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Can rkt+kubernetes provide a real alternative to Docker?

Last week in LinuxCon/ContainerCon Berlin, I attended a presentation by Luca Bruno of CoreOS, where he described how kubernetes, the most popular container orchestration and scheduling service, and rkt integrate. As part of the presentation, Luca delved into the rkt architecture. For … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t Desktops Managed Like Containers?

Containers, the management and packaging technology for applications, are useful for many reasons: Packaging is simpler and self-contained Underlying operating system distribution becomes irrelevant Performance, therefore density, and therefore cost, is much better when working without a hypervisor layer To my mind, though, one of the … Continue reading

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Docker and Browser – It’s All About Packaging

What do Docker containers have to do with Web browsers? Everything. Web browsers provide easy access to the digitized collective knowledge of the human race, political rants, serious applications and even silly kittens. However, it is important to understand why browsers … Continue reading

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Innovation in… Operating Systems?

For most of us – pretty much all of us – the way we use our operating system (OS) on our laptop is not that different from how we use it on our mobile or a system administrator uses it … Continue reading

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Decoupling Microsoft, or Free Your App

A few weeks ago, a colleague showed me a technology that was fascinating in and of itself, but the strategic ramifications are even greater. For those of you who are technically inclined, look at these links: https://hub.docker.com/r/microsoft/dotnet/ https://hub.docker.com/r/microsoft/aspnet/ https://github.com/aspnet/home These are, respectively, … Continue reading

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Performance Tests Redux

A few weeks ago, “Lies, Damned Lies and Performance Tests,” gave us a great example of how even a good performance test can be ruined through a few (seemingly) small mistakes. Today, let’s revisit performance tests with an example of performance tests … Continue reading

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Don’t Break Your Customers

Anyone who does Web-scale or information technology over the past two years knows containers. The primary reason is the success of docker in making not-so-new containers easy to build, deploy, manage and use. Personally, I think Docker containers are great. They … Continue reading

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Why Deployment Matters to Your Bottom Line

How you do deployment is very important, and the technologies you use can have a direct and immediate impact on your bottom line. It also can make your employees happier, which leads to better productivity and lower turnover. But how does deployment technology directly … Continue reading

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