August 18, 2017

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 ...

What Does LinuxKit Mean for Native Docker on Windows?

May 2, 2017 0 949

Thanks to LinuxKit, Docker containers now can run anywhere. Does that mean native Windows containers are now stillborn? It’s possible. Docker announced LinuxKit, is a tool set for building a Linux subsystem, at DockerCon 2017 in April. ...

Which OS Is Best for Docker? Here’s How to Decide

Mar 7, 2017 1 8353

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 which operating system is “best” ...

What Kubernetes on Azure Means for Users and Docker

Mar 3, 2017 0 1104

Valentine’s Day has come and gone, but Microsoft is continuing to shower the Docker community with love. The company recently announced official support for Kubernetes on Azure Container Service, a move that gives customers more choice and ...

Frequently Asked Questions about Docker for Windows

Mar 1, 2017 1 983

Have you heard that you can use Docker for Windows, but are confused about exactly how it works? Then this is the post for you. Keep reading for answers to everything you want to know (but are ...

What Do Containers Have to Do with DevOps, Anyway?

Jan 11, 2017 0 3165

You’ve heard about containers. You’ve heard about DevOps. But do you know what DevOps and containers have to do with each other? If not, this post is for you. Containers and DevOps often are part of the ...

Trends that Will Shape the Container Ecosystem in 2017

Dec 22, 2016 0 1197

Baked-in Swarm. Docker on Windows. Red Hat’s OCID fork-that’s-not-a-fork. These were the big container stories of 2016. What does 2017 hold in store for the container ecosystem? Here are some predictions. Perhaps I should point out that ...

Hands-On Lab to Explore Docker on Windows

Nov 7, 2016 0 1654

If you are looking for the chance to explore how Docker works on Windows, Microsoft has just delivered an early Christmas present. A totally web-based hands-on lab to explore Docker on Windows is now available. The best ...

Linux vs. Windows Containers: What’s the Difference?

Oct 28, 2016 1 5650

With Docker container support now available for Windows Server 2016, admins are bound to wonder what the differences are between Windows and Linux containers. Here’s an overview. To keep things simple, let’s break them down into their ...

Is It Time to Dockerize Your GUI Applications?

Oct 21, 2016 5 10978

Can you run GUI apps on Docker? Should you even try? Those are questions few people are asking so far. But as Docker continues to become a leading app deployment platform, it may be time to start ...