Articles Tagged with containers

DataCenterVirtualization

Will Containers Bring about a Smaller Shoe Size?

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Will containers change the shoe size (footprint) of the physical servers in the data center? Recently, I was talking with peers about what containers can bring to the environment. “What changes are needed in the environment,” we asked, “to achieve the greatest success when offering containers as an option to customers?” To truly understand the change in thinking about the physical server’s footprint, we first need a basic understanding of the differences between virtualization in general and container virtualization.

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What I Learned @ DockerCon 2016

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I just returned from two days in Seattle at DockerCon 2016. What I learned at DockerCon this year can be summed up in four  categories:

  1. Container adoption is on the rise
  2. Docker is winning by making containers simpler
  3. Docker is forging a path to win enterprise workloads
  4. The battle for orchestration just became more interesting

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CloudComputing

Have You Heard about Unikernels?

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Have you heard about unikernels? A unikernel, or cloud operating system, as it has also been called, is a specialized lightweight operating system intended to be used within a virtual machine. Unikernels have the potential to become the core of a new form of cloud computing in which a single hypervisor instance can support hundreds or even thousands of virtual machines. A rethinking of how we populate the cloud infrastructure, the unikernel is a specialized, single-address-space virtual machine image constructed by using a virtual library operating system.

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agilecloud

Web UIs vs. APIs

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There has been a rash of new web UIs based on HTML5. Is a web UI the same as an API? Can we assume that a new HTML5 web UI is making use of an API on the back end, creating a new API, or is it using an older API? Presenting a web-scale UI today usually means an HTML5 UI. In many ways, this is better than the security bug-ridden flash APIs that existed in the past. Is this really about graphical front ends, user experience, or APIs? Or is it a question of all three?

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Rightscale Publishes State of the Cloud Report for 2016

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Rightscale just published a report called “State of the Cloud Report: DevOps Trends“.  The report focuses on the adoption of DevOps and containers across both enterprises and SMBs. To nobody’s surprise, adoption rates of both containers and DevOps are on the rise. What is interesting is the rate of adoption, especially in large enterprises. Here are a few charts that got my interest.

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