Re: Limited options for containers in the cloud today
The reference to the sidelines was actually monitoring Docker on GitHub. I can remember heady days such as they are having. ('Awesome', 'Cool', 'Righteous' come to mind which definitely dates me.) The virtualization platforms are nice in all but are proprietary no matter which angle you look at them, thus you have API surfaces exposed that have to be translated from one provider to another. There isn't even 'real' compatability even in one stack within an overarching stack such as OpenStack. All those moving bits tend to claim just a bit more mindshare than a slightly different (corporate controlled variant) stack.
Docker seems to erase even more of the attention to externalities required than previous VM iterations. Having used virtualization since the 1970's, and having it a required feature in my labs, I like to think I have a clue about how things are going. I like where Docker is going. Service Oriented Architecture, near universal API's around your services, controllable-actionable object orientation, all that good stuff that's promised by never happens.
And, oh yes, Amazon gets my vote, for now. Given CoreOS as a baseline, that'll do for now. I'll reserve judgement on the rest until I can throw something at the wall and see if it sticks.