IT News - Virtualization

Containers vs. VMs: A Closer Look
Container Journal, January 3rd, 2020
A closer look at the use cases for containers and VMs in software development environments

"Software development is changing, as organizations are being pushed to increase the rate at which they release and update applications due to today's mobile, on-demand world," writes Luca Ravazzolo in Container Journal.

"Traditionally, this process could take months, but development teams are now expected to deliver new software and updates in a matter of hours or days..."

If an open source extension succeeds in making Kubernetes a virtual machine orchestrator, the value proposition supporting hyperconvergence could get pulled out from under it

"The basic idea behind hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI)," writes Scott Fulton in DataCenter Knowledge, "is that the resources each server in a data center brings to the table - memory, storage, processing power, networking bandwidth - may be pooled together and consumed like fuel or electricity rather than a bunch of individual devices. The premise of Kubernetes is that applications and individual services may be distributed throughout a data center, utilizing infrastructure in a more liquid fashion..."

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