Posts by: Solomon Hykes

Solomon Hykes

Spinning Out Docker’s Plumbing: Part 1: Introducing runC On Infrastructure Plumbing To build a platform like Docker you need a lot of infrastructure plumbing; in fact over the past two years even though our code base has grown to tens of thousands of lines of code; roughly 50% of it is plumbing! Infrastructure plumbing is made of small software tools which perform basic fundamental tasks in the most reliable and simple way possible. It is invisible and under-appreciated especially given that plumbing is what holds the world’s Internet infrastructure together. To build Docker we have re-used large quantities of plumbing: Linux,…

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Solomon Hykes

Today I am extremely proud to announce that the creators of Orchard and Fig – two of the most polished and exciting projects to come out of the Docker ecosystem – are joining the Docker team. Fig is by far the easiest way to orchestrate the deployment of multi-container applications, and has been called “the perfect Docker companion for developers”. As it turns out, these are currently the two most important questions for the tens of thousands of people building applications on the Docker platform: How to orchestrate Docker containers in a standard way? How to make Docker awesome for…

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Solomon Hykes

Fellow Dockers, Today we are happy to introduce Docker 0.9. With this release we are continuing our focus on quality over features, shrinking and stabilizing the core, and providing first-class support for all major operating systems. In addition to dozen of bug fixes, Docker 0.9 includes 2 major improvements: execution drivers and libcontainer. As usual, for a complete list of improvements, you can check out the Changelog.   Execution drivers First, we are introducing an execution driver API which can be used to customize the execution environment surrounding each container. This allows Docker to take advantage of the numerous isolation…

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Solomon Hykes

We are very excited to announce that dotCloud has joined the Linux Foundation. The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux and collaborative software development. Docker obviously depends on a number of technologies developed by the members of the Linux community—including LinuX Containers (LXC), cgroups, and the kernel itself. Ultimately, our goal is to build the “button” that enables any code to instantly and consistently run on any server anywhere. Achieving that goal is dependent not only on having a thriving open source community for Docker, but also by the continued success and spread…

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