identify Docker’s killer features — the ones that set Docker apart from other container frameworks, as well as ...
Where Do Docker Containers Go from Here?

Where Do Docker Containers Go from Here?

DockerCon 2016 has come and gone. What does Docker need to do between now and the next DockerCon to assure the success of Docker containers in the enterprise? Here’s a look at ...
Container Drawbacks: When Not to Use Docker

Container Drawbacks: When Not to Use Docker

Containers from Docker and other vendors are trending pretty spectacularly right now. But they’re not a perfect solution for every type of infrastructure challenge. Like any other technology, they have their drawbacks ...
Stack your containers on a solid foundation

Stack your containers on a solid foundation

Containers are a hot trend and they are transforming the way companies develop, deploy, and maintain apps. The very existence of ContainerJournal—a site dedicated to news, education, and community building related to ...
Containers: Secure or Not, Here They Are

Containers: Secure or Not, Here They Are

Containers are here. And it doesn’t mater whether or not containers are a transitional technology (they are, as our JP Morgenthal covered in Containers are designed for an antiquate application architecture) until ...