Thursday, April 28, 2016

Application Containers, System Containers

Canonical's Ubuntu 16.04 comes with LXD as "Linux container hypervisor". What is LXD and how does it differ from docker?

LXD is typically for system containers, Docker is usually an application container approach.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Docker Update in SUSE's Containers Module

SUSE has provided a version bump to docker 1.10.3 in their containers module (with a security update 4/26). Together with their latest kernel, it provides for improved performance (e.g. starting/stopping containers).

Friday, April 22, 2016

Ubuntu 16.04 GAes and Provides Containers

Today, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS for Server is available for s390x (and a few other minor platforms :-). It provides a few interesting infrastructure options: besides OpenStack and KVM, it offers system containers with LXC/LXD; for application containers, it comes with Docker. Some aspects of what this introduces will follow here...

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Docker 1.10 on developerWorks

The Docker page on developerWorks now provides a new Docker binary. It's version 1.10 and provided for RHEL 7 only: SUSE officially provides Docker, and Canonical has uploaded a recent Docker version to the universe archive.