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April 21, 2015
by sjvn01
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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

April 19, 2015
by sjvn01
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Containers: In the beginning

Today, containers are the hot topic of cloud computing. With them, system designers and cloud architects can have as many as six times the number of server applications on a hardware server as you can with a virtual machine (VM). … Continue reading

April 9, 2015
by sjvn01
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Docker comes to Microsoft Azure

As expected, container technology, especially Docker, has become hotter than ever in clouds. What you might not have expected was for Microsoft to adopt Docker for Azure. Well, surprise! They have. First, a little background. Clouds are built on virtual … Continue reading

April 6, 2015
by sjvn01
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CoreOS is bringing Google’s Kubernetes to the enterprise

CoreOS’s first plan was to bring container-enabled Linux to the cloud. The company is still working on that, but with its new program Tectonic, it’s upped its game. The company is working on bringing Google’s container management system, Kubernetes, to … Continue reading

March 12, 2015
by sjvn01
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Red Hat partners with Docker to create Linux/Docker software stack

Much of Linux’s early business success was based on the Linux, Apache, MySQL and Python/PHP/Perl (LAMP) stack. Looking ahead Red Hat and Docker is hoping that “RHELDoc,” a software stack made up of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and Docker … Continue reading