Topic: containers

Guest View: Six questions to ask about microservices and containers

Microservices and containers are perhaps the greatest potential change in how IT organizations deliver and run software services since the arrival of virtual machines. Such a change brings with it lots of interest and enthusiasm, and inevitably much hype and bandwagon-jumping, too. But, amid all the noise, let’s not forget that it’s early days yet—not … continue reading

Microsoft Ignite: Rounding up the developer news

Microsoft announced a slew of product news at the Microsoft Ignite conference in Chicago, but in a conference of more than 23,000 attendees, the active expo floor offered arguably more news on software development tools and releases for developers in the Microsoft space. Below is a rundown of some of the interesting companies and developer … continue reading

CoreOS pushes for App Container standard

CoreOS is hoping a standard known as App Container (AppC) will provide a framework for a future where container-based deployment is a mainstay in the cloud. This hope was outlined today by Kelsey Hightower, product manager and developer advocate at CoreOS, at CoreOS Fest. Hightower said that AppC is expected to allow other entities to … continue reading

Microsoft Ignite: Hyper-V and Nano for Windows Server 2016, Windows 10 security, and Microsoft Azure Stack

Microsoft announced an array of products and updates during the keynote of its Ignite conference, including a second preview of Windows Server 2016 with support for Linux containers through Nano Server and Hyper-V features. “What containers give the developer is the ability to create this portable application package they can run everywhere: this self-contained capability … continue reading

Google’s Kubernetes Project reaches Mesosphere

Users of Apache Mesos and the Mesosphere Data Center Operating System will be pleased to hear that they can begin integrating Google’s Project Kubernetes into their containerized cloud environments. Mesosphere today announced that it would begin including Kubernetes as a standard feature of its Mesosphere DCOS. Kubernetes, which was first announced publicly by Google last … continue reading

Red Hat’s Atomic command turns Docker images into software-delivery mechanisms

Red Hat is looking to improve upon Docker’s software-delivery mechanism with the Atomic command feature of its Atomic Host operating system for Linux containers. Last month, Red Hat released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL7) Atomic Host, a version of the enterprise operating system expressly designed to run containers. The “Atomic command” feature defines entry … continue reading

Docker announces unified releases to cover the entire life cycle

Docker is trying to accommodate developers by providing a number of coinciding updates. The company just announced a unified update to Docker Engine, Registry, Compose, Swarm and Machine. This is the first time the company is providing simultaneous releases, and it will continue to provide users with unified updates every two months moving forward. “By … continue reading

Docker hits $1 billion valuation mark, according to Bloomberg

Since Docker was launched two years ago, it has taken the software development industry by storm. Today, with the announcement of a new round of Series D funding at US$95 million, it is worth about $1 billion, according to Bloomberg. “Our responsibility is to give people the tools they need to create applications that weren’t … continue reading

EngineYard acquisition of OpDemand indicates changing focus

Five years ago, EngineYard was at the forefront of cloud-hosted Ruby-on-Rails solutions. Even Salesforce.com got in on the act and bought its biggest competitor, Heroku. Today, however, Ruby on Rails is just another technology, and EngineYard is shifting its focus, thanks to today’s acquisition of OpDemand. OpDemand is the company behind the growing open-source container … continue reading

Microsoft doubles down on containers

In October, Microsoft announced a partnership with Docker to bring container technology to Microsoft’s Azure cloud service, and ostensibly to the Windows Server platforms. That news was clarified today with the announcement of Hyper-V Containers and Nano Server. Microsoft’s Jeffrey Snover, distinguished engineer and lead architect for Windows Server; Andrew Mason, principal program manager for … continue reading

CoreOS shifts from operating system to datacenter operating system

CoreOS has made a name for itself as the small Linux that supports containers, driving server consolidation. Today, however, CoreOS expanded its offerings to include Tectonic, a package that combines CoreOS and Google’s Project Kubernetes to provide a data-center-wide cloud platform that can quickly and reliably scale applications. Alex Polvi, CEO of CoreOS, said, “When … continue reading

Joyent launches Triton Elastic Container Infrastructure platform

Joyent, the cloud infrastructure provider that serves as the steward of Node.js, today announced Triton, a new “elastic” container infrastructure stack that extends Docker deployments directly on bare metal. Consisting of a cloud-based service along with Triton Enterprise for on-premises deployment, Triton virtualizes the data center as a single, elastic Docker host, removing orchestration layers … continue reading

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