How big are containers these day? When Red Hat switched their orchestration engine in OpenShift to Kubernetes in July 2015, there were only a handful of companies in the world. Here’s the latest list of certified companies per CNCF:
- Alibaba Cloud, Alibaba Cloud Container Service
- Apprenda, Kismatic Enterprise Toolkit (KET)
- Appscode, Pharmer
- Caicloud, Compass
- Canonical, Canonical Distribution of Kubernetes
- Cisco Systems, Cisco Container Platform
- Cloud Foundry Foundation, Cloud Foundry Container Runtime
- CoreOS, Tectonic
- DaoCloud, DaoCloud Enterprise
- Docker, Docker Enterprise Edition
- Google, Google Kubernetes Engine
- Heptio, AWS-Quickstart
- Huawei, Huawei Cloud Container Engine
- IBM, IBM Cloud Container Service and IBM Cloud Private
- Loodse, Kubermatic Container Engine
- Mesosphere, Kubernetes on DC/OS
- Microsoft, Azure ACS-Engine
- Mirantis, Mirantis Cloud Platform
- Netease, Netease Container Service Dedicated
- Oracle, Oracle Container Engine, Oracle Linux, Oracle Terraform Kubernetes Installer
- Pivotal Software, Pivotal Container Service (PKS)
- Poseidon, Typhoon
- Rancher, Inc., Rancher Kubernetes
- Red Hat, OpenShift
- SAP, Cloud Platform – Gardener
- SUSE, SUSE CaaS (Container as a Service) Platform
- Samsung SDS, Kraken
- StackPointCloud, Stackpoint.io
- Tencent Cloud, Tencent Cloud Container Service
- VMware, Pivotal Container Service (PKS)
- Weaveworks, kubeadm
- Wise2C Technology, WiseCloud
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
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
Docker usage has quintupled in a single year — following the patter of most-hyped technologies, according to a recent study by Datadog, a monitoring and analytics platform. But this raises some questions: Can this growth be sustained? And, if so, what will be the likely patterns of adoption?
Full Story at TechTarget
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
What the heck is Docker and why would I use it?
Docker simplifies the packaging, distribution, installation and execution of (complex) applications.
In this context, applications are:
Full Article here from Docker Pirates ARMed with explosive stuff
Nice analagy from Mike Coleman about the underlying architecture of Docker.
Houses (the VMs) are fully self-contained and offer protection from unwanted guests. They also each possess their own infrastructure – plumbing, heating, electrical, etc. Furthermore, in the vast majority of cases houses are all going to have at a minimum a bedroom, living area, bathroom, and kitchen. I’ve yet to ever find a “studio house” – even if I buy the smallest house I may end up buying more than I need because that’s just how houses are built. (for the pedantic out there, yes I’m ignoring the new trend in micro houses because they break my analogy)
Apartments (the containers) also offer protection from unwanted guests, but they are built around shared infrastructure. The apartment building (Docker Host) shares plumbing, heating, electrical, etc. Additionally apartments are offered in all kinds of different sizes – studio to multi-bedroom penthouse. You’re only renting exactly what you need. Finally, just like houses, apartments have front doors that lock to keep out unwanted guests.
Full story from Mike Coleman’s article
Another new feature and revenue generator for Docker. This announcement officially integrates the features from Tutum (an acquisition made in Oct of 2015). Tutum is a cloud service used by developers and sysadmins to deploy and manage Docker applications.
Docker Cloud is where developers and IT ops meet to build, ship and run any application, anywhere. Over the past few months our team has been hard at work expanding on the features of Tutum and building native integration with Docker Hub, Docker ID (the new shared account system across all Docker services), Docker official repositories, and commercially supported Docker Engine (CS Engine).
Start using Docker Cloud today by logging in to Docker Cloud using your Docker ID.
Full story at Docker Blog
A good read for Storage Admins new to Docker. In a nutshell, Docker / containers simplifies and makes life easier for IT storage administrators.
“Here are ten things storage managers need to know about Docker and other container technologies.”
- Why has Docker/containerization has garnered so many advocates? Makes life easy…
- Why is VM storage so different from container storage? Persistence…
Full Article by Drew Robb