Stories About: containers

When Containers need a conductor―that’s Orchestration    

When Containers need a conductor―that’s Orchestration    

By Richard Arneson Containers, if you recall from last week’s blogs, pull from the application layer and package code and related application dependencies into one (1) neat, tidy package. Remember, this provides a step up from hypervisors, which require each VM to run their own OS, making them less efficient, especially when heavy scaling is…

Docker. No, not the pants, but the far and away leader in Containerization

Docker. No, not the pants, but the far and away leader in Containerization

By Richard Arneson I would be grossly remiss if I didn’t dovetail yesterday’s post about containerization without following up with info on the leader in that space―Docker. In fact, they’re so dominant in containerization, some use Docker and containers interchangeably, much like referring to all clear tape as Scotch tape, even if 3M has never…

Virtual Machine or Container…or Hypervisor? Read this, and you can make the call

Virtual Machine or Container…or Hypervisor? Read this, and you can make the call

By Richard Arneson Containers have been around for years, but we’ll leave its history for another blog. Hypervisors, if you recall, are software that manage virtual machines (VMs), each of which can run its own programs but gives the appearance of running the host hardware’s memory, processor and resources. Hypervisors are, basically, a platform for…