Posts by Darren Shepherd

Rancher and the Moby Project

This week, the Moby Project was introduced with the idea of componentizing Docker into a series of assemblies. At DockerCon, a neat demo was done using the moby tool to assemble various components into customized Linux operating system images. While very cool, this seemed to have confused people – we’d like to provide some more – Read More…

21 Apr 2017 in About Rancher&Though Leadership

RancherOS 0.4 makes major improvements to user experience and system performance

Today we are excited to announce a major release of RancherOS.  The first release of RancherOS was announced just six months ago.  At that time, powering an entire operating system with Docker was a really experimental concept.  We had good reason to believe it was a good idea, but honestly we didn’t know how well – Read More…

25 Oct 2015 in Uncategorized

Libcompose and our journey with Docker Compose

Yesterday I was really excited when Solomon Hykes from Docker announced libcompose as an official implementation of the Docker-compose multi-container file format. It is a project our team has been working on with Docker for awhile, and I’m very glad that Docker decided to adopt the code we’ve developed as the starting point for the – Read More…

06 Aug 2015 in Uncategorized

Adding Label Support to Docker 1.6

Over the last few months our team, with the help of Daniel Walsh (@rhatdan) from Red Hat and many other community members, have worked to add support for labels in Docker 1.6.  Labels allow users to attach arbitrary key value metadata to Docker images and containers. This feature, while very simple in concept, gives us – Read More…

16 Apr 2015 in Uncategorized

Nice Overview of Running Kubernetes on RancherOS

Yesterday, Ivan Mikushin did an excellent write up on deploying Kubernetes on RancherOS.  I spent some time with it, and I think it illustrates some of the things we are most excited about with RancherOS. Specifically, in RancherOS we have a concept of system services that are deployed on a separate Docker daemon that we – Read More…

18 Mar 2015 in Uncategorized

Announcing RancherOS: A minimalist distro designed explicitly to run Docker

Today I would like to announce a new open source project called RancherOS – the smallest, easiest way to run Docker in production and at scale. RancherOS is the first operating system to fully embrace Docker, and to run all system services as Docker containers. At Rancher Labs we focus on building tools that help – Read More…

24 Feb 2015 in News