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Microsoft: SQL Server in Windows Containers

Microsoft
Windows Containers are an isolated, resource controlled, and portable operating environment. An application inside a container can run without affecting the rest of the system and vice versa. This isolation makes SQL Server in a Windows Container ideal for Rapid Test Deployment scenarios as well as Continuous Integration Processes. This blog provides a step by […]

Microsoft: Persistent Docker volumes with Azure File Storage

Microsoft
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Today we are announcing the Docker Volume Plugin for Azure File Storage. Leveraging the SMB 3.0 protocol support capabilities of Azure File Storage on Linux. This open source Docker volume plugin allows Docker containers to have data volumes stored outside the Virtual Machine and therefore makes it easy to migrate stateful […]

VMware: Sample Script to Create a VDC (and Deploy a Photon Docker Host) in vCloud Air

VMware
This blog is a repost from IT 2.0, by Massimo Re Ferrè. Yesterday I bumped into a semi-draft of code I wrote a while back and that I have never checked in into GitHub. I spent a few hours to polish it, augmenting it with some Docker related stuff (so that it becomes “cool”) and […]

The State of the Open Container Initiative

Turbonomic
There is a lot of challenge in the world of technology around finding standards.  Everyone has one, and each has the same opinion:  “If everyone would just adapt to our standard, we could all agree”. So, what happens when you try to guide the path to a standard when there are two clearly leading options? […]

IoT ThingSpeak Server on a Scaleway Arm Server with Docker

FSLogix
In a recent post I mentioned the excellent value provided by a Scaleway ARM-based server instance (https://nicbkw.com/serious-cloud-presence-for-e2-99-month/). ThingSpeak (https://thingspeak.com) is well-known in the IoT world as an open source “Internet of Things” application and API to store and retrieve data from things using HTTP over the Internet or via a Local Area Network. With ThingSpeak, you […]

All Docker is Containers.  All Containers are Not Docker

Turbonomic
Correlation versus causation is enough of a challenge to explain to people, but another challenge in the IT industry is the marriage of a concept to a vendor as the single source. It’s one thing to say that you grab a Kleenex or go to the park to go Rollerblading, because those are examples where […]

Devs are from Venus, Ops are from Mars, Containers: Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) VIII

Turbonomic
The previous article reviewed how to run multiple Docker containers in ECS in the same ECS service by defining multiple containers in the same task definition. This is a good strategy when the Docker containers in question are tightly coupled: if one changes then it is expected that the other will change or if one […]

Docker Datacenter:  Can Containers-as-a-Service Entice Enterprise?

Turbonomic
Docker has been making headway into commercial offerings, and the enterprise arena is one that will be the battle ground for any successful vendor, given the breadth of customers in that space. The announcement of Docker Datacenter is a foray into that market to spur adoption of both the platform and the services of Docker. […]

Microsoft: Now available: Azure Container Service preview

Microsoft
In today’s cloud-first world, businesses increasingly rely on applications to fuel innovation and productivity. We are seeing more and more technologies that are specifically designed for the cloud to take advantage of the associated flexibility and scalability it allows. Containers are emerging as an attractive way for developers to quickly and efficiently build and deploy […]

VMware: How to use docker-machine in conjunction with the vSphere driver

VMware
This article was originally posted on the VMware Cloud Native corporate blog. I am re-posting here for the convenience of the readers of my personal blog. As many of you know docker-machine is the client side tool that allows an individual on his/ her own workstation to fire up docker hosts either local or remote. Docker-machine supports […]

[Live Webinar] How to Build Docker Persistent Storage on AWS

SoftNAS
by David McGeough | Dec 10, 2015 | Docker, Webinars | Date: Thursday, December 17th, 2015Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CDT Click here to calculate your local time.     Whether you’re running Docker or Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS), you need a persistent storage layer across containers when running applications on Amazon Web Services. […]

Why Docker != Containers and Docker OSS != Docker Inc.

DABCC
You try to convey a concept but it’s only when something (else) happens that people have their “Aha moment”. Last year VMware introduced a project called Bonneville that later became vSphere Integrated Containers. Having recently moved to the VMware Cloud Native Application Business Unit, working on Bonneville and VIC has been one item of my […]

VMware: Why Docker != Containers and Docker OSS != Docker Inc.

VMware
You try to convey a concept but it’s only when something (else) happens that people have their “Aha moment”. Last year VMware introduced a project called Bonneville that later became vSphere Integrated Containers. Having recently moved to the VMware Cloud Native Application Business Unit, working on Bonneville and VIC has been one item of my […]

Docker joins the unikernel bandwagon with new acquisition

Docker
Another year, another new trend entering the industry agenda. Docker Inc. set the wheels in motion this morning with the acquisition of Unikernel Systems Ltd, a U.K.-based startup founded by the original creators of the Xen hypervisor. Its namesake technology holds the potential to kick up the modularization of cloud services several notches. The unikernel is […]

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