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The Year Ahead: Container Security and the Reality of Virtual Machine Coexistence

31 Dec 2015 11:38am, by

There’s a new reality that will remain for some time to come. Virtual machines and containers are now both being used, forcing new discussions about how to manage security issues as a new developer-centric infrastructure emerges.

Docker, Inc. and a host of other companies are adapting as users think through how they view what security for containers means, exactly.

So how to make sense of that confusion that comes when thinking through what container security really means?  In this special episode of The New Stack Analysts, Scott Fulton looks back at DockerCon from last June, and VMware’s positioning. He uses that as context to talk with five key stakeholders in the container market about their stance on container security:

  • Scott Johnston, senior vice president, Docker, Inc.
  • Arjan van de Ven, senior principal software engineer, Clear Containers Project, Intel.
  • Derek Collison, CEO, Apcera.
  • Lars Herrmann, general manager for Integrated Solutions, Red Hat.
  • Brandon Philips, chief technical officer, CoreOS.

At issue: How secure will containers be in a world of coexistence with VMs?

This podcast is also available on YouTube.

It’s a question to ask, especially as we head into a new year and container security continues to be an issue that requires clear and holistic thinking about the concepts of the new stack and modern business innovation.

Apcera, CoreOS, Docker, Intel and Red Hat are sponsors of The New Stack.

Cover image: “Square Peg, Round Hole” by Simon Law, used through CC BY-SA 2.0 license.


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