Similar to pop culture trends, the IT market goes in cycles -- what's irrelevant one day can become popular again. And thanks to the open source container platform Docker, container technology again dominates the cloud market chatter.
Docker packages Linux applications and their dependencies in containers, which puts a new spin on container-based virtualization. Many cloud providers, including Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google, are on board with the technology, offering support or developing features around Docker containers. But as more vendors further the container movement, it's vital for enterprises to keep up with the latest developments and features.
Despite Docker's rapidly growing popularity among vendors, enterprise adoption of the container technology moves at a slower pace. Find out where Docker is heading, the latest technology developments, as well as what other container options are cropping up, with this complete guide.
1Docker shakes up cloud market-
Container technology sets the cloud market ablaze
In the highly competitive and growing cloud market, Docker containers are the talk of the town. The open source container platform is gaining traction, as Docker fever spreads among many major cloud providers. From AWS and Google to Joyent and IBM, Docker certainly doesn't lack cloud vendor support. But as more vendors join the container technology fray, what can enterprises expect from the Docker-crazed cloud market?
For a while, Docker made the container market a one-horse race. But now Rocket, a new container technology from CoreOS, is looking to take the lead. Continue Reading
Many vendors have thrown their support behind Docker, making it one of the most popular cloud trends. But enterprise adoption will be slow and steady. Continue Reading
Docker containers have many benefits, such as app portability and open source technology. But that doesn't mean they're right for your cloud environment. Continue Reading
Hoping to get a leg up on rivals like AWS, IBM has partnered with Docker to build apps that can move between on-premises environments and the cloud. Continue Reading
Docker may be in the cloud market spotlight, but it's just a footnote in Red Hat Atomic Host, which provides tools to run Linux containers. Continue Reading
How to integrate Docker with OpenStack is a common question, but the answer may be to think of OpenStack as an agnostic integration engine. Continue Reading
2What to expect from Docker-
Exploring Docker container deployments and developments
The saying, "You can't teach an old dog new tricks," clearly doesn't apply to container technology. While containers are nothing new to the IT world, Docker's latest twist on the technology caught the eyes of major cloud providers, placing it among the most popular industry trends. To keep the cloud world captivated, Docker continues to add new tools and features to its container platform. And to ensure smooth implementation, enterprises need to stay informed on Docker developments.
While scalability has been a concern with Docker, the container technology recently added three orchestration tools to manage Docker at scale. Continue Reading
Many vendors are all-in with Docker containers, but the technology's dependency on Linux casts a shadow over its seemingly bright future in cloud. Continue Reading
Docker has garnered plenty of hype in the cloud market. And now, it looks to build on that foundation with the acquisition of Orchard Laboratories. Continue Reading
While Docker has already generated major buzz, CEO Ben Golub says there's more to come, especially around container management and orchestration. Continue Reading
In the container market, Docker is the popular kid in school. But that doesn't mean it's right for you. Here's how to find your container platform fit. Continue Reading
While Docker is popular among many cloud providers, three applications really thrive in its containers, including apps that benefit from DevOps. Continue Reading
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3Google's place in containers-
Google firmly aboard container technology bandwagon
Many cloud providers, such as AWS and IBM, have climbed aboard the Docker bandwagon. And Google is no exception. The search engine giant has been especially focused on container technology developments, including its open source container management system, Kubernetes, and its Container Engine. As Google continues its container push, enterprises need to stay up-to-date on the cloud provider's latest container technology efforts.
With its eyes on the enterprise, Docker is getting by with a little help from its friends, as Google throws its support behind the container platform. Continue Reading
Docker may be the container king, but Google's open source project, Kubernetes, is leading the pack in container orchestration and cluster management. Continue Reading
While cloud security tops users' lists of concerns, Google Container Registry looks to calm enterprise nerves with private Docker repositories. Continue Reading
Google Container Engine represents the latest move in a cloud provider chess match, as Google looks to overcome AWS for the market's top spot. Continue Reading
4Container technology glossary-
Defining key container technology terms
In addition to staying informed on the latest Docker and container trends, it's important to understand the technology's key terminology. Whether you're an IT pro, an enterprise or just looking to get a better grasp on container technology, here are definitions you should know.