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Ops are from Mars, Devs are from Venus: Cloud Containers Primer
We began with our simple LXC deployment, and followed up with a simple Docker deployment. This is the ideal time to take a moment to look at where the next step advantage comes with containers outside of what we have shown in our simple on-premises lab deployments. Now it is time to look to the cloud.

Containers in the cloud have already been available in Amazon as EC2 Container Service (ECS), but as we have seen, there is a juggernaut in the industry that seems to have overtaken the news when it comes to containers in the cloud.

Cloud Containers – Docker Unleashed!

A particularly powerful feature of the Docker platform is the ability to run containers across platforms because the underlying infrastructure is abstracted by the Docker Engine. Using the Docker Engine closer to the workload, we have the ability to adapt the Docker Engine to more operating system environments. At the onset, Docker was built to run on Linux derivatives because it was initially formed as an extension on the LXC framework. As the Docker ecosystem has evolved more and more, the platform has become more versatile as well as the support for other hosting platforms.

Not only was Docker seeing more options to run on Linux, such as the now popular CoreOS platform, but hosting Docker on public cloud platforms was becoming the latest craze.

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Read this entire article from Eric Wright at VMTurbo.

Published Monday, March 30, 2015 6:25 AM by David Marshall
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