Posts about containers

Warning: Are You Building Your Own PaaS with Docker?

By John Wetherill, July 16, 2015

Container CampContainerization is's revolutionary. But there are all these other components that you need in order to make it work. As a developer, you don't want to care about which VM or network...or any of those little details. And if you're on a development team in an enterprise pushing out software, you really shouldn't have to worry about them.

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Happy Birthday Docker. And Welcome to the Slope of Enlightenment

By John Wetherill, March 11, 2015

It's 2:15pm on a Friday, and I'm sitting in the keynote hall at PyCon 2013 fidgeting through a succession of lightning talks that have very little relevance to my life. Topics like "Python code coverage techniques" (ho-hum) and "Controlling Christmas lights with Python” (yawn - I wonder if there's anything new on Hacker News)...when Solomon Hykes takes the stage, unveils Docker, and the world shifts.

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Cloud Computing: Pets, Cattle and ... Chickens?

By Bernard Golden, February 3, 2015

If you’ve spent any time at leading cloud computing conferences, you may have come across the meme “pets vs cattle.” (Here is a lengthy slideshare presentation by Randy Bias of EMC/Cloudscaling discussing the difference between pets and cattle in a cloud computing world).

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Beyond Virtualization: The Rationale for PaaS in an IaaS World

By Troy Topnik, September 9, 2014
PaaS is hard to explain

I sometimes struggle to explain Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) to people who usually equate deploying an application to deploying a virtual machine. This coupling is not an unsophisticated approach.

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PaaS: Service Orchestration Vs Container Orchestration

By Phil Whelan, January 16, 2014

In Krishnan Subramanian's post "PaaS Is Dead. Long Live PaaS", he makes a distinction between the old and new worlds of PaaS, citing two distinct "flavors of PaaS". The first being service orchestration and second being container orchestration.

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