VMware's flagship server virtualization platform arrives as the company continues to make valuable friends amidst tackling the twin threats of containerization and the cloud.
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While Kubernetes has earned a reputation as being particularly difficult to get up and running with as a container and cluster management system, Kubernetes 1.4 looks to change that in a big way.
Who would have thought ten years ago that virtualization technology would move out of the data center and onto the desktop right inside Windows?
ZeroStack has come a long way since its launch just over a year ago. But are its plans to make an OpenStack-based hybrid cloud product that's accessible to everyone working?
Containers have become increasingly popular for big data applications, and companies like Galactic Exchange are now emerging with tools to make those implementations considerably easier to set up and manage.
Running an app in a VM in a public cloud may indeed be more secure than running the same app in a container, but that doesn't always mean you can sleep well at night knowing your apps and data are secure.
The Israeli security startup believes it can not only deliver the security lacking in Docker, but also that there's an opportunity for containers to be made more secure than monolithic apps can ever be.
2016 is shaping up to be the year that many innovative new container management platforms enter General Availability, ContainerX included.
Docker Swarm Mode highlights an impressive set of announcements as Docker strives to make its container platform more convenient to set up, more secure and easier to use.
The recent launch of Docker Security Scanning is just the latest sign that the security ecosystem around containers is getting stronger by the week.
With much of server virtualization now operating in the cloud, one might assume VMware is the top banana in the cloud, but that isn't even close to being the case.
The latest version of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) puts VMware's customer base directly in its crosshairs.
A key part of Docker's strategy for world domination is to woo developers, and the new Docker for Windows and Mac beta releases are its latest and biggest tactic for doing just that.
Rancher offers a pretty cool container management system that is completely open source, which certainly makes it worthy of consideration, especially if you don't exactly have money to burn.
With Docker Datacenter (DDC) and other container management tools evolving, the list of good reasons for enterprises to hold back from utilizing containers has gotten considerably smaller.
Just how different will server virtualization pioneer VMware look in the aftermath of Dell becoming its new master?
Simple-to-implement private clouds don't come cheap (think VMware), and cheaper options aren't simple to implement (think OpenStack). Fortunately, ZeroStack has a solution for smaller enterprises.
If all goes according to plan you'll soon be able to use the Docker platform to easily manage and run unikernel applications just as if they were apps running in Docker containers.
While the thought of sifting through stacks of details about all the server virtualization and hypervisor products currently on the market can be quite daunting, fortunately help isn't far away.
Alex Polvi has a history of casting aspersions on the security of the Docker container ecosystem, and now his company is taking a giant step towards making container infrastructure more secure.
VMware finds itself in a somewhat precarious and rather unexpected position as the proposed acquisition by Dell hasn't progressed quite as smoothly as hoped.
While there are other container management platforms gaining attention, none currently offers everything ContainerX does. Will the startup be successful in its aim of becoming the vSphere of containers?
Docker and CoreOS may have shifted their containerization strategies in agreeing to work together on the Open Container Initiative, but does that mean the two rivals have suddenly become BFFs?
In the wake of Dell's proposed acquisition of EMC, it's simply business as usual for VMware -- for the moment at least.
Anything that fosters the development of Kubernetes is probably good news for the container community, and the fruits of collaboration are rapidly becoming evident.