Virtualization

Running out of server space?

Before shelling out more for additional space, let us package your applications and dependencies into lightweight containers. We can greatly reduce the load on your servers by maximizing consolidation.

It’s more than just a money saver; we save you precious time!

With our service, you won’t need to load an instance of Windows or Linux every time you want a new application. VM is a ubiquitous part of most enterprise data centers, but container-based virtualization may make the VM obsolete. Join the ranks of PayPal, Spotify and Rackspace by adopting this breakthrough technology today.

Here at Ardent we use Docker for our virtualization needs

Docker is an open-source project that automates the deployment of applications inside software containers, by providing an additional layer of abstraction and automation of operating system–level virtualization on Linux.

  • Distributed Applications
    Docker is an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, ship, and run distributed applications. Docker enables apps to be quickly assembled from components and eliminates the friction between development, QA, and production environments. As a result, IT can ship faster and run the same app, unchanged, on laptops, data center VMs, and any cloud.
  • Developers
    With Docker, developers can build any app in any language using any toolchain. “Dockerized” apps are completely portable and can run anywhere – colleagues’ OS X and Windows laptops, QA servers running Ubuntu in the cloud, and production data center VMs running Red Hat.
  • Faster
    It can ship faster and run the same app, unchanged, on laptops, data center VMs, and any cloud.

 

  • Standardized Environments
    Sysadmins use Docker to provide standardized environments for their development, QA, and production teams, reducing “works on my machine” finger-pointing. By “Dockerizing” the app platform and its dependencies, sysadmins abstract away differences in OS distributions and underlying infrastructure.
  • Faster Development
    With Docker, developers can build any app in any language using any toolchain. “Dockerized” apps are completely portable and can run anywhere – colleagues’ OS X and Windows laptops, QA servers running Ubuntu in the cloud, and production data center VMs running Red Hat.
  • Portable Application Containers
    The Docker Engine container comprises just the application and its dependencies. It runs as an isolated process in userspace on the host operating system, sharing the kernel with other containers. Thus, it enjoys the resource isolation and allocation benefits of VMs but is much more portable and efficient.
  • Lightweight Virtualization
    Docker implements a high-level API to provide lightweight containers that run processes in isolation. Building on top of facilities provided by the Linux kernel, cgroups and namespaces, a Docker container, as opposed to a traditional virtual machine, does not require or include a separate operating system.

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