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A Comparison of Linux Container Images

By on Aug 18, 2017 in Article

  Background Going back to basics, there are two major parts of an operating system – the kernel and the user space. The kernel is a special program executed directly on the hardware or virtual machine – it controls access to resources and schedules process. The other major part is the user space – this is the set of files, including...

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How to Buy a Used Linux Container

By on Jul 22, 2017 in Article

How do you buy a used Linux container? A quick search of “how to buy a shipping container” will turn up a wealth of information, especially how to evaluate used ones. While all analogies are imperfect, this one is pretty good and it does highlight an interesting problem – basically, any Linux container image over a minute old is used in the...

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Container Myths Debunked (Redux)

By on Sep 18, 2015 in Article

Background So lately, I have been hearing a lot about containers vs. virtual machines and I wanted to get in on the action. I saw the a recap of Alex Polvi’s session at OpenStack Silicon Valley and I was inspired. I agree with Alex, and for fun, I wanted to state all of his points in a different way. Let’s rephrase all of his points with the word...

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