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May 4, 2015
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Google, Red Hat, and VMware announce CoreOS container support

Google, Red Hat, and VMware announce CoreOS container support

Before we declare Docker the champion of the container wars, CoreOS begs to differ. If CoreOS was just doing this alone, it might not matter much. But, CoreOS has some big friends, Red Hat, Google, VMware and Apcera, that will … Continue reading

April 28, 2015
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Containers vs. virtual machines: How to tell which is the right choice for your enterprise

Containers vs. virtual machines: How to tell which is the right choice for your enterprise

Name a tech company, any tech company, and they’re investing in containers. Google, of course. IBM, yes. Microsoft, check. But, just because containers are extremely popular, doesn’t mean virtual machines are out of date. They’re not. Containers vs. virtual machines: … Continue reading

April 21, 2015
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Ubuntu 15.04 container-friendly Linux for cloud and servers arrives soon

Ubuntu 15.04 container-friendly Linux for cloud and servers arrives soon

Don’t look now but Ubuntu has become the Linux for clouds. On the AmazonElastic Compute Cloud (EC2), for example, Ubuntu is the most popular operating system by an almost two to one margin. 64 percent of production OpenStack users have … Continue reading

April 21, 2015
by sjvn01
Comments Off on VMware buys into Linux containers with Lightwave and Photon

VMware buys into Linux containers with Lightwave and Photon

Once upon a time VMware was all about virtualization. Things have changed. On April 20th, 2015, VMware introduced not only support for containers, Lightwave, but its own container-friendly Linux distribution, Photon. VMware buys into Linux containers with Lightwave and Photon. … Continue reading