By Adam TaylorThe Wall Street, Washington, January 30, 2021″I built this,” says Peter Haney, an executive at Haney Group, a technology consultancy based in Washington, D.C. “I’ve built this company.
I’ve been building companies for the last ten years.
I just want to be able to say, ‘OK, this is what it looks like.'”
Haney, who’s been building startups for 15 years, has built software for businesses ranging from online video rental companies to social networks, all of which are now powered by Docker, a Docker-based container orchestration platform.
And with the new Docker Container Services, which aims to help developers make better use of Docker, Haney says he can build more scalable software with fewer infrastructure changes.
Haney has been working on the Docker Project since 2009, when he first launched a team to help build a container orchestrate solution that could help developers build and manage more efficient and scalable applications.
Now he’s building a container-based stack for businesses, too.
“I was kind of thinking of it like a giant stack for software,” Haney said.
“You could build software in a way that the stack could handle.”
But the new stack is different.
“This is not just a bunch of software you’ve got on one server,” he said.
Instead, the new version will have a more comprehensive infrastructure.
“Docker is the stack you build the application on, and it’s really going to help us deliver better, more reliable and more scalable applications,” Hays says.
“If you don’t have the right infrastructure, it’s hard to build applications fast.”
The new stack includes new APIs that will make it easier to build containers, a new web UI that will be much easier to use, and a new container orchestral tool that can automate the whole process.
Haney describes the stack as a hybrid between Docker and Amazon’s Kubernetes, the cloud computing platform used by Amazon Web Services, and the container orchestrator platform Kuberf.
Hays says that’s important because Kuberfles is used by many companies in the cloud, like Amazon Web services, and that it’s difficult to build reliable and scalable software without having the ability to scale up to more than one node.
“This allows us to have a lot of flexibility in terms of how to scale out applications,” he says.
“You have to be careful with that,” he adds, “because you have to use the right scale in the right places.
You can’t use a single cluster for all applications.”
That flexibility is crucial for Haney’s clients, because a lot is riding on how well the stack works.
“It’s going to be a very competitive environment,” Hanes says.
If Docker gets into the mainstream, it could mean the end of the legacy of legacy software and the new wave of open source software developers.
“The new Kuberware stack has been around for a while, and we’ve seen it go through a very interesting evolution,” Humes says.
The platform, he says, has evolved to be more open and less restrictive than the old Kuberfs.
Hanes says Kuberstack has the advantage of being “totally open source,” which means anyone can build an application on top of it, which is the opposite of the traditional architecture where developers have to work with a specific open source license, such as OpenStack, OpenShift, or VMware.
“The advantage of the new Kuuberstack is it has all the advantages of a standard stack,” Hanks says.
He says that if Docker gets mainstream, he expects to see new products come out with new features and APIs.
“It’s definitely going to create a lot more value for the Kuber stack,” he predicts.
“We’re going to see lots of new applications, because this is going to get really popular,” Hynes says.
Hanks says he’s not sure if the new Stack will be the same stack that powers Amazon’s AWS cloud, which he says has been open source for years.
“But it certainly looks like it’s going in the same direction,” he suggests.
For now, Hanes is keeping the new development stack in the shadows and focusing on his own work on his new startup, a company that uses Docker containers for cloud computing.
Hanes hopes that the new system will help him get more traction and scale more quickly.
“With Docker, it doesn’t really matter how big your application is, because you have a single container that’s all you need,” Hains says.
Hains is now building the company’s first Docker container for its cloud, but the company has a long way to go to compete with the likes of Amazon’s Amazon Web Service, and Hanes has been frustrated by how the AWS stack works with other cloud computing platforms like Kuberst.
Hains says the stack is already being used by the cloud infrastructure industry, and