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Deeply Understanding the Different Between Portability, Compatibility, and Supportability

By on Nov 12, 2019 in Article

Let’s dig into these three concepts a bit deeper: Portability Since the OCI standard governs the images specification, a container image can be created with Podman, pushed to almost any container registry, shared with the world, and consumed by almost any container engine including Docker, RKT, CRI-O, containerd and, of course, other Podman instances....

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Architecting Containers Part 1: Why Understanding User Space vs. Kernel Space Matters

By on Nov 12, 2019 in Article

Perhaps you’ve been charged with developing a container-based application infrastructure?  If so, you most likely understand the value that containers can provide to your developers, architects, and operations team. In fact, you’ve likely been reading up on containers and are excited about exploring the technology in more detail. However, before diving...

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The Limits of Compatibility and Supportability with Containers

By on Nov 12, 2019 in Article

Many folks who do container development have run Alpine container images. You might have  run Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), CentOS, Debian, and Ubuntu images as well. If you are adventurous, you may have even run Arch, Gentoo, or dare I say, really old container images – like, RHEL 5 old. If you have some experience running container images, you...

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Engineering Compatibility with The Red Hat Universal Base Image

By on Nov 12, 2019 in Article

The Red Hat Universal Base Image (UBI) has an end user license agreement which allows partners, customers and community members to deploy it anywhere, but it takes a lot more than a license to create a container base image that’s suitable for your enterprise applications. In part, suitability for enterprise deployments comes from the compatibility guarantees...

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Setting Up RHEL 8 on Linode

By on Jul 22, 2019 in Article

Background I have used Linode for about 10 years now because the service and price are great. They are one of the most automated cloud providers and they invest in tools to do things like resizing existing VMs. It’s super useful for lab environments and experiments.  As such, I wanted to use Linode for my new containers running Red Hat UBI on RHEL 8 and...

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All You Need to Know About Red Hat Universal Base Image

By on Jun 19, 2019 in Article

This is a links article that I plan on keeping up to date over the coming months as we create more and more content on Red Hat Universal Base Image. This should be a one stop shop for understanding how to use it. What/Why Introducing the Red Hat Universal Base Image (UBI) – Scott McCarty What is Red Hat Universal Base Image – Scott McCarty Red Hat...

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