Surely you've heard of Docker by now. No? This open source containers project has grown enormously in popularity over the past year, leading many of our readers to wonder not just "what is it?" but "is this a good tool for me?"
Virtually everywhere you look in the IT stack—from storage to networking, compute, mobile, and virtualization—the most exciting innovations are being led by open source.
Vincent Batts, who works at Red Hat on Docker and OpenShift technologies, explains Docker and Linux Containers (LXC). Containers have been around for a few years, being introduced into the Linux kernel in 2008, but Docker has brought new attention to them this year. So what's the big deal around... Read more
In this talk, Brian Proffitt talks about how changes in the IT sector still require a trusted operating system sitting underneath containers, hypervisors, and all virtualization solutions.
What are microservices, how do container technologies allow for their use, and what other tools do application creators and system administrators need in order to create a microservice architecture for their deployment?
Docker has broken a record in the speed in which it moved from being a disruptive technology to a commodity. The speed of adoption and popularity of Docker brings with it lots of confusion. In this post I wanted to focus on a trend of commentary that has been gaining popularity that I’ve started to... Read more
In my previous on article on Docker Security, I wrote that containers do not contain. In this second part, I cover the security features that have been added to Docker to attempt to control processes within a container.
When it comes to open source cloud projects, everybody has an opinion. A new survey attempts to take a broad look at those opinions and learn something about the state of the state of the open cloud and where it is headed.
The rise of containers do not spell the end of the importance of the operating system in application infrastructure. Because the operating system provides the framework and support for all the containers sitting above it, it plays an even greater role than it does with virtualized instances.
It doesn't matter whether it is pianos or teddy bears, containers provide consistency that manufacturers and transporters can rely on. Just as shipping containers have revolutionized the import/export industry, you've heard that Docker is doing the same in tech.