In traditional application environments, meeting compliance goals required paying attention to infrastructure like physical devices, unified data stores, and static networks.
One main reason to use containers is that they help make apps, services and environments highly scalable. But that doesn’t happen magically. In order to take full advantage of the benefits of containers, you have to build your stack and configure your environment in ways that maximize scalability.
Like many people in the IT industry, when I first heard about Docker, I expected it to be yet another fad. After all, containerization is not something that is new to Linux. Tools like LXC, Virtuozzo and OpenVZ all offer to run your OS and apps in a container and share resources. They all were around well before Docker.
Docker is the hot topic at every tech conference, developer forum, and DevOps team meeting today. However, Docker isn’t the only (or the first) container technology. In fact, Docker itself was originally based on another container framework, Linux containers (LXC), which has been around for a decade.
Since our acquisition announcement in April the Wercker team has worked non-stop with our colleagues at Oracle to build our shared vision.
The big news in the Docker world of late is the announcement of LinuxKit, which Docker developers created in conjunction with Intel, IBM, ARM and Microsoft. LinuxKit is a modular, compact, secure and portable framework for building tiny Linux-based operating systems that you can run inside a Docker container to serve as an application host.
There is an old saying that time is money. Perhaps nowhere does this statement ring truer than in modern development environments. At its core, software development is an effort to automate business processes. The assumption is therefore that the resulting software will yield tangible business value.
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The software stack 10 years ago was simple. Requests started at the client side, and they could be answered from a web server itself, or sent for additional processing to an application server or MySQL database.
Docker is an increasingly ubiquitous tool used by hobbyists and enterprises alike, but despite that popularity, many organizations fail to utilize the containerization platform to its full potential.
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