By ris NetworkWorld takes
a look at two VMWare projects that are aimed at running containers
inside the VM. “VMware has created Photon as an OS that can run in vSphere. VMware says it’s a “lightweight” Linux OS that has only the basic elements required to package applications in containers and run them inside virtual machines. Because of its minimalist feature set, Project Photon is meant to boot up quickly, which is a key advantage of using containers.
Project Photon supports many container image platforms, including those
from Docker (which is both an open source container runtime and the name of
the company that is commercializing it), as well as container images from
CoreOS (called “rkt”) and Pivotal (named “Garden”).” VMWare also
announced a beta version of Project Lightwave, “which is an identity and access management tool meant to provide an extra security layer for containers.”