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Anyone looking at Docker for (future) distribution

It's still not fully baked but it could be very interesting for delivering server applications.

There's a docker conference going on. Here's a publicity listing of things happening this week.
http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=13681e0f8a4ac09ce229a9b48&id=f3835754cb

Basically what it tries to do is take advantage of recent Linux kernel enhancements that allow for separating processes into more robust containers. Applications are distributed as containers that are plugged into a server. It's a step away from virtualization. There is only one copy of the OS on the hardware. They use the word container to bring to mind a modern container freighter.

It looks interesting to me. I have a Saas application coming on line this spring. I'm thinking that a Docker container could provide a way to package that for on premises sales.

Any thoughts?
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Tuesday, March 11, 2014
 
 
Does it work on Windows?
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014
 
 
Short answer: no. It's dependent on the Linux kernel.

Longer answer: You can experiment with it on windows if you first load Linux in a VM and then Docker in the VM. That's just for playing with it though. It introduces a redundant OS layer without any benefit so not an ideal setup for production..
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