Topic: containers

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

JFrog takes on enterprise artifact complexity with Docker

Enterprise software development generates a lot of bundles of files, from deployable artifacts to binary blobs. Keeping all of those artifacts straight has long been the task at which JFrog’s Artifactory excels. Now, containers are making it into the mix in a big way. Artifactory has supported Docker containers since September. This binary repository-management solution … continue reading

Red Hat releases Atomic Host operating system for containers

Red Hat yesterday announced the general availability of a new version of its Enterprise Linux aimed at easing the management and implementation of containers. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL 7) Atomic Host is a slimmed-down version of the enterprise operating system, designed to run containers rather than applications themselves. Jim Totton, vice president and … continue reading

Docker acquires SocketPlane, GitLab and Gitorious join forces, and IBM’s Watson adds AlchemyAPI—SD Times news digest: March 4, 2015

Docker has acquired software-defined networking startup SocketPlane with the goal of creating a Docker-native networking ecosystem. According to a Docker blog post written by the SocketPlane team, partners already showing interest in Docker networking include Cisco, IBM, Joyent, Microsoft, Rancher, VMware and Weave. SocketPlane’s efforts will focus around the Docker APIs, collaborating with partners to … 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

Docker unveils betas of new tools

When Docker was first released in March of 2013, it stood on its own as a way to encapsulate and run applications inside isolated Linux Containers. Today, Docker released beta versions of tools that should ease the deployment and management of multiple Docker Containers. Today, Docker announced the first beta releases for Docker Machine and … continue reading

IBM’s new mobile, cloud services, Mozilla’s JavaScript Internationalization API, and Python 3.4.3—SD Times news digest: Feb. 25, 2015

At the IBM InterConnect conference in Las Vegas this week, IBM announced modular mobile solutions, a new hybrid cloud initiative, enterprise and developer cloud services, and IBM Enterprise Containers. IBM laid out plans to develop half a dozen native, HTML5 or hybrid-optimized apps on the IBM MobileFirst platform to build and deploy mobile apps, or … continue reading

Hour of Code surpasses 100 million hours, Docker 1.5 released, and the White House addresses cybersecurity—SD Times news digest: Feb. 11, 2015

Code.org announced its Hour of Code campaign has eclipsed 100 million hours, measured by the time students have spent taking the free programming courses and tutorials offered online. The total dates back to the program’s beginning back in June 2013. The organization also announced the number of lines of code written has surpassed 5 billion … continue reading

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