Kubernetes? Docker? What is the difference?

From a distance, Docker and Kubernetes can appear to be similar technologies; they both help you run applications within linux containers. If you look a little closer, you’ll find that the technologies operate at different layers of the stack, and can even be used together.  Understanding both Docker…

Introducing Containership Community Edition

What does that mean? Containership is now free for teams! You can sign up today, invite your entire team, and easily provision Kubernetes clusters on any one of our supported cloud providers (currently DigitalOcean, Google, and Azure). While you still have to pay your cloud providers for the VMs, Containership…

Kubernetes 1.10 is here

Well actually, it was released last week, but we’re excited to announce that as of today it is fully supported on the Containership platform! While we’ve been busy integration testing support for the new version in Containership, hopefully you’ve found some time to check out all of…

Kubernetes as a Replacement for Docker Cloud

If you’re a Docker Cloud user, you recently woke up to some disconcerting news regarding the longevity of the Docker Cloud platform. Docker announced that it would be discontinuing support for cluster management in their Docker Cloud product on May 21st, in turn leaving many users scrambling to find…

Kubernetes Is Making On-Prem Exciting Again

Up until a few years ago, managing on-prem data centers was a drag for folks unable to utilize the public cloud. While everyone else could take advantage of the public cloud and all the fancy services that came with it, they were stuck with only 3 real options for data…

Introducing The Overlaycloud.io Beta

Here at Containership, our software engineers have been busy building a really new and exciting product that we can't wait for the world to play with, and we call it Overlaycloud. It's a seriously powerful weapon that you can add to your arsenal in your war against downtime and cloud…

Containership as an Alternative to Heroku

Introduction For some time now, it’s been impossible to wade in the platform-as-a-service waters without giving serious consideration to Heroku’s offerings. Heroku burst onto the scene, immediately striking a chord with developers looking for a simple alternative to managing complex infrastructure upon which their applications ran. By abstracting…

Kubernetes for the People

Kubernetes is an amazing building block for managing containers at scale, but it is only a piece of the puzzle and does not solve the problems of actually provisioning the infrastructure and all the heavy lifting & management that goes along with it. To build fully portable, containerized infrastructure that…