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Containers are Linux. Products run the enterprise. So why are we swimming in a sea of Kubernetes project-based services?

Linux - the foundation of any container platform Linux, today, remains at the core of open source software development. This is because all applications and computing need an operating system underneath. With the advent of Linux becoming so mainstream and freely available - and thus available to all developers, it’s become the center of technology adoption. Therefore, Linux is driving innovation in enterprise IT today. Often, extraordinary innovation is iterative. Just as Linux over time has become more powerful to now be a primary innovation engine and operating system driving the datacenter and cloud, so have some of the most notable surrounding open source developed technologies, such as Mozilla Firefox, Apache HTTP Server, BIND and others, which drive the Internet backbone. Most recently, Linux containers and Kubernetes have come to the forefront of a hybrid cloud architecture. Every...

HOW I SWITCHED FROM DOCKER-COMPOSE TO PURE ANSIBLE

Humble Beginnings Let me tell you a story. It’s 2014 and I had read so many articles about Docker (as the project was called then), how awesome it is and how it makes the lives of developers so much easier. Being one, I decided to try it out. Back in the day, I was working on some django applications. Those apps were really simple: just a webserver and a database. So I went straight ahead to docker-compose. I read in the docs that I should create a docker-compose.yml file and then just docker-compose up. An error message here and there but I was able to navigate the containers to success with no big issues. And that was it. One command to run my application. I was sold on containers. I Need to Tell Everyone I was so excited...