Michael Crosby

Interview with Michael Crosby, the OCI Technical Oversight Board Chairman

Last month the Linux Foundation announced the 2018 Open Container Initiative (OCI) election results of the Technical Oversight Board (TOB). Members of the TOB then voted to elect our very own Michael Crosby as the new Chairman. The result of the election should not come as a surprise to anyone in the community given Michael’s extensive contributions to the container ecosystem. Back in February 2014, Michael led the development of libcontainer, a Go library that was developed to access the kernel’s container APIs directly, without any other dependencies. If you look at this first commit of libcontainer, you’ll see that the JSONspec is very similar to the latest version of the 1.0 runtime specification. In the interview below, we take a closer look at Michael’s contributions to OCI, his vision for the future and how this benefits all Docker users. Why are you excited Continue reading…

Stephen Day

Docker Registry API to be standardized in OCI

We are excited to announce that the Docker Registry HTTP API V2 specification will be adopted in the Open Container Initiative (OCI), the organization under the Linux Foundation that provides the standards that fuel the containerization industry. The Docker team is proud to see another aspect of our technology stack become a de-facto standard. As we’ve done with our image format, we are happy to formally share and collaborate with the container ecosystem as part of the OCI community. Our distribution protocol is the underpinning of all container registries on the market and is so robust that it is leveraged over a billion times every two weeks as container content is distributed across the globe. What does this protocol do? Putting the protocol into perspective, part of the core functionality of Docker is the ability to push and pull images. Continue reading…

Daniela Kronenberg

Now Open: DockerCon US Diversity Scholarship!

DockerCon is a hub for the IT industry , bringing together members from all parts of our growing ecosystem and  global community. By actively promoting inclusivity, our goal is to make DockerCon a safe place for everyone to learn, belong and collaborate. With the support of Docker and our DockerCon scholarship sponsor, the Open Container Initiative (OCI), we are excited to announce the launch of this year’s DockerCon Diversity Scholarship Program to provide members of the Docker community, who are traditionally underrepresented, a financial scholarship to attend DockerCon US 2018. This year, we are increasing the number of scholarships we are granting to ensure attending DockerCon is an option for all. Apply Now! Deadline to Apply: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 5:00PM PST Selection Process A committee of Docker community members will review and select the scholarship recipients. Recipients will be notified by the week Continue reading…

Michael Crosby

A tour of containerd 1.0

  We have done a few talks in the past on different features of containerd, how it was designed, and some of the problems that we have fixed along the way. Containerd is used by Docker, Kubernetes CRI, and a few other projects but this is a post for people who may not know what containerd actually does within these platforms.  I would like to do more posts on the feature set and design of containerd in the future but for now, we will start with the basics. I think the container ecosystem can be confusing at times. Especially with the terminology that we use. Whats this? A runtime. And this? A runtime…  containerd (pronounced “container-dee”) as the name implies, not contain nerd as some would like to troll me with, is a container daemon.  It was originally built as an integration Continue reading…

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Michael Crosby

What is containerd ?

We have done a few talks in the past on different features of containerd, how it was designed, and some of the problems that we have fixed along the way.  Containerd is used by Docker, Kubernetes CRI, and a few other projects but this is a post for people who may not know what containerd actually does within these platforms.  I would like to do more posts on the featureset and design of containerd in the future but for now, we will start with the basics. I think the container ecosystem can be confusing at times. Especially with the terminology that we use. Whats this? A runtime. And this? A runtime…  containerd as the name implies, not contain nerd as some would like to troll me with, is a container daemon.  It was originally built as an integration point for OCI Continue reading…

Patrick Chanezon

Docker Leads OCI Release of v1.0 Runtime and Image Format Specifications

Today marks an important milestone for the Open Container Initiative (OCI) with the release of the OCI v1.0 runtime and image specifications – a journey that Docker has been central in driving and navigating over the last two years. It has been our goal to provide low-level standards as building blocks for the community, customers and the broader industry. To understand the significance of this milestone, let’s take a look at the history of Docker’s growth and progress in developing industry-standard container technologies. The History of Docker Runtime and Image Donations to the OCI Docker’s image format and container runtime quickly emerged as the de facto standard following its release as an open source project in 2013. We recognized the importance of turning it over to a neutral governance body to fuel innovation and prevent fragmentation in the industry. Working Continue reading…

Stephen Walli

Demystifying the Open Container Initiative (OCI) Specifications

The Open Container Initiative (OCI) announced the completion of the first versions of the container runtime and image specifications this week. The OCI is an effort under the auspices of the Linux Foundation to develop specifications and standards to support container solutions. A lot of effort has gone into the building of these specifications over the past two years. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the myths that have arisen over the past two years. Myth: The OCI is a replacement for Docker Standards are important, but they are far from a complete production platform. Take for example, the World Wide Web. It  has evolved over the last 25 years and was built on core dependable standards like TCP/IP, HTTP and HTML. Using TCP/IP as an example, when enterprises coalesced around TCP/IP as a common protocol, Continue reading…

Patrick Chanezon

More details about containerd, Docker’s core container runtime component

Today we announced that Docker is extracting a key component of its container platform, a part of the engine plumbing–containerd a core container runtime–and commits to donating it to an open foundation. containerd is designed to be less coupled, and easier to integrate with other tools sets. And it is being written and designed to address the requirements of the major cloud providers and container orchestration systems. Because we know a lot of Docker fans want to know how the internals work, we thought we would share the current state of containerd and what we plan for version 1.0. Before that, it’s a good idea to look at what Docker has become over the last three and a half years. The Docker platform isn’t a container runtime. It is in fact a set of integrated tools that allow you to build Continue reading…