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Archive for January, 2018
Microservices have become popular in large part because they simplify application deployment and management. At a higher level, however, they also can help your team work more efficiently.
Microservices and containers can help you to build and deploy applications faster. But do these technologies actually make your applications run faster?
As containers running on top of Kubernetes and other orchestration platforms continue to accelerate, many believe there soon will be a wave of IT infrastructure upgrades driven by I/O requirement of microservices based on containers. To help make it simpler to make that transition, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Portworx, a provider of storage software optimized for containers, have combined their respective expertise to create a reference platform for deploying stateful containers applications on top of bare-metal servers.
Thanks to Docker, containers are now the future of web development. Linux containers such as LXC or Solaris Zones have existed since the mid-2000s, but containers werent widely used outside of large tech companies such as Google until Docker was first released at PyCon in March 2013.
VMware has advanced its campaign to make containers an extension of its virtual machine environment by making it simpler to deploy VMware Integrated Controllers (VIC). VIC enables IT organizations to deploy Docker containers on top of VMware virtual machines so they can be managed as part of VMware vSphere, which combines the VMware hypervisor and management software in a single server virtualization platform.