VMware releases ‘not cool, but very useful’ integrated containers

December 12, 2016 Off By Hoofer
Grazed from The Register. Author: Simon Sharwood

VMware has released its long-touted vSphere Integrated Containers (VIC), the company’s way of making vSphere a fine place to run containers.

Plenty of pundits have suggested that containers stand a good chance of killing virtual machines, citing the former as lighter, faster and better-suited to building the kind of apps that work well at scale on the web and with mobile devices. VMware’s response has been to agree that containers are wonderful things, even more so when running inside a virtual machine.

That argument rests on the assertion that the VM-centric ecosystem is more mature than the container ecosystem and has already been paid for. Rather than creating a whole new silo just to do containers, VMware argues it makes sense to run containers inside the robust and familiar environments organisations have already built to wrangle virtual machines.

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