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Learning Container Engines by Demo

By on Sep 19, 2018 in Article

Background So, this morning I had a call with some customers who are using Podman in RHEL 7.6 Beta. We got into a pretty good discussion about what a container engine does. Many people have tackled this subject before РLiz Rice has a great talk where she builds a container engine from scratch. I loved her talk and have been contemplating on how to expand on...

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Recap of Container Talks at DevConf US

By on Aug 21, 2018 in Article

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the first ever DevConf US 2018, which is the 1st annual, free, Red Hat sponsored technology conference for community project and professional contributors to Free and Open Source technologies at the Boston University in the historic city of Boston, USA. This was a technical conference in its truest sense, with a lot...

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So, What Does a Container Engine Really Do Anyway?

By on Jul 13, 2018 in Article

It only takes a couple of quick google searches to realize that people have no idea what a container engine is. That’s understandable because It was a completely new concept back in 2013. Plenty of good people have tried and failed – see WTF is a Container¬†(not deep enough) or What is Docker and why is it so darn popular? (technical drawing completely...

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What is CRICTL and Why Should You Care?

By on Jul 13, 2018 in Article

Container Engines are like wheel bearings, you should be able to replace them when they stop working. Also, you shouldn’t have to care about what brand they are. That’s what the Kubernetes Container Runtime Interface (CRI) aims to solve. CRI defines the API used to talk to container engines and all the major container engines support CRI either natively...

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