DockerCon: Microsoft’s Hyper-V isolation technology, Bitbucket Pipelines, Twistlock 2.0, Rancher Labs

Docker is getting more attention and exposure from companies who are integrating the container platform into their solutions. The company’s community and container industry conference, DockerCon, wrapped up today with a number of new announcements and partnerships. For instance, Microsoft announced plans to extend its Hyper-V isolation technology in order to power Linux containers on … continue reading

Rancher Labs releases RancherOS, VMware’s intent to acquire Wavefront, and OpenBSD 6.1 — SD Times news digest: April 12, 2017

Rancher Labs has announced the general availability of RancherOS. RancherOS is the company’s simplified Linux distribution for containers. It is designed to make it easier to run containers at scale in development, test, and production. Key features include a minimalist OS, automatic configuration, simple setup, reduced footprint, and extensive platform support. “RancherOS is a minimalist … continue reading

Controlling software through containers and microservices

Businesses want to move faster, develop more software, and deploy software and updates more often, but to do this in a traditional software architecture is a lot to put on developers. In order to ease the pain, more businesses and developers are turning to containers. A software container is a way to package software in … continue reading

Rancher 1.0 is released, Quali open-sources plug-ins, and new functionality for BlazeMeter—SD Times digest: March 29, 2016

Rancher Labs has announced its open-source container-management software is out of beta and generally available. Rancher 1.0 aims to accelerate all aspects of the software development pipeline, from writing and testing code, to running complex microservice-based applications. Features include the ability to select from multiple container orchestration frameworks like Docker Swarm and Kubernetes; a cloud-agnostic … continue reading

Companies to Watch in 2016

Technology is advancing at a pace recently described as “frankly ridiculous” by IBM Fellow Jason McGee, who also is vice president and CTO of IBM’s Cloud Foundation Services. These advances affect how we get information, interact with our devices, make decisions, and even modify how we work. They also leave behind a long tail of … continue reading

Rancher Labs releases beta version of Rancher, and Google updates Play services—SD Times news digest: June 15, 2015

Rancher Labs has announced the beta launch of its open-source infrastructure platform for containers. Rancher is designed to provide a set of services for managing containers in production. Features include cross-host networking, container load balancing, storage management, service discovery, service upgrades, resource management, native Docker support, and multi-tenancy and user management. “Much of the excitement … continue reading

Rancher Labs builds Linux system for Docker

As Docker continues to gain popularity, more and more minimalist operating systems are emerging to run the platform in production and at scale. Rancher Labs recently announced a new open-source operating system designed explicitly for Docker. While Docker is able run on almost any Linux distribution, RancherOS was conceptualized out of the company’s own needs, … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: RancherOS

This week, we are featuring a new open-source project dedicated to Docker: RancherOS. RancherOS, created by Rancher Labs, is an operating system designed to fully embrace Docker. “At Rancher Labs we focus on building tools that help customers run Docker in production, and we think RancherOS will be an excellent choice for anyone who wants … continue reading

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