Without a doubt, container technology was one of the hottest stories of last year, and if you mention the container arena to most people, Docker is what comes to mind. As impressive as Docker is, as recently as June of last year, OStatic highlighted some of its instabilities. And, we've also chronicled new competition in the container space. Google has set its sights squarely on Docker by transforming its Kubernetes platform into a full-fledged part of Google Cloud Platform with Google Container Engine. Meanwhile Canonical is leaping into the into the virtualization arena with a new hypervisor called LXD that uses the same Linux container tools that have allowed Docker to isolate instances from one another.
Also on the competition front, we reported on how the CoreOS team is developing a Docker competitor dubbed Rocket. Now, the leadership behind the open source Docker project has unveiled a new organizational structure that could optimize Docker's competitive strengths.
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