Report: Docker and the Linux container ecosystem

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Docker and the Linux container ecosystem by Janakiram MSV:
Linux container technology is experiencing tremendous momentum in 2014. The ability to create multiple lightweight, self-contained execution environments on the same Linux host simplifies application deployment and management. By improving collaboration between developers and system administrators, container technology encourages a DevOps culture of continuous deployment and hyperscale, which is essential to meet current user demands for mobility, application availability, and performance.
Many developers interchange the terms “container” and “Docker,” sometimes making it difficult to distinguish between the two, but there is a very important distinction. Docker, Inc. is a key contributor to the container ecosystem in the development of orchestration tools and APIs. While container technology has existed for decades, the company’s open-source platform, Docker, makes that technology more accessible by creating simpler and more powerful tools. Using Docker, developers and system administrators can efficiently manage the lifecycle of tens of thousands of containers.
This report provides a detailed overview of the Linux container ecosystem. It explains the various components of container technology and analyzes the ecosystem contributions from companies to accelerate the adoption of Linux-based containers.
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A small step forward for OpenStack

For his weekly update, David Linthicum, Gigaom Research’s curator for cloud, reported on the Red Hat summit.
The big news was the Dell Red Hat Cloud Solution, an enterprise-grade private cloud product based on Red Hat’s OpenStack platform. The solution was co-developed by Red Hat and Dell, and its announcement was part of a broader extension of the two firms’ long-time collaboration.
David asks, “Is Red Hat seeing new life in the cloud?” His answer is yes, as he gives his endorsement of a deal he sees as solidifying Red Hat’s domination of the OpenStack environment. The move is also a small step forward for OpenStack.

Dell builds a government cloud of its own

Dell is building a Red Hat-OpenStack cloud foundation to attack the $20 billion or so of the government’s IT budget that is expected to move into the cloud.

Salesforce pushes Heroku into big biz with full Java stack support

Heroku is morphing from what was a Ruby-focused PaaS for web developers to a fully Java-supportive PaaS for big business. At least that’s what CEO Marc Benioff hopes as he integrates Heroku — purchased in 2010 — more tightly into the company’s overall platform.

Cumulogic launches Java PaaS technology for service providers

Startup Cumulogic releases its Java platform-as-a-service foundations on Wednesday. The company, with strong Sun Microsystems and Java DNA, hopes that major hosting companies, telcos, and other service providers will build their PaaSes atop its technology.

CliQr, with Google backing, puts legacy apps into the cloud

Most platforms as a service focus on helping developers write shiny new cloud-based applications. Startup CliQr Technologies is more interested in putting the applications that already run businesses into the best cloud to run them and then to make them transportable from cloud to cloud.