Topic: containers

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

Survey: 70% of enterprises adopting Docker containers

As Docker and application container software become more widespread in deployment automation, enterprises are jumping on the bandwagon in droves. Docker automation startup StackEngine published the results of its inaugural “State of Containers” survey, polling 745 respondents in the enterprise virtualization and cloud computing space. The survey found that 70% of respondents’ organizations are either … continue reading

Google quietly rolls out Android 5.1 Lollipop, and the Linux Foundation announces ContainerCon—SD Times news digest: Feb. 4, 2015

Google has quietly rolled out the first major update to its latest mobile operating system by releasing Android 5.1 Lollipop on select Android One devices. First spotted on the Indonesian Android One page and later confirmed by Android Police, the update is said to offer improved performance, longer battery life and data conservation settings. Based … continue reading

The container wars are heating up

2015 was expected to be the year Linux containers went mainstream, and not even a month into it the two largest independent companies working on containerization are making announcements at roughly the same time. Docker today announced the creation of three leadership roles for the Docker open-source project, and CoreOs announced the update of its … continue reading

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Docker releases first commercial product

After two years of gathering hype and bringing attention to long-neglected Linux containers, Docker announced today in Amsterdam that it will offer Docker Hub Enterprise, its first commercial product offering, in February of 2015. Docker Hub Enterprise is an on-site version of the company’s popular online repository for Docker images. That repository currently weighs in … continue reading

SD Times Blog: CoreOS talks Rocket science

By now, you’ve heard about Rocket, CoreOS’ new container runtime for Linux. What you may not have gotten from the blog post is the depth to which this will change the container landscape if it becomes successful. Right now, Rocket is the only aspect of this stack that really exists, and it’s just the runtime. … continue reading

Amazon introduces Lambda, Containers at AWS re:Invent

At its re:Invent conference this week, Amazon announced two new services for its Amazon Web Services cloud. The first, AWS Lambda, is a compute service designed around event-based computing. The second, EC2 Container Service, is a container management service that supports Docker. Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon, introduced Lambda at the conference. “The focus here … continue reading

Microsoft partners with Docker on container technology

Docker is teaming up with Microsoft to bring its open container technology to the next release of Windows Server. The move enables Docker applications to move beyond Linux, opening the platform to new enterprise and cloud capabilities with Windows Server and Microsoft Azure integration. Microsoft Open Technologies has made a simplified setup of the original … continue reading

How Red Hat and the open-source community are fortifying Docker

As Docker has exploded in popularity, so too has the open-source community around it. Now, as more and more large enterprise software companies jump on the Docker bandwagon, the community is tackling some of the larger issues behind the emerging technology, namely container security. One of the big names driving security improvements in Docker container … continue reading

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