Making Sense of Container Standards
Show Description: Brian and Tyler talk with Vincent Batts (@vbatts, Principle Software Engineer in the Office of Technology for Container Architecture at Red Hat) about the state of container standards - OCI, containerd, Moby, Linux vs. Windows containers, etc.
- Vincent Batts on GitHub
- Open Container Initiative (OCI)
- CRI-O: Container Runtime Interface
- Relevant XKCD
- A Comparison of Linux Container Images
Segment 1 - News of the Week
- Red Hat and Microsoft announce partnership around Windows Containers and OpenShift and Azure, plus much more.
Segment 2 - An Interview with Vincent Batts
- Topic 1 - Welcome to the show Vincent. Tell us what types of things you work on in the container community.
- Topic 2 - 2yrs ago, there was docker and rkt arguing about container standards, and the OCI emerged. Can you give us an update on where container standards are today?
- Topic 3 - What is this new concept called CRI-O, and how does it relate to Kubernetes?
- Topic 4 - Containers always used to be Linux-specific, but we’re starting to hear more noise around Windows containers. Is this Microsoft specific, or are standards groups working on this too?
Segment 3 - Question(s) of the Week
- Q1: What’s the difference between the Host OS and the Container OS, and do they need to be the same?
- A1: A Comparison of Linux Container Images