Why Docker Needs OpenStack

As new forms of virtualization, including Docker containers, gain in popularity, there is a reoccurring discussion in technology circles about the continued relevance of the private cloud. There are multiple tools and techniques to manage virtualization, including both hypervisors and containers, yet there is still a place and a need for the private cloud, and in particular OpenStack, according to Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical, the lead commercial sponsor of Ubuntu Linux.

In a video interview with eWEEK, Shuttleworth explains why the private cloud makes sense from a management perspective and still is a meaningful technology. “Virtualization on its own is not enough because it still requires you to make lots of non-essential decisions, like where should you put a virtual guest,” he said.