Google: A Box, in a box, in a box

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With Docker starting to gain traction and getting ever closed to being ready for production, Google has announced its successor to virtualisation, which is Linux Containerization.

Joe Beda who is a senior staff software engineer at Google said that “Everything at Google runs in a container. On average we start over two billion containers each week.”

Google have taken a slightly different approach than Docker, making it easier to use for developers, where as Docker has provided standard API’s.

lmctfy is the open source version of Google’s container stack, which provides Linux application containers and can be found here: https://github.com/google/lmctfy

So it looks like Containerization is the future and everthing that we will do will be in a box, in a box at the bottom of a box.

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