The New Minimalist Operating Systems

Part of my work on the Technical Alliances team at Docker involves exploring innovative projects our ecosystem partners are working on.  One area that has seen radical change in recent years is the operating system (OS).  You may have noticed some new OS releases: CoreOS (August 2013), Project Atomic (April 2014), and more recently Snappy Ubuntu Core (December 2014). These are all minimalist OSs designed to host Docker applications and simplify your infrastructure.  If you are interested in the distinguishing features of each and how they differ from traditional Linux distributions, read on.

Ben Golub

Red Hat and Docker Collaborate

We are thrilled to announce the collaboration between Docker and Red Hat. Collaboration with Red Hat is important for a number of reasons, including: Driving compatibility with the most widely deployed Linux distributions Enabling integration with one of the most prominent and important PaaS solutions Collaborating with the most prominent, pure open source company First, it is critically important for us to make Docker work seamlessly with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and related Linux distributions, such as Fedora. This is the #1 requested enhancement for Docker, and is obviously a major concern for people who want to deploy Docker in mainstream production environments. Our teams have been working together to package Docker for Fedora in time for the next release of Docker (0.7).  Red Hat and dotCloud are planning to make Docker available for all Fedora users with upcoming releases, and Continue reading…