Containers Definitions

  • D

    Docker Hub

    Docker Hub is a cloud-based repository in which Docker users and partners create, test, store and distribute container images.

  • Docker image

    A Docker image is a file, comprised of multiple layers, used to execute code in a Docker container.

  • Docker Swarm

    Docker Swarm is a clustering and scheduling tool for Docker containers. Orchestration frees containers from a single host for failover, load balancing and other benefits.

  • G

    Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE)

    Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) is a management and orchestration system for Docker containers and container clusters that run within Google's public cloud services.

  • K

    Kubernetes Node

    A Kubernetes Node is a logical collection of IT resources that supports one or more containers.

  • Kubernetes Pod

    Kubernetes Pods are the smallest deployable computing units in the open source Kubernetes container scheduling and orchestration environment.

  • Kubernetes scheduler

    Kubernetes scheduler is a part of the open source Kubernetes container orchestration platform that controls performance, capacity and availability through policies and topology awareness.

  • Kubernetes volume

    A Kubernetes volume is a directory that contains data accessible to containers in a given Pod in the orchestration and scheduling platform.

  • L

    Linkerd

    Linkerd is an open-source network proxy developed by Buoyant to be installed as a service mesh. Linkerd is one of the first products to be associated with the term service mesh and supports platforms such as Docker and Kubernetes.

  • Linux Containers Project

    Linux Containers is a project created to provide a distro- and vendor-neutral environment for the development of Linux container technologies.

  • LXD (Linux container hypervisor)

    LXD is an open source container management extension for Linux Containers (LXC).

  • N

    Nagios

    Nagios is an open source monitoring system for computer systems.

  • O

    Open Container Initiative

    The Open Container Initiative, formerly known as the Open Container Project, is a Linux Foundation project designed to establish common open standards for container platforms.

  • R

    RancherOS (Linux)

    RancherOS is a lightweight Linux operating system distribution that includes only the necessary libraries and services to deploy and scale containers.

  • Red Hat Atomic Host

    Red Hat Atomic Host is a variant of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux supported, open source operating system, designed to be a minimal OS with optimizations for container hosting.

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