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IBM Research talks cloud innovation at OpenStack Meetups

This autumn, several developers from IBM Research unveiled their latest cloud innovation to the OpenStack Meetup groups in New York City and Philadelphia. The researchers, all OpenStack committers, presented their work on several subprojects (including Nova, Heat, Swift, and Neutron) and received community feedback in both cities to drive further improvement. Community members from dozens […]

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Docker offers big opportunity for software-defined networking

By Rakesh Saha and Jay Kidambi Recently, technologies like Docker have popularized software containers as basic computational units for application deployment. In addition to easing the process of application development, testing, deployment and maintenance, these technologies also promise to be lighter-weight alternatives to full-fledged virtualization. In most environments, containers will coexist with other computational units […]

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Open source in the City of Lights: Recapping the OpenStack Summit

Last week more than 4,600 developers and users—an attendance record—gathered in Paris for  the OpenStack summit at the Palais des Congrès. Collectively we shared best practices, user stories and discussed the 11th release of OpenStack cloud software, Kilo, planned for April 2015. With keynotes by banks, car companies, media conglomerates, and with 59 countries participating, […]

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Docker: Managing the excitement

If you’re playing around in the cloud space, it would be hard to escape the buzz around a relatively new piece of technology called Docker. For those who somehow don’t know about it, think of Docker as providing mini virtual machines (VMs). They allow you to take an existing machine (virtual or real) and group […]

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The key differentiators of Docker technology

Without a doubt, Docker is emerging as a next-generation image building and management solution. As widely known, one of the largest objections to the “golden image” model is that we end up with image sprawl: large numbers of (deployed) complex images in varying states of versioning. It is a common concern expressed that images also […]

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Envisioning the Docker technology

Docker’s new containerization technology is gaining momentum—mainly for bringing in more decisive automation, remarkable efficiencies, higher optimization, and precision toward highly capitalized and capable IT environments. Typically, containers are lightweight virtual machines (VMs) that are highly portable, application-aware, and self-sufficient. Therefore, creating and cloning application-loaded containers and deploying them instantly and immaculately in any server (local […]

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How Docker technology adds value to the cloud paradigm

It is an undeniable fact that IT is being systematically simplified, made affordable, less complex, highly agile and widely available. This is thanks to a host of optimization techniques such as rationalization, consolidation, centralization, federation, virtualization, automation and sharing. IT is on its venerable mission to be the greatest enabler of not only businesses but also […]

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