Containers as Bacteria and Other Docker Trends


ActiveState’s Bernard Golden recently suggested that in the pets vs. cattle discussion,containers must be chickens — gaining maturity faster and more efficiently. But New Relic suggests they might more accurately be considered bacteria.

From data collected from more than 300 New Relic customers using its private beta Docker-monitoring service — using an aggregate of 40,000 to 60,000 containers daily — it found a large percentage had a lifespan of less than an hour, many just two minutes or less.

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