posted at 22:50
Author: Lucas Carlson, CenturyLink
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:30:33 +0000
2 surprising ways to use Docker to grow your business
Server-density techniques have been used by savvy system administrators for more tha 10 years with Solaris Zones and BSD Jails. So how are savvy cutting-edge business people using Docker to grow their business today? Because Docker is more lightweight than and faster to use than virtual machines, and can even be used on top of virtual machines, you can use it to start separating users' application instances from each other. Separated user instances can allow you to meter user consumption in a more service-oriented way without being cost-prohibitive. Because Docker containers share a Linux kernel, the higher density allows you to rethink how to architect applications that your chief financial officer will thank you for. Even with new devops technologies like Puppet and Chef, often it is the operations teams who enjoy using them more than the developers. These are just a couple examples of how Docker can be used in surprising ways. Docker is changing the technology landscape faster than anyone could have predicted and it has only been less than two years! What clever ways are you seeing Docker being adopted in new and interesting ways?

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