Containers are as big a deal in the Cloud Foundry world as anywhere else; what was once an obscure method of process isolation is a good way to boost developer productivity. In this episode we talk with Pivotal’s Onsi Fakhouri and James Bayer about containers and Pivotal Cloud Foundry. After discussing the history of containers, we talk about how containers are supported in Pivotal Cloud Foundry, and then discuss how to think through the use of containers versus buildpacks—or using containers at all.
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Guests—Onsi Fakhouri and James Bayer
- What is a container and why are devs gravitating to them?
- The history of containers seems like a jump from security to dev productivity: the Mainframe Admins of the 1910’s.
- How Pivotal Cloud Foundry supports Docker, including runC
- Dockers vs. buildpacks.
- Planning out your container usage – “time to value” as a good dipstick to figure out if you should care about all this.
- Pivotal and the Open Container Initiative.
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