Docker is an open source tool to run applications inside of a Linux container, a kind of light-weight virtual machine. In addition to running, it also offers tools to distribute containerized applications through the Docker index -- or your own hosted Docker registry -- simplifying the process of deploying complex applications.
Virtual environments can be a rich form of communication, where people can brainstorm, share and discuss ideas, or collaborate on a virtual version of a product. They can also add a new dimension to customer interaction. Games can be used to simulate situations, as an enhancement for learning and teaching complex problems. Ian Hughes talking about mixing the physical world and the virtual world.
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.
The confluence of three technologies, (virtualization, service orientation, and grid computing), is explored to create a foundation for re-examining both technical and business system design issues. 2
Virtualization is more than just server consolidation. Advanced virtualization eases management, enhances flexibility, raises network throughput, and improves redundancy and uptime. 4
Cloud services have helped bring virtualization to the forefront. Its full power however, also includes other benefits such as high availability, disaster recovery, and rapid provisioning. 1
VMware Infrastructure 3: Advanced Technical Design Guide and Advanced Operations Guide provides a wealth of practical insights into setting up virtualization in todays corporate environments.
Learn about the new user experience of cloud computing providers EC2, Mosso, and GoGrid and their differing feature sets. 6
While virtualization provides many benefits, security can not be a forgotten concept in its application.