Last week, Y Combinator funded, dotCloud released what just might be “the future of Linux containers” — it’s called Docker.

At PyCon, Solomon Hykes showed off docker to the public for the first time and talked about Docker as the solution to hackers asking for that “low-level piece to do that magical thing” they do at dotCloud.

From the project’s homepage:

Docker complements LXC with a high-level API which operates at the process level. It runs unix processes with strong guarantees of isolation and repeatability across servers.

Docker is a great building block for automating distributed systems: large-scale web deployments, database clusters, continuous deployment systems, private PaaS, service-oriented architectures, etc.

Check out Docker’s homepage or source on GitHub to learn more.


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