Value Propositions: Converged Architecture and Containers

In recent years there has been a trend toward increasing workload density. A decade and a half ago, you would generally run one workload on one hardware chassis. While it was certainly possible to install different products, such as Exchange Server or SQL Server, on the same server running Windows 2000, administrators would generally avoid doing so unless they were deploying a Small Business Server-type solution. If you were doing enterprise IT on Windows systems in those days, you’d rarely see SQL Server and Exchange Server on the same chassis in a production environment. All that changed with the widespread adoption of virtualization.

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Docker everywhere: Container service comes to Windows, Mac, Azure, and AWS

After DockerCon, expect the popular virtualization platform to pop up nearly everywhere

Linux developers and admins have been singing the praises of Docker for a while: It's a containerization service that removes much of the headaches of OS environment tweaking, making it easier for teams to collaborate on software development, to reliably deploy software, and many other common application tasks that should be easy in theory but which can become endlessly complicated in practice.

Now the rest of the world is getting a taste. At DockerCon, it was announced that the deployment automation tool was coming to users in all sorts of places:

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