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3/9/2015
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Docker Adds SDN Capabilities Via SocketPlane

Docker acquired startup SocketPlane to enhance the networking capabilities of its containers.

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Drew Conry-Murray
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3/10/2015 | 3:11:35 PM
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@Joe I may be getting in over my head here, but in talking with Docker it seems like they felt the default networking stack in Docker was fine for developers, but as the number of containers that need to communicate to run an application scale up, they wanted something more robust. Open vSwitch, which is an open source product, brings a lot to table, in particular OVSDB, which tracks network state and can link in w/ orchestration systems to enable more automation.
Joe Stanganelli
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3/10/2015 | 1:25:27 AM
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It's good to see more container-managing tools getting out there.  I'm a bit confused about leveraging Open vSwitch to access them, though...as I rather thought part of the appeal of containers was as an outright alternative to the vSwitch.
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