DockerCon is going on monday/tuesday – and no better time to put out some new great tools for people using Containers.
This will be a 3 part post – and timed intentionally with DockerCon. Why? Well – containers are indeed the buzz du jour, and while the ecosystem is still very vibrant (far from settled, with lots of battles being fought), DockerCon has become a critical time for the ecosystem to get together and collaborate.
Containers and persistence – what’s the scoop?
In yesterday’s “Post 1: Object storage” covered the latest in the dominant persistence for applications built on modern app architectures and on containers – Object storage. We talked about the state of the art with EMC ECS.
In today’s earlier: “Post 2: State of the Art of Transactional Persistence”, we talked about the emerging space of transactional storage and containers, both native implementations (Docker Volumes, Project Rex-Ray) and plugin models (Flocker, and EMC ScaleIO/EMC XtremIO integration).
… Now, you might have been reading this and thinking “man, this is new, confusing… I just want an ‘easy button’”.
- Answer – Part I = “NO” :-) You need to invest to get in the world of Open Source, but it’s worth it. Anyone who says otherwise is painting the old stuff in “container washing”. Pick up your laptop, and get down to coding – it’s fun!
- Answer – Part II = “… We are working on it”.
This post is on the “what are we working on to be the “easy button” – because people will need that. Read on!