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Chris Ciborowski

I'm a technologist & entrepreneur helping companies see the endless possibilities provided by DevOps and cloud application delivery. I'm a Docker Captain and CEO & CO-founder at Nebulaworks.

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By now, you most certainly have heard there is a new virtualization tool on the block. And this guy seemed to move into that quiet, well established neighborhood populated with virtual machines and instances and is creating quite a stir. Like a non-stop house party for the past six months.

Since we are focused on delivering apps in efficient means and helping companies integrated CI/D with these tools we are always talking containers. Fast forward to last week when I was having lunch with a non-engineer friend of mine who works in the tech industry. Shockingly (at least to me) he had not heard of containers. And on a weekly basis we meet with folks that “have heard of it” but do not have a good handle on the details. Figured now is better than ever to shed some light on container tech. This is meant to be a primer, and accomplish the following:

  • What are containers?
  • Various container tech available for use
  • How we see containers being used today

Let’s get started.