What is Docker? Linux containers explained

Like FreeBSD Jails and Solaris Zones, Linux containers are self-contained execution environments—with their own, isolated CPU, memory, block I/O, and network resources—that share the kernel of the host operating system. The result is something that feels like a virtual machine, but sheds all the weight and startup overhead of a guest operating system. In a […] Read more »

What You Need to Know About Containers

Interop ITX will offer a day-long, Container Crash Course for those who want to learn more about containers’ impact on enterprise operations. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:IDG Contributor Network: Everything you need to know about Nextcloud Box5 Things to Know About Nintendo’s Super Mario OdysseyEdge computing: What you need to know before you deployHow to find, […] Read more »

Deploying Containers to the Cloud: Many Options

At Interop ITX 2017, a container deployment expert will demonstrate how users can select an option for moving containers to the cloud. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:Office Options Grow, Q2 Earnings Rise On Cloud: Microsoft RoundupNo, containers are not the future of the cloudAOL Kills Off AIM, In Many Ways a Perfect ProductServerless computing may kill […] Read more »

5 Business Cases For Containers

While containers offer an organization technical benefits, don’t overlook their business benefits, such as cost savings and flexibility. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:Can Taking on Debt Help Your Business? It Depends When You Use it6 Rules You Must Know for Using SEO and SEM to Grow Your BusinessChina approves HP's $1.1 billion buy of Samsung's printer […] Read more »

Containers will be a $2.6B market by 2020, research firm says

The market for containers – which are used by developers to package applications – is “exploding” with a slew of startups looking to compete with legacy vendors who are increasingly prioritizing the technology. +MORE AT NETWORK WORLD: Greenpeace’s naughty and nice list of the most – and least – green tech vendors | Oops, this […] Read more »

2016’s top trends in enterprise computing: Containers, bots, A.I. and more

It’s been a year of change in the enterprise software market. SaaS providers are fighting to compete with one another, machine learning is becoming a reality for businesses at a larger scale, and containers are growing in popularity. Here are some of the top trends from 2016 that we’ll likely still be talking about next […] Read more »

Lessons from launching billions of Docker containers

The Iron.io Platform is an enterprise job processing system for building powerful, job-based, asynchronous software. Simply put, developers write jobs in any language using familiar tools like Docker, then trigger the code to run using Iron.io’s REST API, webhooks, or the built-in scheduler. Whether the job runs once or millions of times per minute, the […] Read more »

Containers 101: Linux containers and Docker explained

Like FreeBSD Jails and Solaris Zones, Linux containers are self-contained execution environments — with their own, isolated CPU, memory, block I/O, and network resources — that share the kernel of the host operating system. The result is something that feels like a virtual machine, but sheds all the weight and startup overhead of a guest […] Read more »

Kubernetes – the platform for running containers – is getting more enterprisey

Application containers are all the buzz nowadays. They’re an easy way to package applications and their dependencies into Linux container boxes and run them anywhere – public cloud, a private data center or a developer’s laptop. The problem comes when managing a whole lot of containers together. +MORE AT NETWORK WORLD: Everything you need to […] Read more »

Containers plant a flag in the enterprise

Containers are finally making their way into the real world. According to a survey out this week from Nginx, 20 percent of respondents say they use containers in production, and one-third of the respondents run containers for more than 80 percent of workloads. Both developments are huge. I see this in my world as well, […] Read more »

Google’s new managed containers are brought to you by Red Hat

A new incarnation of Red Hat’s OpenShift Dedicated service for running containers will be available on Google Cloud Platform and could further Google’s plans to create a genuinely open-source hybrid cloud. OpenShift Dedicated was originally hosted on Amazon EC2, but it’s based on technology that can theoretically allow it to run anywhere. Now that Google and Red Hat […] Read more »

No, containers are not the future of the cloud

I’m speaking at the New Structure Conference in San Francisco this week, and the common themes are the cloud and containers — often interwined. The sense is that containers are exploding in use, with Docker, CoreOS, and Mesos becoming the new rock stars of cloud computing. To read this article in full or to leave […] Read more »

Why unikernels might kill containers in five years

Sinclair Schuller is the CEO and cofounder of Apprenda, a leader in enterprise Platform as a Service. Container technologies have received explosive attention in the past year – and rightfully so. Projects like Docker and CoreOS have done a fantastic job at popularizing operating system features that have existed for years by making those features […] Read more »

OpenStack Now Offers 3 Ways To Deploy Containers

OpenStack’s Magnum Project will give cloud users the ability to deploy Docker containers in virtual machines, on bare metal, or in other containers. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:AOL Kills Off AIM, In Many Ways a Perfect ProductRackspace, OpenStack and the Multiplicity of CloudsEdge computing: What you need to know before you deployCan Amazon Disrupt More Markets? […] Read more »

Red Hat should double down on containers

OpenStack is many things, but a runaway success it is not. Despite a community that measures in the thousands, Gartner still counts OpenStack deployments in the hundreds — on a good day. This could change. OpenStack might, as Randy Bias urged the OpenStack faithful in his annual State of the Stack address, start streamlining development […] Read more »

Red Hat Satellite 6.1 Plays Well With Linux Containers

Red Hat’s Satellite systems management product adds Linux containers, virtual machines, and RHEL servers to its target systems. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:What is Docker? Linux containers explainedContainers 101: Linux containers and Docker explainedDocker Enterprise now runs Windows and Linux in one clusterWhat You Need to Know About Containers3 little things in Linux 4.10 that will […] Read more »