Modernizing Traditional Applications with Docker

While DockerCon last year definitely had some focus on the enterprise, Josh Coen was surprised to see the emphasis on it this time around. Microsoft was all over the place at the event, and with good reason. Docker’s focus at the event was their Modernizing Traditional Applications, certainly something applicable to the fine folks in Redmond. Josh reviews the benefits of legacy app containerization, Docker’s high level stages for the process, and offers his thoughts on what he saw. Josh got a full presentation on the details at Tech Field Day Extra, as well as a look into what Portworx is doing with software-defined storage for containers.


My DockerCon 2017 Day #1

Cormac Hogan attended DockerCon for the first year as purely an attendee, no being tied into an presentations or other events. He found the keynote from Docker CEO Ben Golub and Docker founder Solomon Hykes to be interesting, keying in on the significant announcements. These include the ability for multi-stage builds, to separate build environments from runtimes, as well as LinuxKit, which lets you run a containerized Linux subsystem on any OS. He also enjoyed hearing from Portworx, who presented at Tech Field Day Extra during the event. Check out our video coverage from the event to get more details on their virtualized storage layer for containers.


Building Data Storage With Containers

The state of containers in enterprise IT continues to expand. As it does, the importance of addressing storage for these stateless constructs becomes more important. Chris Evans reviews why addressing container storage is essential, and some of the solutions out there. This includes offerings from StorageOS, Portworx, and Scality. Ethan sees containers continuing the trend started with hyperconverged infrastructure, the blurring of storage and application.


The Container Storage Persistence Challenge

James Green published a great video summarizing the current state of persistent container storage. One of the more interesting offerings was presented at Tech Field Day this month by StorageOS, which runs on the application layer as a container itself. If you need to get up to speed on container storage, James made it easy with this video.