"The Docker Book", by James Turnbull, is a hands-on book for everyone who wants to learn about Docker. It will take you from your first installation, through simple examples that explain Docker's concepts, to more complex scenarios that shed some light on how you would use Docker on the real world. InfoQ took the opportunity to hear the author on the book and Docker.
This article examines the attributes needed to make an application delivery controller suited for SaaS and cloud-based Web properties and how these attributes map to the unique requirements of cloud-based application service providers.
Chris Swan presents an overview of the Docker journey so far and where it is headed along with its growing ecosystem of tools for orchestration, composition and scaling. This article provides both a business and a technical point of view on Docker and separates the hype from the reality.
InfoQ reached out to experienced ops engineers to ask them what is “Immutable Infrastructure”, its borders as well as its benefits and drawbacks, in particular compared to desired state convergence. 1
Monty Taylor and James Blair talk about the build and test challenges they face at OpenStack, and how they managed to tackle them.
Luke Kanies, CEO of Puppet Labs, discusses how software is taking over what have always been hardware functions, and how that shift is causing dramatic realignments in how people work together.
Docker is an open source tool to run applications inside of a Linux container, a kind of light-weight virtual machine. 2
Ian Hughes about mixing the physical world and the virtual world: How virtual technology helps people to meet, communicate and collaborate, and how games help us to develop and learn new skills. 1
This article presents a transition path to Platform-as-a-Service for IT. An exploration of the steps from pre-virtualization or virtualization through selecting and operating a PaaS. 1
InfoQ examines how Azul's collector works, and explores some techniques you can use to test the impact of garbage collection in your applications.
William El Kaim describes an Open Cloud Model driven by an independent user community to define it further. He also defines the SHINE principles for transforming IT into BT (Business Technology). 3
This article discusses the combination of three ideas, virtualization, service-orientation, and grid computing into a single concept and computing platform concept.