Moving to Autonomous and Self-Migrating Containers for Cloud Applications

Once you’ve ported an application to a cloud-based platform, including Google, Amazon Web Services (AWS), IBM, and Microsoft, it’s tough, risky, and expensive to move that application from one cloud to another. This isn’t by design. The market moved so quickly that public and private cloud providers couldn’t build portability into their platform and still […]

Container Interoperability: Do Standards Really Matter?

“We didn’t standardize our tech, just a very narrow piece where it made sense.” After Docker founder and CEO Solomon Hykes made the statement above, the community of IT professionals who currently use containers may have experienced a growing sense of unease. Given Hykes’ sentiment, one might wonder, if you leverage current container standards, what […]

Are Docker Containers Smarter than VMware with AWS?

We discuss the transformation from container-based environments to orchestration-based environments. Docker’s entry into the cloud provided a lot of free options for companies, but many companies don’t know how to leverage these open-source ecosystems. Docker and other container-management systems allow us an alternative to virtualization, and it seems safer for enterprises to leapfrog VMware or VMware on […]

Stick a Fork in the Docker Fork Discussion

There has been a lot of discussion recently about whether forking Docker makes sense. Driving this discussion are complaints from the Docker community and ecosystem about the speed at which Docker is releasing software and the perceived quality of those releases. Unless you have been hiding under a rock lately, you know that Docker is […]

What I Learned at DockerCon 2016

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: Container adoption is on the rise Docker is winning by making containers simpler Docker is forging a path to win enterprise workloads The battle for orchestration just became more interesting […]