HTTPS is a small island of security in this insecure world, and in this day
and age, there is absolutely no reason not to have it on every Web site you
host. Up until last year, there was just a single last excuse: purchasing
certificates was kind of pricey. more>>
An IT megatrend in progress involves the shift from legacy monolithic apps
running on enterprise storage to systems of engagement that interact with
users, collect real-time data from many sources and store it in elastic and
shared data services. more>>
Recently, I wrote about how Docker is investing in Unikernels to reduce the
size of its containers, but there is more than one way to skin a cat.
Unikernels are a hot new technology, but many developers prefer stability
and maturity over "new and shiny". And, that's where Alpine Linux comes in.
Docker's recent acquisition of Unikernel Systems has sent pulses racing in
the microservice world. At the same time, many people have
no clue what to make of it, so here's a quick explanation of why this
move is a good thing.
Containers can be considered the third wave in service provision after
physical boxes (the first wave) and virtual machines (the second
wave). Instead of working with complete servers
(hardware or virtual), you
have virtual operating systems, which are far more lightweight. more>>
Take on "dependency hell" with Docker containers, the lightweight and nimble cousin
of VMs. Learn how Docker makes applications portable and isolated by packaging them
in containers based on LXC technology.