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.
While it's clear that Docker and container-based architecture is rapidly becoming a popular development and deployment paradigm, there are still a number of areas where containers still struggle compared to traditional bare-metal or virtualized solutions.
Twitter has shifted its way of thinking about how to launch a new service thanks to the Apache Mesos project, an open source technology that brings together multiple servers into a shared pool of resources. It's an operating system for the data center. "When is the last time you've seen the fail... Read more
Let me start by saying this is absolutely not a Docker bashing article. I actually love Docker, and I think it is an outstanding piece of software that will have great success. But I have to confess, I’m not sure that it deserves the virtualization moniker that so many in the industry are hanging... Read more
I've spent the last couple of months working an internship for The Linux Foundation, doing research on new developments and adoption trends in the open source industry. If you have spent any amount of time reading about open source over the last year, you have probably heard about Docker; a lot of... Read more
Open source news for your reading pleasure. July 19 - 25, 2014 In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Docker acquiring Orchard, SAP who will support Cloud Foundry and OpenStack, the UK government who made ODF its official document standard, and more!
This article is based on a talk I gave at DockerCon this year. It will discuss Docker container security, where we are currently, and where we are headed.
For those of us veterans in the open source software (OSS) community, certain technologies come along in our lifetime that revolutionise how we consume and manage our technology utilisation. During the early 2000s the concept of high availiability (HA) and clustering allowed Linux to really stack... Read more
It's OSCON time again, and this year the tech sector is abuzz with talk of cloud infrastructure. One of the more interesting startups is Docker, an ultra-lightweight containerization app that's brimming with potential