The New Stack Context

Episode 4: Revolution in the Container Revolution

July 18th, 2016  •  9 mins 56 secs  •  Download (9.54 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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Four years ago, the virtualization industry was blown wide open by the arrival of Docker — a format which made it possible to stage workloads and scale them without the overhead of VMware, Xen, or KVM virtual machines. Last year, Docker Inc. graciously donated its container standard to the Open Container Initiative, run by the Linux Foundation — a neutral governing party. The idea was to end all the bickering over what the container format should be. Instead, what’s happening is a fresh re-opening of the debate over why there should be just one.