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Docker: Less Controversy, More Container Adoption In 2015
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Charlie Babcock
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Charlie Babcock,
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1/26/2015 | 1:31:46 PM
LXC,is a container building block
Don't forget, Curt, that Docker itself is open source and a large and thriving project. But assuming you knew that, LXC isn't excactly a challenger to Docker. It's a library of functions, tools and templates with which Linux containers may be built. Docker supports use of LXC and can support other approaches to container formatting. Somewhere down the road, open source container management systems are likely to nibble away at Docker's customewr base. If you mean, is something like LXC a market place threat to virtual machines, I'd have to say only lightly in the short run but significantly in the long run. Future cloud services are likely to become more container-based and LXC will be a building block for them.

 

 
Curt Franklin
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Curt Franklin,
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1/26/2015 | 12:51:28 PM
Odds of an Open Source Option?
Charlie, I appreciate this article -- I'm still coming up to speed on the continer marketplace. My learning process leads me to ask the following question: Do you see a real market threat from an open source container option like LXC? I know that there are some who would prefer an open source option simply because it's open source, but thee are still lots of CIOs happy to simply have something that works to make Agile development easier to implement in the enterprise.


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