News Category: Virtualization and Containers

Build And Run Your First Docker Windows Server Container

Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Server 2016, and with it, Docker engine running containers natively on Windows. This blog post describes how to get setup to run Docker Windows Containers on Windows 10 or using a Windows Server 2016 VM. Check out the companionblog posts on...
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Strategies for Running Stateful Applications in Kubernetes: Volumes

One of the key challenges in running containerized workloads is dealing with persistence. Unlike virtual machines that offer durable and persistent storage, containers come with ephemeral storage. Right from its inception, Dockerencouraged the design of stateless services. Persistence and...
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Red Hat Platform-as-a-Service Cloud Loves Containers

When Red Hat launched its OpenShift Platform as a Service (PaaS) cloud in 2013, the focus was on making life easier for developers. OpenShift's theme remains the same but Red Hat has made it crystal clear that developing on the cloud today means using containers. The name says it all: Red Hat...
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Containerized Production Environments: Networking, Security, and Storage

So you have an application that is composed around containers. You have lightweight base images, a centralized container registry, and integration with the deployment and continuous integration (CI) pipeline — everything needed to get containers working at full scale on your hardware. For running a...
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Monitoring Docker Containers with Elasticsearch and cAdvisor

If you’re running a Swarm Mode cluster or even a single Docker engine, you’ll end up asking this question: How do I keep track of all that’s happening? The answer is “not easily.” You need a few things to have a complete overview of stuff like: Number and status of containers If, where, and when...
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Kendrick Coleman of EMC {code} demonstrated how to have both ephemeral containers and persistent data in his talk at ContainerCon North America.

Marrying Ephemeral Docker Containers to Persistent Data

Docker containers are ephemeral by design. They come and they go like a herd of hyperactive squirrels, which is great for high availability, but not so great for preserving your data. Kendrick Coleman of EMC {code} demonstrated how to have both ephemeral containers and persistent data in his talk...
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Docker + Golang = <3

This is a short collection of tips and tricks showing how Docker can be useful when working with Go code. For instance, I’ll show you how to compile Go code with different versions of the Go toolchain, how to cross-compile to a different platform (and test the result!), or how to produce really...
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Assessing the Current State of Container Security

Any rational organization that wishes to run mission-critical services on containers will at some point ask the question: “But is it secure? Can we really trust containers with our data and applications?” Amongst tech folks, this often leads to a containers versus virtual machines (VMs) debate and...
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Label Schema: A New Standard Approach to Container Metadata

There's a new community standard for container metadata in town, with contributors from Puppet, Mesosphere, Microscaling Systems, Container Solutions, Weave, Cloud66, Tigera and others. The release candidate of Label Schema is being launched Friday at Container Camp in London. The initiative was...
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Containerizing Stateful Applications

Application container technology, like Docker Engine, provides standards-based packaging and runtime management of the underlying application components. Containers are fast to deploy and make efficient use of system resources. Using containers, developers get application portability and...
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