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.