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The Peril and Promise of the Early Adoption of Technology

Daniel Bryant for InfoQ | April 18th, 2015

At the inaugural O’Reilly Software Architecture conference, Bryan Cantrill shared lessons learnt from building a business around the early adoption of OS-virtualised containers. Core advice included; don’t innovate in too many directions at once; identify the technical differentiators, and focus on ease of use/adoptions for everything else; and don’t give up - technological revolutions happen much slower than people think they should. Cantrill, CTO at Joyent, began the talk by stating that for nearl… Read More ›

Will containers kill the virtual machine?

Brandon Butler for Network World | April 15th, 2015

“There is a structural disruption happening right now,” says Bryan Cantrill, the CTO of cloud provider Joyent, which is a heavy user of container technology. “We're now doing to VMs what VMs did to physical machines.” Containers are not a new technology: the earliest iterations of containers have been around in open source Linux code for decades. But in the past year they’ve captured the hearts and minds of many developers for building and running applications. Containers isolate specific code, applicati… Read More ›

Container Summit: Melding Docker, microservices and virtualization

Rob Marvin for SD Times | April 9th, 2015

Containers are changing the way developers architect, build, test and deploy cloud-based applications. At the Container Summit held yesterday in New York, the convergence of Docker, microservices and OS-level virtualization was front and center. "Containers are eating the world," said the event's emcee, Joyent CEO Scott Hammond, borrowing from Netscape founder Marc Andreessen's famous declaration about software. "Everyone is using containers, learning about them, experimenting with them, and… Read More ›

Container Technology Supports High-Frequency Trading

Clint Boulton for Wall Street Journal | April 8th, 2015

It’s not magic, but software containers, a technology dating to the early 2000s, is now underpinning a growing number of enterprise application development efforts. "Containers allow us to simplify and accelerate the development process of getting all of our software bits together and getting them from development to test to runtime very fast and in an efficient way," said Joyent CEO Scott Hammond. He said that "containers are eating the world," modifying the "software is eating the world" m… Read More ›

Could Docker replace package management?

Serdar Yegulalp for InfoWorld | March 30th, 2015

Conventional wisdom holds that containers are fast on their way to remaking everything from application deployment to the design of ultralean Linux distributions. That last part raises a question, though: Could container technologies like Docker be used to solve Linux's long-standing conundrums with package management? Might containers provide a path away from dependency hell and competing (and incompatible) package standards? Read More ›


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