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Charlie Babcock
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Charlie Babcock,
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4/22/2014 | 12:56:43 PM
When critics say Red Hat is operating system-centric, it's guilty as charged
Virtual machines are a great way to reorganize the data center, with its mix of legacy and new applications. They're a great way to move things around, achieving fuller utilization of servers, networks and storage. But should they be the only way, or even the primary way, to run workloads in the cloud? So far the answer has been yes, but that will change over time.
Laurianne
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4/22/2014 | 1:18:25 PM
Re: When critics say Red Hat is operating system-centric, it's guilty as charged
What about the security benefits of the isolated containers, Charlie? Wouldn't that appeal to the devs as well?
asksqn
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4/22/2014 | 3:10:27 PM
Different Strokes
Only time will tell whether devs adopt the container approach.  Me, I'm personally staying with VMWare and most devs stay with what works rather than what the OS manufacturer would prefer them to use.
Charlie Babcock
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Charlie Babcock,
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4/22/2014 | 3:16:41 PM
Asksqn will stick with what he knows, and that isn't containers
Asksqn has a point. Most developers stay with what they're familiar with that works -- and that isn't containers today. Containers, however, provide isolation and security similar to virtual machines, while avoiding some of the overhead of virtual machines. I'd like to hear from more developers on whether that has any appeal.


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