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May 4, 2015
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Do you need a container-specific Linux distribution?

Do you need a container-specific Linux distribution?

You’ve always been able to run containers on a variety of operating systems: Zones on Solaris; Jails on BSD; Docker on Linux and now Windows Server; OpenVZ on Linux, and so on. As Docker in particular and containers in general explode … Continue reading

May 4, 2015
by sjvn01
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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 But, just because containers are extremely popular, doesn’t mean virtual machines are out of date.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 27, 2015
by sjvn01
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A choice of containers

Everyone talks about Docker, but we know containers have been around long before it showed up and you should know that there are far more choices then Docker out there. A choice of containers. More>