August 18, 2017

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 ...

VMware Leans on Apcera to Manage Containers

Jun 15, 2017 0 776

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 be able to deploy those ...

The 5 Killer Features that Set Docker Apart

May 31, 2017 1 572

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 virtual machines. It can seem ...

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. ...

Should You Migrate to Docker Containers? Not Always

Feb 16, 2017 0 1121

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 container train, you should make ...

Imagining the Post-Docker Next Big Thing

Jan 27, 2017 1 1250

Docker containers have transformed from a niche technology to mainstream. That begs the question: What will be the next major innovation in the container and microservices world? From its humble beginnings in 2013, Docker has established a ...

Platform9 Adds Kubernetes SaaS Solution. How Novel Is It?

Jan 24, 2017 0 694

Do we need more Kubernetes as a service? Platform9 thinks so. This week, the company introduced what it calls the first implementation of Kubernetes as a managed service. Kubernetes, of course, is a popular open-source orchestration engine ...

Comparing OpenVZ and LXD Linux System Container Platforms

Jan 9, 2017 1 1723

OpenVZ and LXD, which enable you to run a complete operating system inside a container, are not very different. But is one system container platform better than the other? Here’s a comparison of OpenVZ and LXD. Both ...

How VMware is Dealing with Docker Competition

Dec 20, 2016 0 1689

If you think Docker containers will kill virtual machines, think again. Here’s a look at how VMware is adapting to remain relevant in the Docker age. In theory, Docker provides some crucial advantages over virtual machines. Docker ...