Introducing OpenShift on OpenStack Special Interest Group – OpenShift Blog

We kicked off the OpenShift Commons OpenShift on OpenStack SIG with a presentation by SIG Chair, Judd Matlin of Dell on Dell’s Reference Architecture.

Next Up: 1000 nodes of OpenShift on OpenStack

The next OpenShift on OpenStack SIG meeting will be held on October 19th at 9:00 am Pacific and will feature a presentation by Red Hat’s Jeremy Eder from Red Hat’s Performance and Tuning team who will be discussing the findings from his work deploying both OpenStack and OpenShift on CNCF.io’s Cluster. He’ll also be discussing the test harness that used to do the scaling tests and the lessons learned.

Jeremy is the author of the CNCF.io blog, “Deploying 1000 nodes of OpenShift on the CNCF Cluster“. Be sure to read it in advance, bring your questions and feedback for the discussion session after his presentation. There will be plenty of time allocated for Q/A.

Source: Introducing OpenShift on OpenStack Special Interest Group – OpenShift Blog

Containers Are Not Virtual Machines, and Vice Versa

To some, containers and virtualization are essentially the same thing – a rip and replace alternative for the other. To others, they are completely different technologies with different use cases. The truth is that containers and virtualization do have a lot in common, but not as much as some people think. To get the most out of each of these important technologies, we must understand the ins and outs of containers and virtualization and how they do and don’t work together.

A common misconception is that containers are just an evolution of virtual machines (VMs), but there are some major differences between the technologies.

Full Story on vmblog.com – Gunnar Hellekson

Explaining Containers To Your CEO

The Why: What’s the Fuss and Why Should You Bother Thinking About Containers?
If I were a CEO, the first question I’d ask anytime someone presented a new technology to me, would be a simple one: Why? As in Why this software or tool? What’s its purpose? How is it going to improve the business?
Answer: The most significant impact of containers is that they are going to simplify development and deployment overall. This means new software and new versions are available faster, and that there are fewer problems in making that software available.

Full Article from Forbes

 

Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst: containers creating winners and losers – Business Insider

“It’s like the iPhone App Store for enterprise,” Whitehurst says, meaning containers are as significant to enterprise app developers as the app store is to consumer app developers. “It makes it dramatically easier to develop technology. It literally can double the productivity of your development staff.”

Source: Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst: containers creating winners and losers – Business Insider

Docker signals the end for the Puppet and Chef

Docker signals the end for the Puppet and Chef

DockerCon sailed through Seattle recently, leaving behind in its wake a new swath of rapid adopters plus a trail of related company and product announcements. Docker itself produced perhaps the most exciting

Docker’s rapid adoption and deep penetration signal the beginning of the end for the Puppet and Chef IT automation platform.

Computerword – Puppet and Chef make way for Docker

 

As Containers Catch On, So Do Concerns

As Containers Catch On, So Do Concerns

Persistent storage requirements have overtaken security as the top barrier to adoption of application containers in production, according to a new adoption survey.

The container market adoption survey released Thursday (June 16) by data management software vendor ClusterHQ

“The biggest challenges to container deployment include persistent storage, networking, security and data management”

Full Story from Enterprise Tech

Why VCs Have Invested More Than $200M in Container Tech

NEWS ANALYSIS: Last week alone, investors—aiming to profit from the new approach to building, deploying and managing apps—poured $63M into container vendors.

All that investment, however, pales in comparison to what Docker Inc. has already raised—a staggering $95 million in the first part of its Series D round of funding in April 2015, bringing its total funding to more than $150 million. Docker’s investors include Coatue, Goldman Sachs, Northern Trust, Benchmark, Greylock Partners, Sequoia Capital, Trinity Ventures and Jerry Yang’s AME Cloud Ventures.

Source: Why VCs Have Invested More Than $200M in Container Tech

Most developers unsure about Container benefits

Most developers unsure about Container benefits

Nine out of 10 developers are likely or very likely to boost their use of containerized applications in the coming year, according to a new survey of 300 developers byShippable.

“Companies are realizing the productivity and flexibility gains they were expecting, and use of container technology is clearly on the rise,” said Shippable CEO Avi Cavale

Full story on Networkworld