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Containerization Crash Course - What is a Container?

Containerization Crash Course - What is a Container?

by BoxBoat | Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018 | Docker

Docker container adoption is up 500 percent year over year, and two-thirds of organizations that try Docker containers triple their use within three months (ref: Datadog). It’s quite clear that containers are popular. But despite the rapid adoption rate, many do not know the basics of containers, namely how they differ to virtual machines, their advantages as well as their limitations, and the required tools you need to run containers effectively.

Docker Community Edition or Docker Enterprise Edition - Everything You Need to Know

Docker Community Edition or Docker Enterprise Edition - Everything You Need to Know

by BoxBoat | Friday, Dec 7, 2018 | Docker

In March 2017, Docker released Docker Enterprise Edition (EE), merging their previous enterprise offering of Docker Datacenter and renaming their free offering to Docker Community Edition (CE). Docker Inc. positions CE for development and Docker EE for business-critical deployments. In this article, we’ll dive deeper into the differences between Docker CE and Docker EE, so you can identify the best option for your project as it stands today, and the best option for your project as it matures.

What To Do If Your App is Delivered in a Container

What To Do If Your App is Delivered in a Container

by BoxBoat | Thursday, Dec 6, 2018 | Docker

Even if you have no containerization experience, there is no need to panic if your vendor has supplied the application you ordered as a container. There are many ways to run and orchestrate containers, and these solutions offer great features that allow you to automatically manage applications. You can ensure they remain online, monitor them and automatically manage capacity allowing you to both scale up to handle increased demand and scale down saving you money, when demand decreases.