Lately, I have worked for Red Hat, the largest open source software company in the world. Through a variety of roles in my career, I have played key roles in building, maintaining, marketing, and selling open source software products and services.
In years past I was a social media start-up veteran, e-commerce old timer, and weathered government research technologist. This has led to experience in a variety of companies and organizations ranging from a seven person start-up to a 8,000 person technology company. This has culminated in a unique perspective on open source software development, delivery, and maintenance.
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. Standardizing
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 head-first into a discussion
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
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 of